* If your have some other query, you can reach us via Whatsapp support group available after login on this same page.
Please try some different phrase like 'password file'.

Our Skill Certifications Courses are designed for students, employees or candidates. These will help develop and demonstrate your skills in a subject to a potential employer that you can do his/her job. Each certification is a compilation of 5- 10 excel simulations which will help you practice a skill with real time data in the way corporate work gets done. Each Skill Certification Course is mapped to skills required in different job roles. These simulations have been developed by leading practitioners and professors and are currently in use at IIMs and ISB.

You will be asked to solve these simulations and score marks to Get Certified. We award certificates to those who complete 3/4th of the number of simulations in a certification course with at least 50% marks in each simulation.

We expect you to have knowledge of excel (which is the most used corporate tool) to be able to solve our simulation and also some knowledge of the subject of the Skill Certification Course. We don't provide basic coaching on the subject as we assume that you will already have essential knowledge from your education. However we will provide solution videos for each certification course. We encourage you to attempt these simulations without accessing solution videos as this will better demonstrate that you have mastered the subject and skill. After a couple of attempts, if you need help, then these solution videos are provided to help you develop your skill.

You should budget 10- 20 hours of work over 1-2 weeks to solve and get certified in a Skill Certification Course.

You will need a PC or Laptop. You cannot work with mobile phones. In addition, you will need MS Excel 2013 or 2016 or 2019 or Office 365. You will need Windows 10 operating system - our modules do not work well with Windows 7 operating system. You should use Chrome Browser. Mac users will need to use www.parallels.com and create Windows environment.

Finally, a couple of important points:
• Kindly read Excel FAQs before you start for smooth working.
• For support please click whatsapp support at the bottom right or write to us at support@equitylevers.com
We have currently launched ~10 Skill Certification Courses. These Certifications cover almost every aspect of finance ranging from accounting, investment analysis, financial modeling, derivatives to mutual funds. Click to try our free courses
We expect you to have knowledge of excel (which is the most used corporate tool) to be able to solve our simulation and also some knowledge of the subject of the Skill Certification Course. We don't provide basic coaching on the subject as we assume that you will already have essential knowledge from your education. However we will provide solution videos for each certification course. We encourage you to attempt these simulations without accessing solution videos as this will better demonstrate that you have mastered the subject and skill. After a couple of attempts, if you need help, then these solution videos are provided to help you develop your skill.

It’s very easy to assign a course and get started.

Step 1 - Go to www.equitylevers.com/OurCourses

Step 2 - Select your desired course (free/paid)

Step 3 - Click on ‘Get it for free’ (for free courses) or price tag (for paid ones)

Step 4 - Sign in/sign up from the top right corner

Step 5 - Click on ‘Take/Buy this Course’ button at top right corner

Step 6 - A dialogue box will appear, click on ‘View my course

Follow these simple steps to view your assigned courses.

Step 1 - Go to www.equitylevers.com/OurCourses

Step 2 - Sign in/sign up from the top right corner

Step 3 - Now click on ‘My Courses’ to access your courses

All simulations can be downloaded and attempted thrice. Once you are satisfied with your score, upload your sheet on the website.

‘3’ near the download button specifies the number of times you can download the file. Once you have exhausted your limit, you won’t be able to download the simulation further.

Once you click the ‘Start’ button even if you close the file timer keeps running in the background and when you reopen the file you get the remainder time.

After uploading your answer sheet on the website, you will not get an option of resolving the same simulation. However, before submitting on the website you are allowed 3 downloads per simulation to score as high as possible. Thus, you can improve your scores by downloading and resolving before submission on the website. After submitting on the website, you can only view the correct answers and learn from it.

After uploading the simulation file on the website click on the ‘Submit’ button. The simulation status will chaneg to 'Submitted' and an eye icon will appear under column 'Your Score'. Click on that eye icon to see your final uploaded score. Once this is done you cannot reattempt the same simulation.

Once the status of the simulations changes to 'Submitted' on the website, you will get a 5 digit number under column Ans Password. Enter that number in your excel file to view the answer key.

You have to complete all the simulations of a course by solving and uploading your submissions to our website. Once done, then you will be issued a certificate if you have secured scores of 50% and above in at least 3/4th or more of the total no of simulations. i.e., If there are 8 simulations in a course, you will get a certificate once you have completed all 8 simulations and have scores of 50% and above in 6 or more of them. Update your profile (a few details from your profile including your pic/logo is displayed on your certificate) and then ‘Get Your Certificate’. However, in future, some courses may have additional/different criteria. These shall be highlighted under the respective courses. Please take note of them when you subscribe to them.

To download and share your certificates:

Under ‘My Course’, click on ‘Completed Certifications’. Here you will find list of courses you have successfully completed. Now click on ‘View Certificate’ option against the respective course. Your certificate will appear. You can download by clicking on ‘Print’ button. You can also share them with your network by clicking on ‘Share’ button.

While printing the certificate, select ‘Portrait’ mode option. Go to ‘More Settings’ and select ‘Background Graphics’.

