- Q.How can I prepare for a MOS certification?
You can find courses, e-learning, and books which cover preparation for MOS certification exams by browsing through our Training Catalog.
- Q.What is the exam format?
Exams are primarily performance-based and conducted in a "live," or simulated, environment. Exam candidates taking exams for MOS 2007 or 2010 are asked to perform a series of tasks to clearly demonstrate their skills. For example, a Word exam might ask a user to balance newspaper column lengths or to keep text together in columns. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build, with tasks and steps that build on each other.
- Q.How is the MOS 2013 format different from previous MOS exams?
MOS 2010 and earlier versions provide a variety of brief tasks to complete using Office application tools and functions. The new exam format for MOS 2013 presents a short project that the candidate must complete, using the specifications provided. This creates a real-world testing experience for candidates. For more information, check out the MOS 2013 demo video.
- Q.How long does a typical exam take?
A typical exam takes up to 90 minutes.
- Q.Where can I take a MOS exam?
All Microsoft Office Specialist exams are administered by Certiport. Direct your questions about exam schedules and pre-registration to the Certiport location where you intend to take the exam.
- Q.Are MOS exams available in different languages?
Yes, Microsoft offers localized exams for the MOS certification.
- Q.Where can I find my exam results?
Exam results are displayed on your screen immediately after you complete an exam. Those who pass will receive (by mail) an official certificate within approximately two to three weeks.