CITI1004 – Certificate in Microsoft Essentials

Learn Microsoft Excel, Word & Powerpoint


Gain the skills to get the  most out of Microsoft Office with our online course and practical tutor support. Developed by a Microsoft expert and presented in plain language, the Microsoft Office Essentials package will give you a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of Word, Excel & Powerpoint and the features available. When you have completed this course you will be able to to demonstrate your skills for that new job, pay rise or promotion!

Rated 4.45 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)
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20 reviews for CITI1004 – Certificate in Microsoft Essentials

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Healy


  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Paul Bound

    I found it to be time consuming navigating to each chapter of the course. I would recommend having each section on tabs for easier navigation. I wanted to study and gain a qualification from a reputable organisation.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Paul Bound

    The assessment instructions were not always clear, particularly for the Word assessment.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Charlene Clements

    maybe responding to help questions quicker, if you are working on your assignment and require some help you had to wait, replies werent instant.. online and part time courses also pricing. this was an affordable way to refresh my skills while still working. really enjoyed the power point assessment. I had not used power point very much at all. A great way to finish the course

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alison Tobin

    The software on my MacAir did not match that of the course content so made some aspects a little more tricky to complete. Also the fonts no practice exercises and chapter summaries were small and hard to read. Course content matched what I wanted to learn. Overall very 4 course. Tutor support timely and efficient.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alison Tobin

    I found the career academy by internet search – An improvement – I kept having security problems because of data transfer

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Siobhan O Rourke

    I am very happy I signed up with Career Academy. I learned a lot from my course and the and it made me realise that learning via the net is enjoyable and easy. I look forward to starting a new course in then future again. The Tutors are great very pleasant and very good. No shortage of encouragement and that is what I needed. Siobhan O Rourke Ireland

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Siobhan O Rourke

    I felt that there was sometimes not the clearest instruction on the assignments, especially quickbooks and xero but this may have been just because i was unfamiliar with them and it was completely new to me. Overall the course content was good I was looking for something that would allow me to refresh after some years out of the office environment. This course allowed me to do that in my own time and with a realistic time frame to do it in. I am overall happy with the course. I did think that at the end, on completion, a certificate would be issued by post (maybe laminated for effect), a little disappointed that i just press print and my certificate is there! I do feel that when you are paying a lot of money for courses, generally people expect a more formal recognition of the achievement rather than a home print out….just my opinion!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jess Robertson

    I chose to study with the career academy because it was cheap and it didnt take too long to complete. Could start making all the courses accredited like polytechnics and universitys, as it would be nice for employers to take notice of a accrediated course Well email or contact number for the tutors would be nice.
    How to submit or resubmit assignments would be great also

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Beynon

    I found it convenient and easy to follow and they had a section on Medical Terminology. A little disappointed with the Medtech section of the course as I thought it would be a little more in depth

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Mabey

    Provided me with a course that covered all the Microsoft programmers instead of just one.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kay Holmes

    Encouraging comments from tutors!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shayna Heal

    Affordable online learning at your own pace with help available.

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lyn Whittaker

    The course was nice and simple to follow and there was always someone on hand to help if you needed it.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynley McGrath

    excellent tutoring through academy……

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Walsh

    Last year I did the Bookkeeping course through Career Academy and found it really helpful. I really appreciated the positive feedback that encouraged me to keep at it. None that I can think of. All great.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Scollard

    Really appreciate the extra time needed to complete course due to situations out of my control. Cheaper course fees – and an easier way to learn whilst working full time.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynley McGrath

    The feedback that I’ve gotten is lovely and tutors get back to me straight away.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Val Brooking

    This is one of three courses that I completed with Career Academy. Really great course and very helpful feedback from tutors.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Claire Russell

    I thought the course was perfect. I decide to study with the career academy because I thought that the course sounded perfect for my needs and because your payment plan.

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Key benefits:

  • Developed by a highly qualified Microsoft expert
  • Learning online allows you to study anytime, at home or the office
  • Receive tutor support via email or by calling our toll free number
  • Gain a Microsoft Essential Certificate
  • Learn skills to help you stand out in a competitive job market

The Microsoft office suite is an essential part of modern business and an industry standard. Prove yourself to any future employer that you have the skills to be competent with the MS Suite. Covering the essentials with Excel, Powerpoint and Word. You will be proficient in all three by the end of this course.


What our students say:

★★★★★ “I am able to finish all the lessons at my own pace. Very impressive training materials and the tutor is always quick to respond. Keep up the good work. I very much recommend TCA courses to everyone!’  – Inna Benitez


★★★★★ “I really enjoyed doing this course. I now feel more comfortable using Word, Excel and Outlook. I learned to use functions I never used before. I also found that the video tutorials was really helpful and easy to follow. The assignments were great and it challenged me to use all the features and functions I learned throughout the course” – Renette Verryne

Course Summary

Investment: €399, flexible payment options available,  starting from €25 per week.


Assessment: There is an assignment to download for each of the three components. Simply follow the instructions provided in the document and once completed, submit your assessment for marking.


On successful completion of this Microsoft Office Essentials online course, you will be awarded a certificate of achievement.


Duration: 24-30 hours.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.


Delivery: Online with tutor support via email or phone.


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