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Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Office Specialist

Overview

You can earn a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification on Microsoft Office programs and Windows operating systems. This certification features Web-based pretests, program-specific certification exams, and a series of Microsoft Press step-by-step books that help you demonstrate expertise in accomplishing essential job tasks across multiple programs. After earning an MOS certification, you receive access to a member Web site where you can print transcripts to demonstrate proof of certification and receive a certificate that verifies your successful completion of the exam. Additionally, professionals who earn this certification gain access to a certification logo that they can display on their resumes and other business materials.

Why get certified

Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification can help you differentiate yourself in today′s competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential. Microsoft Office Specialist certification can also lead to increased job satisfaction. Research indicates that certified individuals have increased competence, productivity, and credibility with their employers, co-workers, and clients.

For employers, the certification provides skill-verification tools that not only help assess a person′s skills in using Microsoft Office programs but also the ability to quickly complete on-the-job tasks across multiple programs in the Microsoft Office system.

Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2010

A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification helps validate proficiency in using Microsoft Office 2010 and meets the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft technologies. Candidates who pass a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.

Candidates must pass one certification exam in order to earn a MOS certification.

Certification

Exam number

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2010

Exam 77-881

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2010 Expert

Exam 77-887

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2010

Exam 77-882

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Expert

Exam 77-888

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010

Exam 77-883

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2010

Exam 77-884

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2010

Exam 77-885

MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Exam 77-886*

*Exam in development

Microsoft Office Specialist for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications, which focus on demonstrating skills in using the 2007 Microsoft Office System and the Windows Vista operating system are still very much in demand. Candidates who pass a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.

Candidates must pass one certification exam in order to earn a MOS certification.

Certification

Exam number

MOS: Windows Vista for the Business Worker

Exam 77-600

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2007

Exam 77-601

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2007 Expert

Exam 77-850

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Exam 77-602

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Expert

Exam 77-851*

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Exam 77-603

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Exam 77-604

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2007

Exam 77-605

*Exams in development

MOS exam requirements by certification level

Specialist

Expert

Master

Candidates must pass any one of the following Specialist exams:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Outlook

Candidates must pass any one of the following Expert exams:

  • Word Expert
  • Excel Expert

Candidates must pass three required exams and one elective exam.
Required:

  • Word Expert
  • Excel Expert
  • PowerPoint
Elective:
  • Access
  • Outlook

Master Certifications

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master certification helps demonstrate an individual's overall comprehension and expertise of Microsoft Office programs. Microsoft Office Specialist Masters have more than a working familiarity with Microsoft Office programs they are technically skilled to take advantage of the breadth of features efficiently and effectively.

To earn the 2010 Microsoft Office Master certification, you must pass the following MOS exams:

  • MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2010 Expert
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Expert
  • MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 or MOS Microsoft Office Access 2010

Beginning March 1, 2011, to earn the Microsoft Office 2007 Master certification, you must pass the following MOS exams:

  • MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2007 Expert
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Expert
  • MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2007

Prior to March 1, 2011, to earn the Microsoft Office 2007 Master certification, you must pass the following MOS exams*:

  • MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2007

To earn the MOS Master certification on Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office XP, you must pass the following MOS exams:

  • MOS: Word Expert
  • MOS: Excel Expert
  • MOS: PowerPoint
  • MOS: Access or MOS: Outlook