Posts by Maggie

Microsoft Office Exam could see you win $7,000 in New York

5 November 2018

You could win $7000 at the MOS World Championships in New York

Test your skills in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, by sitting a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam with The Library, and put yourself in with the chance to win $7000 at the Microsoft Office World Championships in New York.

Passing one of our free exams – which would cost you around £90 each in the commercial sector – will automatically enter you into the MOS Four Nations Championship in London. From there, you’d need to win the Word, Excel or PowerPoint category to make it to New York.

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Don’t just say it, Prove it! Gain Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications – for free

14 November 2017

Want to prove to potential employers that you have the MS Office IT skills they want? Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the answer.

Don’t take our word for it

Photographs of successful MOS candidates

Successful candidates Raza, David and Judith, are all MOS Masters, but you decide how far you want to go with your MOS journey.

“I have used this opportunity to broaden my knowledge in the applications that are really relevant to my career field. And getting a certificate that validates my knowledge is definitely worth it.” David Sanchez Espinoza, Computing, Science & Engineering. read more

Is formatting your dissertation/thesis harder than you expected?

17 July 2017

If you’re struggling with word processing your dissertation/thesis, then you’re not alone. It can be a demanding task, with many students find this aspect of the process more time consuming and stressful than they anticipated. But MS Word provides tools and features that make this task so much easier to manage. You can save time, learn the skills to work more effectively and reduce your anxiety levels too.

Do you know how to…?

  • Create an automatic table of contents for your document headings?
  • Apply Word’s ‘Captions’ for figures and tables, and create automatic listings for them?
  • Apply different page numbering formats to the different parts of your document?
  • Change page orientation mid-document, e.g. to accommodate a large chart?

No? What??? Then you need to check out our handbook and video resources… read more

Shaho passes 7 MOS exams in 2 days

6 May 2016

With only the final touches needed to complete his MSc dissertation, Petroleum & Gas Engineering student, Shaho Mohamedali wanted to add MOS qualifications to his CV but only had a short window of opportunity, before returning home to Iraq.

On arrival at the exam session he wondered… could he take the ‘Specialist’ exams for all seven available applications in one day? Well, we’re flexible when we can be. Shaho had met the testing criteria for all seven applications. With his leaving date in mind, we agreed. read more

Office 365 – it’s not just email!

23 September 2015

As a student at Salford University you have an Office 365 account, which gives you access to:

  • Your  email account
  • Online versions of Microsoft Office
  • 1 terabyte of file storage on the cloud.
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    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. read more

    Are you ready for your Microsoft Office Specialist Exam?

    2 March 2015

    Wow! Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 (MOS) candidates have achieved an impressive 92% pass rate so far this year.

    So, if you’ve registered for MOS but haven’t got around to trying the software yet, why not take a practice test today and see how you do. You might surprise yourself with how much you already know!

    The GMetrix practice tests give you a clear idea of what to expect in a real exam, and when you score over 70% then you’re ready to book a place on an exam session. And of course, you don’t have to sit an exam for every application – which is ideal, if you only want to be certified for one or two applications. read more