I am very proud to announce that Elkanah House has produced 396 Microsoft Office Specialists to date. We have 161 Word Specialists, 234 PowerPoint Specialists and 1 Excel Specialist.
Congratulations to students who achieved Certifications during the recent examination period, and to those students who were extremely motivated and wrote before the official exam slot. I would also like to congratulate those students who attended tutorials, took the Certification seriously and who never gave up! The number of students who gave up their time, in addition to the hectic homework load, on a Saturday to attend tutorials and write exams really made me extremely proud.
The MOS exam is by no means an easy pass for the children. One really needs to be able to tap full features and functionality of the Microsoft® Office 2010 suite. It is also a benefit if the child has a good command of the English language and be able to complete the exam in 50 minutes, both of which is addressed throughout the training process. A passing score of 700 out of 1000 is required to achieve and gain certification in one of the Specialist programs. The average exam score for our students overall is 82%.
Students receive training during one academic lesson per week. The required programs for certification at Elkanah House are Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Excel 2010 and a choice between Outlook 2010 and Access 2010. Some students prefer to attain certification in both the latter.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 is a valuable credential that recognizes the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the Microsoft® Office 2010 suite. MOS 2010 promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for the student. The need for Microsoft Office skills is increasing dramatically as more and more academic institutions and businesses are embracing newer technologies. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification will enable students to advance academically and start their careers with proven Office 2010 skills.
Elkanah House is a Certiport authorized testing centre.
STUDENT MENTIONS 2012
Shaun Nothard achieved over 90% for Word and PowerPoint Specialist exams and over 88% for the Excel Specialist exam – Shaun, a Grade 9 student, is the highest achiever of the number of exams thus far! Congratulations, Shaun.
A big “way to go” to Emma King, also a Grade 9 student, who scored 1000 out of 1000 for the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010!
At our Celebration Evening, the students with the highest percentage attained for a MOS exam per Grade were:
Grade 8: Aimee Bester and Raeesa Ismail
Grade 9: Emma King
Grade 10: Kristen Kutzer
Grade 11: Julia Breakey
As I was not able to hand out Achievement through Perseverance Awards at the evening, the following students deserve acknowledgement:
Catherine Bern – Grade 8
Kayleigh Hiscock – Grade 8
Dana Bartholomew – Grade 8
Emma Wolff – Grade 10
Natasha Ardé – Grade 11
We are hoping to enter the World Wide MOS Competition early next year and look forward to many more achievements over the next year!
MOS Certification is definitely the certification of choice having been exposed to other certifications on the market, the Microsoft Office Specialist product comes out tops in terms of course content, outcome and program exposure to students, administration, testing, professionalism, support, and a high [yet attainable through hard work and dedication] standard and being recognised as the end user certification of choice world wide.
For more information about the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org