If you're looking to strengthen your resume and appeal to more employers, Penn Foster Career School's online Microsoft® Office 2019 Certificate can help! More employers than ever expect job applicants to have a basic knowledge of programs like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel before hiring them. Through our flexible, online courses, you can build your Office skills and add credentials to your resume on your schedule, from home.
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Our online Microsoft® Office Certificate Program can help prepare students to understand the basics of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and how to use them in creating business documents. With more than four million job postings per year1 gaining a foundational understanding of spreadsheets and word processing programs, earning a Microsoft® Office 2019 Certificate can help students stand out when they're applying for jobs.
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In our Microsoft® Office 2019 Certificate Program, you'll learn the basics required to successfully use programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Your online classes include:
Cost of Program
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Yes! Being familiar with Microsoft® Office applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is often something a hiring manager will look for when trying to fill open positions in an office setting. By learning the basics of these applications and adding a certificate or credential to your resume, you can stand out from the competition in the workforce when applying for jobs. Additionally, a lot of what you learn can be applied to other, similar, open-source applications like Google Docs.
These days, most employers expect new hires to have at least a basic level of understanding of computers and applications like word processors and spreadsheets. By learning the foundational skills to effectively use Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as earning a certificate to add to your resume, you'll be able to confidently display your knowledge and use it in everyday workplace tasks.
After finishing your Microsoft® Office 2019 training with Penn Foster, you'll have earned a certificate that you can add to your resume to demonstrate your skills. However, after finishing the program, you may want to become certified in order to further stand out from the crowd. If that's the case, your Microsoft® Office classes can help prepare you to sit for a variety of certifications offered right through Microsoft® including exams on PowerPoint, Excel mastery, and more. Becoming certified in Microsoft® isn't a requirement to list your Penn Foster certificate on your resume. Becoming certified in Microsoft Office applications isn't often a requirement for employment in most jobs. The certificate you earn when you complete Penn Foster's Microsoft® Office 2019 training can be helpful in displaying your skills on your resume. However, if you want to take your experience to the next level, you may choose to take a few of Microsoft's certification exams to boost your resume even more. After completing this program, you should have gained the fundamental knowledge and skills with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to sit for beginner certification exams. It's important to note that, if you do choose to become certified in Microsoft® Office after completing our program, Penn Foster doesn't cover the cost of the exams, which usually start at $100 per test.
Certifications earned through successfully passing a Microsoft® certification exam do not expire. The certificate you earn for completing Penn Foster's Microsoft® Office 2019 Certificate Program doesn't expire either! However, technology grows and changes regularly, so you'll want to update your knowledge every few years.
The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.