Hello, and welcome to Filecats.co.uk, a site dedicated to videos on Udemy about SQL Server, Microsoft Excel and Word, and other programs.
The philosophy behind these videos is that education should not be expensive, and so every single one of my courses is available here for less than $30 – and often, significantly less! Most are less than $20.

Unfortunately, I can’t give you a specific price, as it varies from course to course, and from country to country – the only way to find out the price is to click on the links.
All my videos come with Udemy’s 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like my course, then please return it.

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A list of my videos are below. Why not click on them, and have a look at the curriculum and the preview videos?
My videos are as follows:


Microsoft T-SQL

Microsoft Database Administration (DBA)

Microsoft SSIS

Microsoft SSAS

Microsoft SSRS

Microsoft Access

Azure Data

Oracle SQL

Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, Power BI) and Dynamics 365


Power Platform App Maker

Power Platform Functional Consultant

Power Platform Developer

Power BI


Reporting Software

Tableau Public, Desktop and Flows

Power BI

Crystal Reports

Microsoft SSRS

Fundamental courses

Microsoft Azure

Power Platform and Dynamics 365


SQL Server

C# and VB.Net

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word for PC

  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2019

Microsoft Excel for PC

Microsoft Excel for Mac

Microsoft PowerPoint for PC

Microsoft Access for PC

Free Courses

Not convinced? Then try my free courses to start.


  • Hello Phillip,

    I am completing your course on Udemy: 70-461. Loving it!

    Do you have a course for the 70-462?



    • Dear Kalman,

      It’s great to hear that you are loving my course on Udemy regarding T-SQL (exam 70-461).

      Yes, I do have a course about Database Administration (exam 70-462). This course takes you through a lot of the elements that you can do on your own computer (i.e. without having the need for a network). It looks at the logistics around installing SQL Server, logins and server roles, SQL Server Agent, compression, configuring databases, and much more. It lasts around 10 hours.

      Please click this link to get it for the cheapest price that I am allowed to offer it in Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/70-462-sql-server-database-administration-dba/?couponCode=FILECATS

      I hope you will enjoy it. Let me know what you think!


  • Hi Phillip,

    I am progressing through the course 70-461, 761 currently and am enjoying it!

    Do you have any plans to release a course on 70-762 or the BI Development exams (70-767, 70-768)?


    • Dear Chris,

      Thank you for your comment.

      I’m glad you are enjoying the 70-461/761 course about T-SQL.

      Unfortunately, I don’t have any plans at the moment to release a course on 70-762.

      With regards to 70-767 and 70-768, I do have courses on SSAS (MDX), SSAS (Tabular) and SSIS, and these can help towards these exams.

      The above links link to the cheapest prices that I am allowed to offer on Udemy. I hope this helps.



  • I am taking your 70-461 courses through Udemy. I just wanted to say thank you for being very clear and
    thorough with your explanations. Thank you for going every single objective that will be on the exam. I’m really loving your courses. Thank you!

  • Hello

    I have just completed “Microsoft SQL Server-An Introduction (2018 Edition)” and wanted to thank you for providing a great course.

    With regards to Visual Studio, I am only able to get access to a copy of Visual Studio 2019 Community- Would you be able to advise me how best to follow your tutorial as I have not been able to get access to Visual Studio 2017.

    Thank you kindly,

    Benjamin Smith

  • Hello, I’m returning to work after 15yrs and want to refresh my Microsoft Excel, word and powerpoint skills. I have a new MacBook Air and Microsoft Office 365 on my Mac which is what I would using to practice on. I’m looking for advice on where to start?

    • I would start with my Excel courses for Mac. The first one takes you up to intermediate level, and the second to expert level.
      All of these are available on my website – https://www.filecats.co.uk – together with hyperlinks which include vouchers to reduce the price.

  • Hi Philip,

    I have been given your name by a former colleague is the hope you can point me in the direction of increasing my Excel and Word skill set.

    I have a Mac and very basic knowledge.

    Kind regards

    • Hello Carol.
      Thank you for your comment. It’s great that you want to improve your Excel and Word skill set.
      Can I recommend a couple of courses. takes you from the beginner to a level where you can get certified by Microsoft. It was written specifically for the Mac.
      does a similar for Word, but it is not specifically for the Mac, unfortunately.
      The links have been encoded to give you a discounted price on both courses.
      I hope that these are useful for you.

