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  • Hi I understand there is a similar question to this but I needed a bit more clarification!

    I am looking to bulk up my CV and as I work in the retail industry I have had limited need for computer skills or rather computer programs. I am aware of the main features of say the microsoft programs but not so in depth that I could use them in a clerical job. 

    There is a course on offer with learn direct which covers 25 different aspects of the microsoft office suite. I do not get a qualification but I can take an exam at the end to hopefully gain one. My question is: am I better going for the ECDL course which although I know some parts are very basic is a wider range of subject area's or learn each programs features and uses from books and take the exam when I feel I'm ready? I just don't want to drop money on a course that's not as detailed as it needs to be or will not help me in preparation for an exam.

    Thank you in advance! 

    Here is the link to the course I refer too: http://www2.learndirect-business.com/business-courses/MS-Desktop-2010-Complete-all-25-courses/?CMP=salehomepg

    Friday, January 25, 2013 3:00 PM

Answers

  • In my opinion, this e-Learning course is really cheap. It is just less than 7 pound per month. I have not tried this non-official course ware before and I wouldn't say no to this until I know how well the content / materials is. 

    E-Learning is good if you are attached to a computer most of the time or if you like to self-study at home. Else, if you prefer to study on the go (example, while on the road to work or during lunch time.) I would suggest that you go for the physical book.

    However, if you still prefer e-Learning, why not check out the following?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/office-training.aspx

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/collection.aspx?guid=20123741-A8DE-4406-82BD-1009D9AD967D [Microsoft Word 2010]

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/collection.aspx?guid=EB27EC77-86BB-4E70-A198-0BD251C3E695 [Microsoft Excel 2010]

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/collection.aspx?guid=F63E8241-27D8-4884-9987-9F8117417A19 [Microsoft PowerPoint 2010]


    Regards,
    Milton Goh
    MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCP
    Blog: blog.nerdytwo.com
    Twitter: @miltongoh

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:13 AM

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  • In my opinion, this e-Learning course is really cheap. It is just less than 7 pound per month. I have not tried this non-official course ware before and I wouldn't say no to this until I know how well the content / materials is. 

    E-Learning is good if you are attached to a computer most of the time or if you like to self-study at home. Else, if you prefer to study on the go (example, while on the road to work or during lunch time.) I would suggest that you go for the physical book.

    However, if you still prefer e-Learning, why not check out the following?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/office-training.aspx

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/collection.aspx?guid=20123741-A8DE-4406-82BD-1009D9AD967D [Microsoft Word 2010]

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/collection.aspx?guid=EB27EC77-86BB-4E70-A198-0BD251C3E695 [Microsoft Excel 2010]

    https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/collection.aspx?guid=F63E8241-27D8-4884-9987-9F8117417A19 [Microsoft PowerPoint 2010]


    Regards,
    Milton Goh
    MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCP
    Blog: blog.nerdytwo.com
    Twitter: @miltongoh

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:13 AM
  • Hi there,

    Thank you very much for your reply! I think I shall go with the course as at least I will be asked to do certain things rather than just copy from a book!

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:15 AM