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Start training to earn your Microsoft Office Certification!

If you work with Microsoft Office applications, the Microsoft Office Specialist Emporium is for you!

Register now for the Microsoft Office Specialist Emporium!

Several FREE emporium-style training sessions will be held in the IT Training Room, Quentin Burdick Building 150D:

Open sessions:

These sessions are now full:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Monday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All sessions are available to staff and faculty who work with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The first several minutes will include a brief demonstration of the Office 2013 training software now available and provide you with information on how you can improve your skills in Microsoft Office applications while working toward earning an official Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification. MOS Certifications are the official credential backed by Microsoft and recognized world-wide as demonstration of proficiency in Office applications.

The remainder of the class is an emporium style session utilizing a guided self-discovery approach to learning and can accommodate all levels of expertise, whether you are just starting to work with Office 2013 or are an advanced user with years of experience. Since this is a flexible learning environment, you are welcome to stay for as much of the session as your schedule allows and are welcome and encouraged to bring your questions about how you can utilize Office applications to perform your work more effectively.

Seating is limited to 20 people, but additional sections will be opened later as demand requires.

We hope to see you there!

Fall Learning Opportunities

We’ve lined up an extensive schedule of free classes for fall. Along with a full list of our regularly scheduled classes, we have several new classes available this fall. We're offering everything from Blackboard to 'clickers' to Office 365 and more! Check out what's available below. . .

Classes begin immediately on Wednesday, September 24 and continue through December. Check out the class descriptions, the current schedule, and/or register for the classes you want now! Pre-registration is required.

These classes tend to fill quickly, so register now to guarantee your space! If a class you want to attend is currently filled, you'll be placed on a wait list so we can contact you if space becomes available later.

Contact Lorna Olsen (231-6328) or Cj johnson (231-6245) for more information.

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What's Available?

Note: Some classes are repeated more than once to allow you to pick the session(s) which best fit your schedule!

  • Getting Started with Tegrity
  • Getting Started with Turningpoint 5 Clickers
  • CMS (TYPO3) Training
    • CMS (TYPO3) Basics
    • Working with Images
    • Menus and Email Forms
  • Blackboard
    • Rubrics: Increased Clarity, Efficiency and Consistency
    • Large Class Management
    • Social Tools: Wikis, Blogs, Journals, and Discussion Boards
  • Access 2013
    • Part One
    • Part Two
  • Excel 2013
    • Excel Basics: Part One and Part Two
    • Database Tools
    • Pivot Tables
    • Macros and Tools
  • PowerPoint 2013
    • Creating Posters
    • Audio and Video
  • Thesis Formatting in Word 2013
  • Prezi Pizzazz! A PowerPoint Alternative
  • Microsoft Lync
  • Office 365: Sharepoint, One Drive and Web Apps
  • Photoshop
    • Photoshop for Beginners
    • Work Area
    • Retouching Photos
    • Working with Filters
    • Transforming images and Text
    • Exploring Layers
  • Audio Editing in Audacity
  • iMovie
  • Screen Recording with Camtasia
  • Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Google Sites
  • InDesign CS6

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Last Updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:14:33 AM