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Did you think you have great Word 2007 skills? Does everyone in the office come to you for help with Excel 2007 or PowerPoint? Are you the Access 2007 database guru at work?
Well – instead of helping everyone else all the time, how about you take some time to invest in yourself – and get a credential that proves your worth to your organisation!
You want to become a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (or MCAS).
What is a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist? Someone who knows their stuff – that’s what! Basically it means that possess the right skills and expertise to shine when using one of the Microsoft Office 2007 programs.
There is a different exam for each program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access).. and you don’t have to do all of them! – Say you are just the best at PowerPoint and want to show that on your resume… then just do the PowerPoint 2007 exam. Simple!
If you are interested, here is a quick list of the exams that you could take:
- 77-601: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Word 2007
- 77-602: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007
- 77-603: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
- 77-604: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
- 77-605: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Access 2007
What kind of things do you need to know?
Here is a quick look at the topics covered in the Word 2007 exam:
- Creating and customising documents
- Formatting content
- Working with visual content
- Organising content
- Reviewing documents
- Sharing and securing content
To learn more about the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist, and what could be on the other Office 2007 exams – visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/msbc/requirements/default.mspx
And if you are studying for any of the exams – make sure you take a look through the rest of this site (www.TheNewPaperclip.com – just in case you didn’t know)… as you might learn a thing or two that will be handy in your exam!
’till next time!