Posts tagged: Microsoft

Congratulations David! Our first MOS Master 2016

16 December 2016

Congratulations to David E Sanchez Espinoza on becoming the University’s first person to qualify as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Master 2016, since it was introduced in September. Yes, last week was an eventful one for David, as he also graduated with an MSc in Petroleum and Gas Engineering.

Determined to achieve Master status before he left Salford, achieving this certification felt like an early Christmas present to himself!

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David Sanchez Espinoza – MOS 2016 Master

David recommends the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) programme to all, and not just to enhance a CV.

“I think that many of us are familiar with Microsoft Office applications, but only to a limited level. I wanted to use this opportunity to develop my skills and broaden my knowledge in the applications that are really relevant to my career field. Going through the MOS programme has allowed me to do that.

I now have much more confidence in producing professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the workplace. And getting a certificate that validates my knowledge is definitely worth it.”

Want to know more about MOS?

It’s a globally recognised certification programme, and is freely available to all current students and staff at the University.

The training software is aimed at candidates who have an existing knowledge of their chosen application/s, but perhaps need to strengthen or widen that knowledge to become ‘exam ready’.

How many exams you take is entirely up to you – the choices are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and/or Access. Expert level certification is also available in Word and Excel. Or you can aim even higher with the MOS Master certification, as David did, by passing a combination of four exams.

Don’t put it off ’til tomorrow – join the MOS programme today

Our first Microsoft Office Specialist Master!

5 May 2015

Majd Al-tujjar, Microsoft Office Specialist MasterCongratulations to Majd Al-tujjar, a postgraduate student from Computing, Science & Engineering, who is the first person to become a Microsoft Office Specialist Master in a new programme offered by the University to all students and staff.

Twenty candidates have succeeded at individual exams as part of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) programme, which is free to students and staff across the University.

Majd Al-tujjar passed four exams in quick succession, in Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint and Outlook, to gain the Master qualification.

He certainly recommends the programme to all who want to enhance their CV with this globally recognised qualification. He said: “I always wanted to have a deeper knowledge about Microsoft Office programs than I had already and the MOS certification programme has helped me to get more than I thought. It helps me to demonstrate that I have now the deepest level of skills needed to use Office programs proficiently.”

The MOS programme offers the option of gaining certification in one or more applications or aiming for the Masters certification (a combination of four exams) as Majd did.  For more information on the MOS programme visit www.salford.ac.uk/library/mos

Are you ready to take a MOS exam?

There are two exam dates this month, 7th  May and 28th May. So if you’re MOS registered and are scoring 70% or over in the self-study training software, then you’re ready to book your exam place via Advantage.

Excel Mouse Pointer shapes

14 April 2015

It’s amazing how many Excel users don’t realise that the mouse pointer changes shape depending on its context. If you’re a University of Salford student and come to our classroom session on Excel Basics, you’ll get to practise using the different mouse pointer shapes. But if you can’t make it to a classroom session, this video should get you on the right path.

Help with Excel, PowerPoint and Word

12 June 2014

If you’re a student at Salford and struggling with any aspect of Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint – help is at hand.

A new series of drop in sessions and classroom based courses to help you brush up your IT skills are now available. Whether you need to know how to use formulas in Excel or how to sort out the headings on your dissertation, there’s a session for you, crafted by our team of friendly Digital Skills Trainers, based in the Library.

Here are three ways you can access training and support with IT skills at Salford:

Drop In:
Tuesday 24 June, 8 July, 22 July – Clifford Whitworth Library, second floor extension, room 202a. Times: 1-3pm
Wednesday 18 June, 2 July, 16 July, 30 July. Allerton Learning Space, Seminar Room (CLib105). Times: 1-3pm

Bring your questions/issues with any aspect of Word, PowerPoint or Excel.

Classroom sessions:
New timetable of free training courses is now out. Check out our range of courses on the Library website and book your place on the Advantage system.

Online training:
There’s a great range of elearning on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and much more, for you to work through at your own pace. The training courses are extremely thorough: pick just the aspects you want to learn more about. Online training available here.