To learn QuickBooks, there are several choices… I think that your current skill level and depth requirements will have major influence on your choice for choosing the best QuickBooks training option.
Here are some choices:
- Live (Classroom-Based) Course (ranging from $249 for 1 day to $499 for 3 days)
Pros: You may ask questions to the trainer, practice in a live training environment with a computer, learn from other students attending, receive a certificate of completions…
Cons: Fast paced, Availability is limited…
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- Self-Study Videos (ranging from $45 to $99)
Pros: Watch at your own pace, go back and review at any time.
Cons: Cannot ask trainer questions and requires discipline.
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- Private Training with a QuickBooks Trainer (avg. $95 per hour)
Pros: You can learn at your own pace, receive customized training based on your needs/industry, etc.
Cons: Highest investment per hour
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In my experience, business owners and experienced bookkeepers tend to choose a private training option whenever they are looking to learn a specific and narrow range of QuickBooks topics.
Most bookkeepers looking to improve their skills and work conditions, and some business owners choose a classroom-based structured training because you get the most bank for the training buck.
QuickBooks is a very diverse program, the average user reports that they need to use it everyday for 3 to 6 months in order to feel confortable. Many people that I know learn on their own either by trial and error or just with many resources on the web like free quickbooks videos or by reading a QuickBooks blog every day. Also, reading the QuickBooks Manual can help as well.
-Hector Garcia, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor