Microsoft Office GMetrix LearnKey Online Training and Self-testing

In order to enable staff and students of the University to continue to access Microsoft Office training during the period of the Covid-19 closure,  UCD IT Services have sourced online training material and Gmetrix self-testing.

The first step is to access the GMetrix LearnKey training and GMetrix self-testing codes:

Please note: UCD Connect username and password required



Then simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to
  2. Select Courses from left of screen.
  3. Click on Start a New Course followed by Redeem New Access Code.
  4. Enter your access code.
  5. Select the required application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in Session Layout.
  6. Begin with Pre Assessment and work through the course stages.

Course stages:

  • Pre Assessment- which will gauge your level.
  • Session 1 - Lesson 1 Videos- Videos bringing you through the course progressively.
  • Session Labs- Guided questions for you to apply the skills just learnt.
  • Post Assessment- There is a test at the end of the session to assess what you have learnt.

Optional Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) test:

You can choose to take a MOS test and get a Certificate from Microsoft.

Book here: