The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 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 Associate certification you can gain through this course.
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 3 Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 courses, simulators, and 3 Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 official exams that are valid for 12 months from the time of purchase. In addition, it also includes Gmetrix practice tests, which are endorsed by Certiport – who oversee Microsoft Office Specialist testing and certification on behalf of Microsoft.
Certification courses included:
1. Microsoft Word 2019/365 (MO-100): 26 HRS
2. Microsoft Excel 2019/365 (MO-200): 18 HRS
3. Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/365 (MO-300): 26 HRS
Certification exams included:
- MO-100: Word 2019/365
- MO-200: Excel 2019/365
- MO-300: PowerPoint 2019/365
Practice tests and assessments included for:
- MO-100: Word 2019/365
- MO-200: Excel 2019/365
- MO-300: PowerPoint 2019/365
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:
Testing Mode: Students experience what the certification exams will be like. Timed practice test present scenario to perform just like the actual certification exam.
Training Mode: Students work at their own pace as they receive feedback and step-by-step instructions for each question.
Learn more about the Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 certification.
Do I need Microsoft Office 2019 to take this course?
While it is not necessary to own a copy of Microsoft Office 2019 to work your way through the course material, it will be necessary to have a copy to use the GMetrix simulator. If you do not own a copy of Microsoft Office 2019, you can access a 30 day free trial version directly through Microsoft. We recommend you activate this after you have completed the course as your trial version is only valid for 30 days.
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.)
- Desktop Designer
- Data Entry Officer
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Course access period: 12 months online access
Salary and job prospect information
We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.
The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific certifications, such as the ones contained in this bundle. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary information on. Remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will offer the highest salary.
The second is Payscale, which also does the above, but allows you to see what types of job titles are paying more based around the certification you enquire about. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary and job title information on. Again, remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will provide information on higher level job roles. Although some higher level roles may require experience, the information will give you an idea of future earning potential and career prospects.
About the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification
The new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification path has three certification levels beyond the standard certifications. These comprise of Associate level, Expert level, and Master level certifications. This course bundle allows a learner to obtain an Associate level certification by passing all three exams packaged within it (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
As well as a certification, you will receive a digital Associate badge from Acclaim that you can add to your online CV or social media profile. Click the badge to learn more about it.
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 and best of all… any where in the world, providing you have access to a laptop, PC or desktop computer, and an internet connection. 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. Each course includes video-based instruction, exercise labs, pre-assessments and post-assessments, and flash cards, in addition to a PDF project workbook. The workbook includes fill-in-the-blanks, glossary terms and definitions, and many other resources to help reinforce learning.
Watch this video to understand how ‘Acclaim’ badges can help you stand out from the crowd.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC, and an internet connection. To get the most out of the course, we recommend you access it using either a laptop or desktop computer through Google Chrome.
How does this course bundle work?
This course bundle is made up of a series of resources as shown below. Each certification course has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x video based course, 1 x simulator (live lab), 1 x official Microsoft exam. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. You will complete one course and exam, then repeat the process for the remaining courses. Read below to learn more about the resources that make up this course.
Access to video based online learning material. Tutors use diagrams and illustrations to teach the classes, as well as giving demonstrations. Lessons are pre-recorded allowing you to fast-forward, rewind and pause at any time throughout the lessons. Videos can be viewed on different devices including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smart phone.
The hands-on simulators/live practice labs allow you to experience practical application of course concepts in an authentic online environment 24/7, all from the comfort of your home or office. The lab environment allows you to test and apply your skills as you learn. These labs also come with tasks challenging what you have learnt.
Official Microsoft Exams
Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official Microsoft exams – which we will book on your behalf. You must complete each course before taking an exam. Once you have passed the necessary exam for each course, you will receive the certification associated with that exam.