Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program.

MOS 2016 certification gives students a commanding competitive edge in today’s academic and professional environments.

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5 Courses Covered

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Ready for MOS

Skills You will have at the end of the Courses

  • Understand Excel to an advanced level
  • Use Excel to save time when dealing with data
  • Create letters, memos, reports and other documents with Word
  • Create professional presentations in PowerPoint
  • Sort and organize e-mail messages with Outlook
  • Learn practical methods to sort and filter your data with Access

 

Course overview

If you’re looking for a MOS Course (Microsoft Office Specialist) – you’re in safe hands with IACT.

There are 3 levels of MOS Certification to achieve:

MOS Specialist

You can be a MOS Specialist in one of the following Microsoft applications:

  • Excel
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access

To obtain these levels you complete our course is your chosen application, you’ll then be ready to pass the Microsoft exam in that topic.

MOS Expert

You can be a MOS Expert in one of the following Microsoft applications:

  • Excel
  • Word

To become an expert you need to complete the Advanced course in your chosen application. You can then take the Microsoft exam.

MOS Master

In order to become a MOS Master, you must be:

  • A MOS Expert in Excel
  • A MOS Expert in Word
  • A MOS Specialist in PowerPoint
  • And at MOS Specialist level in EITHER Outlook OR Access

To become an expert you need to complete the Advanced course in your chosen application. You can then take the Microsoft exam.

IACT’s 5 Course package will prepare you for the MOS Master Certification.

Requirements

Ideally you would have a basic understanding of Word, Excel and Outlook.

To become a Microsoft Certified MOS Master candidates must pass all the corresponding MOS examinations based on a computer based simulation

Certification

At the end of each course you’ll be ready to take the Official Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in that topic. When you achieve your MOS Exam Certification, a digital badge is awarded that you can proudly display in your résumé, in emails, or on your social media profiles.

The badges are as follows and are awarded by MOS.

 

Who would benefit

Anyone working with Microsoft Office will find these courses beneficial.

  • Office executives
  • Sales executives
  • Managers
  • Administrators
  • Finance teams
  • Marketing departments

Anyone wishing to acquire and demonstrate professional level expertise in the Microsoft Office suite.

To become a Microsoft Certified MOS Master candidates must pass all the corresponding MOS examinations based on a computer based simulation. These can be taken at IACT or any MOS exam centre. Exam fees are not included in the tuition fee.

Why take the Course

On completion, you will be an Office user with an in-depth knowledge of all the Microsoft Office applications that are used on a daily basis. . The key benefits are:

  • Receive and industry recognized certification
  • Gain the skills necessary to progress in any job
  • Have the ability to efficiently use the Office suite
  • Open a wide array of opportunities for yourself at work and at home

Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.*

*Anderson, Cushing, and John F. Gantz. Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs

You'll be fully prepared to earn your MOS Badges with our 5 Course Package

This Advanced Excel Course will supercharge your Microsoft Excel Skills to the next level. You'll learn how to be an expert at Functions, Formulas, Pivot Tables, PowerPivot and lots more

Suitable for more advanced Word users. You will learn the skills to take advantage of the more powerful features available in Word.

Become a PowerPoint expert. Learn advanced techniques for create dynamic and engaging presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Go beyond basics and start telling compelling stories

Suitable for all office users or anyone new to the applications. You will learn the foundations of Outlook, the Calendar and OneNote. If you are new to these applications, or want to brush up your skills, this course will benefit you.

Suitable for all Access users or anyone new to the application. You'll learn the foundations of using and understanding an Access database, and be confident in moving around its environment.

5 CPD Certified Courses – outlines and MOS Badges

Excel Course and MOS Badge

This course covers the advanced tools in Excel. You’ll learn how to create custom cell formats. You’ll start to learn about Pivot Tables, the slicer tool, Macros and how to record steps to common tasks. You’ll learn how to trace and watch changes with cells and formulae

Microsoft Excel 2016 Certification exam earners have a fundamental understanding of Excel 2016 and the ability to complete tasks independently. Earners have proven they can create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use graphic elements to represent data visually including professional-looking budgets, financial statements, performance charts, and data-entry logs. Excel earners include students, business professionals, clerical workers, bookkeepers, educators, and others.

This badge is issued by MOS

Word Course and MOS Badge

The course starts by refreshing users on the fundamental features of Word but advances quickly to include detailed coverage of templates, mail-merge, envelope and label printing, as well as examining complex multi-file documents such as newsletters and catalogues.

Microsoft Word 2016 Certification exam earners have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. Earners demonstrated the principal features of Word 2016 by creating and editing a large project which can include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence. Earners may include students, business information workers, clerical workers, educators, and others.

This badge is issued by MOS

PowerPoint Course and MOS Badge

This course teaches how to use this presentation tool to its best advantage. The course will explain how to harness PowerPoint 2016 to produce eye catching, effective and professional presentations that look a step above the rest.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Certification exam earners have a fundamental understanding of the PowerPoint environment and demonstrate the correct application of PowerPoint 2016. Earners are able to create, edit, and enhance PowerPoint presentations, including those for professional grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials, and kiosk slideshows. PowerPoint earners may include business professionals, students, public speakers, sales, marketing staff, and educators.

This badge is issued by MOS

Access Course and MOS Badge

This course guides new Access users through the powerful Microsoft Access program introducing them to the concepts and ideas behind relational databases. The course explains the structure, design and capabilities of databases and covers automation using the VBA programming language.

Microsoft Access 2016 Certification exam earners have an understanding of the Access environment. They understand basic database design principles and the correct application of the principal features of Access 2016. Earners can create and maintain basic Access database objects including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multi-level reports, and multi-table queries. Access earners may include small business owners, mid-level managers, business professionals, students and others.

This badge is issued by MOS

 

Outlook Course and MOS Badge

This course teaches you everything you need to know about this powerful application. You’ll learn how to harness all elements of this tool, learn about Outlooks contact management and how to integrate Outlook with the rest of the Office suite.

Microsoft Outlook 2016 Certification exam earners have an understanding of the Outlook environment and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features. Earners create professional-grade e-mail messages, maintain calendars across time zones, and schedule tasks. Application proficiency includes: coordinating resources, sending marketing campaigns, staff meetings, and assigning action items. Earners may include business professionals, executive assistants, and sales managers.

This badge is issued by MOS

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