Friday, June 26, 2009

Week 50 - Day 5

Well, this week has been interesting.

We had the advanced word exam this week. The instructor has a policy of marking assignments and exams immediately so I had my final grade for Advanced Word the day after we sat the final exam. I got 95%. We are now doing Advanced Excel. The final exam for that will be next week.

All year I have had trouble with my final end date. Officialy its has been July 10th, but thats 3 weeks too early. I officially finish on August 7th. This week I finally discovered why there was a discrepancy.

That basic computer course I did right at the beginning was not a course that I should have taken. I really should have started 3 weeks later in early August with Career Management (which was my second class). Thus my student loan did not pay for that first 3 week class so I got it for free. The Swiss boy who started at the same time as me, also got that free course as well. So that is why my end day has always been wrong.

And for those of you who have not yet heard, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both died yesterday.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Week 49 - Day 6

Day 6 - Saturday. We have finished the first week of Advanced Word/Excel. I have learnt how to do tables and lists, and how to do footnotes, endnotes, contents and an index. Have also learnt how to do a mail merge. Very useful stuff to know. The final exam will be on Tuesday next week and then we have 8 days of Excel.

I am so much less stressed out these days. Partly because I have completed this course, (the first one I have ever managed to finish) and partly beacuse I have lost so much weight while studying. Not because I was stressed out, but because with only one income, there was not much money to buy healthy food. So I ate rice for most of the year. Right now, I am busy applying for jobs.

This year has gone by so fast. They say when you are enjoying yourself, time just flies by. Then I must have been totally enjoying myself during my lessons because I can still remember the day I started school as if it were yesterday.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Week 48 - Day 5

Last day of accounting today. I finally got my advanced accounting result. I knew it would not be good. I got 69%. My lowest mark so far. Like I said, I am not a numbers person.

Next week I have the final classes - Advanced MS applications.
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access database.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Week 48 - Day 4

Depite missing two days of school this week I think I did ok in the final A/R exam we just had this morning.

The reason for missing school - FLU. Courtesy of my spouse and my son. They get the flu every year, but this year it was far worse than usual. So bad that spouse was just too sick to babysit our son. I had no choice but to stay home. For some reason I have not caught the flu. As one friends mentioned today, maybe thats because I am no longer as run down and overweight as I used to be, at this time last year. I guess losing 50 pounds definitely does makes a difference to ones health

I was able to get to school to do the final project today. The teacher says she will be going back to the beginning of the accounting cycle next week - book keeping fundamentals and all the accounting software. I must admit that I thought that the accounting would drag, but it hasn't really.

We are still waiting for the Advanced Accounting results - which we finished 4 weeks ago. Next week I got back to J (teacher) for the final courses - Advanced MS applications - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Week 47 - Day 1

Week 3 of ACCPAC.

This week we are doing the Accounts Payable module for ACCPAC and will have the project for A/P to do later on.

Next week we will do the A/R modules.

I now have just 2 months to go until I finish this diploma.
I have to admit the last 11 months have flown by just SO FAST!!!!

I am now looking for jobs, but dont expect to get one before the end of July, because I still have 2 months to go, and most companies usually need someone to start ASAP.

Week 46

Second Week of ACCPAC. We had to do the first project for ACCPAC this week. We had to set up a fictional company, and do some general ledger transactions.

Two days later we had the second project - a small project setting up the taxes and banking services module for our fictional company.

The Quickbooks result finally turned up. I got 78%. I could have done better.
The class is still waiting for the Advanced Accounting results.

Week 45

First week of ACCPAC. Lots of different modules and permissions to deal with just to set up the (practice) company. So easy to make mistakes.

There are some areas where if you make one mistake, you have NO CHOICE, but to start all over again. ACCPAC is NOT a forgiving program to use. There are also a lot of general ledger transactions as well.

There are no "exams" for this class, but we get 4 different practical projects to do during the month.

Still no Quickbooks results.
I also went to see the movie - Angels & Demons - my second birthday treat.