Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Online Learning Certificate Program
To participate you will need a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. Participants will increase their knowledge of Microsoft Word from the comfort of their home or from their workplace with supervisory approval.
By completing the Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Online Learning Certificate Program, you will:
- Develop and improve your Microsoft Word 2016 skills.
- Demonstrate your dedication to lifelong learning and professional development.
- Fulfill one of four mandatory training requirements for the Administrative Assistant Traineeship.
Two-Step Registration Process
To participate, you must follow our two-step registration process, which varies based on employee type.
- CSEA-represented NYS employees must first apply for a Partnership Online Learning License (SLMS Code: P_OL_Program) in SLMS. Management/Confidential NYS employees must have access to an Empire KnowledgeBank (EKB) license. Contact your agency training officer for information on how to obtain an EKB license.
- Register for the Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Online Learning Certificate Program (SLMS Code: P_MWBASICS23) in the Statewide Learning Management System.
All CSEA-represented NYS employees are eligible to participate.
Management/Confidential NYS employees with an EmpireKnowledgeBank (EKB) license are also eligible to participate. Contact your agency training officer for information on how to obtain an EKB license.
Supervisory approval is not required for courses taken outside the normal workday. It may be possible for employees to take courses during working hours with supervisory approval.
Employees can register for the Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Online Learning Certificate Program between February 9, 2023 and February 8, 2024. Courses will be available from February 9, 2023 through February 8, 2024. All required courses must be completed by February 9, 2024.
Participants are required to successfully complete eight courses and achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher in each course. All online learning courses will be taken through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS).
Participants who successfully complete the required eight courses by February 9, 2024, will be awarded a Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Online Learning Certificate from the Partnership. To print your certificate, log in to SLMS, go to My Learning page, locate the appropriate certificate program, and click on the Print Certificate button. Note: The Print Certificate button will only be available if the status is Completed.
Workforce development competencies are job-based skills employees need to succeed across a wide variety of occupations. When you complete this certificate, you will have an opportunity to enhance your skills in one of these competency areas.
This certificate will assist you in developing the following competency:
A Certificate Course Listing is a useful tool when you are preparing for a job search and are ready to interview. The following self-paced online courses are provided by Skillsoft and will be available to you through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) once you have applied for a Partnership Online Learning License and registered for this certificate program.
Want to learn more? The Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Online Certificate Program ends on February 9, 2024. However, you can continue improving your Microsoft Word skills any time you like. In fact, research shows that if you space your learning activities on a topic over time, you'll get more out of your learning experience and remember it longer - so extend your learning with these suggested activities! Unlike your eight required online courses, these activities are optional and do not need to be completed to receive your certificate.
Digital Books and Videos
Empire KnowledgeBank (EKB) and Skillsoft eBooks and Video Portal - This site gives you access to thousands of free digital books and videos. CSEA-represented NYS employees must have an active Partnership Online Learning License and Management/Confidential employees must have an EKB license to access these digital books and videos. For more information, you can check out Using the EKB and Skillsoft eBook and Video Portal how-to guide.
- Teach Yourself VISUALLY Word 2016, by Elaine Marmel
- Word 2016 for Professionals for Dummies, by Dan Gookin
- Word 2016 in Easy Steps, by Scott Basham
These courses are offered by the Partnership and are open to all CSEA-represented NYS employees. Webinars can be taken from any computer with a connection to the internet. You can also view recordings of webinars.
- Computer Basics
- Get More Done with Keyboard Shortcuts (webinar)
- Microsoft Word 2016 Basics
- Understanding Today's Computer (webinar)
Note: Computer Basics, Get More Done with Keyboard Shortcuts, and Understanding Today's Computer, are not Word classes, but they do help with general computer skills.
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