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Earn a Free Voucher to Take a Microsoft Office Certification Exam

(August 27, 2013) – Climb the corporate ladder and save some money in the process! This fall, Oakton Community College is offering free vouchers to take Microsoft Office certification exams to students who successfully complete a range of Computer Applications for Business courses.

Register for any – or all – of the following courses: Comprehensive Word Processing (CAB 125), Database Application Using Access 2010 (CAB 140), Presentation Software Using PowerPoint (CAB 130), and Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel (CAB 135) and complete the training assessment with a score of 70 percent or higher and you’ll earn a free voucher (worth $85) per class to take a Microsoft Office certification exam. Vouchers are good for one test only. Students who do not pass the Microsoft exam will not be provided with an additional voucher.

Comprehensive Word Processing (CAB 125) covers the uses and application of basic word processing functions. A 13-week course meets 6 – 10 p.m., Wednesdays, starting September 11, at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue.

Database Application Using Access 2010 (CAB 140) offers hands-on instruction in using Microsoft Access, a relational database management software package utilized primarily on personal computers. Fourteen-week course meets 6 – 9:50 p.m., Wednesdays, starting September 11, at Oakton’s Skokie campus.

Presentation Software Using PowerPoint (CAB 130) introduces the Microsoft PowerPoint program, which is used in creating presentations through the use of slides. A 12-week course meets 6 – 10 p.m., Wednesdays, starting September 18, at Oakton’s Skokie campus.

Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel (CAB 135) introduces students to Microsoft Excel. Topics focus on business applications and problem-solving techniques. Eight-week course meets online starting October 14.

For more information, contact Michele Reznick at mreznick@oakton.edu or 847.635.1904.

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