Microsoft Office Specialist 2010

Microsoft® Office Specialists prove themselves. Whether professionally, academically, or personally, Microsoft® Office Specialist certifications prove you have the skills to succeed.


Microsoft and Certiport are pleased to present Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010, the next generation of the world's most recognized information worker certification program.

MOS 2010 continues the legacy of the Microsoft Office Specialist certification programs, the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers. The credential enables individuals to tap the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office 2010 system, resulting in increased academic and job performance, individual differentiation and personal confidence.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 certification features a series of certification levels, providing a continuum for skills qualification and validation. They include core credentials in any one of the most popular 2010 Microsoft Office products, and Expert and Master credentialing for advanced users.

Microsoft Office Specialist (Core Certification)

The Microsoft Office Specialist core certification validates skills with the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. Candidates can achieve the core MOS 2010 credential by passing the exam on any of these Office 2010 applications: Word 2010, Excel® 2010, PowerPoint® 2010, Outlook® 2010, Access® 2010, OneNote 2010, SharePoint® 2010 and Office 365.

Microsoft Office Expert

Microsoft Office Expert Certification validates advanced skills in specific Microsoft Office applications. Gaining the credential requires that a candidate pass either of these exams: Word 2010 Expert or Excel 2010 Expert.

Microsoft Office Master

The Microsoft Office Master Certification denotes fluency in several important Microsoft Office applications. To achieve this designation, a candidate must pass four exams: Word 2010 Expert, Excel 2010 Expert and PowerPoint 2010, and either Outlook 2010 or Access 2010 or SharePoint 2010 or OneNote 2010 or Office 365.

SharePoint® 2010, OneNote® 2010 and Office 365 Added as New Electives for MOS 2010 Master

Microsoft SharePoint - Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.

Microsoft OneNote - Microsoft OneNote 2010 is a digital notebook that provides a single place where you can gather all of your notes and information, with the added benefits of powerful search capabilities to find what you are looking for quickly, plus easy-to-use shared notebooks so you can manage information overload and work together with others more effectively.

Microsoft Office 365 - Web-based computing ("the cloud") is undeniably the future for Microsoft Office applications and technology. Now students, job seekers and office professionals have a means for demonstrating aptitude and proficiencies with Microsoft Office in the cloud! Office 365 MOS Certification will heighten relevance among those who earn it. As with other MOS designations, it will build college and career readiness for students, provide individual distinction among job hunters, and heighten performance and job satisfaction of office workers.

Why Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 certification is Important.

In the academic environment, MOS 2010 will continue to produce success in the classroom (for students and faculty) and prepare students to enter the workforce. In a competitive job market, individuals will continue to use MOS 2010 to differentiate themselves, prove their skills, enhance job performance and advance their careers. As with previous versions of MOS, 2010 will give individuals the tools to distinguish themselves, achieve more and advance in today's competitive academic and professional environments.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 is a valuable credential that recognizes the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite.

In the worldwide job market, Microsoft Office Specialist is the primary tool companies use to validate the proficiency of their employees in the latest productivity tools and technology, helping them select job candidates based on globally recognized standards for verifying skills. The results of an independent research study show that businesses with certified employees are more productive compared to non-certified employees and that certified employees bring immediate value to their jobs.

In academia, as in the business world, institutions upgrading to Office 2010 may seek ways to protect and maximize their technology investment. By offering certification, they validate that decision because powerful Office 2010 applications such as Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® can be effectively used to demonstrate increases in academic preparedness and workforce readiness.

Individuals seek certification to increase their own personal sense of accomplishment and to create advancement opportunities by establishing a leadership position in their school or department, thereby differentiating their skill sets in a competitive college admissions and job market.