Is it worth it, taking a Quickbooks class?


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Jan in Florida

To all accountants...

I am an accounting student TRYING to get a bookkeeping job, one problem...no experience in the popular software, QuickBooks(R). Now I am looking into taking a classes for this software, and am not sure if it is really beneficial, of course, at this point some learning is better than cluelessness about the software. I have only come across classes for this software that are only two day sessions, that being an all day course....9-5. Those of you familiar with the product, would you suggest or even agree that it would be beneficial of me to take the time and spend the money to take this two day class on QuickBooks?

Thanks so much for your feedback.

Jan
 
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Bill Lentz

To all accountants...

I am an accounting student TRYING to get a bookkeeping job, one problem...no experience in the popular software, QuickBooks(R). Now I am looking into taking a classes for this software, and am not sure if it is really beneficial, of course, at this point some learning is better than cluelessness about the software. I have only come across classes for this software that are only two day sessions, that being an all day course....9-5. Those of you familiar with the product, would you suggest or even agree that it would be beneficial of me to take the time and spend the money to take this two day class on QuickBooks?

Thanks so much for your feedback.

Jan
It would be beneficial >IF< it were hands-on. Many of the ones I have
seen are not. If it's not hands-on , you would do just as well (at
this point) picking up a Quickbooks for Dummies (I assume they have
one.)

Bill
 
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Bob

To all accountants...

I am an accounting student TRYING to get a bookkeeping job, one problem...no experience in the popular software, QuickBooks(R). Now I am looking into taking a classes for this software, and am not sure if it is really beneficial, of course, at this point some learning is better than cluelessness about the software. I have only come across classes for this software that are only two day sessions, that being an all day course....9-5. Those of you familiar with the product, would you suggest or even agree that it would be beneficial of me to take the time and spend the money to take this two day class on QuickBooks?

Thanks so much for your feedback.

Jan

It may be beneficial but should not necessary for a position in accounts payable/receivables as that's mostly OJT. I would recommend downloading the free trial offer for quickbooks or peachtree and set up a company with checking account, cash, invoices, expenses, etc.- (I believe they have tutorials or example companies ) --- work like it's a real company!
 
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Allan Martin

problem...no experience in the popular software, QuickBooks(R). Now I am
looking into taking a classes for this software, and am not sure if it is
really beneficial, of course, at this point some learning is better than
cluelessness about the software. I have only come across classes for this
software that are only two day sessions, that being an all day
course....9-5. Those of you familiar with the product, would you suggest or
even agree that it would be beneficial of me to take the time and spend the
money to take this two day class on QuickBooks?
It would be beneficial >IF< it were hands-on. Many of the ones I have
seen are not. If it's not hands-on , you would do just as well (at
this point) picking up a Quickbooks for Dummies (I assume they have
one.)

Each of us have our own preferences and learn in our own way. I prefer the
hands on after the course, not during.
 
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Roger R.

problem...no experience in the popular software, QuickBooks(R). Now I am
looking into taking a classes for this software, and am not sure if it is
really beneficial, of course, at this point some learning is better than
cluelessness about the software. I have only come across classes for this
software that are only two day sessions, that being an all day
course....9-5. Those of you familiar with the product, would you suggest or
even agree that it would be beneficial of me to take the time and spend the
money to take this two day class on QuickBooks?
It would be beneficial >IF< it were hands-on. Many of the ones I have
seen are not. If it's not hands-on , you would do just as well (at
this point) picking up a Quickbooks for Dummies (I assume they have
one.)

Bill
Yes, they do, and it is a LOT better than the book that comes with the
program.
 
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Joe Canuck

Allan said:
problem...no experience in the popular software, QuickBooks(R). Now I am
looking into taking a classes for this software, and am not sure if it is
really beneficial, of course, at this point some learning is better than
cluelessness about the software. I have only come across classes for this
software that are only two day sessions, that being an all day
course....9-5. Those of you familiar with the product, would you suggest or
even agree that it would be beneficial of me to take the time and spend the
money to take this two day class on QuickBooks?




Each of us have our own preferences and learn in our own way. I prefer the
hands on after the course, not during.
Hands-on DURING the course will highlight for YOU those areas YOU are
having trouble with... so you can ask the instructor questions DURING
the class rather than struggle with it yourself after the class is over.
 
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Allan Martin

Joe Canuck said:
Hands-on DURING the course will highlight for YOU those areas YOU are
having trouble with... so you can ask the instructor questions DURING
the class rather than struggle with it yourself after the class is over.
Then we are in total agreement, each of us have our own preferences and
learn in our own way.
 

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