The Microsoft Office Specialist is a globally recognised qualification. Having a Microsoft Office Specialist 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.
An example of a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
Microsoft refers to it 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 included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains 5 Microsoft Office 2013 courses (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) and 5 Microsoft Office 2013 official exams that are both valid for 12 months from the time of purchase. In addition, it also includes a GMetrix practice exam simulator, which is endorsed by Certiport – who oversee Microsoft Office Specialist testing and certification on behalf of Microsoft.
Certification courses included:
- Microsoft Office Access 2013
- Microsoft Office Excel 2013
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2013
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013
- Microsoft Office Word 2013
Certification exams included:
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-418: Word 2013
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-420: Excel 2013
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-422: PowerPoint 2013
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-423: Outlook 2013
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-424 2013: Access 2013
The Average Microsoft Office Specialist Profile:
GMetrix exam simulator included:
GMetrix practice tests for MOS certification are designed to replicate the certification exam experience so test-takers can better prepare themselves for test day. The online practice tests use the same exam format as the certification exams and are mapped to the certification objectives so a test-taker is assured that he/she is learning and practicing the skills that will help him/her pass the certification exam.
The student may take up to 100 MOS practice tests within a 12 month period.
- GMetrix accurately replicates a “live application” testing environment.
- Enhances learning through self-paced practice questions.
- Builds familiarity with the testing environment.
- Enhances confidence towards certification exams.
- Better prepares students to pass certification exams.
GMetrix has two test modes:
Students experience what the certification exams will be like. Timed practice test present scenario to perform just like the actual certification exam.
Students work at their own pace as they receive feedback and step-by-step instructions for each question. The practice test titles available in your bundle include:
- MS Excel 2013
- MS Word 2013
- MS PowerPoint 2013
- MS Access 2013
- MS Outlook 2013
Do I need Microsoft Office 2013 to take this course?
While it is not necessary to own a copy of Microsoft Office 2013 to work your way through the course material, it will be necessary to have a copy to use the GMetrix exam simulator.
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 2017. Source: ITjobswatch.co.uk
^As at Jan 2017. 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 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?
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email email@example.com with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking.
How long will it take me to complete each course?
As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. If you choose to only do one of the certification courses from this bundle, then it will take you less time than if you do two or three or all of them. No matter what though, you will always have 12 months to complete your course. The following courses are 12 hours each: Excel, Access, Word; and the remaining two: Outlook and PowerPoint are 8 hours each.
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.
With Hudson’s e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost. Courses include:
We only use the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. We always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development.
Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.
This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Hudson courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.
Hudson has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and staff, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.
Hudson knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.
Hudson’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.