The course begins with an Induction and Key Concept session. The sessions explain the resources available – a comprehensive e-learning course, practice projects, Microsoft textbooks and GMetrix practice software – and will set you off on your MOS Excel journey by exploring one of the core pillars of Excel: formulae and functions.
After the initial session, the remainder of the course will be delivered through e-learning, practice projects and additional Key Concept sessions. Attendance at Key Concept sessions is optional, but recommended, as they explore principle features in detail and are an opportunity to get help from the course team (or we can be reached anytime through email or the MOS Yammer group).
Optional Key Concept 2 sessions will be held on Wed 17th October, 13:00 - 15:00 (Cyncoed) or Fri 19th October, 10:00 - 13:00 (Llandaff). Key Concept 3 sessions will be held on 7th November, 13:00 - 15:00 (Cyncoed) or Fri 9th November (Llandaff), 10:00 - 12:00.
The course concludes with the Microsoft Office Specialist exam; a 50 minute, computer assessed exam in which you have to complete several tasks on realistic Excel spreadsheets. There will be multiple exam sessions in weeks beginning 19th November, 3rd December and 10th December. A "mock" exam session will also be held in week beginning 26th November.
The amount of learning time depends on your current Excel knowledge, but as an estimate:
Classroom teaching: 2 - 6 hours
E-learning: 15 -20 hours
Practice projects and GMetrix exam practice: 5 - 9 hours
Certification exam: 50 minutes.
For a total of between 23 - 36 hours.