Validating microsoft office
A recent analysis of more than 14.6 million job postings between April and September 2013 from 25,000 job boards and staffing companies’ corporate Web sites revealed Microsoft Office as number 3 on the list of most required skills, and the only software package called out within the top 20 skills across all occupations.
Office is the most commonly used software by non-tech and tech jobs alike.
There are separate exams for each program and version; the Office 2013 expert level (only available for Word and Excel) requires two exams for each software program.
There are 3 levels of MOS certification: While inventory lasts, libraries and community and technical colleges participating in the State Library’s MOS Pilot are offering discounted or free MOS certification – check each site for local policies and pricing.
The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the industry recognized standard for this software—it is the best way to validate your skills to an employer.
You can be certified in any of the Office programs, Word, Excel, Power Point, Access or Outlook, in versions 2007, 2010, or 2013.
If you access this topic from the Activation wizard, you can see your Office product in the wizard, like this: If the Activation wizard isn't open, see What version of Office am I using? It's ok if you don't--not every version of Office comes with a product key. If you have a product key, see Where to enter your Office product key.
After you enter your product key (if you have one), see install Office.
Supported through learning resources available from your local public, tribal, or community college library, Washington residents can easily get certified in a variety of Microsoft Office products at different levels of expertise.
Passing just one Microsoft Certification exam makes you a member of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community giving you access to your certification dashboard, where you’ll find lots of ways to keep your skills relevant, applicable, and competitive.