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The Office Specialist.com

Real-world, Client-based Microsoft Office Projects

Includes five “MS Specialist” simulations in one book!


The OfficeSpecialist.com workbook gives students an opportunity to take on the role of a Microsoft Office Specialist for a variety of real-world clients.

The projects are introduced just as they would be in a real business environment; students receive “work order forms” that include a set of instructions from real clients. Students are challenged to not only apply their MS Office skills, but they must also use critical thinking and decision making skills to complete each project.


The book is segmented into five mini-books, where students take on the role of one or more of the following: Word Specialist, Excel Specialist, PowerPoint Specialist, Access Specialist, and Desktop Publishing Specialist

  • Works with any version of MS Office software (with the exception of the desktop publishing section, which can be completed using any DTP software).
  • Independent, self-paced projects.
  • Format simulates real business work orders for students to complete.
  • Challenges students to use critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Real business logos (downloaded from a companion resource Web site) are used to produce professional-style documents.
  • Books are non-consumable and can be re-used.
  • Instructor resources included free of charge (from a companion site).
  • Aligned with the Microsoft Office Certification skills.

Students assume the role of Microsoft Office Specialists and compete a series of real-world projects for the following clients:

1. Lettuce-Do-Lunch: A small restaurant business.

2. Jazz My Wheels: A car detailing business.

3. Lawn Enforcement: A landscaping company.

4. College Concierge: A company that handles a wide variety of printing needs, as well as services for Universities including organizing student data.

5. Squeaky Clean: A housekeeping business.

Skills Covered
  • Creativity and design skills to plan and produce business documents
  • Technical writing skills to develop effective business documents
  • Accounting skills to develop projected revenue and inventory spreadsheets
  • Presentation skills to design slide shows
  • Decision-making skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Integrating Microsoft Office software to complete comprehensive real-world projects
Companion Site

The Office Specialist.com free companion website is included with a student workbook (minimum of 5) or eBook purchase. The website includes:

  • Downloadable client logos 
  • Password protected access to project answer keys (for instructor use only)
eBook License and Standards

eBook is in PDF format and delivered on a USB drive. This lifetime license permits unlimited seat install/unlimited printing for either one school or one district (based on license ordered).


The Office Specialist Standards aligned to:

Virginia: Keyboarding Applications, Keyboarding (Secondary)


Click here to view state adoption details for this (and other) titles.


Grade: 6-8, 9-12

The Office Specialist Student Textbook (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-934422-27-4
Author: B.E. Publishing
© 2011
Time: 10-15 Per Section Hour(s)
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 360
Print Color: BW
Binding: Spiral Bound

The Office Specialist Student Textbook (eBook-School License) (USB Drive)
ISBN: 978-1-626890-05-3
Author: B.E. Publishing
© 2011

The Office Specialist Student Textbook (eBook-District License) (USB Drive)
ISBN: 978-1-626890-22-0
Author: B.E. Publishing
© 2011

Item # Title Media Price Qty.
TB-TOS-WB The Office Specialist Student Textbook Print $68.95
TB-TOS-EB-SL The Office Specialist Student Textbook (eBook-School License) USB Drive $3,495.00
TB-TOS-EB-DL The Office Specialist Student Textbook (eBook-District License) USB Drive $4,495.00
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