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Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

Microsoft Office forms the backbone of most modern businesses. As a Microsoft Office Specialist, you'll have the training and skills you need to thrive in a variety of careers and industries. This program gives students hands-on Microsoft Office training on programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. By the end of the program, students will be prepared to write the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam.

You will spend time learning both the basics of each Microsoft program, and will also delve deeper into the uses of each. This program helps students prepare for a career in a variety of business settings.

Program Courses

MAXEB - Microsoft Access
This course introduces the students to Relational Databases with Microsoft Access 2013. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft Access and databases in general. Students will learn the fundamental features of relational database and how databases are used to store related information and query the information. After learning how to create and modify a database and work with records, students will learn to sort the data and filter a database. Students will then explore the different ways to query a database and extract the information based on different criteria. Subsequent to working with multi-table databases, students will then learn to work with different types of functions to manipulate data, forms to input data into a database, and reports to display data.
MPXEB - Microsoft PowerPoint
This course introduces the students to presentation development and design with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training, and assessments. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 where you will learn about the common views, features, tools, and the environment of PowerPoint. The course then focuses on the core processes of development and design of robust PowerPoint presentations and enhancing the presentations with the rich media tools offered by PowerPoint. Students will learn to use the PowerPoint templates, outlines, and themes to design the presentation and then populate the slides with the various content items such as images, shapes, WordArt, SmartArt transitions, and other enhancements.
MEXEB - Microsoft Excel
This course introduces the students to spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training, and assessments. The course starts with an overview of spreadsheets and how to use the common features and functions of Microsoft Excel. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Excel where students learn how to enter and format data and use the various functions and formulas to manage and manipulate the data. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as performing quantitative analysis with logical, lookup, and various mathematical and financial functions. Depicting data visually is an important feature of Excel. Students will learn how to work with charts in Excel to produce a variety of different charts based on data housed in a spreadsheet. Finally students will learn to handle large volumes of data with DataSets and tables.
MWXEB - Microsoft Word
This course introduces the students to word processing with Microsoft Word 2013. Relying very heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training, and assessments. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft Office 2013 where you will learn about the common features of the Office applications and file management fundamentals. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Word where students learn proper document formatting, organization, and editing using the tools and features of the ribbon. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as working with tables, lists, objects, templates, footnotes and endnotes, and mail merges. Finally the course will explore the collaboration features of Word 2013 that allow users to share and collaborate on documents through the use of track changes, sharing and reviewing, and the use of SkyDrive.
MOXEB - Microsoft Outlook
This course covers using Microsoft Outlook 2013. This course will present the Microsoft Outlook application interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of an e-mail application, scheduling and calendars, contact lists, creating, forwarding, and managing messages.