Course Code: GES873
Receive a general introduction to the course that covers how to succeed in an office environment. Learn about best communication practices, expectations, and how to make yourself a viable asset to any team.
Understand how to work within Microsoft Excel. Enter data and create worksheets, cover advanced topics like using formulas, visualizing data, and how to work with others.
Create and edit Word documents. You'll learn how to use tables, images, illustrations, and change page layout. Additionally, you'll cover how to review and collaborate on documents, manage mailings, and protect documents.
Develop PowerPoint presentations from start to finish. Understand how to format your presentations, and include advanced elements like effects, illustrations, and tables.
Master Microsoft Outlook by learning to work with messages, organize contacts, manage an inbox, and work across multiple email accounts.
Complete the course by developing an understanding of Access. Receive an overview of the user interface before moving on to covering tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros.
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.
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, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel), 77-725 and 77-726 (Word), 77-729 (PowerPoint), 77-731 (Outlook), and 77-730 (Access). Students enrolled in the "voucher included" option will also receive a pre-paid voucher for the exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
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 email) 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.
This course is non-credit, so it does 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 about financial assistance.
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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 lessons were easy to understand and I feel confident about putting the knowledge I gained to use in a number of ways. Overall, the course was very informative and easily operated."
This program is very useful for professionals needing to improve their Computer skills. This program increased my skills level to get into a better paying job. I appreciate the patience of the instructors and their quick responses when I needed assistance. I highly recommend this program to others."
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I enjoyed taking this class! This was my first experience with an online class, and I was a little hesitant at first, but quickly learned to navigate the course. I would take another online class."
The ability to work any day and any time is a great asset to people who have other obligations in life but want to advance their knowledge and skills with the Microsoft programs."
First online course I've taken, and I was very impressed with the overall presentation and thorough detail of the material covered. I highly recommend it."
Great class! Easy to follow and understand!"
The MOS Specialist program does an overall great job of exposing and enhancing your understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. It’s a great way to boost your productivity."
Easy, friendly, clear. Excellent instructors and advisors. I recommend it 100%."
The courses are thorough and well-paced. The program coordinators follow up and ensure there are no issues for the student during the course."