Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
When you become certified, your knowledge, efficiency and productivity increase, elevating your professional value and opportunity for advancement. Plus, you’ll build credibility by possessing a professional designation that is recognized around the world; grow personally and professionally; and have more confidence when tackling assignments. Each certification requires passing a separate exam and allows you to prove your mastery of that skillset. For more information, visit Microsoft’s Certification Page.
Are You Ready?
Study with us! The RedCape MOS Study Group
This group helps keep you focused, motivated, and on track to achieve whatever certifications you identify for yourself. Everyone’s goals and pace are different, so this group allows for self-guided study while maintaining the structure and schedule needed to work toward your exams. Join others from around the world and reach YOUR goals with us!
What you get with the MOS Study Group:
- Curated information
- Private membership in our Teams workspace
- Breakout channels by exam or phase
- Step by step emails
- Regular online check-ins
- Request video tutorials for extra help
- Guidance from RedCape and the group
- Guidance from Vickie and the RedCape team for advanced concepts
- Moral support and recognition of your achievements
- Access for 3 years from the time you sign up
Must be purchased separately:
- GMetrix Prep Software ~ $75 USD
- Study Guides ~$25 USD each
- Exam Vouchers ~$100-120 USD/exam
- Proctor Fees ~$20-$40 USD/exam
Need help preparing?
Try GMetrix Prep Software
GMetrix prep software simulates the exam environment, which no other study tool does. It also has a training mode so you can get immediate answers to questions you don’t know, which helps guide your learning. This software must be downloaded onto your computer, so check with your IT department if you’re planning to use a work device.
GMetrix charges $40 for the prep software for a single exam, or $75 for a package of all exams in a software version (i.e. all of Office 2016). We have partnered with them to create a RedCape bundle, which gets you access to prep for all 2016 exams AND all 2019 exams for the same $75!
Books we recommend
MOS Study Guides can be found on Amazon.com or in the Microsoft Press Store – we love the ones by Joan Lambert!
If you need to wait another year before pursuing certification because you don’t feel ready, we have classes that will help you assess and increase your skills, boost your confidence, and help you understand what is being tested on the exams.
Ongoing monthly learning with RedCape: RedCape Academy
The RedCape Academy offers regular classes (monthly in 2020) on a variety of topics designed to increase technology skills and digital productivity. Membership also grants access to the full library of previous classes as well as free registration for all current webinars and RedCape courses. Price: $30/month or $300/year
In this highly-engaging and practical workshop based on the bestselling “100 Tips” series by Vickie Sokol Evans, learn the digital productivity secrets of high-performing teams. Discover quick and easy tips in Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more that will significantly improve your workflow and save hours of time by using more of the technology you know and love. Price: $199/person or free for Academy members
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