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Workplace Software

Price

$145

Duration

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About the Course

Get a Workplace Software and Skills Certificate

Do you feel like you have some basic, or even advanced, software skills that you’d like to brush up on? Are you on the hunt for your first “office job” and a little overwhelmed by the number of software programs and skills listed in the job ads? If so, you aren’t alone. The sheer amount of software and workplace skills required for many jobs today can feel daunting for those lacking experience.


This course will help you to hone a variety of software and workplace skills, ensuring that you can take on any task at work with confidence. With information about everything from how to collaborate with your team on a document, to understanding and managing databases, we have you covered.


What to Expect

The Workplace Software and Skills Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Workplace Software and Skills). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.


This part-time Workplace Software and Skills Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 9 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 6 weeks or as long as 18 weeks, depending on your schedule.


The Workplace Software and Skills Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 8 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.


Course Topics

The Workplace Software and Skills Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Workplace Software and Skills Certificate you will earn from USILD


Technology in Everyday Life and Business

  • Computing from inception to Today

  • Computer Hardware and Networks

  • The Internet, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things

  • Safety, Security, Privacy, and the Ethical Use of Technology

Essentials of Software Applications for Business

  • Software Basics

  • Files and Folders

  • Communication and Calendar Applications

  • Essentials of Microsoft 365

  • Essentials of Google Workspace

  • Collaboration

Creating and Working in Documents

  • Navigating Microsoft Word

  • Formatting Document Layout in Microsoft Word

  • Formatting Document Content in Microsoft Word

  • Collaborative Editing and Reviewing in Microsoft Word

  • Document Design

  • Navigating Google Docs

  • Formatting Layout and Content in Google Docs

  • Collaborative Editing and Reviewing in Google Docs

  • Versions and Version History

Document Preparation

  • Microsoft Word: Advanced Formatting Features

  • Working with Graphics and Text Tools in Microsoft Word

  • Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word

  • Google Docs: Enhanced Formatting Features

  • Working with Graphics and Text Tools in Google Docs

  • Managing Long Documents in Google Docs

Advanced Document Preparation

  • Creating Different Document Types in Microsoft Word

  • Mail Merge in Microsoft Word

  • Creating Forms in Microsoft Word

  • Creating Different Document Types in Google Docs

  • Creating Forms in Google Docs

  • Advanced Collaboration in Google Docs

Preparing Presentations

  • Presentation and Design Essentials

  • Designing a Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Slides Layout and Design Principles

  • Adding Visuals and Features to Microsoft PowerPoint Slides

  • Designing a Presentation in Google Slides

  • Creating Google Slides: Layout and Text

  • Adding Visuals and Features to Google Slides

Advanced Presentation Skills

  • Effective Presentation Skills

  • Finalizing a Slide Collection

  • Preparing a Microsoft PowerPoint Collection for Presentation

  • Preparing a Google Slides Collection for Presentation

Content Management Systems and Social Media in Business

  • What Are Content Management Systems?

  • Common Content Management Systems

  • Creating Content with a Content Management System

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Social Media in Business

Working with Spreadsheets

  • Microsoft Excel Basics

  • Text and Numbers in Microsoft Excel

  • Calculations and Basic Formulas in Microsoft Excel

  • Formatting and Templates in Microsoft Excel

  • Google Sheets Basics

  • Text and Numbers in Google Sheets

  • Calculations and Basic Formulas in Google Sheets

  • Formatting and Templates in Google Sheets

Advanced Excel Formulas, Functions, and Techniques

  • Data Tables and Ranges

  • More About Formulas

  • Using Arithmetic, Statistical, and Logical Functions

  • PivotTables

  • Auditing Formulas and Fixing Errors

  • Advanced Formatting Techniques

Advanced Excel Spreadsheets: Statistical and Data Analysis

  • Understanding Data, Data Validation, and Data Tables

  • Statistical Functions

  • What-If Analysis

  • PivotTables/Charts

  • Data Analysis Charts

Using Excel in Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Basic Accounting

  • Financial Functions in Microsoft Excel

  • Integrating Microsoft Excel and Accounting Programs

Understanding and Using Databases

  • What is a Database?

  • Microsoft Access: Main Features and Navigation

  • Querying a Database

  • Maintaining Records in a Database

  • Creating Reports in Microsoft Access

  • Creating Forms in Microsoft Access

Advanced Database Use

  • Advanced Queries in Microsoft Access

  • Multiple Table Forms

  • Customizing Forms

  • Customizing Reports

  • Using Macros

  • Data Analysis and Integration

Integrating Applications

  • Microsoft 365: Collaboration and Integration

  • Microsoft Word: Integration with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access

  • Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint Integration

  • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Integration

  • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access Integration

  • Integrating Data from Other Programs into Google Workspace

  • New Developments: The Role of Artificial Intelligence

  • Mastering Workplace Software Skills: A Project

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