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Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) is now Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

The MOS 2010, 2013 certification program is designed to test professionals’ ability to utilize the features of Microsoft Office applications, which include the most used Microsoft programs.

The MOS credential validates skills in using the 2010, 2013 Microsoft Office system, meeting the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft technologies.

Candidates who successfully complete the program by passing a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.

This MOS certification can be used as a way to provide proof to potential employers of applicants’ and employees’ knowledge and abilities of Microsoft Office software.

The skills being measured on each application exam can be found by click upon the following links:

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Exam Objectives:

Microsoft Office 2013 Exams Offered:**

  • 2013 Word
    • Expert Part 1 & 2
  • 2013 Excel
    • Expert Part 1 & 2
  • 2013 Outlook
  • 2013 PowerPoint
  • 2013 Access

Testing will take place on the St. Cloud State University campus, at the Welcome Center.

**New Exams, New Format

Cost of each exam (includes testing voucher and 1 retake if needed.  Proctor fee  included with voucher purchased through SCSU)

$110.00 students

$125.00 community

$25.00 proctor


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Cost includes the option of retaking an exam if you do not successfully pass the first time. Candidates must pass one certification exam in order to earn the MOS credential.

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Please contact  or call 320-308-6112, press 5 if voice mail picks up, to speak to our receptionist. 


If you would like to learn more about certification or training options, please contact our staff at Or contact us via Twitter @MOS_SCSU



Online Registration (pay by credit card)

* For Windows 8 users, please be aware there are two versions of Internet Explorer on your device - Metro and Desktop.  To use our registration site, you must use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, and not the Metro version.  To start the Desktop version, click on or touch the Desktop tile on the Start screen. Then you will see the Internet Explorer icon in the task bar. This is the Desktop version which should be used for registration. If you are in Internet Explorer and the URL address is at the bottom of the screen, you are in the Metro version, should close it and open the desktop version following the instructions above.

Registration form (PDF - pay by check or purchase order)

Scan it and email it to Char at  or bring the form, with payment, on the day of your examination.


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