Training Resources

As part of the University’s response to continued reductions in state funding and a decline in training needs at the University, effective May 5, 2015, the Information Technology Services Training & Certification group will close.

At that time, Microsoft Productivity (i.e., Outlook, Word, Access, Excel) and Adobe multimedia (InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) workshops will be discontinued and George Mason University will no longer serve as a CertiPort testing center. Please note that Blackboard, Equity & Diversity, Banner and Fiscal Services workshops will continue to be offered at the University.

Additional services previously offered by the Training & Certification group including one-on-one consultations, end-note and class presentations will be discontinued. Limited telephone support for Adobe and Microsoft software applications (including Outlook), will be available through the ITS Support Center.

To assist the user community, SkillPort will continue to be available as a training resource; and BYTE Week will continue to be offered the week before the start of every fall and summer semester. Check back here in late March for updates and additional information on this transition. Questions can be directed to

Training and Certification helps faculty, staff, and students master the latest digital tools and techniques. Experienced instructors can provide clear and comprehensive training in Microsoft and Adobe software, Camtasia, Web 2.0 technologies, and more. A variety of workshops are offered based on skill level. Click here to see workshops currently offered.

  • Stay current and keep skills sharp
  • Learn innovative and productive techniques
  • Gain confidence and marketability

Training and Certification Office:
Johnson Center, Room 311G, MSN: 5C4
Phone: 703-993-3426
Lab Location: Johnson Center, Room 311B and 311C

Technology Training & Certification at Mason