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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Microsoft Office Specialist certifications are an industry recognized certification demonstrating one's proficiency in a Microsoft application to an employer or prospective college. For a limited time, The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to offer free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams as a part of the Microsoft IT Academy program. All residents in Washington state are welcome to participate. 

MOS certification exams are being offered for:

 

Specialist Series

Expert Series

Access

2013

 

Excel

2013

2013 Part 1, 2013 Part 2

 OneNote

2013

 

Outlook

2013

 

PowerPoint

2013

 

SharePoint

2013

 

Word

2013

2013 Part 1, 2013 Part 2

 

See the full schedule of exams being offered.

Note: Registration is required for exams- registration link for each exam is within the calendar listing.

 

Preparing for your MOS certification exam:

To ensure the best chance of passing a MOS certification exam, review the MOS exam competencies below:

 

 

Specialist Series

Expert Series

Access

2013

 

Excel

2013

2013 Part 1, 2013 Part 2

Outlook

2013

 

PowerPoint

2013

 

SharePoint

 2013

 

Word

2013

2013 Part 1, 2013 Part 2

 

Available study resources include:

  • Review the MOS Study Guides online - books are available to check out for Access, Excel, Excel Expert, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Word Expert. If you want to download PDFs of the study guides, Ask a Librarian for access information.
  • Take Microsoft IT Academy classes online (Library card required)
  • Watch Lynda.com instructional videos online (Library card required)
  • Drop in for an intermediate Word or Excel class at The Seattle Public Library
  • Sign up for Tech Help with a staff member at The Seattle Public Library to review one of the competencies in the Word or Excel Self Assessments
  • Drop in to an Open Lab to study (MOS Study Guides with practice files will be available, in addition to access to Lynda.com and Microsoft IT Academy).
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