Microsoft Office 2013 Certification [UPDATED]

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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!

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