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Microsoft Certification Overview

With good training (like what you get from ONLC!) you can prepare for Microsoft certification in their desktop applications (Office), and their technical programs. Earning a professional certification shows you are keeping pace with today's technology.

To become Microsoft certified you must pass the authorized exam(s). Though no specific training is required, Microsoft advises the best way to prepare for a certification exam is by having hands-on experience with the technology.

Skill up, prove your expertise to employers and peers, and get recognition and advancement opportunities by earning a Microsoft certification.

Microsoft Certifications: Non-Technical
(Business / End User)

  • Microsoft Office Specialist ( MOS )
    A MOS certification confirms you have the skills needed to get the most out of a specific software program within the suite of Microsoft Office / Office 365. MOS certification is available for most Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and more.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Expert ( MOS Expert )
    A possible next step after earning MOS is MOS Expert. (Though MOS certification is not a required prerequisite for MOS Expert certification, it will provide you with a solid foundation upon which to tackle MOS Expert credential.) MOS Expert certification validates you have advanced skills in key Office programs such as Excel, Word and so on.


See MOS Certification Tracks


Microsoft Job-Role Certifications

click for overview of
role-based certifications

Microsoft Certifications: Technical
(IT Pro / Developer)

Microsoft Role-based Certifications

Fundamentals, Associate and Expert certification levels are available in these technologies:


See Role-based Certification Tracks


Upgrade Path from MCSE / MCSD to Role-based Certification

This is only for those who ALREADY earned a MCSE or MCSD certification - see recommended path to Microsoft Role-based Certifications.

Microsoft's recommended path from MCSE / MCSD to Role-based Certifications

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ONLC Training Centers is a Microsoft Learning Partner

ONLC has been helping candidates prep for certification ever since Microsoft first introduced their professional certifications.

Instructor-led Training (ILT). Our technical-level ILT classes are led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer using Microsoft authorized materials. The instructor is remote and we use full conferencing technology so classes are fully interactive . Training is live and hands-on. Select your class dates from our public class schedule. You can attend class from any of our more 300 hundreds of training locations coast-to-coast , or from your own location .


News & Information

Retired: MCSA / MCSE / MCSD Certifications
On January 31, 2021 Microsoft retired Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications. In their place are Microsoft's Role-based certifications. See role-based certifications .


ONLC Learning Credits with savings up to 35%

Volume Discounts with ONLC Learning Credits
Get maximum buying power and flexibility with ONLC Learning Credits. They're a great way to prepay for training plus secure a substantial volume discount on end-user and technical training. Credits can be used for live, instructor-led and self-study, On-Demand formats. Learning credits are good for up to a year! See details & pricing .


Call our Education Advisors for certification and course selection assistanceEducation Advisors to Help You
Our advisors can answer questions you may have about classes, vendor certifications and discount options to help you select the training that is right for you. For assistance, contact our Education Advisors toll free in the USA at 1-800-288-8221 (weekdays).


Group training available from ONLC

Group Training
ONLC offers complete learning solutions so training coordinators can quickly and successfully upskill their teams while maintaining their budget. Training can be via our public class schedule or private sessions delivered virtually or in-person on-site. We can also customize content to meet the client's specific needs and technologies. To discuss our group training options and to receive a price quote complete our quick Group Training Request form or call 1.800.288.8221 (weekdays).


Questions / More Information

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*ONLC reserves the right to retire courses due to lack of demand and/or retirement by Microsoft.