Microsoft Office Specialist ( MOS ) certification for PowerPoint helps validate your proficiency in using Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Candidates must pass one certification exam in order to earn this MOS certification.
ONLC's PowerPoint classes can bring you up to speed quickly on using this program, and can be used to help prep for Microsoft PowerPoint certification.
Attend live, hands-on PowerPoint classes at any of ONLC's hundreds of centers for an interruption-free learning environment, or attend from your own location for convenience. Training is fully interactive regardless of location. Our classes are led and supported by an experienced remote instructor. Training is immersive with hands-on exercises thoughout class to make sure you are effectively learning and applying the software.
MOS certification is available for several software versions of PowerPoint. Click the version in the table below to review PowerPoint certification requirements.
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 365 / 2019|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2016|
|VERSION NOTE: PowerPoint's program features and functions are very similar in versions 365, 2019 and 2016. The main difference is how one accesses the software—via the cloud or on-premise (installed directly on the computer). As such, students with PowerPoint 365, 365 ProPlus, 2019 and 2016 attend our same training classes.|
The following courses—your choice of live, instructor-led OR self-study On-Demand—can help you prepare. To achieve MOS PowerPoint certification you must pass the designated exam. Microsoft recommends you have hands-on experience with the software and use training resources.
PowerPoint Introduction (1 Day)
During this one-day, instructor-led course you will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity. To enhance the visual appeal, you will add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form. You will then finalize a presentation to deliver it. View outline & dates
PowerPoint Beyond the Basics (1 Day)
In this instructor-led course you will enhance your presentation with features that will transform it into a powerful means of communication. You will customize the PowerPoint interface to suit your requirements and use the new and enhanced features to create dynamic and visually appealing presentations. You will then finalize a presentation and secure it to authenticate its validity. View outline & dates
PowerPoint On-Demand Comprehensive: (Introduction & Beyond the Basics)
This is a self-study, eLearning course. You are given 6-months unlimited access and covers Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction & Beyond the Basics topics. View outline
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Microsoft recommends candidates review the exam guide and practice the skills listed before attempting the authorized exam.
These exams vary by software version. Pass one exam to earn MOS PowerPoint certification.
MO-300: PowerPoint Associate (PowerPoint 365 / 2019)
77-729: PowerPoint 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams are performance-based for improved testing of a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities using the programs. To maintain integrity, exam content is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. As such, training may not cover all exam topics. It is recommended that you review the exam guide and practice the skills listed before attempting the authorized exam.
MOS exams are administered by Certiport. A test from home option is available for current ONLC students. Qualified ONLC students should complete the Home Exam request form to schedule an at home exam (other restrictions and requirements may apply). Those who prefer a testing location and non-ONLC students should visit Certiport's list of locations to schedule a MOS exam.
PowerPoint Versions: 365 / 2019 / 2016
The difference is mostly a matter of how you're accessing the software. PowerPoint 365 software is accessed via the cloud. You pay a monthly subscription to use the software. Since it's not static on your device, you'll get updates to the software when they happen. On the otherhand, PowerPoint 2019 / 2016 and earlier PC software versions are purchased outright and installed directly onto your computer (aka "on-premise").
PowerPoint's program features and functions are essentially the same no matter how you're accessing the software (cloud or on-premise). As such, students with PowerPoint 365, 365 ProPlus, 2019 and 2016 can attend the same training classes.
Attend Class from Any ONLC Center
We schedule every instructor-led (ILT) class at each of our ONLC Training Centers locations coast to coast. Our training rooms are outfitted with the equipment needed for class and provide an interruption-free space so you can concentrate fully on learning. Find ONLC centers near you .
Attend Live, Hands-on PowerPoint Classes from Home
You can attend our live, instructor-led classes using your own equipment from the comfort of your own home. Training is hands-on and fully interactive. You don't have to have the class software on your device. Follow our easy setup video and if you still have questions contact an ONLC Advisor toll free for assistance.
Group Training for Microsoft PowerPoint
ONLC offers complete solutions so training coordinators can successfully upskill their teams while maintaining their budget. Training can be via our public schedule or private sessions delivered virtually or in-person / on-site. With private training content can be customized to meet the client's specific needs and technologies. To receive a price quote complete our quick Group Training Request form or call 1.800.288.8221 (weekdays).
Save a Bundle on PowerPoint Training!
We have discounted bundles for those who need multiple PowerPoint courses. You get to choose the class format (instructor-led or self-study), and can opt for a MOS Certification Add-on—all at a discount. See PowerPoint Savings Bundles
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