Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the online courses?

All courses include lifetime access to high-quality videos, downloadable project files and resources, course quizzes and knowledge checks, and 1-on-1 expert support. Last but not least, my courses are risk-free and 100% guaranteed; if you aren’t completely satisfied with your experience I’ll make sure you get a full refund, no questions asked.

Are there any requirements or prerequisites for your courses?

Although courses are designed to accommodate students of all experience levels, you should be familiar with Excel’s basic functionality and user interface before diving in. Each course begins with a review of basic, “building-block” concepts before moving into progressively more advanced and complex topics. Note that some courses are best viewed with specific versions of Excel, particularly when it comes to PivotTables and advanced BI tools (Power Query & Power Pivot). Requirements will be clearly listed in the course descriptions.

Can I take your courses on a Mac (vs. PC)?

While Mac users are certainly welcome to join, it’s important to note that what you see on your screen may be considerably different from what I’m showing on mine (particularly when it comes to charts and PivotTables). Note that Excel’s newer business intelligence tools (Power Query & Power Pivot) are currently ONLY available for specific PC versions of Excel. If you’re unsure if a course is right for you, feel free to contact me for more information.

What if I’m using an older version of Excel?

For many of my courses, you should be able to follow along with most of the course material if you are using Excel 2007 or later. However, it’s important to note that Power Query and Power Pivot require specific plug-ins or compatible versions of Excel. Generally speaking, I’d highly recommend subscribing to Microsoft Office 365 to make sure you’re always up to speed with the latest (and greatest) version of Excel. If you have any questions about compatibility, feel free to contact me for more information.

What’s your refund policy?

Satisfaction guaranteed. Period.

Do I need a subscription to view online courses?

Yes. In order to enroll in my online courses, you will need to register for a free account here. It’s about as simple as tying your shoes, and once you’re registered you can enroll in any course on the platform.

What are your consulting and coaching rates?

Consulting and coaching rates are determined based on the scope and complexity of the project. In general, contracts range from $100-$200/hour. For more information, please request a quote and provide some basic project parameters.

What types of consulting projects can you help with?

If you’re looking for advanced Excel or Power BI support, I may be able to help. Past projects have included custom reporting and modeling tools, automated dashboards, forecasts and projections, interactive visualizations, data analysis and BI solutions, and more. Please reach out or request a quote to see if your project might be a good fit.

How much do charge for group training?

For information about on-site bootcamps or group training, please contact me. Sessions are fully customizable and tailored to your team’s specific needs and requirements.

Will you make my company awesome at Excel?

Absolutely! I offer personalized, on-site bootcamps for groups up to 25 participants, which include hands-on instruction as well as Q&A sessions and additional 1-on-1 office hours. Please contact me for additional details or to request a quote.

What topics do you cover in your group training sessions?

It’s up to you. Sessions are tailored to fit your team’s needs, but topics generally align with the online courses provided (formulas, charts & graphs, PivotTables, Power Query & Power Pivot, Power BI, etc). If you aren’t sure which topics might be the right fit, feel free to contact me to learn more or to schedule a call.

Are you planning to develop more courses in the future?

Yes, there are always new courses in development! If there’s something in particular you’d love to learn, shoot me a note and let me know what you have in mind!

Why should I trust you?

I’ve been through the Excel learning curve and experienced some of the best and the worst courses out there, so trust me when I say that I’ve been in your shoes. I’m a Microsoft certified expert with 12+ years of advanced analytics experience, and I founded Excel Maven to help students quickly master some of the most sought-after analytics skills. My courses are all best-sellers in their categories, average a 4.7/5 star rating, reach 150,000+ students across 180+ countries, and have been featured by Microsoft, Udemy,, LinkedIn, Skillshare, and more. Last but not least, I stand by the quality of my content; if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your course experience for any reason, I’ll give you your money back.