Course Code: GES842
Understand how to operate Microsoft Excel, from introductory to advanced user methods. You’ll learn how to enter data, format worksheets, input formulas, and utilize data visualizations.
Create Microsoft Word documents that can be used in a professional capacity. Understand how to input text and images, change the document’s formatting, and review and collaborate between documents and users.
Learn how to create PowerPoint presentations that range from basic to advanced effects. You’ll understand how to input tables, charts, and diagrams, while also mastering special effects.
Master Microsoft Outlook. Understand how to send messages, organize a calendar and inbox, and work with multiple email accounts.
Learn what to expect from a traditional workplace environment. This section of the course will cover acceptable workplace behavior, communication essentials, technology basics, and how to manage records and financial documents at the office.
Discuss career advancement opportunities in your chosen field and dive deeper into customer service and communication skills. Understand how to set and achieve goals while simultaneously interacting with unexpected stresses on the job.
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.
Janie Sullivan, MBA, MAEd, has been teaching adult learners for over 20 years. She has taught online over 10 years, specializing in writing, communications, and small business applications. She is the co-director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, an online resource for faculty development. Janie also directs the Center for Writing Excellence where she offers writing services, sponsors a writing contest, blogs, and publishes a free electronic newsletter for writers. Both centers are divisions in the Institute for Instructional Excellence, which Janie co-founded in 2009. She has been published in several newspapers and magazines as well as multiple online sites. She teaches communication, business strategy, leadership, and management courses. Janie just published a book "Develop and Deliver an Online Class." This is the third book she has written about writing and teaching online.
Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities and navigate to information stored on the computer. They should also have an ability to manage files and folders.
This program can only be taken on a PC. It is not Mac compatible. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 9 and later browsers. We highly recommend that you use Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. Click Here to download the Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Flash Player. Students will need to have the Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Suite or Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 Suite to complete the course.
*Students can also have 2016 version; however, it is not recommended as there may some differences and students may be unable to properly complete exercises. Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the program.
No, this program cannot be taken on a Mac.
No additional materials are required for this program.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Yes, this program helps prepares you to take Microsoft certification exams 77-418, 77-425, and 77-426 (Word), 77-420, 77-427, and 77-428 (Excel), 77-422 (PowerPoint), and 77-423 (Outlook).
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive six (6) months to complete this program.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
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ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.