How do you like to learn new skills? As well as classroom courses, we provide self-study Online Training that you can access at home and work through at your own pace. You can also download the accompanying workbooks and exercise files to enhance your learning. If you need help with specific features of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint then call in to one of our Drop In sessions.
The Library is now offering Salford University students a self-study IT training programme leading to globally recognized Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 certification (MOS).
As well as learning new skills, this industry recognised qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you have the business IT skills that are in demand in a competitive job market.
You can gain one MOS qualification, or all, of the following courses:
Recognition of core skills in Office applications
Recognition of advanced skills in Word and Excel
Recognition of mastery across Office applications
If you want to gain MOS Master status ("recognition of mastery across Office applications") you will need to complete:
Plus one of the following 2010 versions of:
Register with us and you will be assigned a unique code to access the self-study software.
You will be able take online practice tests in the course/s that interest you, evaluate your current knowledge and create customised learning which focus on any gaps in your knowledge.
Got Microsoft Office 2010 on your personal device? Then you can download the free training software to your device.
Not got Microsoft Office 2010 on your personal device? You can access the online training software in our PC suites in Clifford Whitworth library, rooms 208 and 209. Plus Newton building, room B04a.
The self-study online package is ideal for fitting in with your busy schedule as you can adjust it around your academic studies. You will have:
The pass mark for MOS exams is 70%. Take lots of practice tests so that you can get accustomed to the screens, the question types and the way they are phrased, and to gauge how you respond to the added pressure of timed tests. When you find that you are reaching 70-80% pass marks in your practice tests you are ready for your exam. When you are ready to take an exam, book a place on one of our exam sessions via Advantage.
The Microsoft Office Specialist exams are invigilated exam sessions which take place once a month on campus in the Newton building, room B04a. To find dates and to book a place visit Advantage: Events > ICT Training > Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 exam. You can decide which exam to take when you arrive.
There is no charge for this MOS IT training and certification.
Select a category to find out more about course contents.
Our class-room based courses:
EndNote is a bibliographic management software package which allows you to create your own personal database of references, known as an EndNote 'Library'.
The Academic Support Team run regular training sessions for EndNote. These are free, but places are limited so you must book.
Turnitin is used at Salford as a tool for e-submission and can assist you in checking for plagiarism. Lots of your questions will be answered at e-Submission, but if you need more help contact your Academic Support Librarian who can tell you when training sessions are scheduled or arrange a 1-2-1 session with you.
We run a Drop In session every week during term time, alternating between Clifford Whitworth Library and Allerton Learning Space. No need to book, just turn up with your questions on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
We run a Drop In session every week during term-time, alternating between Clifford Whitworth Library and Allerton Learning Space. No need to book, just turn up with your questions on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
You can use our free online software training on and off campus, to:
Your personal account will enable you to track your training and, if you complete an entire course, will allow you to print your own certificate of completion.
The range of software support available online is regularly reviewed and updated. Online training is available to support users moving from Office 2003 and 2007 to Office 2010.
The current list of software includes:
Our workbooks combine learning material with accompanying task-based practical exercises, so that you can learn at your own pace and practice your new skills using the sample exercise files. Popular titles include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
These workbooks are in pdf format so you will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view or print them.
A selection of short guides giving an overview of shortcut keys and toolbar buttons for both PC and Mac users, covering Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and FrontPage and a selection of other popular applications, Dreamweaver, Visio, Photoshop, Fireworks and Flash.