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Whether looking to advance in your current company, apply for a better position, or get started in the business world, it's very valuable to be a MOS. MOS (sometimes MOUS) stands for Microsoft Office Specialist, which is an in-depth certification provided by Microsoft. . . and being one can set you apart in a very competitive job market. Having Microsoft Office Specialist certification doesn't just look good on your resume-- the skills you will learn will help you to be more efficient and knowledgeable in your day to day work. Whether you're an Administrative Assistant or a Database Manager or a Teacher, MOS training and certification can streamline your working methods.
In order to receive your Microsoft Office Specialist certification, you must pass one of the Office Specialist exams. You can choose to take the exams for the entire Office suite, or for only the program you need at the time. The exams themselves can be taken at computer learning centers, community colleges and universities, and even office supply stores such as Comp USA.
Since this is a highly specialized exam that requires quite a depth of knowledge, there are a variety of training options for those looking to take their MOS exams. This includes in-home self training using free online tools and classes, to paid online training programs, to college-level courses on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
Using Free Tools and Resources
For those that are quick learners, there are a variety of free options available to teach you what you need to know to pass your MOS exam. There are also many books on the market meant to teach the ins and outs of the different Microsoft Office programs. The downside to this, though, is the difficultly learning some specifics without a teacher.
The online courses available to prepare you for your MOS exam range from full-term courses to seven-day accelerated "boot-camps." Doing a simple Google search will give you countless MOS training options, whether they be specifically for taking the MOS exam, or for learning the Microsoft Office suite. The advantage of this sort of course is that it combines the convenience of learning at home with led teaching. For most, this is an ideal option for preparing for the MOS, as there is a huge array of options available for all price ranges and time constraints.
Community College Courses
Chances are, your community college has several courses on Microsoft Office that will easily prepare you for the MOS exam. The advantage of this type of course is having hands-on teaching in a classroom environment. This is especially good for those slightly less computer-savvy, or those who don't learn easily from reading. Or even just those who prefer a classroom environment. Most community colleges have ultra-cheap rates for residents, and usually have few or no required courses for most Microsoft Office courses. This would only work well, however, for those with little time constraints, as most programs take a full semester to complete.
As if to underscore the importance of the standard QWERTY-style keyboard, RIM has produced a line of Blackberry smartphones that not only feature a touch-screen that is quite capable in its own right, but also a real keyboard, instead of trying to share a touchscreen with a keyboard.
The Blackberry Bold 9780, a mid-range smartphone that offers users a line of Research In Motion (RIM) - produced or backed applications that are tested quite thoroughly, is also a particularly useful piece of smartphone equipment because of the QWERTY-style keyboard.
No, it isn't the type of keyboard that you can use to touch-type a long email, story or memo, but it is the style of keyboard that, like the clamshell Sanyo and Samsung's with which we are very familiar, make it far easier to thumb messages. With touch-screen-based keyboards, you either end up squishing the daylights out of your screen as it begins to lose its sensitivity or you use a stylus which can also slow things down.
A real-keyboard, on the other hand, is there. It is meant to take the abuse handed out to a keyboard and it is surprisingly quick.
That the 9780 has this type of keyboard illustrates that at least one major manufacturer believes in the future of the keyboard and its utility. Further, since it is actually a smartphone, the Blackberry Bold 9780, has quite a bunch of applications that have been approved for use with the newer RIM Operating Systems such as 6.0. RIM standard for Research in Motion and they manufacturer the Bold.
The Bold has a number of features, including talk time that approaches six hours or better, if you aren't tied into a charger with the right interface/charger cable. If you are, then the state of your battery is the limit.
The 9790 is meant to work with both quad-band services in the 800 to 2100 MHz bands. Those services include the GSM, EDGE, GPRS, HSPDA and the like. No, it won't work with CDMA devices, but then again, like its more expensive cousins, it also offers not only standard wireless service, but also WiFi service.
Acting in standard phone or text mode, the 9780 is quite a smart device and when you add the 5 MP rearward facing camera and its automatic capability, you find you have a very good device on your hands. However, when you add in WiFi capability you have just doubled the utility of the device as it not only can deliver your messages and calls via standard cell means, but you can also use WiFi to get your messages through. Indeed, if your home network understands Bluetooth, you will be able to not only use the Bluetooth capability of the high-contrast, color, you will be able to interface Bluetooth service capability across your home network. It is a nice feature that not only gives you reasonable range with the Bluetooth, but you can also use it to help stream sound and other featured apps.
