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Q. How is MOS 2016 format different from previous MOS exams

The MOS 2013 exam format presented a short project that the candidate must complete, using the specifications provided. This creates a real-world testing experience for candidates. In MOS 2016 exam you will still have to perform multiple tasks in a project. However instead of one single long project, you will have 5 - 7 different projects to complete.

Q. Where can I find my MOS exam result

Exam results are displayed on your screen immediately after you complete an exam. Those who pass will receive (by mail) the official certificate directly from Microsoft within approximately two to three weeks.

Q. How long does a typical exam take

A typical exam takes up to 50 minutes.

Q. Were can I take the MOS exam

All Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) exams are online exams administered by Certiport. You need to pre-register at the Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) location where you intend to take the exam. The “Office Instructor” center is a CATC in Toronto offering Exams and Exam preparation courses.

Q. How is MOS 2013 format different from previous MOS exams

MOS 2010 and earlier versions provide a variety of brief tasks to complete using Office application tools and functions. The new exam format for MOS 2013 presents a short project that the candidate must complete, using the specifications provided. This creates a real-world testing experience for candidates.

Q. What is the exam format

Exams are primarily performance-based and conducted in a "live," or simulated, environment. Exam candidates taking exams for MOS 2010 are asked to perform a series of tasks to clearly demonstrate their skills. For example, a Word exam might ask a user to balance newspaper column lengths or to keep text together in columns. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build, with tasks and steps that build on each other. In MOS 2016 you will have multiple tasks in 5-7 small projects.

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Q. What are the different MOS Certification exams? 

There are two levels of Certification: Core & Expert. Core representing the intermediate level while Expert assesses the advanced user. Core Exams available for: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access. Expert Exams available for: Word & Excel. For each exam you pass, you will receive a certification from Microsoft® signed by Microsoft® CEO with a unique serial number.


Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world. More than 1 million MOS exams are taken every year in over 140 countries.
​Demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to productively use Microsoft® Office. MOS enables you to tap the full features and functionality of the Microsoft® Office system, resulting in heightened levels of individual performance, confidence, and differentiation.


on your decision to move to the next level by being certified. Certification means you have developed the skills you need to succeed and now you need to become a leader. Differentiate yourself from competitors. Get certified and get ahead!

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Q. Do I need to have an account with Microsoft to take the exam

Yes, you need to create a Free account by logging to and register for an exam (free). To take your exam at any authorized testing centre you will be using the Username & Password you created.

Q. What is the cost of the MOS exam

The Cost consists of buying a Certiport Exam Voucher + Exam Proctor fees for administering the test. The “Office Instructor” is offering a limited time promotion, which includes the Exam Voucher + Proctor Fees + Mailing Fees of your Certificate (From Microsoft® when you pass the Exam) 

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