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Excel Certification RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking to upgrade my Excel skills and qualifications for the job market in the field of  accounting/auditing. 

     What Excel certifications should I explore?  I currently use and have been upgrading and practing my skills in Excel 2007.  I have been exploring MCAS certification in Excel 2007. 

     - Is Excel 2010 vastly different?  Is it worth the financial investment to upgrade to Excel 2010 and get the certification in Excel 2010?

     

    Saturday, February 19, 2011 7:36 PM

Answers

  • You're going to want to look at the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications for this.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx

    That's the only certification you will be able to get with Microsoft Excel skills.  Excel 2010 is similar in many ways to Excel 2007, but there are differences in the products such as the addtion of SparkLines in 2010 (miniature charts that fit inside of cells).

    You can get a complete picture of what is new here:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/what-s-new-in-excel-2010-HA010369709.aspx

    I would focus on learning the new software and obtaining a relevant certification towards that, as what you learn there will be applicable to those who use older versions, plus position you ahead of most, for those who are moving to the new software.

    r/
    john


    John Wildes | Senior Enterprise Architect | United Airlines | Desktop Engineering
    Sunday, February 20, 2011 2:39 AM
  • I have access to Excel courses directly from MS at a wholesale cost if you want me to send you some info let me know.
    Derek Gulizia
    Monday, February 21, 2011 4:18 PM

All replies

  • You're going to want to look at the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications for this.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx

    That's the only certification you will be able to get with Microsoft Excel skills.  Excel 2010 is similar in many ways to Excel 2007, but there are differences in the products such as the addtion of SparkLines in 2010 (miniature charts that fit inside of cells).

    You can get a complete picture of what is new here:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/what-s-new-in-excel-2010-HA010369709.aspx

    I would focus on learning the new software and obtaining a relevant certification towards that, as what you learn there will be applicable to those who use older versions, plus position you ahead of most, for those who are moving to the new software.

    r/
    john


    John Wildes | Senior Enterprise Architect | United Airlines | Desktop Engineering
    Sunday, February 20, 2011 2:39 AM
  • I have access to Excel courses directly from MS at a wholesale cost if you want me to send you some info let me know.
    Derek Gulizia
    Monday, February 21, 2011 4:18 PM
  • Hi Derek, I am about to take MS Excel certification. I'd appreciate any material to share.

    Thanks,

    Cecilia

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:36 PM