What's New in Microsoft Office 2013 - Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered

Do I have to start my course on the start date?

No. Once enrolled, you’ll receive access to the learning platform and can familiarise yourself through the orientation. Once the start date lapses you will gain access to two lessons a week, for six weeks. You’ll then get an extra 2 weeks at the end to complete your final exam. You can study at your own pace; however we do recommend that you complete each lesson within two weeks of its release so that you manage to complete the course within the 8 week access period.

How long will it take to process my enrolment after I’ve enrolled?

There are no processing times, so you can access your learning platform immediately! If your course has not started yet, you can go through the orientation and familiarise yourself with the learning platform. Your enrolment confirmation email will provide all of these details.

What kind of assignments will I have to complete?

You will complete multiple choice quizzes, short answer questions and summary exams/test(s) which will confirm your understanding of the subject.

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional, containing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook, and Publisher (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins);Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7 [Not supported on Macintosh]. If you are using Office Home & Student or Office Home and Business, you can read the chapters about Outlook, Access, and Publisher, without keystroking them. Another option is to download a free 30-day trial of Office 365 Home Premium at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/. This version has all the programs you'll need for this course, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook, and Publisher. This will also give you access to a SharePoint server, where you can create the WebApp in Lesson 8. It's not a good idea to have two versions of Office on the same machine, so if you do download it, try it on a second machine. All versions of Office 2013 require one of the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012. Note that earlier versions of Windows are not supported. Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • Adobe PDF
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari

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