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An Overview of Popular Microsoft Office Apps (& Training Courses!)

Anyone who’s ever used a computer before will have likely used a Microsoft Office application at least once. Software like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint have entered our daily vernacular as popular work productivity applications in professional and personal settings. Different Microsoft applications fulfill different needs, for example, word processing, data management and more. While there are currently more than 20 applications and services developed by Microsoft – including Windows-only, mobile-only and server applications – this blog will focus on four of the most popular core applications: Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Access.

Microsoft Word

This world-renowned word processing software known as Microsoft Word ranks among the most popular word processing softwares on the planet. From allowing users to make and edit text documents such as reports, essays and resumes, to creating other forms of text-based documents, Microsoft Word was likely involved in the creation process of the majority of written material we see around us today. If you frequently write reports, create forms and work with lengthy documents as part of your job, you might want to find ways to maximise your productivity by leveraging more complex Microsoft Word features beyond the average. ASK Training Singapore has a variety of different Microsoft Word training courses geared toward beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced learners.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software allowing users to create professional slideshows and presentation decks including animations, transitions as well as embedded multimedia clips. Retain your audience’s attention and create a lasting impression with an eye-catching and organized presentation slide deck. If you know the basics of how to include words and images onto your slides, but would like more knowledge on how to use the numerous other features offered by this application, check out our Microsoft PowerPoint Training courses to bring your ideas to life on the presentation screen the next time you embark on a speaking task. Our 24hrs – ICDL Perform Advanced Presentation Functions course is particularly suitable for those who want to deep dive into advanced presentation functions.

Microsoft Excel

We might associate Microsoft Excel with the tables and graphs we were assigned to produce in our school days, but this industry leading spreadsheet software is actually one of the most valuable programs for data analysis and manipulation. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is highly-valued by hiring professionals in today’s workplace and is known for increasing your job prospects and starting salary. In the realm of business, most job functions from administrative to managerial can benefit from employees with advanced Excel skills. If you’re looking to get a leg up over your competitors in the job market, investing in an Excel training course will likely bring you many benefits.

Microsoft Access

While applications like Microsoft Excel are useful for computing smaller data sets and transforming them into presentable graphics like graphs and charts, Microsoft Access is a relational database management tool that helps users store, organise and manipulate large bodies of data. This makes Access a more suitable application for long-term, large scale projects. Access usually presents itself as a more challenging software to maneuver. Those who want to gain comprehensive mastery of this software are advised to go through professional Microsoft Access training courses to build a solid foundation in Access before venturing into more advanced database design or administration.

Learn Microsoft Office with ASK Training Singapore

ASK Training is a training provider offering WSQ SkillsFuture approved Microsoft Office courses for individuals and corporate clients in Singapore. Our courses cater to beginners and intermediate learners, as well as those who hope to master a more specific skill set in a particular Microsoft application, for example, learning about Advanced Pivot Table Techniques in Microsoft Excel. Many of the courses we offer allow learners to make use of their SkillsFuture credits to fund or subsidise class fees. If you need additional help choosing a suitable training course for your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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