Over 4.3 million secretaries and administrative assistants are employed in the United States, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, making administrative professionals the largest segment of the office workforce! This online career training program will provide you with administrative professional training and will prepare you to become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). MOS training will teach you how to use the new Microsoft Office 2007 suite of programs (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint) on the Vista operating system.
Administrative professionals are handling a wider variety of duties beyond strictly clerical roles. Today's administrative professional often plans meetings and special events; works closely with vendors and suppliers; creates and gives presentations; interviews, orients, and supervises other staff; writes and edits documents; and more. This program will prepare you for all of the varied tasks you might encounter in a typical day.
About MOS training:
The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Training Program is the only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate business computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite. This program provides computer-program literacy, measures proficiency, and identifies opportunities for skills enhancement. You will receive a certificate of completion from the college upon successfully finishing this program. You'll then be well prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist 2007 Tests.
Students who complete Microsoft Office certification training earn more (about 12%) than employees who aren't certified. In addition, 82% of the students who become certified report getting a raise upon receiving their certification. The need for Microsoft Office training is vast—it's now a requirement in education, as well as in virtually all business, technical, and professional jobs.
How to Become MOS Certified
To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification you must pass one or more certification exams offered by Microsoft.
Standards and Alignment
The Microsoft Office Specialist Training program is aligned with the following standards:
- MOS Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Requirements
- ISTE NETS Standards for Teachers, Administrators, and Students
- Michigan Grade Level Expectations and Benchmarks for 6th Grade Technology, Math, and Science
Note: You should have these Microsoft products already loaded on your computer in order to take this course: Word 2007, Excel 2007, Access 2007, Outlook 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. See the PC Requirements page for more technical requirements.
Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.