Introduction to Newswriting Student Earns 1,000th MOS Certification

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Introduction to Newswriting students taking their MOS certification practice test.

Last spring, Sandra Duhé, Chair of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA) reached out to OIT to learn how they could incorporate the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in the classroom. As a result, two CCPA courses are requiring their students to get MOS certified this semester.

During last week’s testing, CCPA student and Senior, Matthew Brink, received the University’s 1,000th Microsoft Office Specialist Certification since the program’s inception. Continue reading Introduction to Newswriting Student Earns 1,000th MOS Certification

You Could Be SMU’S 1000th MOS Certification!

MOS Cert BadgesWe are coming up on our 1000th Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification awarded here at SMU since launching the MOS Testing Center just two years ago. To celebrate, we will be providing the student that receives that 1000th certification with a Study Prize Pack that includes a $50 campus print credit along with a Starbucks gift card, and more!

But that is not all! Continue reading You Could Be SMU’S 1000th MOS Certification!

Fall 2019 OIT Security Update Now Available

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Did you know October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)?

Our Fall 2019 edition of the OIT Security Report is now available to the SMU community and in this edition, we focus on travel and cybersecurity. Find out the ups and downs of staying in a personal vacation rental property, how to be smart about internet access while traveling, plus learn more about the TSA’S new driver’s license requirement, and staying cyber-safe internationally. Also, Ms. Security is back to answer your questions about some recent data breaches.

To access the report, click the link below.

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iOS Users: Don’t Upgrade to 13… Just Yet!

Just wait on iOS 13The newest version of iOS 13 is out now, and it looks like the number 13 might not be a lucky number for Apple. According to Inc., the Department of Defense (DOD) sent an email last night “strongly encouraging” both its employees and contractors not to upgrade their iPhones to iOS 13, but rather to wait for the next release, iOS 13.1, to update their devices. Continue reading iOS Users: Don’t Upgrade to 13… Just Yet!