Microsoft Office Specialist Access certification

The new Access certification exam uses practical, performance-based scenarios to evaluate their real-world capabilities with project and standards-based outcome testing.

Certified candidates will demonstrate their ability to use principle Access features to independently create custom, browser-based database applications. Tasks will include creating and managing a database, building tables, creating queries, creating forms and reports.

The exam is more relevant than past exams, featuring comprehensive, project-based testing. This means candidates are responsible for demonstrating the ability to complete a realistic Microsoft Office Specialist Access project.

An individual earning this certification has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, has proven competency at an industry entry-level and is ready to enter into the job market.

Exam objectives

Access Expert
(Access and Access 2019)


Core database management, manipulation, and query skills

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Access 2016

Access 2013

Access 2010

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