Friday, May 29, 2009

MS Office certifications - Word

As of today, Alex is a certified user of Microsoft Word 2007. He is working toward the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification, and he'll earn the ability to test for parts of the certification each school year as part of his I.T. program. Congrats on his good work!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happiness for my sister

Congratulations to my sister! She took the big - and somewhat frightening - step of closing on her first house today. She's now joined the millions of people who have signed their lives away for 30 years.... Yippee!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

IC3 certification test results

He started his test last week as planned. He finished part one, and had 3 questions left on part two, when the power went out at the school. (It's been lovely weather lately.) He had to be rescheduled to finish it today, since the electricity issue was not resolved in time for him to resume the test before the end of the school day. But now... the results are in...

The scoring is apparently not based solely on the answers provided, but also on how much clicking around you do on the example situations, how long it takes you to reply, etc. He needed a score of 800 to pass. The highest possible score is 1000.
  • Test 1 = 956
  • Test 2 = 956
  • Test 3 = 911
If only the class grades were this good!