Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 – Proficient

Being able to work Microsoft Office like a pro is a super valuable skill to have in our current age of technology. It can single handily land you that office job that you have been looking for! Skills Academy offers a range of Microsoft Office courses that teaches you how to operate the software and become a pro!


Course Information:

CourseMicrosoft Office Specialist 2013 – Proficient
 Programme Type Provider Programme
 Award TypeMicrosoft Certificate: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Proficient 2013
 Award Issued ByMicrosoft
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course Duration 12 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Learners must be 16 years or older
  • The ability to read and write in English
  • Access to a computer
  • Computer Literacy

What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Microsoft Certificate in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Proficient 2013 course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Our Tutors Will Make Sure You Pass!

Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.



1. Microsoft Word

2. Microsoft Excel

3. Microsoft PowerPoint

4. Microsoft Outlook

5. Microsoft Access


1. Microsoft Word

Unit 1:  Getting started

Topic A:  The Word window
Topic B:  New documents
Topic C:  Document navigation

Unit 2:  Editing text
Topic A:  Working with text
Topic B:  The Undo and Redo commands
Topic C:  Cut, copy, and paste
Topic D:  Find and replace

Unit 3:  Text formatting
Topic A:  Character formatting
Topic B:  Tab settings
Topic C:  Paragraph formatting
Topic D:  Paragraph spacing and indents

Unit 4:  Tables
Topic A:  Creating tables
Topic B:  Working with table content
Topic C:  Changing the table structure

Unit 5:  Page layout
Topic A:  Headers and footers
Topic B:  Page setup

Unit 6:  Graphics
Topic A:  Adding graphics and clip art
Topic B:  Working with graphics

Unit 7:  Proofing, printing, and exporting
Topic A:  Spelling and grammar
Topic B:  AutoCorrect
Topic C:  Printing and exporting documents


2. Microsoft Excel

Unit 1:  Getting started
Topic A:  Spreadsheet terminology
Topic B:  The Excel environment
Topic C:  Navigating a worksheet
Topic D:  Using a template

Unit 2:  Entering and editing data
Topic A:  Entering and editing text and values
Topic B:  Entering and editing formulas
Topic C:  Saving and updating workbooks

Unit 3:  Modifying a worksheet
Topic A:  Moving and copying data
Topic B:  Moving, copying, and viewing formulas
Topic C:  Absolute and relative references
Topic D:  Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns

Unit 4:  Functions
Topic A:  Entering functions
Topic B:  AutoSum
Topic C:  Other common functions

Unit 5:  Formatting
Topic A:  Text formatting
Topic B:  Row and column formatting
Topic C:  Number formatting
Topic D:  Conditional formatting
Topic E:  Additional formatting options

Unit 6:  Charts
Topic A:  Chart basics
Topic B:  Formatting charts

Unit 7:  Graphics
Topic A:  Working with pictures
Topic B:  Conditional formatting with graphics
Topic C:  SmartArt graphics

Unit 8:  Printing
Topic A:  Preparing to print
Topic B:  Page Setup options
Topic C:  Printing worksheets


3. Microsoft PowerPoint

Unit 1:  Getting started
Topic A:  The PowerPoint interface

Unit 2:  Creating presentations
Topic A:  Creating a basic presentation
Topic B:  Working with slides

Unit 3:  Editing slide content
Topic A:  Formatting text and lists
Topic B:  Editing efficiently

Unit 4:  Working with shapes
Topic A:  Creating shapes
Topic B:  Formatting shapes
Topic C:  Applying content to shapes

Unit 5:  Graphics
Topic A:  WordArt
Topic B:  Pictures

Unit 6:  Tables and charts
Topic A:  Tables
Topic B:  Charts
Topic C:  SmartArt

Unit 7:  Preparing and printing presentations
Topic A:  Proofing presentations
Topic B:  Preparing a presentation
Topic C:  Printing presentations


4. Microsoft Outlook

Unit 1:  Getting started
Topic A:  The program window
Topic B:  Outlook Today

Unit 2:  Email basics
Topic A:  Reading messages
Topic B:  Creating and sending messages
Topic C:  Working with messages
Topic D:  Handling attachments
Topic E : Printing messages and attachments

Unit 3:  Email management
Topic A: Setting message options
Topic B:  Organizing the Inbox folder
Topic C : Managing junk email

Unit 4:  Contacts
Topic A:  Working with contacts
Topic B:  Address books
Topic C:  Using contact groups

Unit 5 :  Tasks
Topic A:  Working with tasks
Topic B:  Managing tasks

Unit 6:  Appointments and events
Topic A:  Creating and sending appointments
Topic B:  Modifying appointments
Topic C:  Working with events
Topic D:  Using Calendar Views

Unit 7:  Meeting requests and responses
Topic A:  Scheduling meetings

Topic B:  Managing meetings


5. Microsoft Access

Unit 1:  Getting started
Topic A:  Database Concepts
Topic B:  Exploring the Access environment

Unit 2:  Databases and tables
Topic A:  Planning and designing databases
Topic B:  Exploring tables
Topic C:  Creating tables

Unit 3:  Fields and records
Topic A:  Changing the design of a table
Topic B:  Finding and editing records
Topic C:  Organizing records

Unit 4:  Data Entry rules
Topic A:  Setting field properties
Topic B:  Working with input masks
Topic C:  Setting validation rules

Unit 5:  Basic queries
Topic A:  Creating and using queries
Topic B:  Modifying query results and queries
Topic C:  Performing operations in queries

Unit 6:  Using forms
Topic A:  Creating forms
Topic B:  Using Design view
Topic C:  Sorting and filtering records

Unit 7:  Working with reports
Topic A:  Creating reports
Topic B:  Modifying and printing reports


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Last Updated: September 14, 2018

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