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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master

The Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master training program teaches the basic and necessary skills to work as an Administrative Professional, including the proficiencies required to work with four major Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The program also prepares you for the 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).

You will learn essential skills including how to work in a modern professional office, how to maintain a professional image, personal and professional ethics, communication essentials, technology basics, records and financial management, event planning and travel, and how to achieve career advancement. You will also learn advanced level skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2013.

6 Months / 445 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Learning Method

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master

Learning Method

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

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master Details + Objective

Course Code: GES842

You Will Learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of business communication and etiquette
  • Master Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Understand how to manage time, calendars, and stress
  • Learn how to organize records and data
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 445 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in your ability to communicate in a business environment, both written and verbally
  • Master the Microsoft Office Suite and jump-start your career as an administrative professional
  • Understand the job market and create a job search plan to seek employment following the course’s conclusion
Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master Outline
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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.

Administrative Professional Intro

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.

Administrative Professional Advanced

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.

Program Details

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013

  1. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
  2. The Ribbon
  3. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
  4. The Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
  6. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
  7. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
  8. Working with Rows and Columns
  9. Editing Worksheets
  10. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
  11. Microsoft Excel (2013) New Features
  12. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 Exam

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013

  1. Advanced Formulas
  2. Working with Lists
  3. Working with Illustrations
  4. Visualizing Your Data
  5. Working with Tables
  6. Advanced Formatting
  7. Microsoft Excel (2013) New Features
  8. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013 Exam

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013

  1. Using Pivot Tables
  2. Auditing Worksheets
  3. Data Tools
  4. Working with Others
  5. Recording and Using Macros
  6. Random Useful Items
  7. Microsoft Excel (2013) New Features
  8. Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013 Exam

Microsoft Excel 2013 Final Exam


Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013

  1. Creating a Microsoft Word Document
  2. The Ribbon
  3. The File Tab
  4. The Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Formatting Microsoft Word Documents
  6. Editing Documents
  7. Finalizing Microsoft Word Documents
  8. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 Exam

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013

  1. Advanced Formatting
  2. Working with Tables
  3. Working with Images
  4. Page Layout
  5. Working with Illustrations
  6. Viewing Your Document(s)
  7. Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013 Exam

Advanced Microsoft Word 2013

  1. Working with Long Documents
  2. Reviewing and Collaborating on Documents
  3. Comparing and Combining Documents
  4. Managing Mailings
  5. Protecting Documents
  6. Random Useful Items
  7. Advanced Microsoft Word 2013 Exam

Microsoft Word 2013 Final Exam


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

  1. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
  2. The Ribbon
  3. The Quick Access Toolbar
  4. The File Tab
  5. Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
  6. Working with Images
  7. Working with Tables and Charts
  8. Finalizing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
  9. Introduction to PowerPoint 2013 Exam

Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

  1. Customizing Presentations
  2. Presentation Masters
  3. Working with Special Effects
  4. Using SmartArt
  5. Multimedia
  6. Setting up the Slide Show
  7. Outlines and Slides
  8. Sharing and Securing a Presentation
  9. Advanced PowerPoint 2013 Exam

PowerPoint 2013 (MOS) Final Exam


Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013

  1. The Outlook Interface
  2. Performing Popular Tasks in Outlook
  3. Working with Messages
  4. Working with the Calendar
  5. Organizing Contacts
  6. Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2013 Exam

Advanced Microsoft Outlook 2013

  1. Working with Tasks and Notes
  2. Using Signature and Themes
  3. Managing Your Inbox
  4. Working with Multiple Email Accounts
  5. Advanced Microsoft Outlook 2013 Exam

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Final Exam


Administrative Professional

  1. The Dynamic Workplace
  2. Workplace Behaviors
  3. Communication Essentials
  4. Technology Basics
  5. Records and Financial Management
  6. Meetings and Travel
  7. Career Advancement
  8. Administrative Professional Exam
  9. Customer Service Basics
  10. Developing Responsible Customer Service Skills
  11. Developing Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
  12. Customer Service Best Practices
  13. Attracting Loyal Customers
  14. Customer Service Exam
  15. Become an Expert in Time Management
  16. Microsoft Outlook and Time Management
  17. Understanding the Importance of Goal Setting
  18. Creating a Strategy to Achieve Smart Goals
  19. Implementing by Building a Support System
  20. Sustaining Goal Setting for Success
  21. Goal Setting and Time Management Exam
  22. The Impact of Unhealthy Personalities
  23. Understanding People
  24. Communication
  25. Setting Boundaries
  26. Handling Conflict
  27. Working with Difficult People Exam
  28. Major Functions and Forms of Business Writing
  29. Writing and Communication Guidelines
  30. Email and Instant Messenger
  31. Letters, Documents, and Proposals
  32. More Writing Tips
  33. Business Writing Exam
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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master Instructors
Tracy Berry

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

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.

Prerequisites / Requirements

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.

Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2013 Master Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I use a Mac?

No, this program cannot be taken on a Mac.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Does this program prepare me to take Microsoft Office certification exams?

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).

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.

Who will be my instructor?
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.
How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.
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. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

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

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 598-3856. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

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.

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 course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, 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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