U of M, Crookston Students Successfully Complete Microsoft Office Certification Exam

University of Minnesota, Crookston students Kayla Jane Plante, a junior communication majorMicrosoft Certified App Specialist 8893.jpg from Crookston, Minn.; and Elizabeth Kern, a senior communication major from Ellendale, Minn.,  Megan Flynn, a sophomore health sciences major from Chanhassen, Minn.;Christine Radintz, a senior agricultural business major from Annandale, Minn.; and Stefanie Rude, a senior communication major from Halstad, Minn., have successfully passed the Microsoft Office certification exam.  

The students in the class received certification in three areas: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.  The students received the certifications at the U of M, Crookston, since it is a testing center for Microsoft Office System (MOS) and Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) certification exams.  

Twyla Treanor, assistant professor and MOS certification proctor at the U of M, Crookston, view the training experience as an added bonus.  Microsoft Office certifications are widely recognized by employers as proof of competency with applications.  In today's market, having a certification on one's resume may make a big difference. Additionally, those who are seeking IC3 certification may also take the necessary exams on the Crookston Campus.

If you would like to schedule a time to take a certification exam, learn more about the certification process or how to prepare, contact Twyla Treanor at 218-281-8181 (ttreanor@umn.edu).

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

In the photo: Kayla Jane Plante (left) and Elizabeth Kern (right). Not pictured are Megan Flynn, Christine Radintz, and Stefanie Rude.

Contact: Twyla Treanor, assistant professor, 218-281-8181 (ttreanor@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)