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...Home ... Certifications ... Certification Database ..Certification Details Saturday: April 19, 2014

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Microsoft Office Specialist (Formerly MOUS)

 
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VENDOR:      Microsoft (Certiport)

CERTIFICATION TYPE
     Desktop Application

DESCRIPTION:      Microsoft's premier desktop certification validates expertise in using MS Office or MS Project.

YEAR ESTABLISHED:      1998

LAST UPGRADE:      Name changed from MOUS to Office Specialist mid-2002

REQUIRED
PREREQUISITES:
     None

REC. LEVEL OF
 EXPERIENCE:
     n/a

# OF TRACKS      2

TRACK NOTES:      2 main programs: Office and Project. There are 3 specialized tracks for Office: Office 2003, XP and 2000; and 2 for Project: Project 2002 and 2000.

# OF EXAMS:      1 or 4

NOTES REGARDING
EXAMS:
     There are 3 levels of certification: specialist (1 test), expert (1 test), and master (3 required tests, 1 elective test).

AVERAGE
EXAM PRICE:
     $ 125

FAIL/RETAKE
INFORMATION:
     If an exam is failed twice, must wait 7 days before next attempt.

TRAINING/
CLASSES REQUIRED?
     No

MUST RENEW?      No

LANGUAGES:      English, Spanish, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Other

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