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Business Education | Textbooks

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The Office Specialist.com

Real-world, Client-based Microsoft Office Projects

Includes five “MS Specialist” simulations in one book!

Description

As the in-house Microsoft Office Specialist, students are given five clients who have come to TheOfficeSpecialist.com for their services. 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 their clients. Students are challenged to apply their MS Office skills, as well as critical thinking and decision-making skills to complete each project.

Features

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.
Clients

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. 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)

Adoptions

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

Specifications

Grade: 6-8, 9-12

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

The Office Specialist 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 Textbook (Print) Print $68.95
TB-TOS-EB-SL The Office Specialist Textbook (eBook-School License) USB Drive $3,495.00
TB-TOS-EB-DL The Office Specialist Textbook (eBook-District License) USB Drive $4,495.00
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