Chapter 25. Final exam: tackling an administrative task from scratch

Congratulations! You’ve completed all of the main chapters in this book, and you’re ready to put your new knowledge to use. I find that having a practical task in front of you is a great way to cement newly acquired skills, and this chapter’s sole purpose is to give you that task.

25.1. Tips before you begin

Before you get started, however, I want to offer a few tips.

  • You probably will get stuck. I almost always do. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! You can use the community forums at, or you can log into my own forums at (if you’re asked where you took a class with me, just answer “Lunches book” and you’ll be allowed in). ...

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