Authorized Testing Center
Q. Were can I take the MOS exam?
All Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) exams are online exams administered by Certiport. You need to pre-register at the Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) location where you intend to take the exam. The “Office Instructor” center is a CATC in Toronto offering Exams and Exam preparation courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the different MOS Certification exams?
There are two levels of Certification: Core & Expert. Core representing the intermediate level while Expert assesses the advanced user. Core Exams available for: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access. Expert Exams available for: Word & Excel. For each exam you pass, you will receive a certification from Microsoft® signed by Microsoft® CEO with a unique serial number
Q. What is the exam format?
Exams are primarily performance-based and conducted in a “live,” or simulated, environment. Exam candidates taking exams for MOS 2010 are asked to perform a series of tasks to clearly demonstrate their skills. For example, a Word exam might ask a user to balance newspaper column lengths or to keep text together in columns. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build, with tasks and steps that build on each other. In MOS 2016 you will have multiple tasks in 5-7 small projects
Q. How is MOS 2013 format different from previous MOS exams?
MOS 2010 and earlier versions provide a variety of brief tasks to complete using Office application tools and functions. The new exam format for MOS 2013 presents a short project that the candidate must complete, using the specifications provided. This creates a real-world testing experience for candidates
Q. How long does a typical exam take?
A typical exam takes up to 50 minutes.
Q. Do I need to have an account with Microsoft to take the exam?
Yes, you need to create a Free account by logging to www.Certiport.com. and register for an exam (free). To take your exam at any authorized testing centre you will be using the Username & Password you created.