Office 2019 Certification Exams Available

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoCertiport recently released the new Microsoft Office 2019 exams, and we are excited to announce they are now available options for certification on campus, except for Outlook and Access Expert. Outlook and Access Expert exams will be released later this spring and will complete the Office 2019 exam offerings. As of January 13, 2020, we will no longer be offering the Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist (MOS) Certification tests. Continue reading Office 2019 Certification Exams Available

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!

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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

Microsoft Office Certification Pilot Program Extended for Additional Year

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoIf you haven’t taken advantage of SMU’s Microsoft Office Pilot Program, it may be time to take a closer look! Last year, OIT announced a one-year pilot program to gauge interest in Certiport’s Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.  During the pilot, Microsoft Office Specialist exam certifications in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word have been offered for free to current SMU students, faculty, and staff. This industry-standard certification validates technical skills and speaks volumes to prospective employers. SMU students have quickly recognized this value as many who took this as a requirement for a course are returning to the labs to complete additional certifications. Continue reading Microsoft Office Certification Pilot Program Extended for Additional Year

SMU Staff Engage in Microsoft Office Certification Pilot Program

Over two dozen Microsoft Office certifications have been issued to staff since the program’s launch in September. “I’m excited to see staff begin to engage in this learning opportunity,” explained Rachel Mulry, Director of OIT Customer Service. “While we have a history of offering training in Microsoft technologies we have never been able to meet the demand to train to all the various skill levels we have on campus. This opportunity allows our staff to learn these applications at a much deeper level, and earn certifications at either a core (intermediate) or expert level.  Teams and managers alike benefit from this program as employees quickly use their new knowledge on the job.” Continue reading SMU Staff Engage in Microsoft Office Certification Pilot Program