Career Passports

Starting out on the right foot can make a long-term difference in employee productivity. These passports were designed with a combination of foundational technical skills and personal productivity skills. Students who complete both the Career Foundation Passport and one of the Career Advancement Passports can earn a Microsoft certification.

Career Foundation Passport
These are critical skills for those starting out in the workforce. The Career Foundation Passport provides most technical skills specified as necessary for most careers by the United Nations Sustainability Goal 4: Quality Education for All, as well as personal effectiveness skills.


Business Foundation Skills

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word 2016: Working with the Interface and performing Basic Tasks in Word 2016
  • Maintaining, Protecting, and Reviewing Document in Word 2016
  • Sharing and Collaborating on Documents in Word 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Formatting Data
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Data Presentation Strategies
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Formulas and Functions
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Charts, Tables, and Images
  • Designing Effective Powerpoint Presentations
  • Modifying and Formatting Slides in Powerpoint 2016
  • Introduction to the Powerpoint 2016 Interface and Basic Tasks

Communication Skills

  • Skills for Communication Success
  • Develop your Listening Skills

Career Advancement Passport
These passports include a foundation of personal effectiveness skills and then students may choose from three tracks that prepare them to sit for a Microsoft Certification:


Personal Effectiveness Skills

  • Effective Business Writing
  • Dealing with Workplace Conflict
  • Develop Your Critical Thinking skills
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Capturing the Attention of Senior Executives
  • Communicating Tactfully and Diplomatically

EXCEL Certification Track

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate: Customizing Views, Styles, and Templates
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate: Creating Custom Visual Effects
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate: Working with Data
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate: Macros and Advanced Queries
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate: Share, Review and Collaborate
  • Microsoft Excel 2016: Advanced: Apps and What-If Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel 2016: Advanced: Power Pivot, Custom Formatting, Fills and Forms
  • Microsoft Excel 2016: Advanced: Accessibility, Transforming Data, and Errors
  • Microsoft Excel 2016: Advanced: Creating, Editing, and Saving Workbooks

WORD Certification Track

  • Formatting Text in Word 2016
  • Using the Navigation Pane and Creating Lists in Word 2016
  • Customizing Options and Using Document Views in Word 2016
  • Creating and formatting Tables in Word 2016
  • Headers, Footers, Page Numbering, and Layout in Word 2016
  • Using Illustrations, Styles, and Themes in Word 2016
  • Designing and Formatting Illustrations in Word 2016
  • Advanced Table Customization in Word 2016
  • References, Proofing, Mail Merges, and Forms in Word 2016

Powerpoint Certification Track

  • Using Slide Show Presentation Tools in Powerpoint 2016.
  • Customizing Proofing and Default Options in Powerpoint 2016
  • Sharing and Protecting Presentations in Powerpoint 2016
  • Exporting Presentations and Compressing Media in Powerpoint 2016
  • Using slide Masters and Slide Elements to Optimize Impact
  • Formatting Text Boxes and Working with graphic Content in Powerpoint 2016
  • Working with Graphic, Audio, and Video Content in Powerpoint 2016 .
  • Constructing and Modifying Tables and Charts in Powerpoint 2016
  • Creating Photo Albums, Sections, Transitions, and Animations in Powerpoint 2016
  • Using Hyperlinks, Actions, and Comments in Powerpoint 2016

UpSkills Global Career Passports align with Corporate Social Responsibility suggested education initiatives and may qualify for CSR funding set-asides.