Receive a new class every week. Save 50%
Ready to learn Access, Excel, Word, and more? With a membership to Learning Connection, you get a new hour-long video tutorial every week with an automatic 50% discount. You can cancel at any time.
As a member, you're saving 50% OFF the full retail price of the class. You get the first level (Beginner Level 1) of each topic (Word, Excel, Access, etc.) for FREE. There's no limit to the number of classes you can receive with this discount. This is a fantastic deal.
How does it work?
Signing up for Learning Connection is quick and simple. First, you select which topics you're interested in. For example you might select Microsoft Access, Excel, and Photoshop. If you don't already own the introductory course (Beginner Level 1 or 101), you will get it for FREE. Then, each week, you will get another tutorial from the list of topics you have chosen. You'll get a new tutorial each week, and you can cancel at any time.
What does it cost to join?
There is no cost to join the Learning Connection. This is a discount membership. In other words, as long as you're a member, you get a 50% discount off the normal retail prices of my courses, seminars, and tutorials. You can find the full retail prices on my Order Form. If you're looking for more of a "pay one price to watch everything" membership, then you may be interested in my MYOLP membership instead.
Why should I join?
You can always purchase courses one-at-a-time whenever you'd like. However, as you move from beginner to expert, and then advanced lessons, the cost of the courses goes up. More difficult material is more expensive, per student, for me to produce as fewer people sign up for more advanced lessons, like the developer series. Why? See this. However, as a member of Learning Connection, you lock in your 50% discount as long as you're a member. Every week, you'll get a new lesson and my best possible price. No surprises. No need to wait for a special or sale.
Can I start with advanced lessons?
What if I don't need Beginner lessons?
Some of my Beginner lessons really should be called "Fundamentals" because there is a lot of good foundational information in there - especially in my Access classes. It's a lot of stuff you might not know, even if you've been working with Access for years. I'd rather have you watch all of the Beginner lessons up front, even if you don't think you need them, then come back later frustrated. Why should you not skip lessons? See this.
What about Seminars and Templates?
What about discounts from other membership types?
Membership discounts are not cumulative. Sorry. You will get the best possible discount from all of your different membership types. So if you're a Gold TechHelp member and a Learning Connection member, your discount will be 50%.
What if I already have some of your lessons?
If you've already purchased some of my lessons, then you can skip over the ones you already have. My database is programmed to automatically skip them when you get to them. If, for example, you've already purchased Access Beginner 1, 2, and 3, then You'll start at Level 4 for your Learning Connection membership. If you've purchased classes in the middle, my database will automatically skip over those for you. I take care of everything.
What if I take all of the courses in one topic?
If you manage to watch all of the courses in the topics you've selected, then I will not continue to bill you. You will only be charged if courses are available. Your Learning Connection account will be placed on hold until more courses in those topics are released OR you decide to add more topics to your account.
How many lessons are there for each subject?
That's different for each topic. Can find the complete course listing on my Order page or the Courses pages. For example, right now (as of 2022) for Microsoft Access there are 9 Beginner courses, followed by 32 Expert courses, 6 Advanced courses, and 40 Developer courses. More Developer courses are released every month.
Can I get my courses on CD?
As of January 2020, I no longer ship courses on CD. Everything is available online only. However, from time to time I do make some CDs available. Contact me for details.
You will receive courses from the categories you select, starting with the most basic levels, then moving up to the next levels as soon as all of the beginner courses are completed. For example, let's say you pick Word, Excel, and Access as your three topics of interest. In week 1, you'll get Word 1. In week 2, you'll get Excel 1. Week 3, Access 1. Then in week 4, you'll get Word 2, followed by Excel 2, then Access 2. This will continue until all of your selected topics are exhausted. This is only a guideline, however. If you want to finish all of one topic before moving to another, that's OK too. Just let me know when you sign up.
Can I pause delivery of courses?
What if I'm going on vacation for a few weeks?
There is a link on your My Account page to pause your account for up to one month.
I don't want new customers to just be able to buy the advanced lessons cheaply, so this program ensures that the people who are benefiting have already purchased all of the previous lessons, and have already invested their time with learning all of my previous materials. I'm OK with that.
Technical Support Not Provided
Signing up for a Membership of any kind gives you access to specific perks as listed. If you have questions about the material covered in a specific course, feel free to post them in the Student Forum for that course. If you have other non-related questions you would like to submit to be considered for a TechHelp video, you will be given priority consideration over non-members, however an answer is NOT in any way guaranteed. Even in the event your question is accepted, the waiting list is generally several weeks long. I will answer your question IF I think it makes for a good video. Otherwise, I will do my best to point you to another video (free or paid) that may answer your question.
Membership does NOT include free technical support for your database problems. I do my best to answer questions for my students as I have time, however it is NEVER guaranteed. As of June 2021, I no longer provide Technical Support. If you are looking for someone to help you with your database, whether it needs troubleshooting or you want someone to add something to it for you, feel free to post your request in my Access Developer Network. I've got a group of very knowledgeable Developer students who love helping people.
TechHelp is for generic questions that I can make videos to answer for lots of people to enjoy. "How do I...?" type questions. It's not to get support for your database issues. Sorry. There are only so many hours in the day, and I can't help everyone myself.
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