The impetus for requiring MOUS
certification first came from business professors who noticed that many students lacked the computer software skills needed to complete general business assignments, such as preparing PowerPoint slides to serve as visual aids to presentations, tracking a company's cash flow using an Excel spreadsheet or producing professional-looking documents using Microsoft Word.
The National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET) at Bellevue Community College, in concert with Certiport, hopes to raise the level of instructor confidence and validate instructor proficiency by extending MOUS
Master certification to educators at a discounted price.
More than 500,000 MOUS
certifications have been awarded globally in 137 countries and 18 languages.
Those who achieve MOUS
certification gain the upper hand in the job search process," said Joe Dougherty, President of Course Technology.
In a recent study* of MOUS
professionals and supervisors, 85 percent of respondents indicated that MOUS
certified employees are more productive in Office applications than other non-certified workers.
I suspect the free re-test option will be very popular in getting novice test takers to pursue MOUS
With the release of Microsoft Office(R) 2000, individuals must pass five MOUS
exams -- including Microsoft Outlook(R) 2000 -- to obtain certification.
Prior to entering the program, attendees receive Course Technology's SAM(TM) 2000 Net-Ready (Skills Assessment Manager) software product, a learning and assessment tool that allows users to perform tasks in the Microsoft Office environment and prepares them for MOUS
We can also proudly say that we have helped thousands of individuals prepare for their MOUS
certification over the past few years using our Office 97 and Office 2000 approved products.
Through this sponsorship, secondary teachers will utilize SAM, Course Technology's popular live-in-the-application, skills-based assessment software for Microsoft(R) Office 2000 and Skill Measure their simulated Office 2000 assessment software to train and prepare for MOUS
These courses increase user skills with popular Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and help learners prepare for the MOUS