At 4.3 by 0.6 by 2.3 inches and 4.3 ounces, it is a lightweight smartphone with a lot going for it. It is true the keyboard may seem superfluous at first, but give it a chance and you'll see that it really does grow on you.
A wireless broadband network refers to the wireless set of technological connections that link customers to an internet service provider without the use of land based cable lines. Wireless broadband is available in Internet cafes, local entertainment establishments, businesses, homes, government buildings, hospitals, and much more.
With wireless broadband, you can access the internet without the use of traditional cable wires. It can be used by individuals and businesses that spend a great deal of time on the go traveling from one fixed location to another. It is also useful for people living in rural and somewhat isolated areas. The main use of the wireless broadband network is for connecting LANs to the internet that allows for the connection of services such as data, voice, and video, over the same pipe. Instead of linking to the device through a mesh of wires, the computer picks up transmitted signals from radio wave towers. The device receives the information and then this information is changed into a radio signal which is received by a Wi-Fi adapter located within the computer.
How does Wireless Broadband Work?
Wireless broadband uses short-range radio waves to create a specified coverage area where computers can be networked without wires. The broadband network consists of a series of towers that are placed in the radio wave coverage area. This allows wireless service providers to deliver high speed internet access anywhere in the coverage area, without the use of cables and telephone lines that are normally associated with traditional broadband and dialup access.
The broadband internet connection is plugged into a wireless router. You can fit wireless cards into a computer, either by opening the computer up and placing the card inside, or by plugging it in using a cable or a port. When you fit these cards and turn on your computer, a box should pop up that asks you which wireless network you want to connect to. Your router should automatically create a network. You choose the appropriate network which then allows you to access the Internet.
Users can purchase a PC card, laptop card, or USB equipment to connect a personal computer or laptop to the Internet by means of cell phone towers. To set up the hardware for a wireless network, you will require a wireless adapter, router and switch, and a wireless broadband modem. There are cables that have to run from the wireless broadband modem to the desktop. However, the actual Internet signal is broadcasted wirelessly and can be picked up by remote computers or laptops. Since wireless broadband is transmitted via radio waves, you should make sure that you implement secure passwords to ensure that people cannot illegally connect to your network and computer. It is essential that home users install the proper security measures
Wireless Broadband Benefits
Wireless broadband has all the benefits of traditional forms of broadband. It consists of high speed internet, no need for land lines to access the internet, the convenience of accessing the internet anywhere that wireless is offered, no need for a technician installation, and the price is not any different than traditional network services. You can use your broadband anywhere and enjoy high speed internet access whenever you need it. Wireless broadband access is normally not any slower than using a modem.
As computer technology evolves and people are now becoming more mobile in their everyday lives, including their work lives, wireless broadband is becoming an essential means of communication.
A great deal of people are very worried about privacy and security irregularities regarding GPS auto navigation systems. This does not only affect your in-car sat nav, but also portable units such as your cell phone.
These days the majority of people can be tracked one way or another, whether it be by their cell phone, their GPS auto navigation system or an RFID tag that was sewn into a shirt they purchased last month at a supermarket.
Some people do not care about this state of affairs, some deplore it, but most people are not even conscious of it. It is hard to avoid being tracked. It is often stated that anyone walking around London carrying out his or her routine daily life these days, shows up on a closed circuit TV screen about 300 times every day.
However, there are advantages. If I was being mugged in London, I would hope that someone could see me on a screen and send the police or if I was mountain climbing and I fell and broke my leg, I would be glad that the rescue personnel could track me because I was using a GPS enabled cell phone.
Luckily, there are fairly strict laws in place in most Western countries restricting what can be done with the intelligence gathered from GPS auto navigation systems. The problem is that everyone believes that governments break the law and can change them to suit themselves whenever they want. No-one trusts politicians. Not even politicians.
This creates a massive dilemma for a lot of people and in particular parents of young children. Do you enable the tracking options of a GPS enabled cell phone so that you or your child can be found if lost or injured or are you scared that that information may be misused by a criminal of some sort - a kidnapper or a child-molester?
None of us actually knows what our governments are up to or capable of, but we are being wound up by films and books about the widespread invasion of our privacy and what clever people can do with the information that is floating around us in the air.
