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assess proficiency in Access

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Philip Leduc, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Philip Leduc

    Philip Leduc
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    Do you ever teach classes in Access for example to customers where you
    installed an application?

    If so how do you assess proficiency in Access so you can divide a group in a
    people with similar skills,

    Do you know about anyone who would know more about this?

    Standardized testing for Access?
     
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  3. Immanuel Sibero

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    Hi Philip,

    I have developed various Access based applications for the company I work
    for. I train the users whenever necessary.

    Being windows based, many of Windows user interface elements are built in in
    Access i.e. scroll bar, highlight, copy, paste, etc and therefore requires
    no or minimal user training.

    There are specific Access user interface such as the form Filter, the
    binocular Search, the Next Record selector, New Record selector (what you
    refer to as Access proficiency) which would necessitate training for users
    who are not familiar with Access user interface. However, implementing this
    Access user interface is optional. I, for one, do not make heavy use of it
    since there are alternative user interfaces that can be used which would not
    require user training. It just depends on how the application is designed.
    When it comes to user interface, a developer actually has the opportunity to
    minimize user training.

    There is a different type of user training that I do have to do on
    occasions, and this type of training is related to specific uses, features,
    rules, functionalities that I have built in the application. But they are
    not Access proficiency related.

    HTH,
    Immanuel Sibero




    "Philip Leduc" <ph.leducREMOVE@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    > Do you ever teach classes in Access for example to customers where you
    > installed an application?
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    > If so how do you assess proficiency in Access so you can divide a group in

    a
    > people with similar skills,
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    > Do you know about anyone who would know more about this?
    >
    > Standardized testing for Access?
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  4. Wayne-I-M

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    There are a "few" people on this forum that do use it as a method of getting
    clients but most just do it...

    The best bet if you want a bit of training is first to find someone who
    actually knows what they are talking about and only then do you start to ask
    about training.

    Can I suggest that our 1st call / link should be to the MVP site and from
    there just start e mailing around. (No I'm not on commission - mind you . .
    .. ha ha ha - only joking)

    Try these links
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    http://www.mvps.org/access/


    Good luck

    --
    Wayne




    "Philip Leduc" wrote:

    > Do you ever teach classes in Access for example to customers where you
    > installed an application?
    >
    > If so how do you assess proficiency in Access so you can divide a group in a
    > people with similar skills,
    >
    > Do you know about anyone who would know more about this?
    >
    > Standardized testing for Access?
    >
    >
    >
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  5. dbahooker@hotmail.com

    dbahooker@hotmail.com
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    if they use MDB they're idiots

    that's the only question i would ask.. 'what extension access files do
    you usually create'
    if they respond anything other than ADP or ADE i would axe them on the
    spot
     
  6. Philip Leduc

    Philip Leduc
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    Actually the question was:
    I am looking for a standardized testing method to test Access profiency
    of users (I am a developer myself),
    just curious if anyone does this

    "Wayne-I-M" <WayneIM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D9AACABE-DA9E-43A6-AEA0-63EF109C9E66@microsoft.com...
    > There are a "few" people on this forum that do use it as a method of
    > getting
    > clients but most just do it...
    >
    > The best bet if you want a bit of training is first to find someone who
    > actually knows what they are talking about and only then do you start to
    > ask
    > about training.
    >
    > Can I suggest that our 1st call / link should be to the MVP site and from
    > there just start e mailing around. (No I'm not on commission - mind you .
    > .
    > . ha ha ha - only joking)
    >
    > Try these links
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > http://www.mvps.org/access/
    >
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    > --
    > Wayne
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Philip Leduc" wrote:
    >
    >> Do you ever teach classes in Access for example to customers where you
    >> installed an application?
    >>
    >> If so how do you assess proficiency in Access so you can divide a group
    >> in a
    >> people with similar skills,
    >>
    >> Do you know about anyone who would know more about this?
    >>
    >> Standardized testing for Access?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  7. Robin

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    You might find something here. There's a whole range of free on-line
    assessments (including Office 2007 and Vista!):

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/assessment/

    Alternatively it's worth looking at the Certiport site. Certiport are
    responsible globally for Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications
    including Access:

    http://www.certiport.com

    Or maybe:

    http://www.itcertsolutions.co.uk/

    Robin


    "Philip Leduc" <ph.leducREMOVE@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:umy3qJ3fGHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Do you ever teach classes in Access for example to customers where you
    > installed an application?
    >
    > If so how do you assess proficiency in Access so you can divide a group in
    > a people with similar skills,
    >
    > Do you know about anyone who would know more about this?
    >
    > Standardized testing for Access?
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  8. dbahooker@hotmail.com

    dbahooker@hotmail.com
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    i just wish that MS took certifications for office seriously.

    there are 100 million spreadsheet dorks in the world; they should be
    forced to adhere to the same standards of excellence --MCDBA and MCSA--
    that real developers are expected to work towards.

    I think that it's bullshit.

    i should be able to get some sort of worthwhile certification for
    Micorosft Access that doesn't make me sound like a flaming wimp.

    MOUS.

    shit MS get your act together.
     

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