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Validate skills using the 2007 Microsoft ® Office system. Microsoft Business Certification represents an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations worldwide to become more efficient and innovative utilizing the powerful new features and functionality of the 2007 Office release. Are you preparing your students to succeed?
The Microsoft Business Certification advantage. Teachers can integrate certification into their business curriculum as a comprehensive, cost-effective solution. Students can acquire verifiable 2007 Microsoft Office system skills before they enter the job market. Students can validate their skills with the powerful new features of the most frequently used Office 2007 software programs. Students are better prepared to enter a competitive in the job market.
Validate skills on the most popular Microsoft Office programs and the Windows Vista™ operating system. Access™ 2007 New tools boost productivity by allowing employees to track, report, and share information in a manageable environment. Outlook ® 2007 A redesigned interface makes it easier to find and track information and connect with people. Windows Vista Dramatic improvements help people collaborate and connect to the best resources. Word 2007 Comprehensive tools and a new interface simplify creating and formatting documents. Excel ® 2007 Powerful new features let individuals analyze, share, and manage data with ease. PowerPoint ® 2007 Professional-looking presentations can be made with just a few clicks.
Why is Microsoft Business Certification important for students? Microsoft Business Certification is a cost-effective, ready-made addition to courses—offering students the opportunity to master 2007 Office skills required by businesses around the world. Certification ensures that students are prepared with validated skills and experience. Students with proven expertise in the new 2007 Office system technology will differentiate themselves in a competitive job market. Students can access a private site to download logos for business cards and resumes. Certification verifies a wide variety of desktop computing skills—not only in using programs, but also for specific job functions such as managing budgets and preparing presentations. Hiring managers and supervisors can look for Microsoft Business Certification in order to screen and select employees.
Microsoft Business Certifications Microsoft Official Pre-Test Series Provides a simple, low-cost way for individuals to identify their skill level. Online Pre-Tests make the first step towards certification easy and convenient. Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Series An exciting update to the core Microsoft Office Specialist credential. Validates skills with the 2007 Microsoft Office system as well as the new Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft Certified Application Professional Series Meets the needs of workers utilizing the 2007 Microsoft Office suites to deliver on projects and tasks that require advanced skills. Focus areas include Budgets, Managing Presentations, Managing Team Collaboration, and Supporting Organizations.
2007 Development Timeline 2007 Microsoft Office system launch Pre-Tests and Application Specialist credentials available for Word 2007 and Excel 2007 Pre-Test and Application Specialist credential available for PowerPoint 2007 Pre-Tests and Application Specialist credentials available for Outlook 2007 and Access 2007 Localization of Pre-Tests and Application Specialist exams begins Application Professional credential available for Managing Team Collaboration Application Professional credential available for Managing Presentations Pre-Test and Application Specialist credential available for Windows Vista Application Professional credential available for Managing Budgets Application Professional credential available for Supporting Organizations Localization of Application Professional exams begins January March May/June August September
The Microsoft Business Certification impact In a recent IDC survey: 3 of 4 supervisors believe administrative support employees proficient in Microsoft Office Technology play an important role in setting the standards for the organization's work processes 40% of supervisors report that MOS certified employees are a valuable resource to other employees. 89% of certified employees do not require additional supervision to perform their duties. 75% of all administrative employees require either moderate or advanced Microsoft Office skills and less than a third of companies test for job-specific computer capabilities. A full quarter of "bad hires" fail on the job because of inadequate computer or administrative skills. “Bad-hire" costs are 1-2 times the employee's salary.
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