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how do you pass the prove it test for Microsoft Excel?

 
 
jerry
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      17th Jun 2009
I applied for a job in a clerical position and they made me take a prove it
test for MS Excel and Office? Is there a link on how I can practice this test
and retake it so I can pass the prove it test?
 
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Gord Dibben
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      17th Jun 2009
I would imagine the test was designed in-house by the company to which you
applied.

There is no standard "prove it test" for Office and Excel other than the
MOUS exams.

MOUS = Microsoft Office User Specialist

Search the 'net for MOUS exam or certification.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

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>I applied for a job in a clerical position and they made me take a prove it
>test for MS Excel and Office? Is there a link on how I can practice this test
>and retake it so I can pass the prove it test?


 
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Shane Devenshire
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      18th Jun 2009
Hi,

You might want to get a book on Excel and study up. I don't know what's hot
these days but you could try the Excel Bible by J. Walkenbach, or one of the
books by Microsoft.

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"jerry" wrote:

> I applied for a job in a clerical position and they made me take a prove it
> test for MS Excel and Office? Is there a link on how I can practice this test
> and retake it so I can pass the prove it test?

 
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JLatham
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      18th Jun 2009
I agree with all that's been written so far. In the Microsoft published
line, I'd look at the "Step by Step" books.
Since it probably was a custom test, you might also write down some of the
things that were required in it so that you can focus a little in those areas
during your studies.

"jerry" wrote:

> I applied for a job in a clerical position and they made me take a prove it
> test for MS Excel and Office? Is there a link on how I can practice this test
> and retake it so I can pass the prove it test?

 
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      18th Dec 2009
Kenexa makes tests for employers to assess skills in many different areas (including software) called "Prove It". I don't know how you can pass it, as I've still been unable to even take the three tests for a potential employer. I'm a Mac user and my computer met the listed system requirements, but it wouldn't work. Calling tech support, I was told, "Only use a PC using the IE browser." I asked why it said it'd work on a Mac if it doesn't and was told to forget what it stated on the site - use only a Windows-based PC and only IE. All my friends/family have Macs. So I decided to go to a public library. Their PC didn't work, either (froze during first question), so off I go tomorrow to the potential employer's office to use one of their machines.

The whole thing seems a colossal waste of time, especially since the job has nothing to do with Excel and the interviewer acknowledged that fact. "We just want an idea how familiar you are with a computer," I was told. Well, you wouldn't know it by my non-existent Excel skills, so I doubt I'll get this position. It doesn't matter that I've been on computers most of my life, especially in graphics (Photoshop) and web design.
 
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