  • Alexandra Charman

    Hi Philip,

    I am currently undertaking your PL-900 course and am really enjoying it! I was wondering if you have any plans to release a course for the PL-100 or PL-200 exams? My plan is to move on to one of these once I have taken the PL-900 exam and would love to keep learning with you if either of them are in the pipeline.


  • Hi Philip,

    Loving your courses, happy to say I passed the DA100 exam with your help! I’ve since purchased your courses on SQL,Azure & Excel VBA!

    Was wondering if you have any courses or plan to make, on Python or R?

    Many thanks


  • Hi Phillip,

    I am progressing through the course 70-461, 761 currently and am enjoying it!

    Since English is not my first language. If you have exam cram notes for this course they would be helpful and could you send them to me please.


    • Phillip Burton

      Hi Hitashyam. Near the beginning of each of Sessions 2-7, and in the middle of Session 1, there is a Word document with all of the code that we will be using in that session. I hope that helps. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip,
    Just completed your SSIS course and really enjoyed it and look forward to the next lecture I sign up for.

  • hi Phillip,
    i know you from excel course in udemy , i’m an industrial engineer and my goal is to be a data scientist then i have a question , if you instead of me at my age (21 yrs ) , had bachelor’s degree and your last job was something to do with excel , afterward do you prefer more improve your excel ability or go ahead and learn python , sQl and etc for data science .
    sorry about my grammer ( i’m from iran ) and thank you for read this message

    • Hi Hessam,
      I would look at doing both. If you have moderate Excel skills, then why not go for Expert skills. In addition, knowing a little bit about a lot could put you in a better position to get better jobs or a promotion.
      I would also say that you could get Microsoft certifications which would help prove your skills, but unfortunately you cannot currently take Microsoft certifications in Iran.
      Keep learning!

      • hi Phillip, thank you for your reply , unfortunately i cant prove my skill with Microsoft certification but I have another way to get certificate in Iran
        thank you again.

  • Grateful Student

    Dear Mr. Burton,

    I am taking your DA-100 course, and your PL-900 course is next. I’m grateful for your concise, step-by-step lessons, and find that you have been more consistent than others in aspects like updating, addressing what might be different in our work compared to yours, and not getting ahead of what we have completed so we have to troubleshoot things like unlocking in PowerApps. I absolutely need to go along with the lessons step by step, with my coursework concurring with the instructional videos.

    Also, maybe it’s because I’m a Yank from Texas, but I’ve found that when I slow your courses to 0.75 or 0.5, you start sounding like Sir David Attenborough!

    Thank you for your affordable, accessible knowledge. I have recommended your courses as a cheaper version of the predatory, for-profit coding bootcamps that are often from unaccredited academic facilities here in the States.

    A Grateful Student

  • Hi Philip would you please consider doing a course for Azure Database Administrator Associate DP-300 ?? I’ve looked everywhere…There is almost no where on the internet…plus I love your courses and learnt a lot from you! you are an amazing teacher and cool guy! thank you

    • Hi Behnam – thank you for your question. I’m glad that you are enjoying my courses. A course about DP-300 is indeed on my long list of courses to create, but I can’t give you a timeline at this stage. Phillip

  • Hi sir can i get the information about when they are going to conduct 70-461 Exam please.

  • Hi sir why don’t you create a course on 70-463 exam .

    • Hi Thota.
      Unfortunately, the 70-463 exam is no longer offered by Microsoft, so I’m concentrating on the exams currently offered.
      However, you should find my SSIS course to help with the requirements of that former exam. You can see it here: ebrand.ly/sql-server-ssis

  • Abbas Thanawala

    Dear Phillip,

    I have gone through your course on Udemy for PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals. The course was an excellent one.

    Can you please share the course link for Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker? If you are not delivering the course, request you to share any references please.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Abbas Thanawala

    • Hi Abbas.
      Thank you for your message. I’m glad that you found my PL-900 Power Platform fundamentals course to be excellent.
      I have just launched my PL-100 course. The reference is https://rebrand.ly/pl100
      I hope that you enjoy it, and that you will love making apps.

  • Hello Philip,

    Please let me know if we have videos for PL-200 and PL-400 Microsoft certifications on Udemy.


  • Hi Phillip,

    I hope you are well.

    I want to switch my career to a DBA. For a beginner like me would you mind giving me a course plan that I should buy to begin on Udemy?


