The Microsoft Office Suite consists of desktop applications, servers and services, collectively referred to as an office suite, designed specifically for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Microsoft Office suites are used in 99% of businesses globally; popular applications include the Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint programs. Microsoft Office was first released in 1990 (Office 1.0), the latest version, Office 2016 was available from MAY (2015) and can only be run on Windows 7 operating systems and above.
Microsoft Office Career Opportunities
The rapid growth experienced in the IT industry around the world is expected to continue as public and private sectors invest in new technologies, information systems and networks. Career opportunities for qualified IT professionals including specifically employees with good Microsoft Office knowledge will increase dramatically over the next 10 years.
Microsoft Office Salaries
The average salary for a Microsoft Office vacancies in the UK ranges between £15,000 for junior roles up to £45,000 per year for more senior job roles such as Office Manager positions.
Microsoft Office Courses
Desired qualifications which incorporate Microsoft Office applications include ECDL Advanced and ICDL Advanced certifications. Both qualifications are globally recognised and set as an ICT prerequisite benchmark by many leading companies and governments alike. The ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) and ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) hold the same syllabuses (UK learners can also gain ITQ Advanced, Information Technology Qualifications). Download Teach Yourself Advanced Office samples covering ECDL Adavnced, ITQ Advanced and ICDL Advanced qualification syllabuses (Paperback versions starting from £6.99 and PDF versions from just £5.60 per unit, examinations not included). Our complete Teach Yourself Advanced Office manual range is available from the purchase manual page.
By Paul Buggs...