Over the summer, Microsoft released its latest versions of the Microsoft Office Specialist exams: Microsoft 365 Apps Associate and Microsoft 365 Apps Expert. Starting this semester, anyone interested in certifying with OIT will be offered the Microsoft 365 Apps exam, with the exception of the Outlook Associate exam, which is currently only available in the 2019 version. Continue reading Introducing the New Microsoft 365 Apps Exams
This Spring, OIT celebrates another significant milestone with our Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification program. We are pleased to announce the 5,000 certification holder—Amanda Maruster. Amanda is a sophomore majoring in Accounting with a minor in Statistics and Psychology. She completed both her Excel Associate and Excel Expert Certification alongside 310 students assigned one or more exams for ITOM 2308. Continue reading SMU’s MOS Certification Program Reaches 5,000 Certifications
Last summer, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Piyawan Charoensap-Kelly, also known as Dr. Kelly, assistant professor of organizational communication for Meadows’ Corporate Communication and Public Affairs division.
We met to discuss onboarding Dr. Kelly’s students of CCPA 3360: Business and Professional Communication to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification program. Dr. Kelly explained that this course examines both written and oral communications and also focuses on professional development. In our discussion, she mentioned that she was interested in having her students pursue both the Microsoft Word and PowerPoint certifications, which would complement designated learning outcomes.
This semester, Dr. Kelly reached out to me to earn her own certifications alongside her students. I took a moment to follow up and see how things went both for her and her class. Continue reading Microsoft Office Certifications Add Valuable Benefits to CCPA Course
The Adobe and Microsoft Certification program will continue this spring as a free resource for faculty to utilize in their classes and for all SMU community participants for professional development. Continue reading Adobe & Microsoft Certification Program Updates
The holiday season doesn’t mean the learning should stop! This December, LinkedIn Learning invites you to keep up the habit of discovering new things by taking part in their 12 Days of Learning challenge.
Accepting the challenge is simple! Just take a look at this calendar below. The PDF version with video links is also available here. Continue reading LinkedIn Learning Kicks Off “12 Days of Learning” Challenge