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Melbourne High School Students Certified as Microsoft Office Specialists
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Almost all of us are familiar with Microsoft functions. We use MS Excel and MS Word on day to day basis. But it is majorly confined to typing letters, changing fonts and formats, creating a table and few other basic functions. Besides that, we might not know how different formulas can be used for sorting a table or formatting one and so on. In order to improve our skills and qualify as a skilled Microsoft expertise, there are different MS certification programs. These credentials validates our skills and expertise in using Microsoft tools and functions.


Even though certifications are not easy and the national pass rate is 40%, 68 Melbourne High School students have certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Microsoft Word. Juniors Brittney Dudra and Halle Cooper have certified in both Word and Excel.  These students learned these programs in their CBA class taught by Kathy Adams. They have gone on and passed an exam and received certifications that are designed for people in a variety of careers, not just computer careers.  A specialist in Word knows how to use all the advanced options in Word. They understand how to format documents, create tables and use the picture, graph and chart tools. A specialist in Excel understands how to create formulas, functions and charts and how to use multiple worksheets, objects and other tools.


As the world moves to a global economy with easier movement of employees and increased competition, there is a technology skills gap that can be felt in almost every country. A MOS Certification gives your resume a boost and increases potential income. Roughly, 80-percent of employers and recruiters will look for candidates who have experience with Microsoft Office and 91% of hiring managers said they consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring.


Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives you the tools to build a brighter future. On average, Microsoft certified technologists earn 15% more than their uncertified peers. What’s more, certified employees are often entrusted with supervising their peers—putting them on the fast track for a promotion. According to IDC/Microsoft, The Business Value of IT Certification, November 2015, in high-growth industries, entry-level employees who hold Microsoft Office Specialist certification can earn up to $16,000 more, annually, than their peers.


Congratulations to these students for their hard work and perseverance in obtaining these certifications. 


 1st Row: Lydia Sipe, MaKayla Carter, Brittney Durdra—Word and Excel, Landon Edwards, Preston Clairday, Tanner Cooper, Mesa Barger, Josie Love


2nd Row: Adam Johnson, Silas Motes, Halle Cooper—Word and Excel, Maci Skidmore, Alexis Runyan, Sarah Campbell, Colby Morgan, John Phillip Conrad


3rd Row: Chase Davis, Christina Hardin, Brittany Stanton, Kyler Williams, Logan Scrivner, Cade McDaniel, Slayton Wheeler, Cole Lamb


4th Row: Paige Reeves, Kassidy Vest, Kiley Webb, Josie Roark, Katie Callahan, Elle Edwards, Autumn Fike, Kendall Vest


5th Row: Ty Cooper, Audra Blevins, Caysen Shaw, Blake Bledsoe, Noah McSpadden, Alex Bray, Remi Lawrence, Ethan Fleming


6th Row: Raunel Acre-Martinez, Emilee Engles, Erica Smith, Hallie Weaver, Addie Harris, Allyson Smith, Sophie Wyatt, Alisha Hollaway


7th Row: Adrian Black, Kinley Dale, Jordan Hawkes, Natalie Cooley, Hunter Smith, Skylar Franks, Faith Daigle, Keeley Massey


8th Row: Reagan Rapert, Dani Hardaway, Rori Herrington, Shaylin Rains

Not Pictured: Dylan Faulkner, Kaylee Hooper, Abbi Martin, Peyton Manry, Ryan Moxley, Ashley Poole, Heath Qualls, Stone Runyan

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