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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Requirements

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Requirements


To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification for Microsoft Office or Microsoft Project, you must pass one or more certification exams. Office Specialist exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise by evaluating your overall comprehension of Office or Microsoft Project programs, your ability to use their advanced features, and your ability to integrate the Office programs with other software programs. Preparation guides for taking Office Specialist exams can be found on the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Track page. Office Specialist exams are developed and validated by industry experts and the exam development process is accredited by the Buros Institute for Assessment Consultation and Outreach. Office Specialist exams are administered at Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.

Certification Tracks

The Office Specialist program offers certification tracks for a number of Microsoft Office editions. Select the appropriate Office track below to learn about the exam requirements for each track.

The Office Specialist program also offers certification for Microsoft Project 2002 and Microsoft Project 2000. Select the link below to learn more about Project certification.

Office Specialist Exam Skill Standards and Preparation Guides

To view exam skill standards, click the exam name in the Exam Skill Standards column. Exam skill standards are organized in skill sets, which represent the more fundamental aspects of using each Office program. To view exam preparation guides, click the exam name in the Exam Preparation Guides column.

For a list of exams available in other languages, see the Localized Office Specialist Exams page.

Office 2003 Editions Track

Master Certification: Candidates must successfully complete three required exams and one elective exam.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Required:

Word 2003 Expert

Word 2003 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2003 Expert

Excel 2003 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

PowerPoint 2003

PowerPoint 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Elective:

Access 2003

Access 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Outlook 2003

Outlook 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Expert Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any one of the Expert exams.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Word 2003 Expert

Word 2003 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2003 Expert

Excel 2003 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Specialist Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any one of the Specialist exams.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Word 2003

Word 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2003

Excel 2003
Exam Skill Standards

PowerPoint 2003

PowerPoint 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Access 2003

Access 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Outlook 2003

Outlook 2003
Exam Skill Standards

Microsoft Office XP Track

Master Certification: Candidates must successfully complete three required exams and one elective exam.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Required:

Word 2002 Expert

Word 2002 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2002 Expert

Excel 2002 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

PowerPoint 2002

PowerPoint 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Elective:

Access 2002

Access 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Outlook 2002

Outlook 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Expert Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any one of the Expert exams.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Word 2002 Expert

Word 2002 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2002 Expert

Excel 2002 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Specialist Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any one of the Specialist exams.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Word 2002

Word 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2002

Excel 2002
Exam Skill Standards

PowerPoint 2002

PowerPoint 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Access 2002

Access 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Outlook 2002

Outlook 2002
Exam Skill Standards

Microsoft Office 2000 Track

Master Certification: Candidates must successfully complete three required exams and one elective exam.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Required:

Word 2000 Expert

Word 2000 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2000 Expert

Excel 2000 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

PowerPoint 2000

PowerPoint 2000
Exam Skill Standards

Elective:

Access 2000

Access 2000
Exam Skill Standards

Outlook 2000

Outlook 2000
Exam Skill Standards

Expert Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any one of the Expert exams.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Word 2000 Expert

Word 2000 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2000 Expert

Excel 2000 Expert
Exam Skill Standards

Specialist Certification: Candidates must successfully complete any one of the Specialist exams.

Exams

Exam Skill Standards

Word 2000

Word 2000
Exam Skill Standards

Excel 2000

Excel 2000
Exam Skill Standards

PowerPoint 2000

PowerPoint 2000
Exam Skill Standards

Access 2000

Access 2000
Exam Skill Standards

Outlook 2000

Outlook 2000
Exam Skill Standards