Sage 50 Accounting Training Course

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Sage 50 Accounting is a full-featured accounting software application suitable for small and medium sized businesses. It includes several accounting modules: general accounting, vendors and purchases, customers and sales, payroll, inventory and services, projects and time, and billing (premium version and higher).

This course is designed for students who wish to master all accounting modules of Sage 50 Accounting software. Topics covered in the course will provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to perform inventory management, payroll administration, financial reporting and other bookkeeping functions. Upon completion of this course, students will be advanced Sage 50 users and will be fully prepared to write an Application Specialist Assessment.

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Application Specialist Assessment

Successful completion of the Application Specialist Assessment provides students with a certificate that validates their product knowledge of Sage 50. This is an open-book assessment that consists of 75 multiple-choice, multiple-response, and true-false questions. There is an 110-minute time limit for this assessment. The minimum acceptable score is 80%. Students who successfully complete this examination will receive the Application Specialist designation.

Note: The Application Specialist Assessment is not held at Ashton College. It is not included in the cost of the course and is not mandatory. The Assessment is available through Sage University for candidates who wish to receive a certificate of recognition of their Sage 50 Accounting software skills.

Applicants must be:

  1. High school graduates and 19 years or older at the start of the applicant’s program or course; and
  2. Proficient in English (please see policy 1002).


This course is delivered in-class from our Vancouver campus.


36 hours.


October 24, 2017 – November 30, 2017

  • Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

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  • Starting Sage 50 and the Interface
  • Company Setup and Configuration
  • General Ledger
  • Service Items
  • Payables and Receivables
  • Additional Transactions
  • Sales Tax Reporting
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Payroll
  • Periodic Processing
  • Reports and Financial Statements
  • Management Tools
  • Inventory
  • Projects
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Data Management
  • Time Slips, Time and Billing
  • Departments
  • Customizing Forms
  • Users and Security

In-Class Students

All in-class students are required to bring a laptop or digital device with them to classes.

No previous experience using Sage 50 Accounting or Sage Simply Accounting is required. Click here for the System Requirements for Sage 50.

The registration fee for this course is $699.00.

The cost of the course textbook is US$105.00 (+ shipping). Students can purchase the textbook from SAGE by clicking here.

An e-book version is also available directly through SAGE for a cost of CAD$99.00. Students should contact SAGE directly to purchase the e-book.