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...Home ... Certifications ... Microsoft Office Specialist ... Exam Reviews ..Exam Reviews Friday: April 25, 2014

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Exam Reviews

Get an inside look at the most popular exams from those who've gone before. If you've already taken one of the exams below, open the article and scroll down to add your two cents to the CertCities comments!

Exam Difficulty Rating Key
5 stars - true gurus onlytrue gurus only
4 stars - very difficultvery difficult
3 stars - difficult, but manageabledifficult, but manageable
2 stars - somewhat challegingsomewhat challeging
1 star - cakewalkcakewalk
PowerPoint 2003: Taking It Easy
Our reviewer says this exam is a "light, refreshing" change from some of the other Office 2003 exams.
By Faithe Wempen
(2/23/05) full story

Excel Core 2003: The More Things Change...
Despite running into a technical snafu (watch for monitor resolution at your test center!), Faithe finds the Excel 2003 Office Specialist exam to be straightforward and fairly similar to Excel 2002.
By Faithe Wempen
(1/19/05) full story

Word 2003: Who's Afraid of Simulation?
Our Microsoft Office exam reviewer finally gets a chance to take the Office Specialist Word 2003 Core exam and finds it to be tough but fair, if not a bit quirky.
By Faithe Wempen
(11/3/04) full story

Excel 2000 Core: Back To Basics
Faithe reviews this Microsoft Office Specialist exam for CertCities.com and finds that she's pleasantly surprised at its various improvements.
By Faithe Wempen
(7/23/03) full story

Access 2002: Beyond the Basics
According to our reviewer, the depth of this Office Specialist exam makes for a challenging testing experience.
By Faithe Wempen
(1/22/03) full story

Excel 2002 Core
Our reviewer says this is exam is fair and not too difficult -- as long as you don't make any assumptions.
By Faithe Wempen
(8/14/02) full story

Prove Your Word 2002 Expertise
The MOUS Word 2002 Expert exam might only have 16 questions, but those multi-part tasks pack a real punch.
By Dawn Bjork Buzbee
(6/5/02) full story

Word 2002 Core: The Good, The Bad, and the Unclear
This MOUS exam is a test of your ability to follow detailed instructions just as much as it's a test of your Microsoft Word 2002 skills.
By Faithe Wempen
(4/3/02) full story

Are You an Excel 2002 Expert?
Be advised—your best bet at passing the Excel 2002 Expert MOUS exam is to already be able to comfortably claim the title of Excel expert.
By Dawn Bjork Buzbee
(3/6/02) full story

Project 2000 Core Exam
If you think MOUS exams are easy, you probably haven't taken Project 2000.
By Clare Van Daele
(8/15/01) full story

Access 2000 Core Exam
Is Access 2000 really the big, bad wolf of the MOUS 2000 core exams? Not if you know your stuff.
By Faithe Wempen
(5/4/01) full story

MOUS Word 2000 Core Exam
Don't let the fact that this exam covers a small skill set lull you into believing that you'll ace it without trying. You must pay close attention to achieve a top score.
By Faithe Wempen
(3/26/01) full story

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