Here are materials for being a successful administrative supervisor and manager. I use these materials for my webinars and on-site presentations. I would love to hear back from you and about your experiences in supervisory/management roles firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Let’s start the year off right with learning and laughter! On Friday, January 22, at 1:30 PM (EST) join me for a free 30-minute webinar on Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system, Windows 10. I’ll overview new features, removed features, and important gotcha’s with upgrading, installing, and using Windows 10. Here’s a PDF of my favorite 10 items in Windows 10, enjoy!
We’ll look at these new features:
Cortana – The New Microsoft Assistant and help system,
Here’s your technology and soft skills summer school. Attend Millennium Manager – How to Supervise and Manage in the Digital Age at no cost with the discount code ManageMe. Move from zero to hero with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with the popular Excelling @ Excel series and How to present like a Pro – PowerPoint Pizazz. Also, Office 365/2013/2013 and Windows 8 in August. Stay tuned and stay informed.
Here are the links to register with the subjects, dates, and times:
Hi, Let’s continue to Excel @ Excel. With our webinar 6 on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST. we will increase our Excel learning and march into success as we prepare for the Excel 2013 Core exam. This webinar focuses on the differences between Excel 2010 and 2013 which there are many. Generally, the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams emphasize new features and functionality of the latest and greatest product version. After exploring the new features in 2013 Excel, we will take a practice exam on the new project based 2013 Excel certification.
Our seventh MOS Study/Support group webinar consisted of PowerPoint 2013 and new features. The webinar displayed areas of PowerPoint for which the certification exam will cover. After demonstrating using features of PowerPoint, I took a practice project exam and scored a 1000! Shocking, I know. So, please watch perfection in PowerPoint exam in progress. ENJOY! Here are the registration and replay links. You must register, if you haven’t already, and then you may view the webinar at no cost. THANKS!
Hi, Let’s continue to Excel @ Excel. With our webinar 6 on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST. we will increase our Excel learning and march into success as we prepare for the Excel 2013 Core exam. This webinar focuses on the differences between Excel 2010 and 2013 which there are many. Generally, the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams emphasize new features and functionality of the latest and greatest product version. After exploring the new features in 2013 Excel, we will take a practice exam on the new project based 2013 Excel certification. Put on your geek hat as we excel at Microsoft’s Excel 2013.
I have had several requests for 2010 and 2013 Excel MOS webinars. So let’s plan Excel 2010 on Tuesday, February 24, at 7:00 PM EST and Excel 2013 in March. We will work with important formulas and functions in Excel that we are likely to be tested on the exam. I will teach about the syntax of formulas and functions and the different reference types and offer best practices for creating and editing formulas and functions. Then we will take a practice 2010 Excel core exam through GMetrix. If any one has passed an Excel 2010 core exam, let me know; everyone would love to hear of your experience and advice.
In March, we march on to Excel 2013/365 and the more difficult project based exam for 2013 Excel core. In the future get ready for the All Powerful and All Difficult project based Excel Expert 2013 which is unbelievable in the power of new Pivot Tables and new functions. I have asked Melissa Esquibel, MCT and Master at the 2013 level (and beyond to infintity!), to help us through the exam and preparation. .
The future is NOW! Do you know 75% of organizations will convert to Office 2013/Office 365 by next year, based on my IT and HR contacts? As an example. I have one nonprofit and one government agency as clients, that are converting to Office 2013/Office 365 from Office 2007 and 2010 in March for which I am very grateful. Practice, Prepare, and Plan for the future of Microsoft Office with these webinars for 2010 and 2013.
So put on your math hat as we concentrate on formulas and functions. Let’s excel with the MOS 2010 and 2013 Excel exams.
We’ll have our third and final MOS webinar for this year on November 4, Tuesday. We are honored to have Richard Hemma, Sales Director at Certiport, as our featured speaker. Please forward questions to me for Richard to address by Monday, November 3, afternoon. While I’m sure he will answer questions on line, let’s plan and prepare in advance as much as possible. Our webinar begins at 8:00 PM EST on November 4, Tuesday, so go vote and then attend our webinar.
I hope you can plan to spend some time studying and preparing to certify sometime next year over the holidays. Certifying makes a great New Year’s resolution. We’ll have our next webinar in mid-January, 2015.
Here is the registration link to attend the webinar live or to replay at your convenience:
Hi! Here is information about our Microsoft Office Specialist Certification second webinar. My plan for Webinar 3 is to have Richard Hemma, Certiport – Sales Director, answer questions that you provide in advance and give us insightful tips on taking the exams, the process, etc. My plan is to have this the week of November 3 or November 10, so stay tuned. We will plan our fourth webinar for mid-January. I want to thank Vanvisa for the information below and Richard for helping us with Certiport and certifications. Thank you and look forward to our webinar in November.
Thank you to Vanvisa Sivali, CAP-OM, MOS for the terrific and helpful information and links below.
1) IAAP Options Technology
For those who are certified CAP or CAP-OM, there is an additional discount available for Options Technology purchases. The discount is not available online; this is the link to the information:http://www.iaap-hq.org/events/options
2) 2013 MOS Exam Format
I don’t recall if this was mentioned in the first session, but the exam format has changed for 2013 MOS testing and I didn’t think the G-Metrix exam really reflected the change. I thought it could be helpful to share the demo video: http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?page=common/pagelibrary/mos2013.html I read somewhere on the Certiport website that additional changes to the testing format were being made as well; the changes will be effective this month.
4) Certiport MOS Bundle Offer
I’m not sure if you know about this already, but every so often, Certiport offers a special deal to IAAP members for testing bundles that include online training and testing vouchers which are good for 90 days. I purchased the bundle for one of my previous MOS certifications and found it useful and economical. I contacted Certiport to find out the end date for the promotion but customer service said they didn’t have an end date at this time. It might be good to mention this as there could be IAAP members who are in the study group and ready to take at least one exam sooner: http://ww2.certiport.com/lp/mos/2014/gfbgeneric2014.html?jujrtyghfud135185a1279588a-1a-1a57322&jujrtyghfud415748a1610824a267a4353a57740
Thanks for the great feedback from our first webinar. Our next webinar is Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00 PM EST. Here’s the link to register: MOS Webinar 2 Join in! You may always replay this and previous webinars at your convenience. Here’s our agenda for Tuesday:
Feedback, suggestions, and resources since our last webinar
Using AutoCorrect, SmartArt, and other items that span the Office versions, products, and exams
Practice exam questions on 2010 Word and 2010 Access (Put on your Geek Hats and lets pass!)
Richard Hemma, Director of Sales, at Certiport will be a featured guest soon on our webinar and we’ll hear from those who have passed several certifications and their experience and advice at future webinars, so enjoy!
Our first Microsoft Office Specialist Study/Support Group’s webinar held on August 27 got us off to a great start with 76 attendees. I apologize for some of the audio difficulties, and my verbal fillers, such as “ok”, “um”, etc. As a professional speaker, I detest verbal fillers and became a victim with this session. Since this is a very interactive session and I’m nervous taking tests anyway and then to do so in front of 76 folks really added to my anxiety and verbal fillers. In spite of these “challenges”, we learned a lot and had a good time. I believe you will find this webinar helpful as you prepare for your MOS certifications in the months ahead. Enjoy. Here is the link to replay the webinar.
Also, here are links to the PowerPoint presentation and to the Certiport $75 practice test for a year deal. Also, attendees requested my TIPS form that I use in my management and leadership presentations for mentoring, tasks, and performance management, so I have included the PDF link below to the TIPS sheet. On the webinar, I show my TIPS form for my plan to certify in 2013 PowerPoint by September 30.