Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Numeric Data Entry Fundamentals.
- I've included a number of exercise files with this course to help you become as efficient at using the numeric keypad as possible. Included is a color coded finger chart for you to use if you forget which finger is responsible for which key. It may be a good idea to print this document out and keep it along side your workspace as you begin the course. Most importantly, we've also put together a typing practice module that will help you measure your speed and accuracy at typing characters on the keypad.
Before beginning the course, it's a good idea to take the overall evaluation included in the practice files to get an idea of your current typing speed and accuracy. Write down your scores and then when you finish the course, you can retake the evaluation and compare your two scores. Additionally, there's a specific practice module in the exercise files for each movie that introduces new keys as well as a accumulative practice module within each section that will include a combination of all of the characters covered thus far in the course.
Make sure that you take your time in each practice module because practice is the most important part of mastering data entry on a numeric keypad. I encourage you to go through each practice module multiple times until you feel comfortable.