Exam 77-425

Word 2013 Expert Part One

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  • Published: September 3, 2013
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: Information workers
  • Technology: Microsoft Office 2013 suites
  • Credit toward certification: MOS: Microsoft Word 2013 Expert

Convince your boss email

Copy the following content into an email message to your boss and update [the bracketed text] with the appropriate content.

Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 77-425. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft Office 2013 suites. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-77-425.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

Thank you for your support,

[your name]

Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Prepare documents for review

    • Set tracking options, limit authors, restrict editing, delete document draft version, remove document metadata, mark as final, protect a document with a password

  • Apply advanced formatting

    • Use wildcards in find and replace searches, create custom field formats, set advanced layout options, set character space options, set advanced character attributes, create and break section links, link text boxes

  • Apply advanced styles

    • Create custom styles, customize settings for existing styles, create character-specific styles, assign keyboard shortcuts to styles

  • Manage forms, fields, and mail merge operations

    • Add custom fields, modify field properties, add controls, modify control properties, perform mail merges, manage recipient lists, insert merged fields, preview results

  • Create and modify building blocks

    • Create custom building blocks, save selections as Quick Parts, edit building block properties, delete building blocks

  • Create custom style sets and templates

    • Create custom color themes, create custom font themes, create custom templates, create and manage style sets

Who should take this exam?

Expert-level candidates for the Microsoft Word 2013 exam should have an advanced understanding of the Word environment and the ability to guide others in the proper use of features in Word 2013. They should know and demonstrate the use of advanced and specialized features within the application. Candidates should be able to create, manage, and distribute professional documents for a variety of specialized purposes and situations. They should also be able to customize their Word environment to meet needs and to enhance productivity. Document examples include business plans, legal documents, advertising brochures, and mass mailings. Candidate roles might include editors, project managers, instructors, graduate students, technical writers, and others.

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This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format. To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the specified training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills measured" section.