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MOS – Microsoft Office Specialist Certification – Office 2016

By Marko Jergic

We are often asked about analysing candidate skills by HR departments.  One way to check your new potential staff have the basic skills is to look out for Microsoft’s end user side certification MOS. The following table provides the information you require plus links to view the certification requirements.

As usual, all our courses are based around this certification, so you know where to come to get trained properly!

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification for Office 2016

CertificationRequired exam
Word 2016
77-725  –  Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication
Excel 2016
77-727 – Core Data Analysis, Manipulation and Presentation
PowerPoint 201677-729 – Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills
Access 201677-730 – Core Database Management, Manipulation and Query Skills
Outlook 201677-731 – Core Communication, Collaboration and Email Skills

Pass any or all of the 5 exams to become certified in that program.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) EXPERT certification for Office 2016

CertificationRequired exam
Microsoft Excel
77-728  – Interpreting data for insights
Microsoft Word
77-726 – Creating documents for effective communication

MOS Master Certification

Candidates must pass 4 exams (3 required and one elective).  You need to pass the following:

  • Required: MOS 2016 Word Expert
  • Required: MOS 2016 Excel Expert
  • Required: MOS 2016 PowerPoint
  • Elective: MOS 2016 Access or MOS 2016 Outlook