You can get qualified as a Microsoft Office Specialist for free. MOS certification is a CV-enhancing qualification and a great way to develop key skills. We offer courses on:
- Microsoft Word 2016
- Microsoft Excel 2016
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
- Microsoft Access 2016
What's covered in the course?
Microsoft Office Word 2016
Successful candidates for the Microsoft Word 2016 exam will have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently.
They will demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Word 2016 by creating and editing 2- to 3-page documents for a variety of purposes and situations.
Document examples include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence.
Microsoft Office Excel 2016
Successful candidates for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016 certification exam will have a fundamental understanding of the Excel environment and the ability to complete tasks independently.
They will know and demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Excel 2016.
Candidates will create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use a graphic element to represent data visually. Workbook examples include professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, and data-entry logs.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
Successful candidates will have a fundamental understanding of the PowerPoint environment and demonstrate the correct application of PowerPoint 2016.
Candidates create, edit, and enhance presentations and slideshows. Presentation examples include professional-grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials, and kiosk slideshows.
Microsoft office Access 2016
Successful candidates for the Access 2016 exam have a fundamental understanding of the application’s environment. They understand basic database design principles and are able to complete tasks independently. They know and demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Access 2016, and will demonstrate the ability to create and maintain basic Access database objects including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multi-level reports, and multi-table queries.
When can I start these courses?
You can enrol at any time to an online course and complete it through self-study. You can then take a mock exam to prepare you for the final exam. On successfully passing the mock exam, you will be able to take the exam of your choice. There are no fees for the exam or training, but places are limited each year and exams are scheduled at these dates (UK time):
- Wednesday 3 March 12pm
- Friday 5 March 3pm
- Wednesday 17 March 12pm
- Thursday 18 March 2pm
- Friday 19 March 3pm
What happens in the exam?
The online test lasts 50 minutes and is a task-based exam using a live software environment. You will need to pass the mock exams before you are allowed to take the real exam.
How can I sign up?
For current and fully enrolled University of Westminster students only.