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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013

To be a successful administrative professional, you must possess skills to handle a wide variety of workplace tasks and scenarios. This program provides training across a variety of skills necessary for this field. Microsoft Office 2013 skills are important skills to have in any profession or workplace. Being able to work with Office programs is a must in today's workplace whether you are preparing for an entry-level position or are an experienced professional. Developing skills and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access will allow you to work independently and efficiently solve problems.

The Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 training program prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams 77-418, 77-425, and 77-426 (Word), 77-420, 77-427, and 77-428 (Excel), 77-422 (PowerPoint), 77-423 (Outlook), and 77-424 (Access). The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises, in addition to watching video presentations. The program also includes quizzes and exams, so you can assess your skills at regular intervals. Through these methods, you will learn essential introductory and advanced Office skills across Microsoft Office’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access programs.

6 Months / 455 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013

Learning Method

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

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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 Details + Objective

Course Code: GES844

You Will Learn
  • Learn how to work as an administrative professional
  • Understand how to operate computers and basic office technology
  • Master the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Identify causes of workplace stress and how to handle them
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 455 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Develop a professional vocabulary that will allow you to thrive in any office setting
  • Become fully prepared for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams: 77-418, 77-425, and 77-426 (Word), 77-420, 77-427, and 77-428 (Excel), 77-422 (PowerPoint), 77-423 (Outlook), and 77-424 (Access)
  • Jump-start your professional career by learning about workplace ethics, how to maintain a professional demeanor, communication essentials, and technology basics
Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 Outline
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Administrative Professional

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to succeed in a business setting. Understand the basics of office technology, how to further your career, and best practices for time management.

Microsoft Excel

Cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to enter date, format worksheets, and use formulas. Move on to intermediate and advanced offerings of the software, including working with lists and illustrations, recording and using macros, and understanding new features.

Microsoft Word

Create a Microsoft Word document and learn how to input text and images, how to edit documents, and the various functions of the toolbar. Continue on to intermediate and advanced Word functions, including protecting documents, how to manage mailings, and comparing and combining documents.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation. Use basic functions to format presentations, add text and images, and more. You’ll also cover advanced functionality like using special effects, incorporating SmartArt, and how to share and secure a presentation.

Microsoft Outlook

Understand Microsoft Outlook and how to best use its functions. In addition to learning basic messaging techniques, learn how to organize contacts, work with the calendar, use a signature or theme, and how to work within multiple email accounts.

Microsoft Access

Receive an overview of the Microsoft Access user interface and learn the fundamentals. You’ll cover tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and more.

Program Details

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
  10. Goal Setting and Time Management
  11. Working with Difficult People
  12. Business Writing
  13. Administrative Professional Final Exam


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
  9. 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
  8. 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
  10. 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
  6. Microsoft Outlook 2013 Final Exam


Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013

  1. Quick Overview of the Access User Interface
  2. Fundamentals
  3. Tables and Their Views
  4. Tables
  5. Queries
  6. Forms
  7. Reports
  8. Optional: Databases and Access Terms
  9. Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013 Exam


Advanced Microsoft Access 2013

  1. Relationships
  2. Queries
  3. Table Functions
  4. Forms
  5. Reports
  6. Macros
  7. Completing the Desktop Application
  8. Advanced Microsoft Access 2013 Exam
  9. Microsoft Access 2013 Final Exam
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Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 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.

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 Specialist 2013 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.
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.
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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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