#SMUCertified Contest Starts Now

MOS Study Prize PackWe recently celebrated our 1,000th Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification here at SMU. CCPA student and Senior, Matthew Brink, received his certification in Microsoft Word and became that honored recipient. For his efforts, Matthew was awarded a Study Prize Pack filled with goodies, such as a reusable LinkedIn Learning water bottle, a $25 Starbucks gift card, a $50 campus print credit, plus snacks and other treats. We want to offer other students a chance to win another Study Prize Pack. Continue reading #SMUCertified Contest Starts Now

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

Windows 7 Must Go!

No Windows 7With less than four months until Windows 7 is no longer supported, there are still approximately 1,000 University-owned computers running this older OS on campus.  Over the next few weeks, we will be working diligently to ensure Windows 10 is installed on all of these SMU devices.  This is not an optional upgrade, and we need your help to ensure all computers are updated in time! Continue reading Windows 7 Must Go!

Microsoft Office Certifications Now a Permanent Service

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoWe are delighted to announce that the Microsoft Office certification program, which initially started in 2017, has moved out of pilot phase and is now added to our list of permanent services offered by OIT. This program, administered by IT Training & Communications, is intended to serve as a student outreach and professional development opportunity for faculty and staff to engage in industry-standard certifications. Since it’s inception, 945 certifications were issued in the Microsoft Office Suite. Continue reading Microsoft Office Certifications Now a Permanent Service

IT Training Represents SMU at CERTIFIED Conference

Laurene Klassen, Manager of IT Training and Communication, recently returned from the CERTIFIED conference in Orlando, Florida where she was invited to share SMU’s certification success story “From Zero to 500—MOS 101 for Jump-starting and Marketing Your Certification Program” with approximately two hundred educators from all over the United States. Continue reading IT Training Represents SMU at CERTIFIED Conference