Yes. We will shortly be enabling sharing of your certificate on LinkedIn. Until then please download the certificate and post it on your LinkedIn page.
Currently the Leaderboard shows top 20 performers of a Skill Certification Course. In the future, this will be expanded to display the top 10/20% performers of a course and this honor list will be shared with potential employers. You need to work hard to get to the top.

We gamify real time corporate skills as “simulations that help train and test candidates” for use by businesses and academia. We integrate real time data, training and testing technology and expert level content in our simulations. We are the only provider of testing content based on real time data with self-scoring and unique anti-copying features. These are a substantial improvement over MCQ questions used by most skill testing firms.

Why we built this product: Today, we have text books, videos, instructors, colleges but no real work simulated environment and this delays skilling our students, employees and candidates. Even hiring, which happens based on education, certifications and references is somewhat blind and sometime we don’t know if our employee is not only knowledgeable but also skilled at work.

We cover most of the finance subjects mapped to several work roles and courses at leading university programs. We cover subjects like accounting, personal finance, corporate finance, credit, derivatives, commodities, forex...and numerous specialized use cases. We currently cover 12 subjects through 100 + simulations. Most of these work for numerous listed companies. This means there is an endless variety of simulations that effectively stops copying, as each user gets a different set of data.

You will find simulations for every need; from basic level to intermediate and advanced modules.

You can easily assign these simulations to your target candidates. You can choose – number of attempts allowed, time duration, do you want to show scores or correct answers and many other features. Each excel module is encrypted with several features. Scores for each simulation will build up on your page as and when your candidates upload answer simulations. All this can be done using one single batch of all candidates so that you can track.

Talk to us for demo.

It will take just 2 minutes to create a batch and assign simulations. Integrate in your class sessions at assign at the end of sessions or give as final exams. You can assign then any number of times till your students are able to solve it. The best feature is scores are auto generated so that your precious times is saved from marking the students.

We are in use at leading colleges like Indian School of Business and IIM’s. Leading professors and practitioners have reviewed our product and used in their classes and as tests. We make sure we use best standards in our simulations. A quick view of our solution videos will help you learn about our methods. We are anyway only a call away for any clarifications.

An Institution is a business or academic institution. We have 2 types of usage of our simulations for training and assessments.

a) Use by Instructors/ recruiters as assessment exams or assignments - You will be able to design a module as per your need. This is Accessed at www.equitylevers.com/CapstoneProjects. Your candidate scores will be received by you/ your institution.

b) Directly by candidates as certification modules - www.equitylevers.com/OurCourses. These are pre bundled modules that can be taken by anyone. We certify based on worked done and uploaded by users.

Institutional licence provides access to both modules. We have an annual package and use case-based modules. Talk to us.

Not much. You will need a PC or Laptop. You cannot work with mobile phones. In addition, you will need MS Excel 2013 or 2016 or 2019 or Office 365. You will need Windows 10 operating system - our modules do not work well with Windows 7 operating system. You should use Chrome Browser. Mac users will need to use www.parallels.com and create Windows environment.

Finally, a couple of important points:
• You Institutions may need to white label our site that our mails to you and your users can get delivered.
• Kindly read Excel Faqs ( and also ask your users to read) before starting to use our product for smooth working.
• For support please click whatsapp support at the bottom right or write to us at support@equitylevers.com

You can register as an instructor only if you're associated with an institute or organization where you are a professor or trainer. While registering you are supposed to select user type as 'Instructor' and enter the institution code provided to your institute. Read the next point to know how to get an institution code.

We provide an unique Institution Code for every institute. If you are interested in enrolling your institute kindly write to us for demo & subscriptions at badri@equitylevers.com. Contact No. +91 9819104444

Once your institute subscribes to our product, you will get an institution code and instructor access to one admin account. You can add professors through that account. Steps to follow:-

1. Login to your institute's instructor account provided by us.

2. Go to 'Institution Details'.

3. Under tab 'Instructor List' click on 'Add Instructor'. You will get the below pop up.

4. Download the bulk insert template and enter the email IDs of instructors you wish to add. Save the file and upload the list.

Login with an instructor account under which you want add the students.

1. Go to 'Institution Details'.

2. Under tab 'Candidates List' click on 'Add Student'. You will get the below pop up.

3. Download the bulk insert template and enter the email IDs of candidates you wish to add. Save the file and upload the list.

Once you upload the candidates list, you can not assign them the simulation until their account is mapped. For that the candidate has to register on our website using the Institution Code. After the list gets uploaded by instructor we send a mail to all the candidates regarding registration.

Click the ‘Institutions’ tab on the home page. You can see the subject wise sections. Click on the ‘Select’ tab under any subject of your choice. If the simulations consist of multiple companies, click on ‘Explore’. Choose a company as per your requirement and click on ‘Download’.

In case of simulation where multiple companies are not involved, click on the download icon to download your simulation.

Steps:

1. Click on the ‘Select’ tab under any subject of your choice. If the simulations consist of multiple companies, click on ‘Explore’. Click on the box below the ‘Select’ heading. The following pop-up will appear on the screen.

