If you're an individual user, these books are great. If you're an instructor, they're ideal, and already a proven winner in adult education courses. Teach?or learn?only what you need. We get right to the point in "See Spot run" language. Illustrated exercises explain the software concepts and show you how to apply them. No time wasted. Second and third day courses help you expand your skills from the basics to more advanced concepts. Each book comes with a practice disk to eliminate typing the exercises.