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MCAS

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by daz1, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. daz1

    daz1 New Member

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    Hi I am just researching the MCAS which is taking over from the MOS series. I have looked at several providers of training and most offering the course covering all 5 topics at USER level. Ie user word 2007, User Excel 2007 etc... One provider quoted me for £697 for the whole course not incl VAT and another well known provider for half this price fo all 5 subjects.

    What I need to know, is can I not just buy the Microsoft Step by Step course books from Amazon all five subjects Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007, Access 2007, Outlook 2007, for less than £100. Will this be sufficient to just book myself to a MCAS individual exam?

    Cheers
     
  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    You should be ok to do that but for more info on study for this see :

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/8/8/f880e157-05da-4cb2-a137-59f8f468f74c/msbc_roadmap.xps

    Oh and there's also this :

    http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/12291.aspx

    and some useful links towards the bottom of this page (this is for Word but there will be similar for other products) :

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/77-601.mspx#EOC

    Hope all that helps !
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    One thing that I have to point out. Not all centres will let you sit the exam with them it you haven't done the courses with them. In our area, we're lucky Tresham (which is also a certiport testing centre) do allow you to sit the exams without the course. I would contact the testing centres near you to confirm that they do allow this.

    With the MCAS there is only 1 level, unlike the MOS/MOUS which had 3 level (I believe). Microsoft will be releasing the next tier of their business certifications called the MCAP.

    This is the business version (and I use that term lightly) of the MCTS - MCITP exams.

    -Ken
     
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    Welcome to CF:D

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