2. Select the Company/Companies you wish to assign. You can even select all the Companies mentioned in the list. If you don’t select any company it will get assigned randomly.

3. Enter the number of simulations to be assigned per student. If you enter ‘1’ then one simulation will be randomly assigned to each student.

4. Enter the number of downloads you want to give your students. By default 2 downloads are allowed. However, you can give maximum 5 downloads per student.

5. Every simulation can be attempted only once. i.e. the students will have to download the simulation again if they wish to re-solve.

6. If you want the students to have access to our answers to the simulation, select ‘Yes’ under the ‘Show Answers’ tab. Otherwise select ‘No’.

7. If you want the test to be timer based, select ‘Yes’ under the ‘Timer Control’ tab. Enter the duration you wish to allow the student. By default each simulation is set for a 3 hr duration.

8. Select ‘No’ if you wish to assign a test without a timer. Such tests are open for the period specified by you under the ‘Last Usage Date’. In the below example, simulation assigned can be accessed by the student upto 11:59 PM of 31/05/2020.

9. Select ‘Yes’ under the ‘Show Scores’ tab if you want the students to see their scores on submission otherwise select ‘On Conditions’.

You can allow your students to see their scores either after ‘x’ number of days or after a specified date.

10. After deciding the conditions, click on the ‘Let’s Go!’ button. If you want to add another simulation click on ‘I want to add another simulation’ button and repeat the entire process.

11. Once you click ‘Let’s Go’ button you will get the list of students registered under your institute/class. Select the students you wish to assign the simulation to. You can select all stuents or you can also create a batch of students.

Once students submit their simulation you can find the individual score as well as scores of all the students from the class in 'Your Assigned Simulations' tab.

Go to 'Institution Details' tab and under 'Candidates List' you will get a summary of candidates' overall performance.

All our simulations are excel based and MS-excel tends to hang at times whilst you are working on them. This could be due to various reasons such as software, RAM, high usage of CPU memory. Hence don’t open multiple excel workbooks. If open, close all of them and only keep the one  you are working on open.

Suggestions: One obvious way to get around it, is by closing and re-opening the file. Another way is, Click on ‘Home Tab’, ‘Click on ‘Macros’ (the last option under Home Ribbon). A dialogue box will appear. Click on ‘Run ’. The timer should start and you should be able to work without hindrance.

Please ensure to arrive at answers in your question sheet by linking to sheets/cells with the data provided. Do not enter/copy numbers manually from data provided in the same/adjacent sheets.  Since this is an excel based test, punching the values manually may result in minor rounding-off errors which may affect your scores.

Watch a brief video on how our simulations work

If you have linked the values while solving and this issue persists, mail your solved excel workbook to support@equitylevers.com

Our simulations currently work on MS Excel 2013 (Application Version 15) and later. If you have a version older than that, our simulations will not work and you are required to update your Excel version.
Go to this link to check the excel version --> Click here

You can upgrade your excel version using this link --> Click here

OR

Install a newer version. However, before doing so uninstall the older version. Students can get a free Office 365 version by logging onto the Microsoft site using their existing student email. (Click here to install Office 365 for students-free version)

We recommend using Google Chrome browser for better experience. In case, you are using any other browser the password file may not pop-up. On switching to Google Chrome, you will get a pop-up after downloading the file as shown below. Click on ‘Password File’ to proceed.

Once you download the excel files using Google Chrome, you will get a pop-up as shown below, asking you to download the password. If you did not get the pop-up, refresh the website/clear cache for the same. Also, check your downloads folder/path where downloads are saved, for the password file.

Close all other excel files before opening the downloaded workbook. Otherwise you may get excel error messages internal to Microsoft Excel. The password box will open. Enter the password provided in the text file to open the sheet. You only have 3 login attempts in the excel sheet. Afterwards the file will get locked and you will have to download a fresh workbook all over again. Once you have entered the correct password, YOU ARE GOOD TO GO..

Our simulations are macro enabled excel simulations. If macros are disabled in your excel file, ‘Getting Started’ tab will not function. You need to enable macros to proceed.

On the top of your excel sheet you will be prompted to enable macros. Click on ‘Enable Macros’. Click on ‘Enable Content’. Click on ‘Enable Editing’.

If you are not able to enable macros, use this link and follow the steps mentioned. (How to enable macros in excel?)

Once you follow the above steps, your ‘Getting Started’ tab will work.

‘Getting Started’ tab will function after you follow the above mentioned steps. If not, please check your excel version and also check if you have a valid and active license for your excel. Link to check

For any Run-time error, ensure no other excel file is open. If yes, close all other workbooks to avoid such issues. Press ‘End’ and close the current file. Reopen the same file, you will be prompted to insert password. Follow the steps as mentioned in the previous questions.
Ask Your Question
Our Whatsapp Support

Need Help?

Please scan the QR code on your phone to join our WhatsApp support group.

You can post your requests/queries there. We would be happy to help you.

In case you do not have the QR code scanner in your phone, Click here to join the support group using WhatsApp web.