Microsoft Office 2013 Certification [UPDATED]

20/11/2013 Comments off

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Microsoft has made some changes to Microsoft Office 2013 certification lineup recently – shuffled exam numbers a bit and split some exams in two.

Let’s take a look at how it looks now, what MOS exams and certifications are available, what numbers do they have and what are the requirements.

Table below shows available Microsoft Office 2013 Specialist exams, its respective numbers and availability.

MOS 2013 Certification Exam Release Schedule

EXAM

Exam Number

English

Chinese Traditional

Korean

Japanese

Word 2013 – Core

77-418

Available

Q4 2013

Q1 2014

Q1 2014

Excel 2013 – Core

77-420

Available

Q4 2013

Q1 2014

Q1 2014

PowerPoint 2013

77-422

Available

Q1 2014

Q1 2014

Q2 2014

Access 2013

77-424

Available

Q1 2014

Q1 2014

Q2 2014

Word 2013 – Expert Part 1

77-425

Available

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Word 2013 – Expert Part 2

77-426

Available

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Excel 2013 – Expert Part 1

77-427

Available

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Excel 2013 – Expert Part 2

77-428

Available

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Q2 2014

Outlook 2013

77-423

Available

Q1 2014

Q1 2014

Q1 2014

SharePoint 2013

77-419

Q3 2014

OneNote 2013

77-421

Q3 2014

Clicking on exam number will get you to exams’ Preparation Guides or Skills Measured page where you can review the topics on which you will be tested.

Passing any of the exams listed will get you Microsoft Office 2013 Specialist certification.

Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert require that you pass both Word 2013 Expert exams – Part 1 and Part 2. You are already guessing – and yes, you are right – Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert certification require that you pass both Excel 2013 Expert exams – Part 1 and Part 2.

Finally, to obtain Microsoft Office 2013 Master certification requires that you pass SIX exams in total:

  • Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert – Part 1
  • Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert – Part 2
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert – Part 1
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert – Part 2
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013
    and ANY of the following exams:
  • Microsoft Office Access 2013, or
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint 2013, or
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2013

Good luck!

Microsoft Office 2013 Certification

05/04/2013 Comments off

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Waiting time is over: finally, new Microsoft Office 2013 certification exams are available since mid-March.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 (MOS) exams for Word 2013 and Excel 2103 are out and other MOS 2013 exams are scheduled for release throughout this year, except for SharePoint 2013 and OneNote 2013 exams that are on the release schedule in 2014.

Performance based testing have always been present in MOS exams as well as tasks that have to be completed in a live, working environment, that is, in a real application.

This time, in MOS 2013 series exams, candidates have to complete a project during the test, opposed to completing specific tasks in previous MOS 2010 and MOS 2007 exams. This makes testing experience a bit more challenging but more relevant.

MOS exams can be taken at Certiport testing centers worldwide using Certiport Testing center Locator.

Look at the table below to plan your studies and to get an overview of exam release schedule. Of course, release dates are subject to change so be sure to check this blog, Certiport and Microsoft MOS related web pages for exam availability when planning your studies.

MOS 2013 Certification Exam Release Schedule

EXAM

Exam Number

English

Chinese Traditional

Korean

Japanese

Word 2013 – Core

77-418

Available

Q4 2013

Q4 2013

Q1 2014

Excel 2013 – Core

77-420

Available

Q4 2013

Q4 2013

Q1 2014

PowerPoint 2013

77-422

June 2013

Access 2013

77-424

June 2013

Word 2013 – Expert

77-419

Q3 2013

Excel 2013 – Expert

77-421

Q3 2013

Outlook 2013

77-423

Q4 2013

SharePoint 2013

77-425

2014

OneNote 2013

77-426

2014

   

 

Use this links to read Preparation Guides or Skills Measured:

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013 (Exam 77-418)

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert (Exam 77-419)

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 (Exam 77-420)

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert (Exam 77-421)

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 (Exam 77-422)

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 (Exam 77-423)

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2013 (Exam 77-424)

MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (Exam 77-425)

MOS: Microsoft Office OneNote 2013 (Exam 77-426)

 

Information about Microsoft Office Specialist exams can be found on official Microsoft Learning MOS page.

If you are an MCT, don’t forget that you are eligible for a FREE MOS exam voucher every year!

Good luck!

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Few day ago I was going through some long (lost) forgotten stuff when I found this baby – Toshiba T3300SL Laptop!

Look at the specifications:

Intel 386SL Processor, 2MB RAM, 80MB Hard Disk, 3,5’’ 1,44MB Floppy Drive, Centronics and RS-232C port, 9,5’’ VGA 640×480 display, with only 2,7kg!

Take a look at the brochure:

Oh, memories…

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What is this? HAL? Cyclops’ eye? It’s Microsoft Trackball, with four (4) buttons!

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Program Manager in full-screen:

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About box shows Windows version 3.1! Those were the times…

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Microsoft Word version 6.0:

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And Microsoft Excel version 4.0!

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MS-DOS QBasic version 1.0

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Windows setup screen. Notice the Disk Space Currently Used By Components? Barely 2 MB!

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Some serious advanced settings…

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For the end: partition information.

Disk size is 82 MB!

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