Microsoft Office Specialist 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 skills are important to have in any profession. Being able to work with Office programs is necessary in today's workplace whether you are preparing for an entry-level position or are already an experienced professional. Developing skills and experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access will allow you to work independently and efficiently problem solve. The Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 training course 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).

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6 Months / 335 Course Hrs
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES846

What you will learn

  • Learn how to work within the multiple programs that make up the 2013 Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understand how to enter, edit, and present data
  • Develop professional communication and collaboration skills
  • Take quizzes and exams throughout the course to monitor your progress

How you will benefit

  • Become prepared to take 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)
  • Gain confidence in your computer-using abilities
  • Develop the knowledge of Microsoft products needed to thrive in any work environment

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 335 course hours
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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Prerequisites:

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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft 2013 Office Suite (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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. The Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 training course prepares students 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).

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.