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.
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. 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?
If you feel like you don't need the Beginner lessons, then contact me. We can work something out. 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 give you a discount on all of the Beginner lessons at once and have you watch them, then come back later frustrated.
What about Seminars?
The Connection program doesn't include Seminars. You will, however, get a 50% member discount on any seminar you wish to purchase. Just contact me.
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. When I set up your account, I'll look in my database and see what you already have. If, for example, you've already purchased Excel Beginner 1, 2, and 3, then I'll start you 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.
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.
What if I'm going on vacation for a few weeks?
If you're going on vacation, just contact me and let me know. I'll pause your account for a week or two.
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.
Regular Courses Not Included
Some people have emailed me saying that they were under the impression that they get access to all of my regular courses when they become a member. This is not necessarily the case. Your Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership does NOT entitle you to all of my regular courses, seminars, or templates. You do get ONE free class each month, IN ORDER, depending on your membership level. See the Perks page and the Free Courses for Members page for details.
In fact, one thing I'd like to emphasize before you sign up is that the TechHelp videos are NOT the best way to LEARN Access (or any other program) if you're new to it. TechHelp is basically a Q&A series. I answer whatever questions come in from my students in whatever random order I happen to choose. It's not a format that is condusive to learning if you're NEW to Access. If you are somewhat experienced with Access and want to learn new tips and tricks, then this is a great "almost-daily" video blog to teach you some new stuff. If you're a Beginner, you should stick to my Beginner lessons, then move up to the Expert lessons and perhaps then start watching the TechHelp videos. I recommend my Learning Connection membership for new users to Access.