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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification in a specific Office program.Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the credential required by academia and business, recognized globally as the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office applications.

  • MOS promotes success in the classroom for students (and instructors), builds individual distinction, and prepares students for an increasingly competitive workforce
  • MOS maximizes office productivity and efficiency for the organization and increases job satisfaction and heightens career achievement among employees
  • MOS prepares and places job candidates, ensuring they possess the skills employers require

Take a moment to visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more!

Certification Exam Objectives

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass just one exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology. If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA will validate your core knowledge. MTA is an optional industry-recognized certification for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies.The MTA certification program is designed specifically for secondary and post-secondary students interested in exploring academic and career options in a technology field. It offers students a certification in fundamentals of IT, database technology, and software, web, mobile, and gaming development. As the new recommended entry point for Microsoft technology certifications, MTA is designed especially for students new to IT and software development. It is available exclusively in educational settings and easily integrates into the curricula of existing computer classes.Available exams include:

  • Software Development Fundamentals (EXAM 98-361)
  • Web Development Fundamentals (EXAM 98-363)
  • Windows Development Fundamentals (EXAM 98-362)
  • .NET Fundamentals (EXAM 98-372)
  • HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals (EXAM 98-375)
  • Gaming Development Fundamentals (EXAM 98-374)
  • Mobile Development Fundamentals (EXAM 98-373)
  • Database Administration Fundamentals (EXAM 98-364)
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (EXAM 98-365)
  • Networking Fundamentals (EXAM 98-366)
  • Security Fundamentals (EXAM 98-367)
  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals (EXAM 98-349)

Learn more by clicking here….http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mta-certification.aspx . Resources are available including the MTA Student Study Guides

 

Credentialing Information

Testing Agency: Certiport: http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?page=common/pagelibrary/mos_home.html
Exam Blueprint: To view the competencies tested in all six exams for Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Certification, go to the following link: http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?page=common/pagelibrary/MOS2010-objectives.html
Duration of Exam: 50 minutes for each exam
Number of Questions: Approximately 20-25 questions on each examExamCut-Score:70% (of 20-25 questions)
Availability: Year round availability
Testing Format: On-line Required
Computer Software Specifications: To see the software requirements to dispense Microsoft Office Specialist exams, go to the following link and click on the specific exam from the Microsoft Office Specialist: http://www.certiport.com/portal/common/pagelibrary/techRequirements.htm#onlineTest
Test Ordering Information: To register your school as a testing center, go to the following link: http://www.certiport.com/portal/desktopdefault.aspx?page=common/pagelibrary/Become_a_Center.htm
Once at the above link, follow the five steps listed to begin offering Certiport certifications at your school.
Proctor Guidelines Go to the following link for proctoring guidelines:http://www.certiport.com/portal/common/documentlibrary/Administration_Policies_Guide.pdf
Testing Agency Contact: Certiport Technical Support: 1-888-222-7890
Administrative Support: Wes Madrid, Southeastern Territory Manager
1-888-999-9830 ext. 254 Or (801) 772-3254

Become a Testing Center at Your School

Register your school as a testing center, go to the following link:
http://www.certiport.com/portal/desktopdefault.aspx?page=common/pagelibrary/Become_a_Center.htm

Once at the above link, follow the five steps listed to begin offering Certiport certifications at your school.