    • Hi Mohammad – I would start with a general introduction to SQL Server. Have a look at my 98-364 course for that. After that, have a look at DBA in my 70-462 course. I wish you success in your new career. Phillip

  • Currently going through your PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform Apps Maker Udemy course,
    so far , so good,Do you plan on doing a PL-900 Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant Udemy course?

  • Good afternoon Phillip, as a professional in the field I was wondering if you believe that database skills are an important asset to have for all IT professions. And if so do you think that database certifications should be more of a requirement for those entering the tech field?

    • Hi Devin. I think that certifications are useful for 2 reasons. Firstly, so that you can do a wide number of things, including things that you may not have come across in your work. It gives you a list of requirements which can be fairly comprehensive. Secondly, it proves to others that you can do it, and it is not just your word against others. The alternative to certifications is experience – but why not have both? 🙂 Phillip

  • Hi Philip

    Can you send detailed instructions on how to install an SQL server on my computer

  • Hello Phillip,

    I really enjoyed your PL-100 course on Udemy – the way you explain the material is just great, and it made it so much easier to prepare for the PL-100 exam. I am now getting ready to start preparing for the PL-200 exam, and I wonder if you may release a course on PL-200 any time soon?

    Many thanks,

  • Dear Phillip,
    Do you have any plans releasing a PL-200 course on Udemy in addition to your PL-100 course?

  • Hi Phillip,

    I have successfully passed the MO-100 exam and have received the hard copy from Microsoft with the Certification ID and temporary password. But I don’t see any way to link that to my Microsoft account. When I log in to http://www.microsoft.com/de-de/learning/dashboard, (I’m from Germany) I’m asked for my regular Microsoft account and when I log in with that, I can’t access my certificate. Do you have any experience with this? Microsoft support has not been able to help me with this.

    • Hi Alexander. Sadly, I have no experience of this. Thankfully, you have the hard copy, so you can put it on your CV or resume. Keep learning! Phillip

  • Hi Philip.
    Really enjoyed the PL 900 course and will be sitting the exam shortly(ish).
    Next step I was planning to take was working towards the PL 200, are you looking to put some more content together around this?

    • Sorry I read above…looking forward to it coming out

      • Dear Richard. Thank you for your kind messages. Good luck with the PL-900 exam.
        My PL-200 course is going to be a follow-up to my PL-100 course, as all of the requirements in the PL-100 are included in the PL-200, so I am not covering them a second (or third!) time.
        Therefore, if you want to get read for the PL-200 course, I would suggest taking my PL-100 course now, and when you have finished, my PL-200 course will then be available, and you can see what additional topics you then need.

    • Dear Richard, my PL-200 course is now available. You can find it here: https://rebrand.ly/PL-200 . Phillip

  • Hi Phillip, I finished your T-SQL comprehensive course and SSIS intro course and they were awesome! Love your way of explaining things with great examples.

    Are you considering doing a course on BIML or a more advanced SSIS course that deals with more production like scenarios? There aren’t many resources on learning BIML.

    Again, love the passion you put into your courses and really thankful for your amazing work!

    • Hi Dave. Thank you for your message. I’m glad you are finding my courses to be awesome.
      I’m afraid I don’t have any plans to do a course on BIML. I wouldn’t create a more advanced SSIS course, but I may expand my existing SSIS course in due course.
      Keep learning!

  • Hello Phillip,

    I have a question about your Udemy course PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform Apps Maker. Is the course built on itself, as in, do I need to go through the whole course lecture after lecture? Or can I hop around the lectures? Specifically for the Power Apps sections and lectures. I am already familiar with Power Apps and before purchasing the course I wanted to know if I can pick and choose which lectures I want to go over, or if I need to go through the lectures one after the other in order to build the apps features/items/components of what you teach in the course. Basically, does the Power App section build on itself and would I feel lost if I skipped over lectures?

    • Hi Joe. Thank you for the question about my PL-100 course. At the beginning of the course, we create an environment with sample data. After that, each program is self-contained – so you could do the model-driven app section and not do the canvas apps, or you can start with Power Automate or AI Builder. However, within (especially) the canvas Power Apps section, we develop a Power App with multiple screens. You could probably do the later part of canvas apps without doing the first part, though. I hope that helps, and I hope I’ll see you in the course. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip,
    I am really happy to tell you that I have passed the exam because of your course.
    Thank you so much and keep it up for other courses, you are a professional teacher.
    I wish you all the best.

    I have an issue with some DAX concepts if you would help me.

    check this link :

    I would really appreciate it.


