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Mark Moore

I like Excel.

I'm fairly good at Excel. I've been working in corporate finance for a looong time (over 15 years). I researched Finance in school and I also went into graduate school (I state this for the men and women that are really concerned about my 'credentials').

I'd like to create you an Excel rock celebrity. It does not matter what industry you want to acquire at Excel. Excel is THE killer application. Don't cower in the corner when someone mentions Excel! You are much better than that! Stand joyful, laugh derisively and shout, 'I can do this, and much moreimportantly, in Excel!" You may want to wave your arms round melodramatically for additional effect.

Before you do that though, buy my classes. If you do not, you're sort of putting the cart before the horse. Purchase and examine my classes, THEN do the laughing item.

The courses are short. That is by design. 1 lesson = one subject. No fluff. I don't enjoy fluff in my Excel. Fluff on ferrets and kittens, ok that is acceptable. In an Excel publication? Nope. You are only going to get the information you need on one subject. Learn it and use it when you're finished. No fuss, no muss.

Ohh yeahthat every lesson includes a few Excel workbooks so it is possible to work through the exercises. Practice makes perfect!

Finally, you can also email me with any questions you have. I've helped many readers. Do not be shy. Request away.

OK, enough about me. Well not really, this is MY writer page is not it? It's about ME!

*This writer page is not to be considered a reflection of the material of Mark Moore's Excel lessons. Mark tones down his 'personality' while composing his lessons. But a few jokes are known to creep past the editors and into the lessons.

The classes are great. Seriously. Take a Look at the testimonials.

Writer tidbit: I never learned how to type. Following years of typing, my palms are habituated to typing 'teh' instead of 'the'

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Marco Russo

Marco Russo is Currently a consultant and trainer at Business Intelligence.

He's a creator of SQLBI (, which offers consulting and training on Business Intelligence based on Microsoft technologies. He has experience and competence in industries like manufacturing financial services, gambling, and industrial supply.
Marco has many Microsoft certifications such as SSAS Maestro, MCDBA, MCSD, MCSA and MCAD, and it's also an MVP and a former MCT. Along with his publications, he's authored novels about .NET programming. He's also a speaker in conferences such as TechEd, Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and SQLBits.

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Michael Alexander

Mike Alexander is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and Writer of several Publications on

Innovative business analysis with Microsoft Access and Excel. He has over 16 years experience consulting and developing Office solutions. Michael was named a Microsoft MVP for his ongoing contributions to the Excel community. Visit him in

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Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave is a technology enthusiast and passionate writer. At the moment, he works as a developer evangelist for Pluralsight. Before joining Microsoft, his outstanding community support helped to earn several awards, such as the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional at SQL Server Tech (3 continuous years) along with also the Community Impact Award within an Individual Contributor for 2010.

Playing an active part in the IT industry for over eight decades, his career has taken him throughout the globe working in both India and the US, primarily with SQL Server Technology, from version 6.5 for its latest form. His first work experience includes being a Tech Evangelist with Microsoft plus a Sr.. Consultant with SolidQ, and he proceeds to work on performance management and marketing jobs for large systems.

Pinal’s higher education levels include a Master of Science in the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Gujarat University. In addition to his degrees, Pinal holds multiple Microsoft certifications and helps to disperse his awareness as a regular speaker for all events.

Pinal’s passion for the neighborhood compels him to discuss his training and knowledge and often writes on his website covering various topics related to SQL Server technology and Business Intelligence. As a very active member of this social networking community it's not difficult to attach with him using one of those services:
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When he is not in front of a computer, he's generally travelling to investigate hidden treasures in character with his lovely girl, Shaivi, and also incredibly supportive spouse, Nupur.

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Benjamin Nevarez

Benjamin Nevarez is a database specialist based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in SQL Server query tuning and optimization. He's the author of 3 novels, “High Performance SQL Server”&, “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization” and “Within the SQL Server Query Optimizer” and has also coauthored other books such as “SQL Server 2012 Internals”. Benjamin is also a speaker at events and several SQL Server conventions across the globe including SQLBits, SQL Server Connections and the PASS Summit. His website can be found at and he can also be reached on twitter at @BenjaminNevarez.

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