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Office Specialist certification - Word 2007 or Word 2010? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm planning on taking the Office Specialist test for Word.

    I've used Word 2007 for several years, and just finished the Microsoft Higher Education Learning Program training for Word 2007, so I'm sure it would be easier for me to pass the test for that version. However, now that Word 2010 is out, would a Word 2007 Office Specialist certification be outdated, and not useful for me in the job market?

    I have Office 2007 on my computer now; I'd have to upgrade to Office 2010 to do that training. I have Windows XP.

    Friday, January 21, 2011 2:30 AM

Answers

  • you can play it safe by being certified in both 2007 and 2010.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Friday, February 4, 2011 6:12 PM
    Friday, January 21, 2011 7:07 AM
  • It might be easier to do the Word 2007 test first, and then the Word 2010 next.  You can get a trial version of Office 2010 here

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/try-office-2010-FX101868838.aspx?WT%2Emc%5Fid=mscom%5Fenus%5Fbnr%5Ftryq3

    From what I've seen in the corporate environment a large number of people are still running 2007 and Windows XP consequently.  Here at United though we're migrating to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

    Hope this helps,
    r/
    john

     


    John Wildes | Senior Enterprise Architect | United Airlines | Desktop Engineering
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Friday, February 4, 2011 6:12 PM
    Friday, January 21, 2011 4:31 PM

All replies

  • you can play it safe by being certified in both 2007 and 2010.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Friday, February 4, 2011 6:12 PM
    Friday, January 21, 2011 7:07 AM
  • It might be easier to do the Word 2007 test first, and then the Word 2010 next.  You can get a trial version of Office 2010 here

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/try-office-2010-FX101868838.aspx?WT%2Emc%5Fid=mscom%5Fenus%5Fbnr%5Ftryq3

    From what I've seen in the corporate environment a large number of people are still running 2007 and Windows XP consequently.  Here at United though we're migrating to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

    Hope this helps,
    r/
    john

     


    John Wildes | Senior Enterprise Architect | United Airlines | Desktop Engineering
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Friday, February 4, 2011 6:12 PM
    Friday, January 21, 2011 4:31 PM