Microsoft Office Specialist Program
Stand out and be seen
The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.
Value of Microsoft certification
Microsoft certification gives students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential. See the statistics that validate that these certifications give you the tools to build a brighter future and prepare yourself for a successful career.
Empowering students and educators
- For students, Microsoft Office Specialist boosts academic performance and preps them for college and career.
- For educators, Microsoft Office Specialist courses provide targeted training and support every step of the way.
- For Administrators, Microsoft Office Specialist improves institutional results.
Office 365 and Office 2019 exams NOW AVAILABLE
New Office 365 and Office 2019 exams launched in July of 2019.
Have you ever been stuck at a crossroad and were unsure of what path to take?
With the new Office 365 and Office 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist Program the choice is easy!
No matter which path you take or which application you use in your classroom you will be lead back to the same Microsoft Office Specialist certifications!
The Microsoft Office Specialist certifications that are available are Word Associate, Excel Associate, PowerPoint Associate, Outlook Associate, Access Expert, Word Expert & Excel Expert.
New Exams still include the performance-based format and are live-in-the-application.
The Office 365 and Office 2019 exams include multiple, smaller projects to assess student skills within Microsoft Office. Students are tested on one project at a time, once that project is complete they will move onto the next within the Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2019 program. These small projects test their skills as they would in the real world and validate their understanding of the Microsoft Office program functionality.
Office 365 and Office 2019 exams now include new Office features, such as:
- 3D models
- Morph Animations
- Slide Zoom
- New Excel Functions
Also, the Office 365 and Office 2019 exams have been mapped to one set of revised objective domains to reflect the skills required in today’s modern workplace. So, students are tested on the same exam no matter which Office application is being used.
Looking to become a Microsoft Office Specialist – Associate or Expert?
The Microsoft Office Specialist Program now has multiple levels: Associate and Expert
Students still earn a certification for each exam they pass, however if a student earns any three of the four available associate certifications they will become a Microsoft Office Specialist – Associate and earn an additional certification for their accomplishment. If students would like to advance even further and earn their Associate certification and any two of the three available expert certifications they will become a Microsoft Office Specialist – Expert and achieve the highest certification within the Microsoft Office Specialist Program.*
*This is in lieu of the Microsoft Office Master credential.