Spreadsheets are the cornerstone of effective business around the work.

They are everywhere - in education, finance, sales, government.

If you show the slightest knowledge of spreadsheets you suddenly become the go to. The pro. The one to notice and get help from. Bosses recognize your skills and your career advancement begins to look really good.

Not only that but mastering spreadsheet skills will suddenly make your life a whole lot easier. You start to learn the shortcuts and vital tools to help you thrive.

Why this course?

In this course, I want to take you on a journey from the basics of using Google Sheets spreadsheets through to mastering the essential tools and formulas that you need to improve your efficiency in the workplace, impress your team and make your administrative life easier.

Plus, having tight spreadsheet skills looks amazing on your resume.

This course is about getting in there and completing real-life projects. Projects that you can take away with you and use in your own personal and business life.

If you are looking for a boring lecture-style course here, then this course isn't for you.

The most interesting courses that I have ever taken are the ones where you can follow along and actively create something. You know, apply my skills immediately with a real context to what I am doing and the reward of accomplishing a task at the end.

I always learn the most from these courses.

In this course, we will go through 3 real-life projects that will take you from the very basics of how Google Sheets works all the way through to developing corporate-level dynamic Google Sheets for your workplace.

Not only will we cover how to use:

  • tools like Pivot Tables, Charts, Slicers, Data Validation and Conditional Formatting
  • the main functions and formulas you need to ace your Google Sheets work-life

 but we will look at:

  • spreadsheet design principles
  • workflow processes
  • develop our shortcut skills, and
  • collaborating with others.

What's in the course?

This course is a beast! You will get:

  • 45 videos covering all three projects.
  • Over 8 hours of video content.
  • Each video contains a takeaway summary of what you have covered.
  • Starting templates for each project.
  • Handy links to further reading or videos.
  • Staging templates at strategic points in the course so you can compare your progress.
  • A community in the comments section for each video to get support.
  • Plus you will walk away with 3 reusable projects that you created.

Who is this course for?

  • Beginner to lower intermediate Google Sheets users looking to advance their skills.
  • People looking to sharpen their skills and improve their efficiency in Google Sheets
  • Anyone looking to better understand spreadsheet design and workflow.
  • Someone who knows the benefit of learning through doing and is excited about building some projects as they learn.

Get started with the first Project on me

Yeap. You can dive in and try out the first project for FREE. In this course you will get access to the first project template, lesson notes and follow along as we build a Budget project together. 

You’ll learn about the Google Sheets interface, copying and pasting data the correct way, and we will cover formatting and even a bunch of formulas. 

Once you have finished the first project you can sign up to finish the rest of the course and really skill up!


The Projects

Budget Sheet

We will get a grasp of the basics of working in Google Sheets by creating a basic Budget. First, I will show you around the Google Sheets User Interface (UI) and then dive into some of the fundamentals.

Project Management Sheet

In this project we will create a dynamic Project Management Monitoring Google Sheet, allowing your teams to track their progress and collaborate effectively with each other. We will also explore the benefits of templating data so you don't have to reinvent the wheel each time you need to set up a project.

Gradebook Sheet

Here we dive into the academic world and create a Gradebook, specifically designed for reuse. We will explore how to analyse your dataset with dynamic dashboards. We'll look at advanced formula construction, integrating live data from other Google Sheets, pivot tables, charts and much more.

Example Curriculum

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  1 | Create a Simple Budget
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  2 | Create a Project Management workbook
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  3 | Create a Gradebook
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  Wrapping Up!
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Your instructor

I’m Scott.

I’m an experienced Google Workspace educator and developer. 

I’ve been working in education around the world as a teacher, trainer, administrator and manager for over 15 years. I’ve always liked to teach, and blending it with my love of tech is a real joy for me.

In 2020, Google kindly made me a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Google Workspace for my educational outreach in Google Sheets and Google Apps Script.

In recent years I’ve had the pleasure of building the administrative backbone of a 140 teacher, 3,500 student-strong university preparatory year deanship program. Migrating it to Google Workspace and providing automation solutions for our heavy administrative demands so that the teachers could focus on what they are great at – teaching.

These days, I’m a small to medium business administrative automation consultant and educator. I generally try and achieve these ends by building no-code Google Workspace and Google Apps Script solutions.

I also, provide tutorials and courses on my website Yagisanatode. I try and keep things informal and fun while packing a lot of detail that you can choose to read through in its entirety or just pick out the good bits. I spend a lot of time researching my material and I hope you get a lot out of it. After all, it is as much of a resource for me, as it is for you.

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