Microsoft Office Specialist Program

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Microsoft Office 2016

The Microsoft Office 2016 stands as the earliest Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification program that is currently available. It incorporates feedback from educators and experts to improve the certification exams to make them stronger tools for assessment and preparation that have been built upon in the later exams.

Each certification exam is 50-minutes and provides multiple projects per exam, ensuring accurate skill validation and results. It includes:

  • Updated instructions that steer away from command and function names, requiring a deeper understanding of program functionality
  • Additional objective domains that are incorporated across different exam forms
  • Inclusion of real-world context in exam content
  • And various other enhancements.

Explore the certifications available

Microsoft Office 2016 certifications available include: Word Associate, Excel Associate, PowerPoint Associate, Outlook Associate, Access Associate, Word Expert, and Excel Expert.

View the Microsoft Office 2016 Objective Domains

Also, preview the exam releases webpage for language availability.

NOTE: This certification program operates with Microsoft Office 2016 Professional or Professional Plus (32 or 64-bit), as well Microsoft 365 Apps (formerly Office 365 ProPlus) versions prior to and including 1808 can take MOS 2016 exams. Regional limitations may apply. View the technical requirements.

Become a Microsoft Office Specialist, Expert, or Master

There are three levels of this certification: Specialist, Expert, and Master. Each certification level propels individuals further on the path to greater achievements and advancement.


Become certified as a specialist in one of Microsoft's premiere office technologies.


Get a higher credential for two of the job market's most in-demand technologies through the MOS 2016 Word Expert certification and the MOS 2016 Excel Expert certification.


Reach the highest level by passing PowerPoint, Access, or Outlook, and the two Expert certifications. You need four exams to earn MOS 2016 Master, including:

  • Required: MOS 2016 Word Expert
  • Required: MOS 2016 Excel Expert
  • Required: MOS 2016 PowerPoint
  • Elective: MOS 2016 Access OR MOS 2016 Outlook

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