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  • Looking for training courses and to become microsoft office certified for the newest version of microsoft office. Not looking for IT specialist. I work in the accounting field. Please help me understand how to start this and where to obtain training and a certificate.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi James,

    For MOS certification you can follow regular Office courses. Since you are working in the accounting area i would suggest going for Excel first. Take ook here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=77-882&Locale=en-us

    There are various ways to study for this exam. Most important is get hands on. Download a trial if you don't have the 2010 software and get to know the different areas. You can also start the elarning collections.

    If you prefer instructor led courses look in your hometown for companies that offer excel courses.

    After you finish the first step take the next exam which is this one:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=77-888&Locale=en-us

    you can find the information for the exams on the certiport site:

    www.certiport.com

    They offer the exams on behalf of Microsoft. If you pass the exam you will receive an official microsoft certificate. You can also locate testcenters here using the testcenter locater for your home town.

    Go step by step and one exam at a time.

    The exams are hands on meaning no multiple questions but real tasks you have to perform with Microsoft Excel in front of you. The exam takes 50 minutes max (less if you answer quickly :-)

    let us know if you need more info...


    Maurice
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:30 PM

All replies

  • Hi James,

    For MOS certification you can follow regular Office courses. Since you are working in the accounting area i would suggest going for Excel first. Take ook here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=77-882&Locale=en-us

    There are various ways to study for this exam. Most important is get hands on. Download a trial if you don't have the 2010 software and get to know the different areas. You can also start the elarning collections.

    If you prefer instructor led courses look in your hometown for companies that offer excel courses.

    After you finish the first step take the next exam which is this one:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=77-888&Locale=en-us

    you can find the information for the exams on the certiport site:

    www.certiport.com

    They offer the exams on behalf of Microsoft. If you pass the exam you will receive an official microsoft certificate. You can also locate testcenters here using the testcenter locater for your home town.

    Go step by step and one exam at a time.

    The exams are hands on meaning no multiple questions but real tasks you have to perform with Microsoft Excel in front of you. The exam takes 50 minutes max (less if you answer quickly :-)

    let us know if you need more info...


    Maurice
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:30 PM
  • There are a lot of courses and trainings available for this. But you have to learn Excel/ Word/ etc. separately. As Maurice said, since you're in accounting perhaps you should start with Excel: http://www.trainit4less.com/Pages/productdetail.aspx?p=596

    Good luck,

    Matilda

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:07 AM
  • A good place to get MS Office 2007 training is Career Step. They have an online course that will train you in the essentials of important MS applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint.  The course will also prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) credential. 

    http://www.careerstep.com/courses/microsoft-2007-office

     

    Hope this helps.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 6:30 AM