The Microsoft Office Specialist is a globally recognised qualification. Having a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification on your CV demonstrates that you have gained the necessary expertise to competently use Microsoft applications, giving you a competitive advantage when job hunting as well as in the workplace. It will significantly increase your confidence, skills and employability. It will serve to objectively validate your IT skills and assist in your advancement in your chosen career. This Pro Pack contains two MOS certification courses in both Word and Excel. If you pass the exams for both courses, you will gain two MOS certifications… one specialising in Word and the other specialising in Excel.
An example of a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
Microsoft refers to the MOS as the “only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate desktop computer skills”.
Meet someone with a Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
What’s in the bundle?
This Pro Pack contains two certification courses, with exams included. By purchasing this Pro Pack, you will get access to both courses. You will not have to pay for each course individually. To see what you’ll be learning in each course, just click on the title.
Click here to see a demo of the Microsoft Office 2013 Excel course.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification courses included (click a title to see the syllabus):
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-418: Word 2013
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-420: Excel 2013
How much does someone with a Microsoft Office certification earn?
NOTE: These figures are based on national averages. Your salary can expect to go up with experience.
*As at Jan 2016. Source: ITjobswatch.co.uk
^As at Jan 2016. Source: PayScale.com
What are the employment benefits of getting Microsoft certified?
1. Five times as many high-growth/high-salary positions require experience with Office than all non-Microsoft software skills combined.
2. Twenty-nine percent of tomorrow’s high-growth/high-wage positions require Office or Office-related skills.
3. Eighty-six percent of hiring managers indicate that IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process.
4. Eight in ten HR execs verify certifications among job candidates.
5. Ninety-one percent of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring criteria.
What career paths are available to me through this course?
- Administrative Assistant
- Executive Assistant
- Administrative/Office Manager
- Personal Assistant (P.A.)
- IT Manager
- IT Trainer
- Desktop Designer
- Data Entry Officer
How long will it take me to complete each course?
Both Word and Excel are 12 hours each. You will have 12 months access to your course material.
How is each course taught?
All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks, and using simulators as if you were using the real software program.
How do I book my exams?
Once you have completed each course and passed the mock tests, you have the option to sit an official Microsoft exam for each course and get certified. The exam fee for each course is already paid for as part of this Pro Pack. To book your exam date, email [email protected] with your preferred date and time. We will usually reply to you within 24 hours (during business hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm GMT) to advise you whether your time slot has been approved. If approved, you will receive a second email with further instructions. We ask that you give us at least seven days notice to book your exam slot. We recommend you take one exam after completing each course, rather than attempting to take both the exams after completion of the entire course. On the day of your exam, you will be required to attend a test centre.
Click here to find your nearest Microsoft test centre.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a PC. While most of the lessons work on MACs, we recommend you use a PC for the best performance. Certain parts of the course may not display properly on older MACs. Once you’ve logged into your course, you may be prompted to down certain free plugins such as Java. Just follow the on-screen prompts.