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The ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)
(leading to ExpertRating QuickBooks 2007 for Contractors Skills Certification).

Contractors have many unique bookkeeping needs, so we've designed this course from the ground up specifically for the construction industry.

In this six-week course, you'll learn how to use the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks to run your business more efficiently. Lessons are clearly illustrated and include clear step-by-step instructions written in plain language so you can get hands-on practice with the features that you're sure to use on a daily basis. You'll discover how to create custom and professional-looking contract estimates, and you'll learn the different methods you can use to bill your clients, including how to use the QuickBooks progress invoicing and job-costing features.

You'll find out how to deal with tricky situations, like change orders and retainage requirements, and you'll learn how to properly set up accounts, items, customers, and jobs. All along the way, you'll learn how to avoid many of the big and often costly mistakes contractors commonly make with QuickBooks. Finally, you'll learn how specific transactions impact all your various accounts, and even some techniques to protect your business from fraud, prepare for tax time, and generate useful and dynamic reports.


Buy the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Scott Paxton.

Scott Paxton

About the  ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) instructor : Scott Paxton is a Certified Public Accountant and his background includes experience as a public accountant, a manager in the banking industry, an entrepreneur, and a college business instructor. He is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor, and he has authored a QuickBooks workbook that focuses on implementing and troubleshooting the program.

 QuickBooks 2007 for Contractors skills course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) you need QuickBooks Premier 2007 for Windows, Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista, Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. QuickBooks Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. When installing the software, be sure to select the contractor’s edition. QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Windows is acceptable for this course, but please be aware that the Pro version is missing certain features that are only available in the Contractor’s Edition used in this course. The Macintosh, Simple-Start, and Online versions of QuickBooks are not supported in this course.

Buy the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)- $129.99

ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)

(leading to ExpertRating QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) Skills Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2000 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) (leading to ExpertRating QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) Skills Certification).


ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

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When you choose the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)ware which has been developed by experienced Computer Applications Experts.

 The ExpertRating QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this  ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) & Certification:

 How much does the QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) leading to QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) Skills certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)ware and exam fee. This is the best value for money QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)ware including scenarios and examples.

 Knowledgeable instructors to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certificate. The QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

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How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)ware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) is also provided

Friendly instructors to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) Skills that you will learn during the QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)ware that is provided along with the QuickBooks 2007 (Contractor Edition) skills Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors)ware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be faster-than-average growth of accounting and auditing jobs. 

QuickBooks is accounting software which was created by Intuit. It is used to enter sales receipts, track expenses, sales tax and payments, create and send invoices, and for inventory management. QuickBooks software can also be useful to track time and for keeping track of employee payrolls. QuickBooks is a simple, efficient and best functionality application to track complex, and inter-linked transactions.

QuickBooks applications help you organize your finances at one place. QuickBooks is a useful tool for small business owners, wholesalers, contractors and professional accountants alike. The ExpertRating QuickBooks 2006 skills Certification is useful for even those people who have little or no accounting experience.

ExpertRating Online QuickBooks Course (2007-Contractors) Coverage (6 weeks program)

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Contracting businesses have many unique accounting and reporting needs. In this first lesson, you'll learn how to set and edit your general, accounting, tax, and time-tracking preferences to fit your particular company. This lesson will go on a brief tour of the QuickBooks 2007 Contractor Edition, and you'll learn how to create and manage company files and utilize the program's multi-user and mobility features.

Friday - Lesson 02

In this lesson, you'll learn the QuickBooks basics, like how to create and edit accounts in your company file. Next, you'll learn how you can modify company templates (estimates and invoices, for example) to track all kinds of valuable information. And you'll find out how working backward from certain reports can be the overriding factor in defining your file setup. Because not all contractors are the same, this lesson will also go over some of the major setup differences between a typical contractor, like a plumber or electrician, and a company that purchases and develops real estate as its main purpose.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

This lesson will focus on the Items List, which is an extremely useful tool for contractors. Even though different types of contractors will set up their lists differently, there are some general guidelines you can follow to ensure that your list works effectively and efficiently. This lesson will also give you some tricks and tips on how you might be able to clean up and organize an existing Item List to better suit your needs.

Friday - Lesson 04

QuickBooks provides some great tools to assist you in tracking both revenues and expenses for each job you complete and This lesson will go over them. Get ready to learn the first steps that will lead you into the estimating and invoicing phases of your business. You'll also find out how to use the Customer :Job List to create and edit Customers and Jobs.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

One of the more powerful features that the Contractor Edition offers you is the ability to create project estimates. In this lesson, you'll learn how to create these estimates and transfer the information to an invoice. Next, you'll find out how to handle the different invoicing methods contractors often face, such as time and materials and progress invoicing, and you'll get an opportunity to enter a few sample invoices using the different methods.

Friday - Lesson 06

Wouldn't it be great if every project progressed exactly as you laid it out in the initial project estimate? Since this is rarely the case, the Contractor Edition gives you a few features to help you easily handle different situations. You'll learn the steps you need to follow to enter change orders and retainage. You'll find out how to properly apply customer payments to outstanding invoices. Making errors in applying payments can devastate your bookkeeping records, so this lesson will also show you some simple techniques you can follow to avoid these common problems.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

There are many different methods for paying your bills in QuickBooks. In This lesson, you'll learn the most basic methods for creating a new vendor and entering a check transaction. In addition, you'll learn how you can use purchase order and bill-paying features to better track costs that are more common for contractors (such as materials and subcontractor costs). Finally, the lesson will take a quick tour through tracking credit card accounts.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson will discuss recording time entries and how you can transfer these entries to other locations in the program, such as invoices. Much like expenditures for materials and supplies, you'll see that you can break time entries down and assign them to a specific job or project. As long as you have the breakdowns available (on a time card, for instance), you'll be able to split the hours that your company spends on multiple jobs on the same day.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

This lesson will focus on the key payroll issues that contractors face. For instance, you'll learn how to create payroll items as part of your job-costing system. It will also show you some techniques for filing workers' compensation reports. Finally, you'll gain an understanding of the process you need to follow to create a paycheck and pay your payroll taxes.

Friday - Lesson 10

The reporting features in the Contractor's Edition of QuickBooks are vast. In this lesson, you'll discover how to locate critical information for your business, and then how to generate some spectacular reports to help you to better manage day-to-day activities. You'll also gain a better understanding of the key financial statements, specifically the balance sheet and profit and loss reports

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

This lesson will begin with a discussion of some simple but important month-end procedures, like reconciling accounts and printing reports. Next, you'll learn how to perform a few procedures to clean up your accounting file and prepare it for a new year. This lesson will also show you how to enter and use QuickBooks' powerful budgeting feature.

Friday - Lesson 12

The final lesson will go over some simple steps you can take to reduce your risks and safeguard your business assets. You'll learn how to set up and restrict users to certain areas of the program, review an Audit Trail report, and set a closing date for the books. You'll also learn some basic internal control principles, and find out which reports you should place on your monthly reading list.

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