Become a MOS Master

Four exams (not six)

Until recently, you had to pass six exams to certify as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 Master. Now you need to pass only four exams to become a Master. If you’ve already passed some MOS 2013 exams, you may need only one or two more certifications to automatically certify as a Master.

Earning this credential shows employers that you’ve gained broader, deeper Microsoft Office expertise. As a MOS 2013 Master, you will stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Master: the highest MOS 2013 certification

MOS 2013 Master is the highest MOS certification. Here’s how the three MOS 2013 certification levels work:

  • MOS 2013: Pass one of the eight core MOS 2013 exams.
  • MOS 2013 Expert: Pass the two-part Word Expert or Excel Expert exam.
  • MOS 2013 Master: Pass four MOS 2013 exams in one of the tracks described below.

Microsoft Office Master benefits

When you become a Microsoft Office Master, your knowledge, efficiency and productivity increase, elevating your professional value and advancement.

As a Microsoft Office Master, you will:

  • Build credibility through proof of skills
  • Set yourself apart as a desktop computing expert
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers
  • Possess a professional recognition accepted around the world
  • Demonstrate computing efficiency in the workplace

Getting started

There's no registration or application required for the Microsoft Office Master recognition, and there's no fee to pay. When you've successfully completed the exams, Certiport will automatically send your Microsoft Office Master certificate to you and post the achievement to your digital transcript.

Three tracks to MOS 2013 Master

With the following three Master tracks to choose from, you can focus on the right skill set for your desired career path. By passing exams in multiple applications, you’ll show potential employers that you’ve truly mastered Microsoft Office.

Master Track 1 = Word Expert + Excel Core + Elective

The Expert Word track is geared for candidates in careers such as sales and marketing, law, journalism, and more.

Required (three) Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-425: Word 2013 Expert Part 1
77-426: Word 2013 Expert Part 2
77-420: Excel 2013 Core
77-422: PowerPoint 2013 Core
77-424: Access 2013 Core
77-423: Outlook 2013
77-419: SharePoint 2013 Core
77-421: OneNote 2013 Core
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Master Track 2 = Excel Expert + Word Core + Elective

The Expert Excel track is designed for candidates in careers such as accounting, finance, database administration, research, and more.

Required (three) Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-427: Excel 2013 Expert Part 1
77-428: Excel 2013 Expert Part 2
77-418: Word 2013 Core
77-422: PowerPoint 2013 Core
77-424: Access 2013 Core
77-423: Outlook 2013 Core
77-419: SharePoint 2013 Core
77-421: OneNote 2013 Core
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Master Track 3 = Word Expert + Excel Expert

The Expert Word and Excel track is ideal for candidates who want to really show off their advanced skillset in both fundamental Microsoft Office apps. This track does not require an additional elective.

Required (three) Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-425: Word 2013 Expert Part 1
77-426: Word 2013 Expert Part 2
77-427: Excel 2013 Expert Part 1
77-428: Excel 2013 Expert Part 2
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