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15 students earn Microsoft certifications

Fifteen Marshalltown Community College students earned a Microsoft Certification for the 2016-2017 academic year. Microsoft certification is a valuable credential recognizing the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the software. The certification promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for students.

The Microsoft certifications are free, through the Microsoft Imagine Academy grant, to students who take MCC Computer Applications classes. The Microsoft Imagine Academy gives students an opportunity to sharpen their skills and gain industry-recognized certification, which gives them a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.

MCC is a Microsoft-approved testing center and state-approved Microsoft Imagine Academy. The College offers certification exams for Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Computer Applications instructor Savitha Pinnepalli is a Microsoft Authorized Instructor.

These MCC students earned the following Microsoft certifications this year:

Microsoft Office – Access: Christina Hiracheta, Stephanie Armato and Darci Wolf.

Microsoft Office – Excel: Rhiannon Benda, Skyelar Purchase, Alex Bartels, Victor Sanchez Garcia, Elaine Youngbear, Jonathan Rhodes, Bryan Toney, Ashley Nicole, Ben Hood and PaTricia Brady-Schossow.

Microsoft Office – Word: Allison Roberts and Ashley Hernandez.

For more information regarding Microsoft Office Certification, computer classes, or registration, contact MCC Admissions at (641) 752-7106.

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