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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010

According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, over 4 million secretaries and administrative assistants are currently employed in the United States, making administrative professionalism the largest segment of the office workforce. This unique program will teach you the skills you need to become a successful administrative professional. In addition, you will gain efficiency using the following Microsoft Office 2010 products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Learn business and administrative applications of the Microsoft 2010 suite, while you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 certification. Discover how to use the Microsoft Suite features to create and format documents, use tables, complete a mail merge, and more.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 is the only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate business computer skills using Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, and Access 2010. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

6 Months / 460 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Details + Objective

Course Code: GES907

You Will Learn
  • Determine major business challenges and provide possible solutions
  • Set clear business goals and make informed decisions
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication
  • Create and deliver business presentations using visuals
  • Develop and train staff on effective customer service skills
  • Describe types of computers, input and storage devices, and networks commonly found in businesses
  • Understand the importance of records management
  • Demonstrate efficient meeting management
  • Develop a clear career plan and advancement strategies
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 460 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become prepared to take corresponding Microsoft Certification Exams
  • Master Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access, and use these programs to bolster your professional life
  • Be ready to take on the variety of tasks you’ll encounter in an administrative role
  • Gain confidence in your professional communication and computer-using abilities
Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Outline
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Administrative Professional

Understand what it takes to thrive in a modern office environment. This section of the course will cover communication skills, workplace ethics, and how to work as part of a team.

Microsoft Word 2010

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word from inputting text and images to formatting and reviewing documents. Understand the many uses of the program and how they can better your productivity at your workplace.

Microsoft Excel 2010

Master Microsoft Excel from its basic to advanced uses. Input data and create worksheets, then move on to memorizing advanced formulas.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Learn how to create an effective PowerPooint presentation. You’ll cover essential elements of the program, like working with graphics, and move on to more complex skills like using tables, transitions, and animations.

Microsoft Outlook

Develop an understanding of best email practices as they pertain to sending and managing messages. Work to manage calendars and collaborate with others across the program.

Microsoft Access

Learn how to use Access’ user interface, understand how to design for users, and develop sharing and collaboration skills.

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Instructors
Elizabeth Ann Nofs

Elizabeth Ann Nofs is the designer and developer of the Computer Mama guides. Her research on how men and women approach computer learning provided the foundation for the Comma Method of training, as well as The Computer Mama Show, a pilot produced with WFUM/TV28 (PBS), Flint, Michigan.

She’s the author of 44 books, including: The Computer Mama Guide to Computers (2001), The Comma Method of Computer Training (2003), The Comma Teachers Edition (2003), and The Complete Computer Guide (2005) and the Complete Computer Guides for Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 (MOS) certification training. Elizabeth received her B.A. degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Requirements / Prerequisites

To enroll in the Administrative Specialist with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Certification Training program, you should have basic computer skills and should be comfortable using an Internet browser and selecting commands from a menu or toolbar. You should be able to manage files, including saving, updating, and backing up files. This program is for you if you're an office worker, manager, entrepreneur, or other professional who wants to start using advanced Microsoft Office skills immediately. This program is also suitable for you if you're looking to learn about this software and expand your job possibilities.

This program can only be taken on a PC. It is not compatible with a Mac. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. You need a high-speed Internet connection and e-mail account.

You should also have the following full-retail version Microsoft Office 2010 Products already installed:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer 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.

ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Intermediate Guide to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Intermediate Guide to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Advanced Guide to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Advanced Guide to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Advanced Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Complete Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Complete Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Procedures Theory for Administrative Professionals
Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

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. Most programs allow you 180 days after your register to complete them.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

You must have the Microsoft Office 2010 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access) already installed on your computer before taking this program. This course cannot be completed with the Microsoft Word 2010 Starter or Excel 2010 Starter, which comes free on new PCs. This course requires the full retail version of Word 2010 and Excel 2010. Otherwise, all the materials you need are included, and their cost will be covered in your tuition. Ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up 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.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet (high-speed Internet access is recommended). You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You will need the following Microsoft products already installed on your computer in order to take this program: Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access, full retail version.

Can I use a Mac?

No, you must access this program from a PC or IBM-compatible computer.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

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.

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