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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams
Anyone can open a document or a spreadsheet, but today's employers want to know that candidates for jobs and promotions can leverage Microsoft Office programs in ways that contribute to the bottom line.  Professionals seeking career advancement can meet this demand by providing employers with proof of their skills in Microsoft Office Programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  This proof can be gained with Microsoft Office Specialist certification.

Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives you the credibility to land top jobs and assignments.  Employers view certification as a strong indicator that you can make substantial contributions in productivity and output.  Nearly 90 percent of office-place supervisors surveyed believe that individuals with Microsoft Office Specialist certification are more competent and credible than their non-certified peers.

The following MOS Certification Exams are available at the Minot State University ACT Testing Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Gordon B. Olson Library:

Microsoft Word version 2003                                                

Microsoft Word version 2003 Expert Level                     Microsoft
Microsoft Excel version 2003
                    
Microsoft Excel version 2003 Expert Level                   
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003                                                       
Microsoft Access version 2003                                                  
Microsoft Outlook version 2003                                                  
Microsoft Office Project 2002                      

For registration information, visit MOS, MCAS, and IC3 Registration Information

For more information about MOS Certification Exams, visit:
Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Microsoft Certified Application Specialists Exams
Microsoft® Certified Application Specialists prove themselves. Whether professionally, academically, or personally, Microsoft® Certified Application Specialist certifications give you the skills to succeed.

This Microsoft certification credential tells the world you have demonstrated proficiency in the newest standard of the world's foremost desktop computing applications. Microsoft certifications (based on globally recognized standards) demonstrate your computing skills and help advance your career prospects in a competitive job market.

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certifications are primarily for office workers who use Microsoft Office programs as a vital part of their job functions. These certifications cover the entire Microsoft Office Suite, encompassing: Word 2007, PowerPoint® 2007, Excel® 2007, Outlook® 2007 and Access® 2007, as well as Windows Vista®.

The following MCAS Exams are available at the Minot State University ACT Testing Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Gordon B. Olson Library:

MCAS_250.gifUsing Microsoft® Office Word 2007
Using Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007
Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
Using Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007
Using Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007

For registration information, visit MOS, MCAS, and IC3 Registration Information
For more information about MCAS Certification Exams, visit:
Certiport Microsoft Business Certification

IC3 Certification Exams
IC3 offers certification candidates the opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy through a worldwide industry standard that accurately validates skills and productivity in the workplace.

Successful completion of IC3:

To become IC3 certified, candidates need to pass three exams (Computing Fundamentals, Key Application, and Living Online) that test computer knowledge and skills through knowledge-based questions and performance-based tasks.  Each exam takes less than one hour to complete.  Individuals seeking IC3 certification are required to take and pass all three IC3 exams:

IC3 - Computing Fundamentals

Computer Hardware

Computer Software

Using an Operating System

IC3 - Key Applications

Common Program Functions

Word Processing Functions

Spreadsheet Functions

IC3 - Living Online

Networks and the Internet

Electronic Mail

Using the Internet

The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society


All three IC3 exams are available at the Minot State University ACT Testing Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Gordon B. Olson Library.   For registration information, visit MOS, MCAS, and IC3 Registration Information.

 

For more information about IC3 Certification Exams, visit Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)