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

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel New Users' started by jerry, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. jerry

    jerry Guest

    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?
     
    jerry, Jun 17, 2009
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    Gord Dibben Guest

    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

    On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 13:06:01 -0700, 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?
     
    Gord Dibben, Jun 17, 2009
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  3. 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?
     
    Shane Devenshire, Jun 18, 2009
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  4. jerry

    JLatham Guest

    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?
     
    JLatham, Jun 18, 2009
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  5. jerry

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    Kenexa Prove It Testing

    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.
     
    Voila, Dec 18, 2009
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