Microsoft Office Specialist Program

Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 exams

New Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 exams launched in July of 2019.

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

With the new Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 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 are available are Word Associate, Excel Associate, PowerPoint Associate, Outlook Associate, Access Expert, Word Expert & Excel Expert.

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

The Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 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

Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 exams now include new Office features, such as:

  • 3D models
  • Morph Animations
  • Slide Zoom
  • New Excel Functions
  • Ink

Also, the Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019 exams have been mapped to one set of revised objective domains to reflect the skills required in today’s modern workplace. So, students are tested on the same exam no matter which Office application is being used.

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

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program now 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 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 any two of the three available expert certifications they will become a Microsoft Office Specialist - Expert and achieve the highest certification within the Microsoft Office Specialist Program.*

*This is in lieu of the Microsoft Office Master credential.

Associate

Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Any 3 exams)

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

Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Any 2 exams + Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate)

  • Access Expert
  • Word Expert
  • Excel Expert

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