How to get Certified for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Actionable Plan

Today I will be giving an overview of all of the steps you need to follow to successfully meet your goal of getting the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. This will include the best steps to achieving this goal as well as all costs associated with preparation and certification. I will also be giving a timeline of what to expect so you can better plan for taking these exams. The Microsoft Office Specialist is a great certification to get because the office suite is widely used in all aspects of business and it is less technically challenging than many of the industry standard certifications. First, I will go over the steps you will need to accomplish in order to achieve this certification in a timely and organized manner. The first logical step is to gather materials needed and schedule the exams themselves. As far as materials go I highly recommend picking up a study guide for each test (more on these later). Once you have your study materials acquired it is time to schedule the exams themselves. There are five different exams to get the Microsoft Office Specialist certification, one for each program in the office suite. I would recommend scheduling your exam ten weeks out as to give you time to fully prepare for the exams, also keep in mind each exam lasts 90 minutes so it will be a full eight-hour day. I live in the Milwaukee area making my closest testing center New Horizons located on 15700 w. Bluemound Road (844.745.3983). The next step in my project plan is to prepare for the exams. I have planned...

Prepare and Get Certified for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Milwaukee Area

To certify for Microsoft Office Specialist is a step in a person’s life that could help earn an entry-level business position and an increase in salary. In order to get certified you need to make a plan and a strategy to help you stay on track and minimize the time and effort on this journey as much as possible. First, after you recognized the need for getting certified you need to get familiar with the exam, although it comes at the end. The best way to start the search is to look up the exam objectives and content, and since it is a Microsoft’s product you should hit their website first: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/microsoft-office-specialist-certification-2016.aspx . Here you can chose whether to take MS Office 2016, MS Office 2013, MS Office 2010, or 2007 MS Office System exams. What would be the best choice depends on the job you are aiming to. Also, you will notice that you can take the exam either for only one or more Microsoft Office applications like MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access and so on. After you decide which exams you want to take look for available study resources online, at your educational institution if you are a student, and check the public library. There are books for MOS certification on Amazon for about $22, Testout’s online course for about $110 for the MS suite which is good for 18 months if you are a college student, or $79 a month if you are not a student. Microsoft also offers online and on-demand training. Find some time to read other people’s experiences and...

How to prepare and become certified as Microsoft Office Specialist

So, you have decided to take the extra step in your career to get certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist. It is always a good thing to be certified not only in this specific certification but any of the certifications that the IT Support program prepares you for. In most cases the employer will look at your application to be hired if you have a certification over the application that doesn't have a certification. To become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist the first and one of the most important things to do is preparation. First things first, you must choose an institution to go to in order to get certified. Choosing the correct institution comes down to a couple of things; how the exam is run and how it is organized, and how much it cost to get certified there. For most institutions the cost will not very much. The good thing about attending Milwaukee Area Technical School and trying to become certified in something is that the school offers a discounted price for the exam to be certified. Once you have decided on where to take your exam at then you should start to do the research on that institution. You want to find out how long the exam is, what type of questions there are on there and the important part, how much will it cost. Next after going through with picking where and when then you have to prepare for the exam. You should read as many books as possible that you can on the subject. This should help with getting your head wrapped around any...