There are many reasons to complete a Microsoft Office Specialist course and qualification at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona. Microsoft Office Specialist is a globally recognized award, developed directly by Microsoft and their official partners (including Certiport and GBSB Global).
More than 175,000 exams are administered monthly in 148 countries. According to a CompTIA study (2011), 86% of hiring managers indicate that MOS is one the most prominent qualifications, and you can be sure it will have an impact on employers.
WHY MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION?
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Confidence and Proficiency
GBSB Global Is Recognized as a
Microsoft Showcase School
GBSB Global Is an Official
Microsoft Testing Center
Great Location in
the Centre of Barcelona
ABOUT GBSB GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education
The only higher education institution in Spain recognized as Microsoft Showcase School
Part of the Microsoft Imagine Academy and offers students official Microsoft certifications
Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine
BOOST YOUR CAREER WITH MOS CERTIFICATION
Microsoft Office Specialist certification increases employee proficiency for all job-types
- 99% of all certification participants substantially increased their Microsoft Office “know-how” by becoming MOS certified.
- 89% of supervisors say that Microsoft Office Specialist certified employees are more proficient users of Microsoft Office programs.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification increases employee confidence, loyalty & satisfaction
- 82% of certified employees said becoming MOS certified gave them more confidence in their abilities as a worker.
- 81% of certified employees said they are more dedicated to their employer after being given the opportunity to become MOS certified.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification improves employee effectiveness and initiative
- 88% of certified employees said MOS certification made them more effective in their work.
- Six out of 10 certified employees say they take on more complex or difficult assignments after certifying.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification holders actively apply their new Microsoft Office skills for greater productivity in their work assignments
- 83% of employees use the knowledge and skills gained through certification often or all of the time.
- 85% of supervisors say that Microsoft Office Specialist certified employees are more productive because of their certification.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification helps employees gain greater competence and skill in using Microsoft Office to accomplish their work and assist co-workers
- 80% of certified employees feel that they have become known in their workplace for their knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office programs in which they hold MOS certification.
Source: “Microsoft Office Specialist: Improving the Workplace,” Credentio, 2001; “Post-Microsoft Office Certification Survey,” Certiport, 2012; University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business - MBA Field Study, 2012.
ASHKAN AHMADI, IRAN
"I personally think that having solid knowledge of Microsoft Office is extremely important no matter what sector or industry you are in, and taking this exam is the first step to validate your knowledge and expertise. It was a great opportunity to differentiate myself and to demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft Office."
MBA Student at GBSB Global Business School
There are three levels of Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications;
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Recognition of core skills in Office applications
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert: Recognition of advanced skills in Word and Excel
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master: Recognition of mastery across Office applications
The Certification will demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification in a specific Office program. If you aim to pursue a higher level – Microsoft Office Specialist Expert or Microsoft Office Specialist Master, then a Microsoft Office Specialist certification is a great entry point.
Microsoft Office Specialist (Version 2016) Exams Available
The following 6 MOS exams are offered during each session:
- MOS Word Core - #77-725
- MOS Word Expert - #77-726
- MOS PowerPoint Core - #77-729
- MOS Excel Core - #77-727
- MOS Excel Expert - #77-728
- MOS Access Core - #77-730
MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Core
MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert
MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core
MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Expert
MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
GBSB Global Business School offers two different MOS packages depending on your preparation level:
1) Package 1: PRETEST + EXAM
If you feel you have sufficient experience using Microsoft Office 2016 Software, you may be ready for the Microsoft Office Certification. Register for a MOS exam and demonstrate you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to productively use Microsoft Office.
Registration payment includes ONE MOS exam for one attempt to be taken at GBSB Global Business School and access to GMetrix software practice tests (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details after you have registered). The sooner you register, the more time you will have to practice.
Please note, only one exam may be selected per session/date.
|MOS Exam||90 €|
|MOS Exam + PreTest (5% saving)||100 €|
Prices include IVA
Payments need to be done in order to reserve a seat at the exam; payment methods available are Bank transfer, credit card, cash payment.
GBSB Global offers volume discount prices in case you want to take more than one exam. Please, send an email to email@example.com
2018 Exam Dates
- 27th of March
- 25th of June
- 11th of September
- 18th of December
Postponement of an exam is possible only once and must be notified at least five days prior to the exam date, otherwise any exam fees paid will be lost.
2) Package 2: On-line Training + PRE-TEST + Exam
If you think you need more preparation for the exam, you can also take Microsoft preparation courses on-line to prepare even better before the exam.
|MOS Exam + PreTest + On-Line Course||150 €|
The following questions specifically address MOS certifications. Visit the Certification overview or Exam policies and FAQ pages for answers to general questions regarding Microsoft Certification or the exams.
What are the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams?
These certification exams allow you to demonstrate your skills to get the most out of Microsoft Office. You must have a Specialist certification before pursuing Microsoft’s higher-level Expert and Master certifications. There are 8 different Specialist exams you can take. Our Microsoft Office 2016 bundle course prepares you for 5 of them (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access).
Can I take the exam from home?
No. Microsoft Office Specialist certifications must be taken at a testing center. Microsoft uses Certiport to administer their exams.
Certiport Authorized Test Centre
GBSB Global's Certiport Authorized Test Centre is conveniently located in Barcelona where we offer Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams to students, employees, alumni and community members.
How long is a typical MOS exam?
Most exams take around 90 minutes to complete.
How long do I have to wait for my results?
MOS exam results are displayed on the screen right after you complete an exam. If you pass, you will receive an official certificate by mail (usually within a few weeks).
What’s the best way to study?
The best way to prepare is by reading the course material and doing the practical exercises in the course. These exercises will train you to follow the steps necessary to correctly complete the tasks. Reading the information is great, but you want to make sure you can also demonstrate the skill. Try teaching the concept to someone else so you really know you’ve got it. If you don’t understand a concept, don’t be afraid to give your instructor a call or send them an email. We’re happy to help!
How does the exam look like?
For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mos-certification.aspx.
For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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