Which businesses/jobs have prerequisites of Microsoft Office experience?
I am currently studying to obtain my Microsoft Master Certificate for 2013 Word, and will be obtaining my Excel Expert later on. I really was wondering about how often MOS experience is needed and who would be impressed by it. #business #office-management #microsoft-office #prerequisites #microsoft-excel #microsoft-word #microsoft-master
Linda Ann’s Answer
You will not be offered a "white or pink collar" job without Microsoft Office skills. While you may not be required to know MS Access, on day 1 of most jobs, your employer might provide you with on-the-job training if generating reports from a database is an important component of that job!
So, if your concern is that you might be wasting your time with your certificate program, please put that concern to rest. Virtually all jobs require both MS Word and MS Excel. MS PowerPoint might also be necessary if you will be making presentations!
Good luck in your future career endeavors.
Unless you intend to work in a jungle, and chances are even there you need some form of communication.
Good for you about your masters. Technology is the way of the world now. and seeing that you have such a specific focus is Greatt!!.
There are more then 700 million people using internet.
WORDS do matter, how you speak and express yourself. Always be courteous on the internet. THIS alone will impress people.
Office is nothing if it is not communication. And the software is simply a tool to help you with it.
Keep it up Brandon. You're on the good track.
So overall, the certifications aren't a huge deal on their own, but it does show you have skills and are motivated.
All office jobs require some type of Microsoft Office experience. Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel are the most popular and are the programs you will need to be advanced or expert in.
MS Office experience is needed by any/all professional jobs unless you plan on working in a blue collar construction job the more proficient you are with the Office suite the more successful you will be
Microsoft Office is much more than mostly people people know, MOS is just step 1. I skimmed through MOS curriculum and its seems introduction to MS Office and nothing else. Out of all the applications in MS-Office, MS-Excel proficiency is critical, the others are very simple and can be easily learnt while doing tasks regularly.
For you day to day corporate life ... I would recommend learn advance excel (youtube is a good source),
Learn stuff like Nested IF, IFERROR, VLOOKUP, COUNTA, COUNTIF, transformation like CONCATINATE, FIND .. Date Time transformation etc. CONDITIONAL FORMATTING, Drop down LIST and LIST+INDIRECT, TEXT TO COLUMN, REMOVE DUPLICATE, PIVOTS & CALCULATED FIELDS, CHARTS and Embedding Linked CHARTS to PowerPoint and similar.
Learning speed and accuracy should be your objective, you can use sample data and build your proficiency.
Next is SharePoint, or any similar product used by your company for collaboration - proficiency in this will take you places.
NOTE - the above prescription is way too advance and takes time to learn and years to master but once you enter corporate world, you'll see a these skill would make you life so much easier and you would have various opportunists to grow!
Most, if not all, of the jobs requires from you to apply your MS office knowledge; however the type of software to be used and the level of expertise varies according to the business/job. Microsoft excel is very powerful tool which would make your professional life easier whether it is used as a primary tool or as a supportive tool to make quantitative analysis.
Having said that I strongly recommend building your expertise on MS Excel, learning functions & features like INDIRECT, Nested IF (), Pivots, Rank in Pivot, Conditional Formatting, Graphs, Calculated Items, Slicers, and transformations like Concatenate, Text to columns would be great for exceeding in your career.