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Learning Path: Become a Small Business Owner

Start your own business and get it right the first time. Learn everything you need to become a small business owner, from understanding the responsibilities of entrepreneurship to figuring out the legal, financial, and operational aspects of your future business.

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Learning Path: Become an Excel 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist

Validate your proficiency and advance your career as a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel 2013. You'll master creating and managing worksheets and workbooks through hands-on training and performance-based scenarios.

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Learning Path: Become a Manager

As a manager, success is predicated on your ability to achieve goals working with your team. The good news is that management is a skill that can be learned. This path is designed to provide you with the key considerations, skills and competencies to help you become and succeed as a manager.

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Our expert instructors teach you how to manage your time, build your business, and develop your employees. Learn how to work more effectively with tools like Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint, and with operating systems like Windows 8 and Mac OSX.

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Office 2016 is packed with new features, including a new user interface, collaboration tools and more. Find out what’s new in Office 2016 and why it matters to you.

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  • view course page for SharePoint Tips and Tricks

    SharePoint Tips and Tricks

    with Mark Abdelnour

    Get new SharePoint tips and tricks every other Friday from SharePoint consultant and trainer Mark Abdelnour.

    2h 2m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for SharePoint Online Essential Training

    Get started using SharePoint Online, the cloud-based version of SharePoint, for business collaboration and real-time documentation sharing. Find out how to save and share documents, create team sites and site collections, work with libraries and list apps, manage permissions, and create simple workflows.

    9h 18m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Excel Tips Weekly

    Excel Tips Weekly

    with Dennis Taylor

    Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

    8h 29m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online New Features

    Learn what's new in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online, the cloud-based version of SharePoint. Gini Courter covers new features such as Office 365 and OneDrive integration, durable links, and the new Compliance Center.

    1h 12m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Office 2016 and Office 365 New Features

    Learn about the suite-wide enhancements in Office 2016 and Office 365, as well as program-specific new features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    46m 29s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Office Sway: First Look

    Office Sway: First Look

    with Oliver Schinkten

    Create and share interactive reports and presentations on the fly with Sway, the new Microsoft Office app.

    22m 11s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Windows 10 Essential Training

    Learn all the essential features of Windows 10, including everything you need to know to install Windows 10, customize it to your liking, and start working with files and applications.

    8h 0m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    with Dennis Taylor

    Take this fun and fast 5-day Excel challenge to test your Excel skills.

    41m 47s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

    Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.

    59m 3s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2011 Tips and Tricks

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs

  • view course page for Office 365: Outlook Essential Training [Q1 2015]

  • view course page for Weekly Office Workshop

    Weekly Office Workshop

    with David Rivers

    Get a new Microsoft Office tip every Tuesday. Take a five-minute break to improve your productivity and efficiency.

    4h 11m
    Appropriate for all

  • view course page for Going Paperless: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Word 2013: Mail Merge in Depth

    Create personalized letters, envelopes, labels, and even email messages that address recipients by name, with the Mail Merge feature in Word 2013 and these expert-led training videos.

    2h 46m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Word 2013: Creating Long Documents

    Learn Word 2013 for authoring reports, white papers, books, and other long documents and explore best practices for planning, writing, and sharing them.

    3h 19m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Outlook for Mac First Look

    Office 365 members: learn how to install the new version of Outlook for Mac and get up to speed with changes to email, calendar, and contacts.

    24m 52s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Securing Microsoft Office Files

    Keep your Microsoft Office documents secure and private with these tutorials for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and even Office 365.

    1h 21m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2010

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010? Get used to the new interface, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 10m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2010 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 4m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

    Get more done with Windows 8.1. Learn time-saving techniques and keyboard shortcuts for finding files, managing your display, optimizing system performance, and much more.

    2h 11m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations

  • view course page for Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks

    Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks

    with Dennis Taylor

    Discover the best tips and tricks in Excel 2013, and unleash the real power of this popular, powerful software.

    4h 34m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the new features in each of the major application: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 4m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data

    Learn how to clean up your Excel data with a few simple and easy-to-understand functions, commands, and techniques.

    1h 59m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Word 2013 Power Shortcuts

    Word 2013 Power Shortcuts

    with Maria Langer

    Unlock the full capabilities of Word 2013 with expert tips, tricks, and shortcuts.

    3h 33m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for PowerPoint: Builds, Transitions, Animations, and Effects

  • view course page for PowerPoint: From Outline to Presentation

  • view course page for Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports

    Learn how to read income statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets and assess the financial health of your business and your competition.

    1h 25m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Windows 8.1 Essential Training

    Get up to speed with all the features in Windows 8.1, including gestures, apps, security enhancements, and more.

    5h 3m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Setting Up Your Mobile Office to Work from Anywhere

  • view course page for Up and Running with Lync Online

  • view course page for Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

    Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

    with David Rivers

    Get the most out of Windows 8 with these time-saving techniques and shortcuts for finding files, managing your display, and more.

    1h 54m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8

    Choose the best upgrade method and securely migrate your files, applications, and user settings from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

    57m 54s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8

    Choose the best upgrade method and securely migrate your files, applications, and user settings from Windows XP to Windows 8.

    54m 16s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Managing Project Schedules

  • view course page for Outlook.com Essential Training

    Learn to manage your inbox with Outlook.com, the free web email service from Microsoft.

    2h 17m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Visio 2013

    Learn how to quickly create and share professional diagrams with Microsoft Visio 2013.

    1h 56m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Outlook 2013 Essential Training

    Learn how to leverage the power of Outlook to stay on top of all your important connections.

    3h 6m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training

  • view course page for Up and Running with Word 2007

  • view course page for Up and Running with Excel 2010

  • view course page for Excel 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches you the basics of using Excel 2013 to enter and organize data, use functions, and build charts and PivotTables.

    6h 32m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Office 2013 New Features

    Office 2013 New Features

    with David Rivers

    Take a look at suite-wide enhancements like cloud integration, Touch Mode, PDF editing, and Ribbon customization, as well as individual app improvements added to Office 2013.

    2h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Word 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches you the basics of working with documents in Word 2013, from creating and editing to formatting text.

    5h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with PowerPoint 2010

  • view course page for Up and Running with Windows 8

    After exploring the Windows 8 interface and preinstalled applications, learn how to add or remove applications, send and receive email, browse the web, view and share photos, play music and movies, and much more.

    2h 50m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Word 2010

  • view course page for Windows 8 Essential Training

    Shows you all the essential features you'll need to jump-start Windows 8—whether you work with it closely at the office or use it casually at home.

    4h 57m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Windows 8 Release Preview First Look

    Become acquainted with the release of the Windows 8 operating system in this short introduction by author David Rivers.

    1h 32m
    Appropriate for all
     

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