Staff Utilizes Microsoft Office Certification to Sharpen Skills

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoAs our Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot Program moves along, we’re meeting all kind of interesting students, faculty, and staff members who are using Office in many different ways. One example is staff member Jie Sun, who works as an Academic Data Analyst in the Dean’s Office at Dedman College. Jie has just recently earned his Excel Expert certification and is working on obtaining certifications for all of the other Office programs!

“I use the Microsoft Office tools quite often in my daily work, and these certifications will help me utilize the full functionality of these tools,” Sun said after completing his first set of exams. “Although I used Excel before, I used only a small part of what it can do. These skills can contribute a lot to improve my work efficiency.”

Jie has also found the preparation tools offered by OIT to be very helpful in preparing for the official exam. The GMetrix MOS practice exams replicate the actual exam environment, allowing you to become more comfortable when the actual test comes around.

Interested in Certification?

If you would like to take the first step in becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist, visit our page at Getting started is easy and there is no cost for SMU students, faculty, and staff!

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.