Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate Certification Training (Vouchers Included)

While proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential in most professional settings, earning a Microsoft Office Associate certification signifies that you have a deep level of skills needed to use the Office suite.

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate Certification Training course will teach you how to use the Microsoft Office suite at an advanced level. You will build your expertise through hands-on exercises, in-depth course material, and supplemental video demonstrations. You will...

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate Certification Training (Vouchers Included)

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Course code: GES897

What you will learn

  • Master the crucial Microsoft Office suite skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook to enhance your productivity
  • Craft and refine Word documents with ease and precision
  • Create visually stunning Excel spreadsheets to make data analysis engaging
  • Design persuasive PowerPoint presentations to captivate audiences
  • Streamline communication, scheduling, and collaboration using Outlook's powerful features

How you will benefit

  • Increased employability: Enhance your resume with the widely-recognized and in-demand Microsoft Office skills, making you more attractive to potential employers
  • Improved productivity: Streamline your daily tasks and processes by utilizing the various tools and features available in the Office suite
  • Enhanced communication: Craft professional and visually appealing documents, presentations, and emails to clearly convey your message to colleagues and clients
  • Data-driven decision-making: Leverage Excel's powerful data analysis capabilities to make informed decisions based on quantitative insights
  • Efficient collaboration: Utilize Outlook and other Office applications to seamlessly collaborate with team members, share documents, and keep everyone on the same page
  • Time-saving automation: Use Excel to automate repetitive tasks, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of manual errors
  • Customized solutions: Tailor PowerPoint presentations and Word documents to suit various audiences and purposes, adapting to the specific needs of your projects
  • Superior organization: Manage your schedule, tasks, and contacts effectively using Outlook's calendar and task management features, ensuring you stay on top of your commitments
  • Advanced reporting: Generate sophisticated reports and visualizations using Excel to better understand your data and communicate your findings
  • Professional growth: Continuously develop your skills and stay relevant in the ever-evolving workplace by mastering the latest updates and features within the Microsoft Office suite

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 245 course hours
  1. Introduction to Excel
    1. Microsoft Office Basics
    2. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
    3. The Ribbon
    4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    5. The Quick Access Toolbar
    6. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    7. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    8. Editing Worksheets
    9. Working with Rows and Columns
    10. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
    11. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    12. Introduction to Excel Exam
  2. Intermediate Excel
    1. Common Functions
    2. Working with Lists
    3. Visualizing Your Data
    4. Working with Tables
    5. Advanced Formatting
    6. Intermediate Excel Exam
  3. Advanced Excel
    1. Using PivotTables
    2. Advanced Functions
    3. Auditing Workbooks
    4. Data Tools
    5. Working with Others
    6. Recording and Using Macros
    7. Advanced Excel Exam
    8. Final Excel Exam
  4. Introduction to Word
    1. Microsoft Office Basics
    2. Creating a Microsoft Word Document
    3. The Ribbon
    4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    5. The Quick Access Toolbar
    6. Formatting Microsoft Word Documents
    7. Editing Documents
    8. Finalizing Microsoft Word Documents
    9. Introduction to Word Exam
  5. Intermediate Word
    1. Advanced Formatting
    2. Working with Tables
    3. Working with Images
    4. Page Layout
    5. Working with Illustrations
    6. Viewing Your Documents
    7. Intermediate Word Exam
  6. Advanced Word
    1. Working with Long Documents
    2. Reviewing and Collaborating on Documents
    3. Comparing and Combining Documents
    4. Forms
    5. Managing Mailings
    6. Protecting Documents
    7. Macros
    8. Advanced Word Exam
    9. Final Word Exam
  7. Introduction to PowerPoint
    1. Microsoft Office Basics
    2. Creating a Presentation
    3. The Ribbon
    4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    5. The Quick Access Toolbar
    6. Formatting Presentations
    7. Working with Images
    8. Working with Tables and Charts
    9. Preparing and Presenting
    10. Introduction to PowerPoint Exam
  8. Advanced PowerPoint
    1. Customizing Presentations
    2. Presentation Masters
    3. Working with Special Effects
    4. Using SmartArt
    5. Multimedia
    6. Setting up the Slide Show
    7. Outlines and Slides
    8. Managing Multiple Presentations
    9. Finalizing Presentations
    10. Advanced PowerPoint Exam
    11. Final PowerPoint Exam
  9. Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
    1. The Outlook Interface
    2. Performing Popular Tasks in Outlook
    3. Working with Messages
    4. Working with the Calendar
    5. Organizing Contacts
    6. Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Exam
  10. Advanced Microsoft Outlook
    1. Working with Tasks and Notes
    2. Using Signature and Themes
    3. Managing Your Inbox
    4. Working with Multiple Email Accounts
    5. Advanced Microsoft Outlook Exam
    6. Final Outlook Exam

Tracy Berry

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.


There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, must have familiarity with using a personal computer and in a Windows environment. You must also be able to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.

Certification Requirements:

To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate certification, pass three of the following exams:

  • For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021:
    • MO-100: Microsoft Word
    • MO-200: Microsoft Excel
    • MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint
    • MO-400: Microsoft Outlook
  • For students using Microsoft Office 365:
    • MO-11: Microsoft Word
    • MO-210: Microsoft Excel
    • MO-310: Microsoft PowerPoint
    • MO-400: Microsoft Outlook


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs and Chromebooks are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Office 365, 2021, or 2019 (not included in enrollment). While you can use an older version of Microsoft Office, if you do, there will be some differences between your version and what you see in the course.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and available online.

The Microsoft Office Specialist certification, or MOS certification, is the only globally recognized certification designed to validate your knowledge and expertise using the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite. Earning this certification shows employers that you are able to utilize the full functionality and features available within these office-productivity software programs resulting in increased productivity and confidence on the job.

Yes, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams for PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel. For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021, we recommend the MO-100, MO-200, MO-300, and MO-400 exams, and the MO-110, MO-210, MO-310, and MO-400 exams for Microsoft Office 365 users. This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers. The vouchers are prepaid access to sit for a certifying exam of your choosing upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

You will receive three exam vouchers with the voucher included version.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

Microsoft is a global leader in software development and technology solutions. Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are used both at home and at work. Microsoft provides certifications in these programs that range from beginner to expert level, helping professionals realize their full potential. Whether you want to learn a single program or the entire Office Suite, completing a Microsoft-certified course is the first step.