Microsoft Office Specialist Program

Are you an individual learner looking for learning materials, practice tests, or exam vouchers for use in the United States? If so, browse everything for Microsoft Office Specialist on the Certiport Store and learn how you can earn an industry-recognized certification.

The future belongs to those who do more

My MOS certifications made it easier and quicker to write papers and do presentations in college. I would absolutely 100% recommend them to everyone I know. They are industry recognized certifications that make you more appealing to employers, plus it really makes you feel good about yourself!

-Miranda Hill, Student

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 gives students a competitive edge in today’s academic and professional environments. This exam version validates learners experience and in-demand skills on Microsoft Office 2016, and includes exams covering:

  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Access
  • Microsoft Office Outlook

From single projects to multiple projects

By migrating from a single, large project for the certification exam to multiple, smaller projects, this version MOS is a powerful instrument for assessing skills.

Learners are able to devote more time to practicing and mastering on the specific skills tested in each smaller project. This improvement allows test candidates to focus their studies and enhance the learning process. It also allows the exams to test proficiency more broadly and deeply.

More enhancements

The certification exams include feedback from subject-matter advisors, industry experts, and teachers to make them stronger tools for assessment and ensure that they validate the most in-demand skills needed in college, workforce, and beyond. This includes:

  • Revised instructions to avoid command and function names, requiring a deeper understanding of program functionality
  • More objective domains incorporated across the different exam forms
  • Real-world context for exam content
  • Performance-based format for improved aptitude testing

Achieve higher levels of certification

There are three levels of certification: Specialist, Expert, and Master. Each certification level propels a student further on the path to greater achievements and advancement. Students can certify at all three levels and should try to obtain the highest level possible. The market demands, and caters to, those who possess the most education and skills.

Becoming a Specialist is good. Becoming an Expert is better. And becoming a Master is best.

With 21st-century skills being on the forethought of every school district right now,” says Martha Roettgen, a teacher at Green Hope High School in North Carolina, “having students have the opportunity to learn word processing, publishing, spreadsheets, and databases is absolutely critical.
    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: Word and Excel.
    Reach the highest level by passing PowerPoint, Access, or Outlook, and the two Expert exams.

Improved MOS Master Certification path


Now you need four exams to earn MOS 2016 Master:

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

Expert exams were previously two separate exams; now they’re one.

  • MOS 2016 Word Expert: only one exam
  • MOS 2016 Excel Expert: only one exam

Master is the highest MOS certification; it puts you on an elite level.

  • Elevated expertise
  • Recognized around the globe
  • The best of the best

How do you achieve a MOS Master designation? Simply complete the required exams, and you automatically get your MOS Master certificate.

  • No registration
  • No application
  • No additional fee

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