Digital badges available for Microsoft Office Specialist certification program

Salt Lake City, UTAH – May 01, 2016

Microsoft Office Specialist Master

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is issuing digital badges for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification program via their badge platform, Acclaim. Certiport (, a Pearson VUE business, delivers the MOS certification program throughout the world. Available to users who have achieved MOS certification in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Onenote and Sharepoint, these digital badges enable individuals to showcase their industry-leading desktop skills and interests online.

Acclaim’s approach to applying the Mozilla Foundation’s Open Badge standard is to partner with academic institutions and high-stakes credentialing organizations such as Microsoft. Digital badges make it easy for MOS earners to display their achievement online– on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, via email, a blog or website – to prove their proficiency and increase networking opportunities.

“Our mission is to help individuals advance their careers, and partnering with Microsoft brings our solution to more individuals around the world,” said Clarke Porter, general manager for Acclaim. "Acclaim badges help MOS candidates enhance their college applications and resumés, providing evidence of competency and proficiency.”

Digital badges issued through Acclaim come from a trusted source and can be verified by any individual or organization via metadata. This includes who earned the credential, what they accomplished, and who issued the badge. This transparency makes it easy for individuals to represent their technical competence and achievements to academic institutions, employers and industry peers online.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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“Acclaim badges help MOS candidates enhance their college applications and resumés, providing evidence of competency and proficiency.”
Clarke Porter, General Manager, Acclaim