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Microsoft Office Specialist

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For some customers, accessing MOS resources may be restricted or incur a cost. If in doubt, email the IT Training Team: There is no charge / restriction for MLCSU staff.

Become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) with MLCSU

Microsoft Office Specialist - What is it?

MOS is a recognised qualification proving skills and abilities in Microsoft’s Office applications.

Microsoft Office Specialist - Available Levels? 

Microsoft Office Specialist (1 exam) - Gained an Associate qualification in either Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook

MOS Associate (3 exams) - Gained a qualification in 3 of the following - Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook

MOS Expert (1 exam) - Gained an Expert qualification in either Word, Excel, or Access

MOS Master (5 exams) – Gained MOS Associate qualification and gained 2 of the MOS Expert qualifications

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Microsoft Office Specialist - Why?

Being certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist demonstrates you have the skills needed to get the most out of various Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. MOS certification is one of the world’s most recognised computing qualifications, so it will not only advance your skills, but can also broaden your employment opportunities.

  • Being certified as an MOS Expert demonstrates you have advanced skills in key Office (Word, Excel or Access) programs.
  • Being certified as an MOS Master demonstrates you have the deepest level of skills needed to proficiently use key Office programs.
  • Click to view a video explaining how the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification works
  • Click to access website explaining the Microsoft Office Specialist Program
  • Click the link to view MOS Exam Objectives (Select product icon to view exam objectives)

Microsoft Office Specialist - Method?

MLCSU work with Certiport and Prodigy Microsoft Partners. Prodigy provide access to GMetrix platform that hosts the videos and practice tests you will use to practice using application. Certiport is application used to take exams.

All the learning and exams are completed online and at your own pace.  MLCSU staff please view Nugget for updated enrolment information.  All other interested parties please use the enquiry form to register interest.

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MOS Academy Guides

Please refer to the below guides and links to assist you on the MOS Program:

  • Student Pathway - A guide to the student journey from enrolment and accessing learning to completing exams and receiving certification.
  • Enrolment Tips - Troubleshooting guide to assist with enrolment.
  • Student Guide - A guide to assist IT Support / Servicedesk staff supporting learners enrolled on MLCSU Academy’s Microsoft Certification Program.
  • Servicedesk Guide - A guide to assist Servicedesk staff supporting MLCSU learners enrolled on Microsoft Certification Program.
  • FAQs - A guide answering commonly asked question regarding the MLCSU Academy’s Microsoft Certification Program.
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MOS Exam Resources

Please refer to below resources to assist with preparation for MOS examinations.  

Please note you are required to complete the Microsoft Associate module first before sitting the Microsoft Expert Certification Exam when completing the Word and Expert modules.

Before requesting an exam, please ensure you achieve a minimum of >90% on at least two separate occasions in testing mode.

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GMetrix SMS Installation – Administrator rights are required for installation no access code is required.  IT Support / Helpdesk please refer to Servicedesk Guide and below links to assist.

Learners do not require an access code to download GMetrix SMS, access codes will be provided as part of enrolment.

  • Article – How to Create a Student Account
  • Article – How to Install GMetrix SMS on Windows
  • Article – Troubleshooting Installation of GMetrix SMS
  • Article – Troubleshooting Permissions and Whitelisting for GMetrix

  • Please use this link to view GMetrix FAQs
  • Please use this link to view Certiport FAQs
  • GMetrix Password reset link

Please access MOS Academy Guides to view Enrolment Tips , Student Guide, Servicedesk Guide and FAQs to provide further support.

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SDN – Learners

All SDN users please use link to view documentation for your MOS Provision.

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Enquiry Form 

Please use the Enquiry Form to register an interest or raise questions. Please check out the FAQs and Student Guide before completing the form.

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