I am grateful that our cell phone provider, Verizon wireless, teamed up with Shaw Academy to provide it's customers access to a 60 day (limited course) free trial with no credit card required. As a now single income family and having a junior in high school it's more important than ever to increase my skill set to gain any advantage to help get a new job (when businesses are able to hire again) and adding skills to help my son add to his new resume. I was extremely happy that they offered a Excel course. I've been working with Excel for over 15 years in various capacities but have never had full training so my knowledge is lacking in the more complex skill areas. In addition I also signed up for a couple photography courses and a beginners guitar course. The negatives I have found are the cost monthly to continue after my trial is done is around $45-69, in addition some courses have "tool kits" that provide extra knowledge & notes but they vary in cost from $35-45, some courses you have to pay to take your final exam to get your certificate, there isn't an option to start the Excel course on the actual modules that I need so I have to start from a beginners level for my first 30 days and then I'll be able to do the second module before my 60 day trial is up but I won't be able to finish the other modules I really need. The photography course I signed up for is a 32 lesson course and they only allow you to take 2 lessons per week for every course (which shouldn't be limited like that as they are 1 hour recorded webinars-so you should be able to complete the courses at your own pace) so unfortunately I will only be able to complete half the course. But I will take any knowledge I can gain while I can. Again, I'm still very grateful for this opportunity and I rated the stars based on what I would rate as if I was a paying customer.