Microsoft Office Specialist Program

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Microsoft Office Specialist Program

New Microsoft 365 Apps exams launched October of 2022.

Have you ever been stuck at a crossroad and were unsure of what path to take?

With Microsoft Office Specialist Program the choice is easy!

No matter which path you take or which application you use in your classroom you will be lead back to the same Microsoft Office Specialist certifications!

The Microsoft Office Specialist certifications that will be available are Word Associate, Excel Associate, PowerPoint Associate, Outlook Associate, Word Expert & Excel Expert. Excel Associate launched Oct 25!!!

View launch dates for the remaining 365 Apps exams »

New Exams still include the performance-based format and are live-in-the-application.

The Microsoft 365 Apps exams include multiple, smaller projects to assess student skills within Microsoft Office. Students are tested on one project at a time, once that project is complete they will move onto the next within the Microsoft Office Specialist program. These small projects test their skills as they would in the real world and validate their understanding of the Microsoft Office program functionality.

What’s New

Check out our updated Objective Domains for all of the upcoming exams

Microsoft 365 Apps Objective Domains

Looking to become a Microsoft Office Specialist - Associate or Expert?

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program has multiple levels: Associate and Expert

Students still earn a certification for each exam they pass, however if a student earns any three of the four available associate certifications, as they become available, they will become a Microsoft Office Specialist - Associate and earn an additional certification for their accomplishment. If students would like to advance even further and earn their Associate certification and both of the expert certifications they will become a Microsoft Office Specialist - Expert and achieve the highest certification within the Microsoft Office Specialist Program.

To accommodate those that started their journey toward MOS Associate or Expert by taking the Office 2019 versions of the exams you can earn a MOS Associate or Expert by taking just one of your exams in the new Microsoft 365 Apps version. For example: if you passed Word Associate Exam and a PowerPoint Associate Exam in the Office 2019 version and now pass the Excel Associate Exam in the Microsoft Apps 365 version you will receive your Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification in the 365 Apps version.


Microsoft Office Specialist Associate: (Any 3 exams)

  • Excel Associate
  • Word Associate
  • Outlook Associate
  • PowerPoint Associate

Microsoft Office Specialist Expert:

  • Word Expert
  • Excel Expert
  • + Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate

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