The MSDE in collaboration with the BMF Program Affiliate are pleased to announce our 2014 summer training. The invitation for the training, which is scheduled for July 17th and 18th at the UMES Conference Center in Princess Anne, MD is below.
This is an important update regarding the Professional Development for Business Management and Finance Instructors.
***The cost for registration has been reduced: from $240.00 to $125.00 for overnight stay and from $125.00 to $50.00 for commuters.
If you have already submitted registration and your payment is pending, please send in the new adjusted amount above.
Concurrent sessions will focus on the administration of CLEP, the BMF Capstone Course and Microsoft Officer Certification. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn 1-2 CPD credits. Training begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 17th at the UMES in Princess Anne, Maryland. Due to limited availability, registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please submit registration by the June 27, 2014 deadline.
If you have any questions, please contact Bridgette Sloan, CTE Education Program Supervisor, at 410-767-0556 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Baltimore, Washington DC, and Alexandria, Virginia Take appropriate Rt. to Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Eastern Shore of Maryland). Rt. 50 East to Salisbury, Maryland. In Salisbury, use Business Rt. 50, Take business Rt. 13 South (South Salisbury Blvd which becomes 13 South). Follow to Princess Anne, Maryland and follow signs to Maryland Route 822, UMES Boulevard.
Utilizing UMES Boulevard UMES Boulevard is Maryland Route 822. Coming from the North, you will take a left onto 822, traveling approximately 3/4 mile to campus, where you can travel left or right:
Turn Right and Continue to the Hensen Center
Location and Setting The campus is located on 620 acres of land. There are approximately 3,300 students enrolled; 93 percent are undergraduates. Students have various backgrounds and come from thirty states and fifty-five other countries. Fifty-five percent of the students live in on-campus housing.
UMES is located in the small town of Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The town dates back to 1733 and has many buildings and landmarks of historic interest. The quiet community environment is excellent for learning. The state's famous seaside resort, Ocean City, is only 1 hour from the campus. The campus is also located 13 miles south of the town of Salisbury, which provides shopping and recreational facilities.
MORE INFORMATIO ABOUT THE MSDE MICROSOFT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Microsoft Certification program is an intensive and accelerated training experience where participants will learn about the test design, become familiar with the testing environment, understand the special Maryland K-12 Certiport Site License Agreement, learn about test center management and test delivery/proctoring, develop strategies for succeeding on the MOS exams, and learn the specific tasks associated with the 2010 certification exams. The training will include a combination of lectures, live demonstrations, training modules, and completion of practice tests in a simulated environment. The training concludes with the Microsoft Certification exams delivered in an approved Certiport testing facility. This training is designed for experienced users of Microsoft Office applications who are familiar with the proponderance of features inherent to the software. The training is brought to you by the MSDE BMF Program Affiliate and the UMES Center for Student Technology Competency & Certification. Trainers our all licensed by Microsoft as Microsoft Office Masters and Microsoft Certified Trainers.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE SUMMER 2013 WORKSHOPS
Microsoft Office Specialist certification demonstrates proficiency in individual Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Excel, etc. MOS certifications can assist learners in the earning of college credit, in demonstration of content mastery, and by enhancing their career prospects in a competitive job market. Microsoft Certification tests are developed and administred through Certiport . Specific information about the MOS exams can be found at the Certiport MOS Page with information about the exams available. The page includes a number of resources including a Microsoft Office Learning Plan assessment tool, and Microsoft E-Learning resources that include online activities, exercises, games, and virtual labs. Click here for information for K-12 institutions where you will find an excellent flyer and datasheet.
Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Series exams are proctored exams and must be taken at a Certiport Center (Microsoft Certified Exam Provider).
The MS Word and MS Excel manuals used in the summer MOS Training have been combined and shortened. Additionally, an advanced excel handout has been included. These files were developed by Dr. Nicole Buzzetto-More in partnership with the MSDE and the UMES Center for Student Technology Competency and Certification.
In addition to the MS Word and MS Excel Handbook, below you will find a manual for the MS PowerPoint Certification Examination. It is followed by a MOS PowerPoint Mastering the Software FILE. These files are brought to you by the MSDE BMF Program Affiliate and the UMES Center for Student Technology Competency & Certification. Trainers formerly the UMES Microsoft IT Academy and Certiport Testing Center. A MS Outlook Certification Examination PowerPoint Show can be found on our Resources Page
Interested in the MS Word Expert Examination? We have generate an example of the type of tasks on the exam.
Do you have what it takes to pass the MS Excel Expert Exam? We have created a chart that provides an overview of what is covered on the exam.
MOS Certification and the Administrative Services Pathway
The Maryland Administrative Services curricula, provides students with knowledge of how to effectively utilize technology in the analysis, and communication of ideas; and the management, organization, and examination of information for strategic business decision making. Students are expected to think analytically; improve written and oral communication skills; enhance listening and questioning skills; learn and practice the art of conversation; broaden their awareness of career options; practice decision making and problem solving; learn the importance of communication skills in professional business practice; and utilize data to engender decisions.
Students enrolled in the Administrative Services Program are required to take two foundation courses—Principles of Business Administration and Management; and Financial Management Using Software Applications. Upon completion of the two foundation courses, students are required to complete Office Administration 1 and Office Administration 2. Office Administration 2 includes coursework in Microsoft Office Applications preparing students for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification.
The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is globally recognized credential desired by academia and business. MOS Certification is used by employers to fill job vacancies quickly, minimize new hire ramp-up time, make promotion decisions, and maximize their return on company resources and technology. Most colleges and universities recognize MOS Certification granting college credit to students who have earned MOS credentials.