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Sage 50 Accounts Certification

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Sage 50 Accounts Certificaton

£63+ VAT

Sage 50 Accounts Certification is the only accredited performance-based certification program approved by Sage to prove you have the expertise to work with Sage 50 Accounts.

Certification involves passing an online exam, which takes about an hour and can be taken whenever suits you.  There are three levels of certification – read more below to find out which one is best for you. You can also make sure you're fully prepared with our Sage 50 Accounts Self Study Workbooks.

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The test includes drag and drop scenarios, multiple choice questions and simulations on using Sage 50 Accounts. We'll email you full details of how to prepare for, access and complete your online exam and become Sage Certified.

After you pass the exam you’ll receive a Sage 50 Accounts Certificate as proof of your Sage 50 Accounts skills, helping boost your CV and setting you apart in today’s competitive job market.  It covers:

Level 1: Getting started with Sage 50 Accounts
  • Use shortcut keys and navigate around your software
  • Deal with company settings and access rights
  • Backup, restore and check your data
  • Configure the chart of accounts
  • Create and maintain nominal records and budgets
  • Prepare, plan and post opening balances
  • Set up customer & supplier details
  • Work with bank, cash, credit card payments and receipts
  • Post invoices and credit notes
  • Record customer receipts and disputed items
  • Post payments, match credit notes and payments on account
  • Post journals
  • Check and correct transactions
Level 2: Core functionality of Sage 50 Accounts
  • Perform a bank reconciliation
  • Apply search criteria, multiple searches and wild cards.
  • Review the ageing frequency on outstanding invoices, age invoices and produce ageing reports
  • Understand the different types of customer correspondence
  • Flag invoices in dispute, write off customer or supplier transactions and adjust VAT accordingly
  • Set up and process recurring transactions, prepayments and accruals
  • Set up and post depreciation and dispose of an asset
  • Deal with VAT returns and run the year end
  • Produce profit and loss, balance sheet, budget reports, departmental reports and transfer basic information to Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Understand and interpret the results from your management reports
Level 3: Sage 50 Accounts Plus & Professional
  • Plan a stock system
  • Create product records
  • Set up a product assembly
  • Enter opening balances for stock levels
  • Perform a stock take and make adjustments
  • Perform a stock period end and a year end
  • Set up and maintain pricing and discount structures
  • Create and process sales and purchase orders
  • Create multiple delivery addresses
  • Create quotes, pro-formas, invoices and credit notes
  • Setup recurring invoices and orders 

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As an Employee

  • Gain official proof that you are a competent Sage user
  • Learn skills that will help you to be more productive in the workplace
  • Add another string to your bow - Sage Certification is a valuable qualification to add to your CV

As an Employer

  • Increase your employees' competency, efficiency and productivity
  • By providing great training, you will increase employee morale
  • Simplify your employee selection and hiring process - Sage Certification marks an individual out as a competent Sage user
  • Encourage a culture of professional development and excellence amongst your workforce

Recommended hardware

  • An IBM®-compatible computer with a 2GHz (or equivalent) processor
  • At least 1GB RAM
  • At least 600MB of free disk space after Microsoft® Windows has been installed
  • Network users only: 1Gbps network with Microsoft Windows networking

Minimum hardware

  • An IBM-compatible computer with a 1GHz (or equivalent) processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 400MB of free disk space after Microsoft Windows has been installed
  • Network users only: 100Mbps network with Microsoft Windows networking

Performance will be improved with higher specification computers and networks.

Works with Microsoft Office 2000 and all later editions.

This product will not install or run on the Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows NT4 operating systems.

One of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP (Recommended)
  • Windows Vista (*not compatible with Windows Vista 64 Bit Business)
  • Windows 7

Please make sure that you have the latest Microsoft updates installed.

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