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Office Versions

Microsoft Office Software Versions

Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016

We currently offer certain Microsoft Office application courses using Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013. Check our course schedule and click on specific Office applications to see which versions we are offering.

Office 2010

Office 2010 is still widely used and some of our Office classes are available in version 2010. If you are using Office 2010 and it works better for your schedule to take an Office 2013 class, you could do so as the differences are minor. For those classes that are only offerred in Office 2013, you can take that version if you are using Office 2010.

Office 2013

Office 2010 and Office 2013 are very similar. You could take the courses in either version and most of what is covered in class would apply to the version you are using. Some of the advanced courses are currently only scheduled in version 2010. The focus of these classes is on the advanced features of the software that is common to both versions. If you are using Office 2013, you can take these advanced courses and the material would also apply to the 2013 version.

If you are a new user or someone very with limited experience, take the introductory course in the software you are interested in. For example, if you want to take Excel 2013 classes, first take Introduction to Excel in version 2013. If you have some experience with the software, but want to make sure you learn the new features of the 2013 version, take the introductory course in the software you are interested in.

Office 2016

Office 2016 and Office 365 are very similar to Office 2013. If you are using Office 2016/Office 365, we recommend that you take our Office 2013 classes.

If you are interested in an overview of the changes and new features of Office 2016, you should consider taking our half-day course:

Transitioning to Office 2016.

You can then move into an intermediate or advanced course, afterchecking the course prerequisites to ensure you have the experience required.

More Information

If you are having trouble deciding which course is best for you, call us at (314)-984-9000 or email info@cetc.umsl.edu.