Microsoft Word Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Successfully completing your Microsoft Word training and becoming certified demonstrates mastery of one of the most desired workplace software skills by employers of any industry. Adding this credential to your resume sets your professional profile apart from the casual Word user. It validates your skills and proficiency as well as demonstrates your initiative and dedication.

This Microsoft Word course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for...

6 Months / 70 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES895

What you will learn

  • Create and edit Microsoft Word documents
  • Find tools and features using the Ribbon and use the Quick Access Toolbar to expedite your work
  • Use the File tab to find key features like open, print, properties, and recent files.
  • Build impressive new documents using Word templates
  • Format text and other elements to keep your documents clear, organized, and easy to read, and automate repetitive tasks using macros
  • Use Styles to adjust the appearance of your text, add page numbers, headers, and footers, and adjust page layout to create clear, readable documents quickly and correctly
  • Use spell check and grammar check to create error-free documents
  • Use tables to manage and organize information, add and edit columns to sort information easily, and manage page breaks and section breaks
  • Create professional-looking documents with advanced editing tools
  • Master best practices for working with images, logos, and other visuals, including placement, sizing, text wraps, borders, and effects
  • Leverage document views, the navigation pane, and multiple window options to work more efficiently
  • Create easy-to-navigate documents with tables of contents, indexes, and outlines.
  • Use citation tools, including footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies
  • Save time by learning to compare and combine documents and collaborate effectively using comments and track changed
  • Use correspondence tools for creating mail merges, envelopes, and labels.
  • Protect your documents with read-only settings, watermarks, and other security features.
  • Easily prepare your documents for any audience with internationalization and accessibility tools

How you will benefit

  • Enhance your resume with widely-recognized and in-demand Microsoft Word skills, making you more attractive to potential employers
  • Craft professional and visually appealing documents to clearly convey your message to colleagues and clients
  • Customize Word documents to suit various audiences and purposes, adapting to the specific needs of your projects
  • Improve your workflow by learning Word's essential tools and shortcuts, enabling you to work more efficiently and effectively

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 70 course hours
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Final 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, you should be comfortable using a personal computer and be familiar with operating Microsoft Office software.


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.

Yes. You will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Word Expert certification exams. For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021, we recommend the MO-101 exam, and the MO-111 exam for Microsoft Office 365 users. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for a certifying exam of your choosing upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

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.

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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.