As business culture evolves, so do the roles and responsibilities of administrative professionals. Many administrative professionals now give themselves a competitive edge by earning the industry-recognized Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). This 100% online course, which can be started and completed at any time, will help you understand administrative fundamentals, including financial responsibilities and project management, master the CAP body of knowledge and gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to earn this valuable industry credential. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the IAAP certification exam.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the most recent median annual wage for administrative assistants was $39,850. Among the office and administrative support occupations listed by the BLS, those that require specialized skills offer the highest levels of pay and future opportunities. According to Burning Glass Technologies, the job postings requesting these skills the most were for administrative, executive and paralegal assistants.
The Microsoft Office Specialist Associate designation is earned through performance-based examination. By acquiring this credential, you may set yourself apart from other candidates, demonstrate to potential employers your level of expertise and show that you have the skills necessary to use Microsoft products to increase business efficiency in a range of scenarios.
To be eligible for the Certified Administrative Professional exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
Relevant work experience includes typical duties for office and administrative professionals including the following:
According to Burning Glass Technologies, most job postings request that office and administrative support professionals have skills that include administrative support, scheduling, customer service and appointment setting.
A Microsoft Office Specialist certification can evidence a candidate's competence and shows potential employers that he or she is capable of using Microsoft Office software competently in a variety of circumstances.
According to Microsoft, you must successfully pass three of the following exams to receive the Microsoft Office Specialist Associate certification: