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EBOOK: 12 amazing tech jobs and the women who rock them

Why should you read this eBook? This is the first of a series that will explore amazing jobs in the tech industry and highlight the women who currently excel in those roles, with a wealth of examples to help guide you.



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Does certification contribute to professional credibility? YES, according to Certiport survey

Study Overview

Employees with Microsoft Office Specialist certifications clearly contribute to a more knowledgeable and productive working environment. A study of 14,000 Office Specialists and 1,200 supervisors of Office Specialists from North America, the United Kingdom, and Japan confirms that employees with Office Specialist certifications contribute to a more knowledgeable and productive working environment. Office Specialist certifications in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and/or Project improve the workplace not only for employees and their employers but also for their customers.


  • Office Specialist certification increases employee competence, productivity, and credibility.
  • 85% of supervisors say Office Specialists are more productive because of their Office Specialist certification.
  • Office Specialist certification proves individuals have the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office desktop programs.
  • 89% of supervisors say Office Specialists are more proficient users of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Office Specialist exams test relevant skills employees actually use in the workplace.
  • 86% of supervisors say Office Specialists are more credible than non-certified employees.
  • Office Specialist certification supports the hiring process by providing a useful measure for screening and selecting individuals for employment.
  • 71% of supervisors use Office Specialist in hiring, promotion, and advancement decisions.

Study Design

This study was conducted to determine the value of Office Specialist certification to the individuals certified in
one or more Microsoft Office programs and to supervisors of certified Office Specialists. Over 14,000 Office
Specialists and 1,200 supervisors of Office Specialists were given web-based surveys to evaluate the effect of the
certification on their working environment and to rate the value of the certification on employee performance.

View the full report - Microsoft Office Specialist Improving the Workplace EBook.

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Installing & Upgrading Skype for Business Server Step by Step for Anyone is a free eBook by Skype for Business MVP Matt Landis that takes a generalist IT person step by step through the process of installing and/or upgrading Skype for Business.
This book is in progress which means more chapters are in the works and coming soon!

Current Chapters

  • Installing Skype for Business Server Standard Edition Step by Step
  • Lync 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015 Front End In-Place Upgrade Step by Step
  • Edge In-Place Upgrade Step by Step
  • Enabling Enterprise Voice Features
Make the most of Skype for Business Server 2015!

Install and upgrade Skype for Business with the help of this eBook by #Skype4B MVP Matt Landis.

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Cloud Computing: Discover the Skills that Power the Cloud
With the rise of cloud computing has come many shits, not the least of which is a change in the skill sets required of IT professionals. This ebook will discuss core competencies needed to successfully administer a cloud environment as well as opportunities developing in the cloud computing market place. While IT professional will be able to leverage many of their existing skills to manage cloud environments, the cloud requires holistic mindset, and that means moving beyond one's comfort zone.

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