updated 3/15/2011 9:15:47 PM ET 2011-03-16T01:15:47

LEWES, Del., March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People learn software best by *actually* using it - not through videos, not through classes, and most certainly not through books. Excel Everest ( http://www.ExcelEverest.com ), the first Excel tutorial that was created and operates entirely inside an Excel workbook, has launched version 1.1, complete with new interactive exercises, an updated scoreboard including badges, expanded lessons, and more. The goal of Excel Everest is simple - to deliver an effective learning product in an innovative and entertaining format - inside the software itself.

The program has already been adopted by a number of companies for internal Excel training including: Google, PlayCore, Hymans Robertson UK, and others. It has also been covered favorably on blogs such as Core77 ( http://goo.gl/gaIYH ), which describes Excel Everest as part of the "future of software learning."

Excel Everest presents information in a whimsical way and gives immediate feedback, allowing the users to escape the dread of a traditional course and learn Excel while having fun. From creative exercises to special features such as a "fun button," that triggers a dancing bear to jitter across the screen, Excel Everest is full of positive reinforcements that encourage user engagement. Users also receive real-time feedback on their progress through grades and badges at certain milestones.

Sean Duffy – the founder of Excel Everest says – "Learning Excel properly can be time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. With Excel Everest, we sought to build an entirely new type of an educational resource.  Our goal was to immerse and entertain users through a paradigm shifting and innovative experience. I am happy to say that the course has been extremely well received. There has been a wealth of positive feedback from companies and individual professionals and we are planning to continue introducing new features and custom modules."

The course covers Excel versions 2003-2010, includes over 40 topics and contains hundreds of exercises and videos all targeted at one thing - helping people master Excel.  

Sean Duffy
Excel Everest

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