Software Design & Development, Business Education, Computer Training
After completing 8hrs Excel Advanced mentored training where instruction was prerecorded with quizes + human mentor if needed, I attended a 3day Excel VBA online-Live! course at NH. I like the self-paced mentored learning better, but Excel VBA was not offered by that method. Regardless, the online-live delivery was slick! The instructor was extremely proficient, efficient, cordial, accessible, seasoned in public speaking/instruction, and made a tedious subject somehow reasonable for Excel users. My only reservation was the intense 3day schedule which would be better spread out over 4days. However, if you want a crash course in Excel VBA and want to come away ready to practice/apply the material to real life projects, you will not be disappointed. You will have access to the recording of your course for 6mos and a permanent copy of manual/practice exercises + online forum resources. You can also retake/refresh for free within 6mos.
After taking the mentored-learning Excel 2010 Advanced course at New Horizons, I was impressed with the effectiveness of their training system which my office was initially very skeptical about. I was able to learn in 2 x 4hr sessions more than I retained in 3days of Advanced Excel training at the University years ago. I attribute this to the NH one-on-one + online format which lends itself to fewer distractions and the ability to go back and review topics within a subject as needed per individual. I'll be taking online-live Excel VBA next, and will report how that format compares to mentored learning.