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Excel 2003 Study Guide

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Jan Mayrhofer By Jan Mayrhofer on
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I’ve been wanting to delve deeper into Excel for a long time. I’ve barely scratched the surface of this amazing software program. I’ve tried two or three other books to help me learn it, and always ended up frustrated. Either the instructions were not clear, or something was left out so that nothing made much sense.

This time I spent some serious time at Amazon.com reading reviews and learning what is ‘out there’. The book with the best reviews (and lots of them!) was the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2003 Study Guide by Linda F. Johnson.

I thought at first that since this was a guide to help you learn how to pass the test to become a Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel 2003, it might be over my head. (I’ve never had occasion to use Excel very much) But some of the reviews I read made it plain that that was not the case. As it turns out, those reviews were accurate.

I love this book. It is so easy to follow, yet not a dumbed down version that is condescending. It takes you through the functions, and then gives you an assignment which you figure out how to do based on what you have learned thus far.

I’m not finished yet, but I have learned so much already that I know I’ll be ready to take the Microsoft Office Specialist test when I finish this book and should be able to pass with no problems at all.