Desktop Pro (Office 2013)

The Desktop Pro course contains everything a learner needs to learn the basics of computers and Microsoft Office 2016, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Learn More



The Desktop Pro course provides an understanding of you to use a computer, the internet (including social media), software and various applications. You will also learn how to use Microsoft Office 2016 Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Skills are acquired through the use of multiple formats, including virtual labs, which are designed to help you gain a working knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Download the Desktop Pro course guide to see the full course outline.

What certifications can I sit?

At the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to sit the TestOut Desktop Pro certification exam. This will measure your ability to perform essential tasks in the Microsoft Office 2016 productivity applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). The cost of the TestOut certification exam is included in the course price.

What are the entry requirements?

No prior IT knowledge is required to study this course.

When can I start studying?

There is no set start date for this course as it is self-directed. You can start studying at any time of the year.

This training course will require approximately 84 hours of study to complete. Upon purchasing the course, you will have access to the course material for 18 months. This allows you to fit your study around your work, life, and family.