This competition area involves the use of the Microsoft Office application software. Microsoft Office is used widely in businesses throughout Canada and around the world. As a result, more and more businesses require personnel who are fluent in the applications of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. These personnel can archive and retrieve electronic files, and enter and manipulate data for efficiency, analysis, reporting, and presentation.
A user with well-developed skills in Microsoft Access is able to manage records and create meaningful reports while accessing simple or complex databases. Skills in using Microsoft Excel enable the user to set up and manipulate numeric data on worksheets. The numerical data can range from simple numbers to the development of complex formulas and graphs. Microsoft Word facilitates the preparation of a wide variety of business documents while Microsoft PowerPoint software allows the user to confidently prepare and give electronic presentations.
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