Microsoft Office Specialist

Digital Media and Computing

  • Learn how to use Microsoft Office to its maximum effect in your job and in your organisation.

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Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme

Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives job applicants and employees the advantage of proven productivity in a competitive market. It distinguishes users of Microsoft Office products as truly knowledgeable and are able to contribute to the overall level of organisational effectiveness.


Applied Learning

Programme Content

Programme Content

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Access

  • Microsoft Outook

  • Microsoft Expert Word

  • Excel

Course delivery is through a blended learning approach of self-directed learning in a computer laboratory using Microsoft/ CCI courseware, GMetrix practice software, e-learning (Moodle) and the Certiport exam software. Candidates are expected to spend a number of hours per week practicing outside of the course time. All software systems are available online for anytime/anywhere practice.

Candidates are free to undertake as many modules as is practicable.




All examinations are developed and reviewed by a team of experts who have extensive experience using Microsoft Office applications in diverse business and educational settings. The examinations are performance based, which means each is conducted within a live or simulated Microsoft Office program. Examination candidates are asked to perform a series of tasks within a project to clearly demonstrate their skills. A typical examination takes 50 minutes and examinees are measured on both knowledge and efficiency. Certification is available immediately online after the exam, upon passing. Certification exams are taken in an AIT computer laboratory under invigilation conditions and cannot be taken at home.

Intended For

This course is not suitable for beginners. Previous completion of an Introduction to PCs course/ computer applications programme is ideal.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Previous PC, Keyboard and windows/mac experience is essential.




AIT Induction Sessions will take place on Friday 18th September 2020 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 19th September 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

All registered students must attend one session, and you will be advised of your session when your application is processed. This is a face to face induction, where registered students will meet their lecturers and become acquainted with AIT operating systems, such as our online delivery platform, Moodle, Rules and Regulations etc.

All current regulations and public health guidelines in relation to social distancing will be in place at these sessions.



1 year: 20 weeks

Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Online)

Programme Fee



Thursday 7pm – 24 September 2020


Maria Slevin – [email protected]
Tel: +353 (0)90 648 3052