IT certifications are more relevant now than ever before in an increasingly competitive job market. As more and more people are using technology on a daily basis it’s no longer good enough to turn up to an interview and persuade the panel that you are completely confident at mail merge and of course you can create perfect pivots to efficiently analyse your data in a matter of seconds. You need to show what you know – provide evidence of your skills and of course, certifications are a great way to do just that.
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is a globally recognised certification which will equip you with the business IT skills you need to stand out in a competitive market place.
The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in the Adobe suite of applications. Becoming a Certified Associate will help you stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.
MOS certifications are currently free to students and staff at UCLan (they cost in the region of £80 - £100 per individual certification outside UCLan). You can choose to do as many or as few as you like - for each exam you pass you'll receive a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in that product.
You can choose from the following self-paced study packages in Microsoft Office 2016 products:
MS Word 2016 Core - objectives
MS Excel 2016 Core - objectives
MS PowerPoint 2016 Core - objectives
MS Access 2016 Core - objectives
Master is 'the highest MOS certification; it puts you on an elite level'. Achieve MOS Master status by successfully completing four exams:
Required: Word 2016 Expert
Required: Excel 2016 Expert
Required: PowerPoint 2016
Elective: Access 2016 or Outlook 2016
Check the Certiport pages for further information.
The self-study materials in Blackboard provide you with everything you need to prepare and pass your chosen MOS exam(s):
Everything you need is freely available in our Blackboard area:
You can book your place via Eventbrite.
MOS exam slots are limited and in high demand. If you are unable to attend please cancel your place so that another student can take advantage.
Cancelling your place is easy - just log in to Eventbrite, Go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration.
The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credential certifies individuals have the skills required to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media. We offer complete self paced learning packages and certification alone in Adobe products for those wishing to validate existing skills.
We offer self paced learning packages in the following products:
Each package consists of officially endorsed ACA Courses books, accompanying CD Rom’s containing exercise files and online practice exam software, along with an exam vouchers and free retake.
If you are already a confident user of the following Adobe products and wish to validate your skills, we can offer certification at a competitive price:
You can buy self-study packages or certifications directly from our supplier Prodigy Learning. You'll also find supplementary online training courses on lynda.com (you will need to login to view all content). Once you are ready to sit your exam, email ITSkills@uclan.ac.uk to arrange a date and time.