If you are currently working towards a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification and studying on your personal computer, make sure that Microsoft Office does not update automatically just yet!
Office 365, the Office subscription service provided to you by SMU, normally updates automatically on your computer. Since Office 2019 is now being introduced, some students have reported that after updates were applied their MOS practice exams in GMetrix no longer work! This is because the exam focuses on Office 2016 and is not compatible with newer versions.
Here’s how you can stop automatic updates so you can continue practicing for your Office 2016 exam: Continue reading Studying for MOS Certification? Don’t Update Office!
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
If 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
As 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! Continue reading Staff Utilizes Microsoft Office Certification to Sharpen Skills
At the end of September, the Office of Information Technology announced the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Pilot program. “This pilot initiative illustrates one of the many services that IT offers for both students and faculty which makes available leading-edge Microsoft certificate credentialing as part of SMU’s already extraordinary academic course content, ” stated Jason Warner, Director of Academic Technology. Continue reading Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Pilot Program Update