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Truly Your Calling Link 
Brandon Jackson     
10 hours ago
I love everything about your courses; the information, the humor and the rants! This is truly your calling in life.
Richard Rost    
10 hours ago
Thanks, Brandon. I love what I do. I'm happy a lot of you guys like my sense of humor and my rants. This wouldn't be anywhere near as much fun without them. :)
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Youre a Great Instructor Link 
Brandon Jackson     
17 days ago
I appreciate your videos. You are the one who has taught me 75% of what I know about Access. You're a great instructor and I appreciate you investing the time you do in the videos. It does not go unrecognized. I love Access and I hope to be as good as you some day!
Richard Rost    
17 days ago
Thanks, Brandon. I love doing making these lessons (Access especially), and I'm glad you're enjoying them!
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Top Notch Teacher Link 
Terrence Taylor    
23 days ago
I started taking courses with Richard about 6 years ago.  With an interest in Access and a very elementary understanding of how it works.  Since then I have created practical, functioning databases for my old employer, my personal business and my church.  Understanding how Access worked put me substantially ahead of the curve when I did project work.  This is a thank you to Richard and an endorsement to what he's teaching.  Lessons/databases from 6 years ago are still going strong today.  Really like the seminars too.  They are great!
Richard Rost    
23 days ago
Thanks, Terrence. I really appreciate that. Yes, my Access lessons have aged surprisingly well. They really haven't made many significant changes. If you're using 2007 to 2019, they all behave pretty much the same. Minor stuff (like changing Memo to Long Text) is easy to work around.
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Reading My Mind! Link 
Chris Hull   
50 days ago
What I liked: Great explanation of so many topics. I often found myself thinking of a follow-up question that ended up being answered in the next few minutes. It was like Richard was reading my mind! Read More...
Richard Rost    
50 days ago
Thanks for the survey, Chris.

I studied mind reading from 1987 to 1994. LOL.

Seriously though - I've taught this class SOOOOOO many times, I know exactly what questions are coming up as I talk about each topic. With Microsoft Access it's even worse. Haha.

Unfortunately, the old Theater doesn't have video playback options. I just build a NEW player, however, and I'm slowly migrating my courses over to it. That player allows you to change the playback speed, size, and lots of other options.

Plus, I'm working on something new that I'm tentatively calling the "Learning Assistant" that I'm going to try for new Beginner classes. It will allow you to choose what direction your training goes in. So, for example, if you want a lesson on VLOOKUP but you really don't care about it, you can move on to the next topic. However, if you LIKE it, you can continue to dig deeper into it with more options. This will allow you to take a depth-first approach on topics that interest you, and just a breadth-first approach on things you don't want to learn as much about. Like skipping around in a book. This is coming.

I thought I did a pretty comprehensive job of covering most of the commonly used functions. Sure there are a lot of really specific financial functions and such that I just glanced over, but honestly I'm not really a finance guy. I know EXCEL and programming, but I'm not super into those weird financial areas myself. I only know stuff I've done: balance a checkbook, take out a loan, mortgage a house, pay taxes, etc. When it comes to super-high-end finance, that's all out of my league.

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Michael Poblet    
2 months ago
Ive been a virtual student of Richards for several years now.  I started my journey looking to understand Access.  Before taking the classes I had never used Access and knew very little about it.  I started with the basic Beginner Access courses and slowly progressed to Expert.  The lessons progressed logically.  The lessons were easy to follow and most importantly easy to understand.  The true value of the lessons were revealed when my employer needed an updated system for collecting/gathering data.  Because of the lessons I took I was confident in helping my employer come up with a simple database using Access.  What started as a simple four table database turned into a mega 20 plus table database with countless queries, reports, and forms.  I was able to customize the database to fit the needs of my employer, making office operations substantially more efficient in multiple areas.  Ive been given several accolades for the database.  This was possible only because of Richards courses, for this I will always be grateful. Read More...
Richard Rost    
2 months ago
Thank you so much for your kind words, Mike. I appreciate that!

And yes, you will save a bunch by becoming a member. Plus I'm more likely to answer TechHelp emails from members too. What's the saying? Membership has its privileges? LOL
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