I'll be changing careers within a few months and would like to know where I stand with my ms office knowledge and usage skills, possibly even against others in the nation. I believe this will help me determine just how much I'm worth as an employee (salary) and also aid in pin-pointing what type of job I should apply for. How should I go about testing my PC/Office skills without taking those long, boring, official cert tests? Please note: a tech career is NOT my goal, but rather some possible office work.How can I measure my MS Office skills to better prepare for job hunting?
Register at companies like Manpower or Randstadt. The temporary help agencies will give you tests in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. Just try it.How can I measure my MS Office skills to better prepare for job hunting?
Many textbook publishers (Thompson, IPC, Que) have practice test for many of the office certification test. Silvia Learning Centers may also have a practice test.How can I measure my MS Office skills to better prepare for job hunting?
There are a ton of sites to test your knowledge. I studied for all of those boring tests and took them all - it's a lot of work but you get 'certified' and it tells the company a lot. If you go to the microsoft site (click on Start/windows update and click Office tab), you can pick around to "learn office", etc. and there will be some questions there. I must have used at least 7 sites. Also, I invested in a DVD that has questions similar to the ones on the certification tests. Here are some sites that will get you started.
Get a MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) certification.