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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course, however you must have familiarity with using a personal computer and in a Windows environment. You must also be able to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the course.
Microsoft is a global leader in software development and technology solutions. Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are used both at home and at work. Microsoft provides certifications in these programs that range from beginner to expert level, helping professionals realize their full potential. Whether you want to learn a single program or the entire Office Suite, completing a Microsoft-certified course is the first step.
The teachers were great and very quick in responding within 24 hrs and the self paced program was easy to navigate and understand."
I am glad that I took this course. I am sure it will prove beneficial in my college career and future employment."
An excellent program that not only teaches you the ins and out of Microsoft Office but also guides you through each and every lesson with exercises and easy to follow demonstrations."
Exceptional course - definitely worth the time and effort. The valuable information gained will be helpful through your entire career."
This course is great for anyone who is looking to get into the Administrative field or just needing a refresher with the new and improved Microsoft Office Professional. I enjoyed it very much!"
This was perfect for my busy schedule, and I feel very fulfilled. Very informative and thorough."
Taking this course has helped me understand more about the tools to use in Microsoft Office and more confident in using these tools."
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Yes, this course 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). Exams are typically performance-based and require testers to use the software programs to complete tasks they are likely to see on the job. Each exam will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. 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. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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As an administrative professional, you will play an important role in keeping an office organized and functioning efficiently. You will perform routine clerical tasks such as answering phones and drafting messages. Administrative professionals will also organize files, schedule appointments, and support other employees within the office. As an administrative professional, you may also be responsible for greeting guests who visit your organization.
A Microsoft Office Master is a professional who has demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of software. This includes passing certification exams related to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. According to a research study conducted by Microsoft, entry-level professionals who obtain the Microsoft Office certification can earn up to $16,000 more per year than those without certification.
Microsoft Word is a word-processing software that is used to create documents such as letters, reports, brochures, and more. The technology will help you with spelling and grammar suggestions so you know you are always putting your best foot forward. There are also thousands of templates that will help you create any type of document you need to create as an administrative professional with confidence.
Microsoft Excel is software that allows you to organize data and create spreadsheets. You can also use the course to perform calculations using formulas, create charts and graphs to present information, and forecast future events based on past trends. Microsoft Excel provides administrative professionals with a tool that can be used to quickly and accurately present data in a professional way — adding value by helping others understand pertinent information.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a tool used to create professional looking presentations. You’ll feel confident in your ability to present your ideas with great design, animation, models, icons, and other visual representations. You can even insert presentation notes on each slide so you’ll never lose your place or forget what you’re supposed to say during a presentation. This is the perfect tool for administrative professionals who may design presentations that others in their organization will be responsible for giving.
Microsoft Outlook provides an integrated view of your professional email, calendars, contacts and files. This is a great tool for any administrative professional who needs to manage scheduling and communication with and for others in their organization.
For most administrative professional positions you will need a high school diploma or equivalent as well as some training which can be obtained in an online course like this Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Master. There is a lot of competition for good administrative professional jobs so getting formal training and earning a certification like Microsoft Office Master will put you ahead of the competition and make you more desirable to employers.
Yes, administrative professionals are in demand, but there is expected to be little change in the total number of open positions in this field through 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Technology is expected to play a major role in this profession, so your understanding of courses like those in the Microsoft Office Suite will help you land coveted positions.
Administrative professionals typically work full time hours, between 35- 40 hours per week in an office environment, though some do work part time. It is even possible to work from home depending on your duties and your employer. You will spend large amounts of time in front of a computer using various software courses. You will also interact with other people on a daily basis either in person or via the phone.
In order to be a good administrative professional, you will need good communication skills as you will be responsible for working with people at many different levels within the organization. You will also need good organizational skills, a detail-oriented personality, and the ability to keep information you encounter private and confidential. In addition, you’ll need to have good time management as well as the ability to prioritize tasks, and you will need to be dependable and reliable no matter what tasks you’re assigned. Finally, you’ll need to know how to provide good customer service.
Microsoft Office products are used by 1.2 billion organizations worldwide in virtually every industry. It doesn’t matter is you work for a small business, large enterprise, educational institution, government organization, or nonprofit; the Microsoft Office Suite has a software product designed to help you run your business more efficiently and professionally. By learning the functions of this suite of products and earning certification, you will add value to any employer in any type of organization.