In reality, we have all given up a lot of the privacy that our grandparents took for granted, but the apparent risks to society are greater these days, although 9/11 could have happened to the Empire State Building 80 years ago and anthrax could have been released on London or New York 100 years ago. People do not have to have high technology to bring out atrocities. Look at World War One or Rwanda.
GPS and auto navigation systems are good things. They help you remain aware of where your loved ones are and give you the peace of mind that if they get into difficulty they will have a better opportunity of getting out of it.
The information gathered by these GPS auto navigation systems can be used in the wrong way, that is undeniable, but at the moment it probably is not. However, employing GPS auto navigation systems can help keep you and your family secure.
Wireless speakers are not the height of technology that they were not so long ago, but they are still pretty new. The good news is though that the price of good quality wireless speakers has come down to an affordable level for most people. However, the constant march of technology continues and it is almost impossible to be on the forefront of it for more than six months before something new comes out.
So, I have come to a conscious decision not to be on the forefront of technology any more. Twelve months behind is good enough for me these days. It can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to take that decision. I am sure that you are already aware how much items like computers, especially laptops, and plasma TV screens have come down in recent years.
So, now is the time to get into wireless speakers. They are a good idea in any circumstances, because you can move speakers around without needing extension leads, but they are particularly useful in a home theater because people will not be able to trip over the wires in the dark.
Wireless speakers have come down in price because there are more manufacturers making them, which is the normal reason why this happens. Many of the newer manufacturers are in the Far East, which is also nothing new, but the quality is just as good. They are just less expensive.
Wireless speakers are one of the first up-grades you should think about if your system is a couple of years old. Wireless speakers permit so much more freedom to move your speakers around to get the best sound out of your home theater set-up.
One tip if you want to try to save a bit on your acquisition of wireless speakers is to buy online. But, do not rush into it. First of all do the round of the shopping malls and find out which wireless speaker systems you like. Take a note of three brands or models. Then go online and check the prices for these models.
You should note down the models, the online prices and the URL of the store where you saw them online. Then, go back to the shops where you first saw those models and ask if they are willing to match, or better, the price. If they are willing to price match, all well and good. You have won because, if there is a problem you can return them locally. If they will not, you must judge the value of a local purchase to you.
You can easily end up with a top quality home theater system with wireless speakers by going about buying your up-grades in this way. You really ought to go the way of wireless speakers and if you do not believe me, just walk around the shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, you will soon be persuaded.
You frequently hear someone say that computers are taking over the world and it is certainly true that a personal computer is a must for any creative individual hoping to establish him or her self in the world. The Internet and the personal computer have revolutionized the world in so many ways that it is it involved in just about all business activity these days.
Because of this, computer repair training is a booming industry too. It is also practical to have some computer repair training oneself. For what would you do, if your personal computer ;with all your valuable data, breaks down on a Sunday morning when all the computer repair shops are shut?
This is why a little computer repair training is vital for all experts and students searching for ways to break through to the top. For them, computer repair skills would be a significant benefit.
Information Professionals around the world find that it is essential to obtain computer repair training. But neglecting computer repair training is a common error made by young executives. The basic computer knowledge gained by computer repair training is important when you are in a tight situation. Some executives have understood the advantage of becoming certified by computer repair training centres.
But aside from executives becoming certified, many young people hope to become professional computer technicians. It is certainly necessary for young technicians to acquire suitable computer repair training from professional institutes or universities. There are some companies that can trick you into getting certified by an inferior education institution. This is most common on the Internet.
Even though computer repair seems like a low grade job, most people overlook the important fact that a high level of demand is being created by businesses and technology driven organizations which need certified and experienced technicians to help run their business.
Therefore these technicians are well sought after. Although the fact remains that some technicians get fooled by bogus colleges and get into trouble when they start working for real.
The proper selection of a computer repair training center is therefore imperative for young enthusiasts looking for a good career.
There are various levels of computer repair training on hand, from basic training to specialization in specific areas of computer repair and technological expertise. The fundamental training is aimed at professionals looking for some basic training to help them in their day to day business operations. The professional programs are available for IT Technicians who are looking for higher qualifications.
Therefore, do not squander any more time thinking about computers and the problems they can be and start looking for a proper computer repair training program at a recognized centre today.
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