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Choosing the right course?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by leeval, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. leeval

    leeval New Member

    I have just joined the forums and would like to say hello.

    I am looking to boost my CV by taking the MCAS route. I am thinking of ordering the home study package from Hays for 269 pounds, which will (according to their website) prepare me for the exams in the 2007 versions of Excel, Access, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint. they provide all of the relevant books/CD-roms/etc and also offer a 6 month tutor support network and access to their dedicated Student Community.

    I am hoping that this will give my career a boost and lead me into an analytical role within the banking group I currently work for.

    Would this be a good course to take, or should I go with the self-study books/cd-roms which may be slightly cheaper? In other words would the extra expenditure be worth it?
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I guess it all depends on your current experience and whether or not you actually need extra support. For some exams I have self-studied, for others I have used a tutor.

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  3. leeval

    leeval New Member

    Well I am most interested in Excel to begin with. I have 6 or 7 e-books including a couple of Microsoft Press Books, Excel for Dummies, etc and like to think I am fairly intelligent.

    However, if the course offers some kind of structured learning plan with assignments and such, it could possibly be worth it. Yet at the same time I am thinking about the cost and wondering whether what they are offering can justify the expenditure.

    I have two weeks off after this week so would ideally like to cram a lot of work/study in that time and be exam ready shortly after.
  4. leeval

    leeval New Member

    Further to my previous posts, I am unable to find a local test centre in Manchester. The two recommended by the Certiport website have told me that they do not offer the exams?

    Can anyone advise where I can find my local test centres for MOS 2007?
  5. frankcastle

    frankcastle Bit Poster

    It really depends upon ability to grasp things as quickly as possible. when trying to learn yourself, make sure that you have internet with you and you can read and understand certain concepts from Google if you ever stuck up somewhere.
    Certifications: MCSE

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