Virtual Assistant

Price: 
$1,340.00
Category: 
Business Management
Combined Hours: 
250
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
Bundled Courses: 
Administrative Assistant
Start Your Own Business as a Virtual Assistant
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Administrative Assistant

As an office professional, you only have to do one thing: everything! And there never seems to be enough time to do it all, much less learn how. But if you really want to ramp up your job performance – and add value to your employer – you need to take this Administrative Assistant course. This course offers an almost endless supply of savvy advice, great tips, proven tools, and powerful strategies for dealing with both everyday job responsibilities and requirements.

So whether you’re brushing up your skills, keeping up with new developments in business, increasing your own marketability, or just starting a challenging and rewarding career, this comprehensive course is just the right thing to move your career forward!  

Prerequisite: None

Start Your Own Business as a Virtual Assistant

What exactly does a virtual assistant to? You may ask, are the tasks the same as an executive or administrative assistant? How do they get clients? Our Virtual Assistant course provides an overview of how to create a life you love and a work atmosphere you will thrive in. We explore techniques for finding your business niche, pricing your services, negotiating with potential clients, and mastering consultations. We discuss ways to successfully market yourself and target your ideal clients, as well as how to network and manage client relationships. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and create a business you love? Our Virtual Assistant course provides these steps and more.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

** Course Subject to Change.

Administrative Assistant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify general office procedures
  • Recognize types of office equipment and computer programs used in business
  • Recall how to use all the features of Microsoft Office
  • Define the various business documents used on a daily basis
  • Identify the basic requirements for bookkeeping and accounting in the office

Start Your Own Business as a Virtual Assistant

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basics of becoming a virtual assistant
  • Recall techniques for mastering your virtual assistant business
  • Describe how to successfully network and manage relationships
  • Identify ways to market yourself and grow your virtual assistant business

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Module 1
Typing Practice & Improvement

  • Pre-Test Your Typing Ability
  • Finger Positioning Exercises
  • Typing Practice Games
  • Typing Progress Tracking
  • Improve Your Typing Skills
  • Increase Your Typing Speed

Administrative Assistant Module 2
General Office Procedures

  • The New Administrative Assistant
  • The Daily Routine
  • Telephone Usage & Etiquette Tips
  • Mail Services and Shipping
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Transportation Reservations
  • Dealing with Meetings
  • Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Time Management
  • Creating Action Plans
  • Keeping Accurate Records
  • Filing Systems and File Cabinets

Administrative Assistant Module 3
Office Equipment and Computers

  • Understanding Office Equipment
  • Using Microsoft Windows
  • Using Apple Macintosh
  • Navigating with Mac OS X
  • Email Accounts & Programs
  • Organizing Your Email
  • Using the Internet
  • Computer Networking
  • Web Conferencing
  • Data Security
  • Troubleshooting Computer Problems
  • Office Ergonomics

Administrative Assistant Module 4
Using Microsoft Office 

  • Common Microsoft Office 2010 Features
  • Using Microsoft Word
  • Using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Using Microsoft Excel
  • Using Microsoft Publisher
  • Using Microsoft One Note
  • Using Microsoft Outlook
  • Using Microsoft Web Applications

Administrative Assistant Module 5
Business Documents

  • Creating a Great Business Letter
  • Appearance and Paragraphing
  • Interoffice Memorandums and E-Mails
  • Reports and Report Templates
  • Press Releases
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Forms of Address
  • Legal Documents and Terms
  • Grammalogues
  • Notary Public Forms
  • Agreements and Contracts
  • Legal and Real Estate Terms

Administrative Assistant Module 6
Language Usage

  • Grammar
  • Using Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Language Usage and Style
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Avoiding Redundancies
  • Phrases and Words to Omit
  • Common English Usage Problems
  • Spelling and Spell Check
  • American English vs. British English
  • Punctuation: Using a Period or Comma
  • Writing Numerals
  • Roman Numerals

Administrative Assistant Module 7
Financial Activities 

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Business Taxes
  • The Company’s Bank
  • Business and Financial Information for Small Businesses
  • U.S. Weights and Measures
  • International Weights and Measures (Metric)
  • Business Math
  • Career Advancement
  • Growing as the Company Grows
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Office Management and Supervision

Start Your Own Business as a Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant Module 1
Virtual Assistant Basics

In our first module, we discuss how to paint the picture of your ideal client and why this is a crucial step for creating a successful business. We also describe how to find your niche in this industry, deciding which virtual assistant services to offer, and how to monetize your services.  

  • How Do You See Yourself as a Virtual Assistant?
  • Deal Breakers
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Monetizing
  • VA Service Offerings

Virtual Assistant Module 2
Mastering Your VA Business

This week we explore all of the aspects that will keep your business running. We discuss pricing and packaging your services, collecting payments, tips for successfully negotiating, and setting up contracts. We also dive into the world of consulting.

  • How to Price Your Services
  • Packaging Your Services
  • Negotiations and Contracts
  • Mastering the Consultation
  • Goal Setting

Virtual Assistant Module 3
Networking and Managing Relationships

Once your business is up and running, growth will start to happen. We examine proper techniques for networking, getting your business name out there, and ways to target your ideal client base. We also discuss how to set boundaries, steps for time management, and how to manage your client relationships in order to keep customers happy and productive.

  • Find a Networking Partner
  • Networking Online
  • Targeting Your Ideal Client
  • Managing Yourself
  • Managing the Client

Virtual Assistant Module 4
Growing Your Business

Growing your business takes a lot of work, but it’s worth it. In this final module, we discuss how to prime your business for success. We explore referral and marketing techniques, as well as learning what your client’s needs are and how to meet them in order to keep your business strong and successful.

  • Client Referrals and Gifting
  • Marketing
  • Client Needs
  • Technology
  • Reevaluating Success

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Administrative Assistant

Upon successful completion of our Administrative Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level job as an Administrative Assistant in an office setting and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Administrative Assistant (CAA).

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player