Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2021/365 provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office. This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.

The MOS Certification is a proctored 50-min live in the application test that can be taken for the various MS Office applications, such as Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The test is Windows PC based, you will need to know the Windows version of Excel 2021/365, for example (2019/365 is still optiom). Passing grade is 70%. It is an official Microsoft certification with a digital badge for LinkedIn and very good for your resume.


San Francisco State University, based on the initiative of Daniel Ciomek and the Information Systems Department in the Lam Family College of Business, has obtained the status of a Certiport Authorized Test Center for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) testing. The Information Systems Department is able to offer students on-site testing at the main campus in BUS 214 and remote for the time being (future charges have been indicated). After a successfull pilot program during Fall 2018, the Information Systems Department has arranged for the exams to be available on campus so students can take the MS Excel and MS Access exams during or after their ISYS 363 semester for free - while supply lasts. ($100 retail value)

MOS tests at SF State are only offered for SFSU students currently taking ISYS 363, or those who recently passed the ISYS 363 class, but are still enrolled at SF State. Test days on campus will only be offered limited times during the Spring and Fall semester, depending on the test lab and instructor availability. 


Since 2020 there is also the possibility (pilot program) to take the Apple SWIFT Developer Certification through the Certiport platform for students who complete the Mobile Application Development course with Prof. Leigh Jin. Please contact Prof. Leigh Jin if you are interested to learn more about that.


To learn more about MOS certification at SF State, please review the MOS registration site and sign-up for the mailing list (Mailchimp):


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