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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Imperial Valley College is proud to partner with Certiport to offer the Imperial Valley College Microsoft Business Certification Testing Center. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market.

Imperial Valley College offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) individual professional certification exams as well as the Microsoft Office Master professional certification on Microsoft Office 2013. In addition, Imperial Valley College offers academic courses that prepare students for these exams.

The Microsoft Office Specialist is a certification that benefits everyone looking for a job. It covers all aspects of Microsoft Office, which is a necessity in almost all job fields. However, this certification also benefits companies and organizations.

What is a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification?

A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification is an exam that tests the candidate's knowledge on Microsoft Office. Microsoft offers the specialist certification for their Office 2013. Some certifications will be easier to prepare for, especially if you have received a college degree in computer technology or business administration.

There are seven tests in this certification program. However, it is possible to become a specialist in specific parts of Microsoft Office. More information about these exams can be found on the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) web site.

How do MOS Certifications benefit individuals?

People should look at getting an MOS Certification, even if their employers do not recommend it. It gives your resume a boost, and you will increase your potential income. It is also the first step necessary to becoming an MOS Expert or MOS Master.

Roughly, 80-percent of employers and recruiters will look for candidates who have experience with Microsoft Office. If you already have a certification, they will be able to see the level of your knowledge before interviewing you. This will help your application make it through the first round of the hiring process.

You must register at Certiport before to take your exam.