Microsoft Office Specialist

Stand out and be Seen

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office. This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.

Value of Microsoft certification

Microsoft certification gives students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Power Point
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Excel Expert
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Access Exam

Microsoft Office Specialist
Associate 2019
Microsoft Office Specialist
Master 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Word Expert Exam

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Enhances Employee Skills and Effectiveness

  • 99% of all certification participants substantially increased their Microsoft Office “know-how” by becoming MOS certified.
  • 89% of supervisors say that Microsoft Office Specialist certified employees are more proficient users of Microsoft Office programs. *
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification increases employee confidence, loyalty & satisfaction.
  • 82% of certified employees said becoming MOS certified gave them more confidence in their abilities as a worker.
  • 81% of certified employees said they are more dedicated to their employer after being given the opportunity to become MOS certified.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification improves employee effectiveness and initiative
  • 88% of certified employees said MOS certification made them more effective in their work.
  • Six out of 10 certified employees say they take on more complex or difficult assignments after certifying.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification holders actively apply their new Microsoft Office skills for greater productivity in their work assignments
  • 83% of employees use the knowledge and skills gained through certification often or all of the time.
  • 85% of supervisors say that Microsoft Office Specialist certified employees are more productive because of their certification.

Achieve higher levels of certification.

There are three levels of certification: Specialist, Expert, and Master. Each certification level propels a student further on the path to greater achievements and advancement. Students can certify at all three levels, and should try to obtain the highest level possible. The market demands, and caters to, those who possess the most education and skills.
Becoming a Specialist is good. Becoming an Expert is better. And becoming a Master is best.

  • SPECIALIST Become certified as a specialist in one of Microsoft's premiere office technologies.
  • EXPERT Get a higher credential for two of the job market's most in-demand technologies: Word and Excel.
  • MASTER Reach the highest level by passing PowerPoint, Access or Outlook, and the two Expert exams.

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship


The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® (2016 or Office 365 and Office 2019). Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship. In some countries or regions, students are required to participate in a National Championship, and the winners of that event continue on to the World Championship.
In its 18th year, the 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship attracted more than 850,000 unique candidates from 119 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products.

You’ve earned it, now share it.


With Microsoft certification badges on Acclaim, you can easily share your accomplishments with friends, family, and even potential employers. Plus, you can get real-time job data, including open positions, requirements and salaries based on your IT skills and qualifications.