Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist ( MOS / MOS Expert ) Certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office software. For working professionals, having a Microsoft Office Specialist certification could mean more in annual salary than uncertified peers. Some higher-level education institutions require students and faculty to have an Office certification.
MOS certifications are typically product AND version specific. There is a MOS Excel 2016 or 2013, MOS Word 2016 or 2016 and so on. For some you may only find one version available such as OneNote 2013 and SharePoint 2013.
MOS Expert is a higher level credential and available for some Office products, but not all. MOS is not a required prerequisite for MOS Expert certification, but it is in many cases a good first step.
Note: Per Certiport, MOS 2010 certification exams will retire once the new MOS 365/2019 exam is released. Estimated release for most 365/2019 titles is Q3 2019.
Click a product to review the available MOS / MOS Expert certifications and details.
Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions.
Microsoft Word is a powerful authoring program that allows you to create professional-looking documents as well as compose and publish blogs
Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful presentation program that allows you to quickly create professional-looking high-impact, dynamic presentations.
Microsoft Outlook is an email program that allows for corresponding and provides integrated solutions for time and information management.
Microsoft Access is a relational database program with which you can create tables, queries, forms and reports, and connect them together with macros.
Microsoft OneNote 2013 let you gathers and collect notes, images, videos and more. With cloud integration you can access your data wherever you go.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 gives you ways to share your work, work with others, organize projects and teams, and discover people and information.
For more on MOS / MOS Expert certification and classes contact an ONLC Advisor at 1-800-288-8221 (M-F).
Certiport administers the MOS Exams for Microsoft. ONLC is a separate company and thus will not be able to assist you with Certiport-related matters. Before starting your certification quest, you should review Certiport's list of testing locations on the link below and confirm directly with that site if they take students from the public for testing.
ONLC Training Centers is the largest, privately-held computer training company in the country. Since 1983, we've been helping business professionals and individuals come up to speed quickly on computer software and prepare for professional certification.
For most, the best way to learn is by having hands-on experience with the technology. Our live, instructor-led classes are fully interactive. You'll use the software, do *hands-on labs and exercises throughout the class and can engage directly with the instructor.
See our FAQs for more on our class format, and below what students have to say about our classes.
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Classrooms for Best Learning.
We know the importance of the classroom in the learning process. That’s why we have over 300 physical training locations for our instructor-led training, making ONLC the largest IT training company in North America. A quiet, interruption-free classroom environment helps students focus and make the most of their training. Our locations.
Try Our Instructor-led (ILT) Classes at No Risk.
ONLC is a leading business-to-business IT training company. Organizations large and small use us because of our quality instruction and great customer service. We are so confident in the quality of our instruction, we have a money-back guarantee. Money-back Guarantee.
Cancelled classes can wreak havoc on IT schedules. We cancel fewer than 3% of our instructor-led classes due to low enrollments—that’s one of the lowest cancellation rates in the industry. We use Remote Classroom Instruction to combine enrollments from all of our locations, making more classes run. About Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI™)
Stronger than Ever.
We have been providing high-quality, reliable computer training since 1983. Obviously we're doing things right to be in business for so long. While other training companies are struggling, ONLC is stronger than ever—a fact that is even more remarkable given that we have no outbound sales force. Read more.
Top 20 Training Company.
ONLC Training Centers has been honored as one of the Top 20 IT Training Companies by Training Industry, Inc. for several consecutive years. Their list is a world-wide competition that recognizes organizations with a great combination of services, size, and innovation in the market. Top 20.
Small Class Sizes.
Our instructor-led class enrollments are typically limited to no more than 12 students nationwide per class to ensure for personal attention from our remote instructor.See general info and policies for ONLC's classes.
*Photo may not represent typical class.
ONLC Training Centers made Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for seven consecutive years. In fact, ONLC Training Centers was the only Microsoft Authorized training partner to be recognized so many years in a row!
No Unsolicited Calls.
ONLC does not have an outbound sales force. We don't call people trying to talk them into classes. We respect that your time is valuable, and we believe that if you need more training, you’ll contact us when you're ready. It's a simple idea. Don't you wish more companies operated that way?!
The Gold Standard.
Microsoft Gold Learning Partners (top status) must pass rigorous standards for training delivery, facilities, and customer satisfaction. ONLC Training Centers is the largest Microsoft Gold Learning Partner in North America, with over 300 leased locations approved to deliver Microsoft Authorized technical training.
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* Classes not addressing a specific software application, such as Business Process topics, have less of a hands-on component and are more lecture/presentation delivery.