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MOS 2007 track?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by neutralhills, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. neutralhills

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    Has anyone heard when the MS Office Specialist 2007 track is being made available? I've had so many requests (well in excess of 100 now) to do MS Office training, that I'm finally going to bite the bullet. I've got willing customers, I've got a six station classroom in my store, and I'm a CTT+, so I might as well.

    Except that going deep into Excel is about as exciting as... as... getting a lap dance from Rita MacNeil. (Canadians know what I'm talking about and will probably be traumatized by the thought.)

    Anyhow, getting the MOS training will make sense for me financially, but I don't want to waste time with the 2003 track when it's 2007 training that everyone is asking for. So I've bought myself a copy of Enterprise and am going through self-study resources online now. Just have to wait for MS to catch up with the exams.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Good question. All is quiet on the Microsoft front... if I hear anything after kicking the bushes, I'll be sure to respond.
     
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    I'm an idiot. The name of the cert has been changed from MOS to Microsoft Certified Application Specialist. Information on the cert, and the available exams, can be found here.

    Looks like I'm off and running.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    As am I... we rarely hear about the Office tracks because they're not very popular, so I had forgotten about the name switch. :oops:
     
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    In the last month I've had people walking in off the street asking about Office 2007 training. Also been getting calls from all of the nearby (within 3 hour drive) adult learning councils. And a bunch of the local businesses. There really is a strong demand there because most geeks don't find the MOS/MCAS tracks all that sexy and tend to go for server/network administration. There's a real shortage of Office trainers.

    I'm a firm believer that $200+/hr is sexy in its own right so if doing MCAS exams puts that kind of dosh in my wallet, well, I'm all for it. Even if it means learning Excel in depth. UGH.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Agreed! I'd do it as well!

    I hope you get a lot of people sign up... you'd do well to provide that training. I remember watching some of those training videos you cooked up with ;De... excellent stuff.
     
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  7. UKDarkstar
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    If you're not already an MS Partner then I would suggest you sign up. You can get hold of their Action Pack of software (which includes office enterprise 2007) very cheaply - in UK you pay £199 for several £,000's worth of software.

    As a Partner I also attended the Office Xp Gym they ran a few years back which was training at their UK HQ for Office Trainers (and it was free). It was truly excellent as they supplied loads of training material for us to use on training courses and made the point that they hadn't put a copyright on it - don't know what they run in Canada but def worth investigating !
     
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