  • Hi Philip.
    I wanted to thank you in person.
    Your courses have a huge part in my career path.
    Recently I took your da-100,pl-900,pl-100,pl-200 ,az-900,dp-900 in Udemy and passed the Microsoft certifications successfully!
    It also gave me drive to study for and pass the dp-203 exam, which I wish you will someday create a course for it because other people courses for this are so unprofessional.
    Also I would be happy is someday you will publish a course for the pl-400 exam.
    I love the way you teach and your course structure.
    I will also leave comments in udemy and linked in.
    So thank you so much.
    Shai Karmani

    • Thank you Shai for your message. Wow! That is incredible. Well done on passing all of those exams. The PL-400 is on the list, but won’t be anytime soon, I’m afraid. Well done once again. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip – love your courses. Do you have any plans to create a course for DP-203 Azure Data Engineer?

    • Hi Tim. Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, I have no plans to create a DP-203 course. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip,

    I just wanted to know if you cover the topic of 1NF to 4NF on the 98-364 Database Fundamentals course you have on Udemy?


    • Phillip Burton

      Hi AJ. Thank you for your comment. Yes, I cover them in videos 43-45 (at the start of section 6). Phillip

  • thank you for your udemy courses, love it.
    is there a plan to have a course for Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals? 🙂

    • Hi Walter. Thank you for your question. There are a lot of courses on Udemy for the AI-900, so I have no plans to create a course for it. Phillip

  • Akshay Pokharkar

    Hi Phillip,
    Do you have any plans to create course on PL-600 MS Power Platform Solution Architect ?
    I know you have created a course on PL200 which is a pre-requisite for PL-600.
    Do you think if one passes PL200 then its easy for them to pass PL-600 with no need for additional courses ?
    Pls let me know.
    Thank you.

    With regards,

    • Hi Akshay. Thank you for your question. I don’t have any plans to create a course on PL-600 – at least this year. If you look at the requirements for the PL-600, you will see that they are completely different to the PL-200 exam. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip

    Is it possible to purchase courses directly from you to host on our Learning Experience platform for our Tech team to access?



  • Hi Phillip

    I hope you are well. I am really interested to do Microsoft PL 300 and saw your course on UDEMY. However, I am unable to afford the prepration course for the prrice. Can I please get as much discount as possible?

    Thank you

    • Hello Najam. Thank you for your message. The links on this webpage already include vouchers which allow you to have these courses for a discounted price. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip, I’m needing to learn Crystal Reports and I have a trip requiring 48 hours in a plane. Can I download your Crystal Report module to use offline?

    • Hi Blake. What a long plan trip! You can download the Udemy app on your iPad, iPhone or Android device, and then use that app to download any of my courses onto your device. Have a nice trip. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip, Your course is really great and easy to understand
    dear are planning for MB 230 COURSE

    • Hi Javed. Thank you for saying that my courses are great and easy to understand. The MB-230 is on my list of courses that I would like to recorded, but it won’t be any time soon, unfortunately. Phillip

  • Hi Philip
    I referred your PL 200 videos.
    It is very easy to understand and I would like to continue to use your videos !
    I need an assistance for one of the complex case study. I need to solve the case study by Thursday.
    Would you be available to help me?
    I do not mind to pay for your time.
    Please reply me in my email .
    Many Thanks

    • Hi Daksha. Thank you for your message. I’m pleased that you are finding my PL-200 course easy to understand. Unfortunately, I don’t provide assistance in solving exam questions from exam dumps or similar. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip, I missed the July sale and noticed all of the prices for the Udemy courses have risen. I am interested in taking both Crystal reports as well as Power BI. Are there any deals upcoming for those 2?

    • Hello, and thank you for your comment. The links on this webpage have vouchers included, so please click on the above links. For the next few days, this links have extra-special pricing. Phillip

  • Hi Phillip

    Any chance of MB-920?

    • Hi Eddie. Thank you for your message. MB-920 is on my short-list of courses to make – but it probably won’t be until the start of next year at the earliest. Phillip

  • Hi Philip
    I’ve just done and passed the Power BI associate course, and have now done the Azure fundamentals. Very much like your delivery style, pace and content.
    Have you any plans to do a DP-203 Data Engineer Associate course?

    • Hi Jim. Congratulations for passing the PL-300 and AZ-900 exams. A DP-203 course is a great idea, but as there are some very good DP-203 courses already on Udemy, I don’t currently have any plans to create one in the near future. Keep learning! Phillip

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