Available Exams

MOS certification has been around for a while so there is a lot to choose from. If you are using Office 2003 you will find all necessary exams you are interested in. Ofcourse you will also be able to plan exams for 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. Exams with an asterisks are not available yet. Next to the exam title you will find the examnumber as used by Microsoft. In order of newest to oldest:

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MOS 2013 Certification series:

Microsoft Office Specialist (Core)          Microsoft Office Expert          Microsoft Office Master *

  • Word 2013 (418)                              Word 2013 Expert (425 and 426)        Word 2013 Expert (425 and 426)
  • Excel 2013 (420)                              Excel 2013 Expert (427 and 428))       Excel 2013 Expert (427 and 428)
  • PowerPoint 2013 (422)                                                                                        PowerPoint 2013
  • Access 2013 (424)
  • Outlook 2013 (423)                                                                                               _____________
  • SharePoint 2013  (419)                                                                                         Elective (choose one)
  • OneNote (421)

Access 2013
Outlook 2013
SharePoint 2013
OneNote 2013

 

*Microsoft Office Master:

You will become a Microsoft Office Master when you pass the Word, Excel Expert exams (both so Word Part I and part II and Excel Part I and Part II), the PowerPoint 2013 exam and either Access or Outlook or SharePoint or OneNote exam. So technically you don’t have to do the Word en Excel core exams to become a Master.

 

MOS 2010 Certification series:

Microsoft Office Specialist (Core)          Microsoft Office Expert          Microsoft Office Master *

  • Word 2010 (77-881)                              Word 2010 Expert (77-887)        Word 2010 Expert (77-887)
  • Excel 2010 (77-882)                              Excel 2010 Expert (77-888)        Excel 2010 Expert (77-888)
  • PowerPoint 2010 (77-883)                                                                             PowerPoint 2010
  • Access 2010 (77-885)                                                                                       _____________
  • Outlook 2010 (77-884)                                                                                     Elective (so Access or Outlook)
  • SharePoint 2010 *  (77-886)                                                                          Access 2010 or Outlook 2010

*Microsoft Office Master:

You will become a Microsoft Office Master when you pass the Word, Excel Expert exams, the PowerPoint 2010 exam and either Access or Outlook exam. So technically you don’t have to do the Word en Excel core exams to become a Master.

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Microsoft Office Specialist 2007 Series

  • Using Microsoft® Office Word 2007 (77-601)
  • Using Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 (77-602)
  • Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 (77-603)
  • Using Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 (77-604)
  • Using Microsoft® Office Access® 2007 (77-605)
  • Using Microsoft® Office Word® Expert 2007 (77-850)
  • Using Microsoft® Office Excel® Expert 2007 (77-851)

NOTES: When the original MOS 2007 series started there was no distinction between Core and Expert. As of the end of 2010 the expert exams for Excel and Word 2007 came available. If you passed all exams to become a MOS Master 2007 in the early stages of the series you are not required to upgrade with the Expert exams. New candidates follow the new guidelines for becoming a master which means you have to pass the Word and Excel Expert exams to become 2007 Master.

So to become a 2007 Master you need to pass the following exams:

Word 2007 Expert, Excel 2007 Expert, Powerpoint 2007 and one of the following (Elective): either Access 2007 or Outlook 2007.

A special case: during the 2007 series exams there was an unusual exam in the family. You can also do a Windows Vista exam. This exam is called: Windows Vista for the Business Worker (77-600). The idea is that InformationWorkers also need some degree of knowledge about the OS environment wich they are using. Not an easy one because what will you be learning about if you are used to Word processing or Excel calculations 🙂

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Microsoft Office Specialist 2003 Series

For the 2003 series the same rules apply as those for 2007 and 2010. So if you want to become a Master you need to pass the Excel and Word Expert exams.

Specialist (Core)                               Expert                                  Master

  • Word 2003                                 Word 2003 Expert                Word 2003 Expert
  • Excel 2003                                  Excel 2003 Expert                Excel 2003 Expert
  • PowerPoint 2003                                                                        PowerPoint 2003
  • Access 2003                                                                                  ______________
  • Outlook 2003                                                                               Elective (or)
    Access 2003 Or Outlook 2003

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Certiport also offers exams for Office XP (2002 version) and Office 2000 version. If you are interested in those take a look here:

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx#certifications (bottom of page).

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