Exam
77-725

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  • Published:
    August 1, 2016
  • Languages:
    English
  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Word 2016
  • Credit toward certification:
    MOS

Word 2016: Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication

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Create and manage documents
  • Create a document
    • Create a blank document, create a blank document using a template, open a PDF in Word for editing, insert text from a file or external source
  • Navigate through a document
    • Search for text, insert hyperlinks, create bookmarks, move to a specific location or object in a document
  • Format a document
    • Modify page setup, apply document themes, apply document style sets, insert headers and footers, insert page numbers, format page background elements
  • Customize options and views for documents
    • Change document views, customize views by using zoom settings, customize the Quick Access Toolbar, split the window, add document properties, show or hide formatting symbols
  • Print and save documents
    • Modify print settings, save documents in alternative file formats, print all or part of a document, inspect a document for hidden properties or personal information, inspect a document for accessibility issues, inspect a document for compatibility issues
Format text, paragraphs, and sections
  • Insert text and paragraphs
    • Find and replace text; cut, copy, and paste text; replace text by using AutoCorrect; insert special characters
  • Format text and paragraphs
    • Apply font formatting, apply formatting by using Format Painter, set line and paragraph spacing and indentation, clear formatting, apply a text highlight color to text selections, apply built-in styles to text, change text to WordArt
  • Order and group text and paragraphs
    • Format text in multiple columns; insert page, section, or column breaks; change page setup options for a section
Create tables and lists
  • Create a table
    • Convert text to tables, convert tables to text, create a table by specifying rows and columns, apply table styles
  • Modify a table
    • Sort table data; configure cell margins and spacing; merge and split cells; resize tables, rows, and columns; split tables; configure a repeating row header
  • Create and modify a list
    • Create a numbered or bulleted list, change bullet characters or number formats for a list level, define a custom bullet character or number format, increase or decrease list levels, restart or continue list numbering, set starting number value
Create and manage references
  • Create and manage reference markers
    • Insert footnotes and endnotes, modify footnote and endnote properties, create bibliography citation sources, modify bibliography citation sources, insert citations for bibliographies, insert figure and table captions, modify caption properties
  • Create and manage simple references
    • Insert a standard table of contents, update a table of contents, insert a cover page
Insert and format graphic elements
  • Insert graphic elements
    • Insert shapes, insert pictures, insert a screen shot or screen clipping, insert text boxes
  • Format graphic elements
    • Apply artistic effects, apply picture effects, remove picture backgrounds, format objects, apply a picture style, wrap text around objects, position objects, add alternative text to objects for accessibility
  • Insert and format SmartArt graphics
    • Create a SmartArt graphic, format a SmartArt graphic, modify SmartArt graphic content

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MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Word
Published: October 2016

Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Word! Designed to help you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Word 2016 Core certification, this official Study Guide delivers: in-depth preparation for each MOS objective, detailed procedures to help build the skills measured by the exam, hands-on tasks to practice what you’ve learned, and practice files and sample solutions.

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Who should take this exam?

Successful candidates for the Word 2016 exam have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. They demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word 2016 by creating and editing two- to three-page documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Document examples include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 certification exams introduce a new performance-based format for improved testing of a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities using the MOS 2016 programs:

  • MOS 2016 exam task instructions generally do not include the command name, as in previous versions. For example, function names are avoided and are replaced with descriptors. This means candidates must understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects.
  • The MOS 2016 exam format incorporates multiple projects.

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