Cheating

You could upload someone else's work. Why not?

Punishment

You might get caught.

Reward

This course will help you learn skills you can sell in the job market. You can get paid more if you can write Excel VBA.

Money

This link shows you jobs on Monster.com that have Excel in the title. Most jobs that value Excel skills will have different titles, like "data analyst." Try a link for that.

Things to notice:

  • Most of these are business jobs, not straight programming jobs.
  • Check the locations. All over the world. Want to live in Australia for a couple of years? If you've got the skills, no problem.
  • Check the salaries. Think of the goodies you could buy.
  • Have a family, or want to? Money helps. The right skills let you earn that money.

If you don't do the exercises yourself, you won't have the skills. Even if you lie your way through the interview, your coworkers will figure it out quickly.

If you do have the skills, people will want to hire you. This course will help you learn the skills, but only if you do the work.

Goat

I gots them VBA skills. I have no trouble looking after my kid.

Social reasons

People judge each other. That's the way humans are.

If someone sees you cheat, what are they going to think about you?

Would you want to work with someone you know cheats? Would you want a friend going out with someone you know cheats?

Moral reasons

This is how you think about yourself.

A common statement is, "I don't cheat, unless I have to." "Have to" covers a wide range for some people. "I have to watch the game with my friends." That's a reason to cheat? Really?

What about your grade? Isn't that a reason you "have to" cheat?

The way this course is designed, not turning in an exercise won't kill your grade. In fact, there are so many exercises, that missing a half dozen won't wipe you out, either. It will have an effect, of course, but will not be fatal.

As long as you mostly keep up, you never "have to" cheat in this course.