What is the MOS certification?
The Microsoft Office Specialist certification, or MOS certification, is the only globally recognized certification designed to validate your knowledge and expertise using the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite. Earning this certification shows employers that you are able to utilize the full functionality and features available within these office-productivity software programs resulting in increased productivity and confidence on the job.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert Certification, you must earn the Associate certification by completing three of the following exams:
- For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021: MO-100 (Word), MO-200 (Excel), MO-300 (PowerPoint), or MO-400 (Outlook)
- For students using Microsoft Office 365: MO-110 (Word), MO-210 (Excel), MO-310 (PowerPoint), or MO-400 (Outlook)
And complete two of the following expert exams:
- For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021: MO-101 (Word Expert), MO-201 (Excel Expert), or MO-500 (Access Expert)
- For students using Microsoft Office 365: MO-111 (Word Expert), MO-211 (Excel Expert), or MO-500 (Access Expert)
This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for a certifying exam of your choosing upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.
How many exam vouchers will I receive with this course?
You will receive five exam vouchers with the voucher included version.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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