7.3 Million
10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
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MedCerts Program for MOS Certification

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Microsoft is a global leader in software development and technology solutions. Their programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access 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.
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MOS Certification Detail

The Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, issued by Microsoft, demonstrates to employers the professional skills and in-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of administrative professionals is projected to grow five percent in the next ten years. Those with an MOS certification and proven Microsoft expertise will likely have the best job prospects. 

Exam 77-725 Word 2019 Successful candidates for the Word 2019 exam have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. They demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word 2019 by creating and editing two- to three-page documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Document examples include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés and business correspondence. 

Exam 77-727 Excel 2019 Successful candidates for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 certification exam have a fundamental understanding of the Excel environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. They know and demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Excel 2019. Candidates create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and they 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. 

Exam 77-731 Microsoft Outlook 2019 Successful candidates will create and edit professional-looking email messages, maintain calendars across time zones and schedule tasks for a variety of purposes and situations. Candidates will use Outlook 2019 to enhance professional correspondence, create calendars, and schedule appointments. Application examples include coordinating building resources, sending messages for marketing campaigns, planning staff meetings and assigning meeting action items. 

Exam 77-729 Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019 Successful candidates will have a fundamental understanding of the PowerPoint environment and demonstrate the correct application of PowerPoint 2019. Candidates create, edit and enhance presentations and slide shows. Presentation examples include professional-grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials and kiosk slide shows. 

Exam 77-730 Microsoft Office Access 2019 Successful candidates for the Access 2019 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 principal features of Access 2019, and they demonstrate the ability to create and maintain basic Access database objects, including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multi-level reports and multi-table queries. 

Our comprehensive suite of Microsoft Office online courses start with the basic skills – which is perfect for a beginner or those in need of a basic refresher. The curriculum gradually builds into intermediate and advanced topics, but only after the student has demonstrated mastery of the basics. Our immersive courses utilize up to 12 unique eLearning components designed to keep students engaged, stimulated and entertained throughout the training. 

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

MOS Certification Skills Gained

  • Prepare, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word
  • Apply methods to organize, calculate and analyze information using Microsoft Excel
  • Utilize multiple options for exchanging information and managing activities using Microsoft Outlook
  • Create professional-level presentations that are engaging and exciting using PowerPoint
  • Apply methods to store, organize and maintain data using Access database

MOS Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Office / Administrative Assistant

An Office/Administrative Assistant performs administrative work in an office.

$25,000 - $43,000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Executive Assistant

Provides skilled administrative support for a company executive or professional staff at an organization.

$34,000 - $65,000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Research Analyst

A Research Analyst assists with a research program or project.

$33000 - $102000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

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