Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word Expert (Office 2019)

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Word 2019 by earning the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification.

At a glance

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As a candidate for this certification, you demonstrate your ability to apply the main features of Word 2019 at an expert-level, such as creating and managing professional documents for a variety of specialized purposes and situations.

Examples of expert-level documents include:

  • Business plans
  • Research papers
  • Books
  • Specialized brochures
  • Mass mailing

As a candidate, you should:

  • Have approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product.
  • Have proven competency at an industry expert-level.
  • Be ready to enter the job market.

Skills measured

  • Manage document options and settings
  • Use advanced editing and formatting features
  • Create custom document elements
  • Use advanced Word features

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No training available for this exam.

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You will have 50 minutes to complete this assessment.

Exam policy

This exam will be proctored, and is not open book. You may have interactive components to complete as part of this exam. To learn more about exam duration and experience, visit: Exam duration and exam experience.

If you fail a certification exam, don’t worry. You can retake it 24 hours after the first attempt. For subsequent retakes, the amount of time varies. For full details, visit: Exam retake policy.

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This exam is offered in the following languages:

English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

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Certification resources

Exam MO-101 skills outline

Focus your studies as you prepare for the exam. Review the exam skills outline for a summary of the topics the exam covers.

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