Available IT Training for Summer 2019

Summer is here, which means classes, camps, and gearing up for the fall semester. OIT is providing several opportunities to rejuvenate your technical skills with training and certification!

Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Continue

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we’re taking a load off! We will continue to offer testing sessions for obtaining Microsoft Office Specialist certifications until the beginning of August. You can visit smu.edu/mos for more details on getting your study and practice materials! Continue reading Available IT Training for Summer 2019

Over 900 Mustangs are Microsoft Office Certified!

Microsoft Office Specialist LogoThe Microsoft Certification program has concluded another successful year. The program, which has moved out of pilot and recently received permanent funding, issued 477 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications to faculty, staff and students during this fiscal year. Since its inception, 920 certifications have been awarded. Continue reading Over 900 Mustangs are Microsoft Office Certified!

Microsoft Office Certification: It’s As Easy As 1,2,3

In today’s market, standing out amongst the competition can be tricky. Employers are looking for candidates who not only have the appropriate educational background and experience but also possess skills that can produce immediate organizational impact. A Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is a simple opportunity to add globally recognized value to your resume. At SMU, students, staff, and faculty alike can gain a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification to endorse their proficiencies in all Microsoft Office applications, proving to employers they have what it takes to make an immediate impact in their career. Achieving certification is as easy as steps 1, 2, and 3.
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Microsoft Certifications: 700 and Counting

Get Certified with MOS CertificationOver 700 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications have been issued since the MOS pilot program began in September 2017. This semester, nearly 300 students from Cox, Dedman, and Simmons will be participating in the program as faculty representing eight class sections are utilizing the Microsoft Office exams in their coursework. In total, OIT has worked with 24 class sections since the pilot program’s inception. Continue reading Microsoft Certifications: 700 and Counting

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