What you'll need

Computer stuff

You'll need:

  • A computer
  • Excel (2007 or later)
  • Time

You can use the Windows or Mac versions of Excel. They aren't identical, but close enough for what we'll be doing.


You'll need about 100 hours to complete the course. That's a guess. Everyone is different.

Some courses are about remembering things. Pull an all-nighter before the final, and you might do OK. You won't remember much afterward, but you'll get your C.

This course isn't like that. It's about doing things. Writing programs, fixing programs, improving programs. There are many exercises, but not a single multiple-choice question.

You need to spend time on the course every week.