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    I have been studying since February, off and on. I tested for the first time earlier in the month to get a feel for the test and see where I stood, not quite passing. I took it again yesterday and was so close - 3 questions away from passing! I spent an hour skimming the material again, adding to my notes and took it my third time - yes twice in one day. I felt really good about it, clicking through without needing my notes for a lot of it. When I hit submit with a minute left, there was a technology hiccup or something and it spun and spun so I said a lil prayer & clicked it again, it said 85% and then guess what!! Another window popped up and said I was out of time! Oh the disappointment! Ach! I messaged ASAP last night and explained what happened. Also, guess what!! ... ...This morning I got an email and as it turns out ....I PASSED!! Not an easy test, but if you study, take good notes you can do it! 2 tips for those working to take the certification: note the names behind the management approaches - who they were and what their approach was 😉 I had a lot of those questions. I found that some questions are very relevant to my day to day but some not so much - pay attention to all of the material regardless if you think it applies to your day to day or not. Good luck!
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    I am new here and wondered where you found study materials or what study materials you used? Are there sample tests to see where you are at before taking the real test? Thanks!
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    Hello Fellow Office Professionals: Many of you enjoyed my last initial list of Shortcuts and Tips for Word; therefore, below are some additional ones I find useful. Check them out, and let me know what you think! Inserting Serial Numbers in a Table for Automatic Numbering: Select the column in which you wish to put the serial numbers. Make sure entire column is highlighted vertically. Click the numbered list bullet on Ribbon to quickly fill the serial numbers in that column. Bulleted List: Key * and Spacebar to quickly create a bulleted list. This saves time since you will not have to get the mouse to select from Ribbon. To Repeat Heading of Table on Second and Following Page(s): Create table with headings. Select Table Toolbar. Select Layout Tab. On right, select Repeat Header Rows. Comments: To add “Comments” to document, click on the Review Menu. Click on “New Comment”. To edit when finished, hit the Esc Key. Delete Word at a Time: CTRL + Backspace Deletes word to the left of the cursor. Keep hitting until all desired text is deleted. Insert File Name in Footer or Header: Insert File Name Under Header & Footer Tools on the Design tab, in the Insert group, click Quick Parts. Click Field. Click FileName (select the format you wish). Page Orientation Switching From Portrait to Landscape Within Document: Page Layout—Portrait Insert a Break—Next Page Page Layout—Landscape Insert a Break—Next Page Page Layout—Portrait Screen Clipping: Open document; open Browser or Application. In Word, click on Insert, then select Screenshot. Select text or item to capture. The selected text/item/picture will then be imported into Word document. Roger Fulk - roger.fulk@wright.edu
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    Good Morning, I am new to ASAP and I am currently studying to get my PACE Certification. Does anybody have and advise or tips for me??
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    Happy Friday Everyone From Union City, GA. I just joined a little over a week. I'm looking forward to meeting new friends and sharing new innovations.
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    I've asked my team to put together a list of their pros and cons during this time of isolation and working while in quarantine. Here are the major takeaways- Pros: For the introvert - working remotely is a welcome break from all of the interruptions (more focused) No commute (less stress) More face-time with family members throughout the day (better work-life balance) Video meetings keep us connected Teamwork has strengthen as everyone now gets to share the duty of answering our main phone line throughout the day and we're not juggling lunch breaks Ample time for online professional development through webinars, LinkedIn Learning, industry articles Working in casual clothes Full-access to our technology platforms Keeping in mind that this is a temporary situation and life with resume as "normal" at some point Cons: For the extrovert - the isolation and lack of face-to-face interaction Technical blips Lack of multiple monitors Concerns about getting mail sorted and distributed (since resolved) Not going out to lunch with coworkers Sedentary workday with increased snacking 🙂 Easy to forget to "clock-out" at the end of the day For those with young children - interruptions
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    Hello everyone, am a newbie, would like to know more about the certification and benefits. Thanks
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    @Sami Espenschied Do you have a room (kitchen, storage closet, etc) that all employees go into on a regular basis? Maybe you can post rewards and recognition there? Or would you prefer to acknowledge these employees in a public location within the library? It would easy to take a photo of an employee with a phone and create a graphic showcasing "March Employee Spotlight: Sami". "Meet Sami. She's been working with the X county library system for eight years and is your go-to person for YA books." We all have our different work love language but recognition, or lack thereof, is a huge factor for why people leave their workplace. This example is simple and doesn't cost a thing. Plus, you don't have to really think about "who should be the employee of the month?" Because, isn't there always a rock star at work and someone else who never goes above and beyond? An Employee Spotlight can highlight all employees and you can give them a pat on the back by recognizing their strengths within the blurb.
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    @JMcCumber Have you posted any of the best practices that referred to in your post? I want to make sure I didn't miss them. Thanks.
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    I played around with OneNote before using it for work. I watched YouTube videos and then watched this webinar - https://www.allthingsadmintraining.com/capture-organize-share-onenote-webinar/ If you plan on sharing information, be careful with sharing. Test your process first to ensure you are not sharing what you don't want to share. You can have a folder but you cannot share just a tab within that folder. You'll need to create a folder that you can share. For example, I have a folder for each direct report. I have tabs for 1:1s, performance feedback, goals, projects, accomplishments, personal notes (when their bday is, favorite drink from Starbucks). I found one of my direct reports, I'll call her Nancy, was struggling with organizing her tasks, time management, and prioritization - ya know, key admin skills. I created a "Nancy_task" folder for her and we share and update weekly lists. She doesn't miss any tasks and communicates if something can't be done that day. I didn't simply create a tab for her in my "Nancy" folder - since if I tried to share just that "Nancy_tasks" tab, I would've actually shared my entire "Nancy" folder - my notes regarding performance, etc. You can password protect tabs which I also do for the tabs where I keep sensitive information regarding performance reviews, etc. I will say that using OneNote with the team has helped monitor their workload while working remotely during this Coronavirus crisis.
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    Hello everyone. I started studying to take the PACE exam in October 2019. I read through the study guide and listened to the lectures twice. then went through and "spot" studied where I thought I was weak. I took lots of notes and had a really good outline with page numbers. then got really tired of studying so I took the exam 3 weeks ago. I figured since I had 3 chances I could find out where I was weak and concentrate there. This is an open book test and the page numbers in my notes really came into play for me. The test was 90 minutes and I took all but about 3 minutes of time. It was a tough test and went over everything in the lectures and book. But, I was so surprised because I passed the first time!!! Good luck to everyone.
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    Hi Janice and Monica! The PACE exam is 120 questions. The exam pulls from the same question bank, which is comprised of 25% for each module. The questions will randomize slightly each time you take it. It sounds like you've both put in a lot of study time so I'm sure you'll both see success soon! Good luck!
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