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is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" worth [message #543694] Thu, 16 February 2012 08:30 Go to next message
oranooob
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Hi

did anyone pass the MOS Excel exam? Is it worth it for a junior DB developer (Oracle SQL)?

In one month I will take SQL Expert exam. So Excel cert is additionaly.

I work daily with Excel, but don't know if this certification will help me for other job.

Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543697 is a reply to message #543694] Thu, 16 February 2012 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is an Oracle forum, post your question in a Microsoft one.

The topic is locked.
If I'm wrong, please, PM me (or report this message to a moderator, explain why you think it should be unlocked and it might be done).

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Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543699 is a reply to message #543697] Thu, 16 February 2012 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You missed the second sentance Michel.
The answer is, I would have thought, no, it's no use to a DB developer. Excel is not really like a DB.
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543703 is a reply to message #543699] Thu, 16 February 2012 08:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I didn't understand it.
I assumed SQL Expert exam was refering to MS SQL Server and so MS/Excel to access a DB via VBA or MS/Query.

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Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543707 is a reply to message #543703] Thu, 16 February 2012 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I assumed the sql exam was an Oracle one.
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543713 is a reply to message #543694] Thu, 16 February 2012 08:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The exam I will take is "1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert" from Oracle with focus on SQL programming. No M$ SQL Server.

Will the Excel cert (in combination with 1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert) help me to get a junior SQL programming job?

At my current job I work quite a lot with Excel (feeded with Data from Oracle DB).
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543721 is a reply to message #543713] Thu, 16 February 2012 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought people were born with the ability to use Excel. I can't believe that any emnployer would see it as being a distinguishing factor.
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #543728 is a reply to message #543713] Thu, 16 February 2012 10:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
At my current job I work quite a lot with Excel (feeded with Data from Oracle DB).


You do not need more than these current Excel worksheets as examples to learn how to make other ones.
No need of any course.

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Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #544176 is a reply to message #543721] Mon, 20 February 2012 09:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oranooob
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John Watson wrote on Thu, 16 February 2012 09:23
I thought people were born with the ability to use Excel. I can't believe that any emnployer would see it as being a distinguishing factor.


Thanks for your answer. I was not born with the ability to use Excel. Why there are so many Excel books and courses out there?
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #544177 is a reply to message #544176] Mon, 20 February 2012 09:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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He doesn't mean it literally...He just means that nowa days everyone has grown up with excel and so learns to use it at an early age. And generally speaking everyone can use it as such employers won't look at it particularly as a plus

The excel books out there are mainly targetted at people who were over 30-ish when PCs really became commonplace and who didn't have the opportunity to learn to use tools like powerpoint and excel in their prime.
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #544181 is a reply to message #543728] Mon, 20 February 2012 09:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oranooob
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Michel Cadot wrote on Thu, 16 February 2012 10:16


You do not need more than these current Excel worksheets as examples to learn how to make other ones.
No need of any course.


No I would never visit a course. Just take the test and read a little bit in study guide.
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #544182 is a reply to message #544177] Mon, 20 February 2012 09:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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balckbandit5 wrote on Mon, 20 February 2012 09:14

The excel books out there are mainly targetted at people who were over 30-ish when PCs really became commonplace and who didn't have the opportunity to learn to use tools like powerpoint and excel in their prime.


Thanks for clarification. Every commercial employee in education needs to read Excel books as part of their school. They are not even 20 Smile
Re: is "Microsoft Office Specialist Certification: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (Expert)" w [message #544185 is a reply to message #544182] Mon, 20 February 2012 09:54 Go to previous message
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Well, I should just be careful when buying something like an 'Excell tutorial' book or something similar because, not that i've looked into it, but i would have though that generally books like that are going to be very simple just to teach people starting on computers the basics (Unless obviously you have a particular book in mind that you know will be more advanced and useful)
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