Posts tagged: Excel

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. read more

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.

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

Online IT courses

23 February 2015

Ever wanted to learn more about Excel, Word or PowerPoint? Now the University is offering you the chance to brush up your skills, for absolutely free, online.

Short courses include Excel Pivot Tables and Macros, how to format a dissertation in Word and how to add media to PowerPoint, among many others. The full range of courses covers:

  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Project
  • SharePoint
  • Word

All you need is your University email to log on. Access the elearning from here: http://www.salford.ac.uk/skills-for-learning/home/it-and-digital-skills/online-it-training read more

Get the MOS out of Microsoft

28 December 2014

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The Library is offering all students the opportunity of gaining Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 certification – for free. This is an industry recognised qualification that shows you have proven IT skills – in demand in a competitive job market.

But it’s not just about getting a qualification for your CV. In working towards MOS certification you’ll find yourself tapping into the full capabilities of Microsoft Office, enabling you to complete university assignments and projects with greater confidence and efficiency. read more

Struggling with your studies? Get Skills for Learning

11 December 2014

skills for learning captureSkills for Learning is a great new website that brings study support together in one easy to find place. It covers all the main areas of:

– Reading and writing

– Finding and understanding information

– Using and referencing information

– IT and digital skills

– Working with numbers

– Group work and presentations

– Assessment, revision and exams

– Supporting your dyslexia or disability

Go and have a look around the site to see what support you can get today from eLearning, videos and guides, or another day by booking onto a workshop, calling into a drop in or arranging a one to one appointment. read more

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: read more

How to show Standard Deviation in Excel

16 May 2014

We’ve had lots of questions about how you calculate and display Standard Deviation in Excel recently. Standard Deviation is a measure of how spread out the numbers in a range are: it is a more sophisticated analysis than Average (Mean). Excel has an inbuilt formula – STDEV – which you can use to calculate Standard Deviation on a range of data on your Excel worksheet:

1. Click on the cell where you want the answer to appear.
2. Type: =STDEV(
3. Insert the cell range that you want to calculate the Standard Deviation for.
4. Close the brackets. Your formula should look something like this: =STDEV (C6:C12)
5. Accept (press Enter). read more