Become a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist
Microsoft Office is the world's most popular suite of business productivity tools. Its Word, Excel and PowerPoint products set the standard for word processing, spreadsheet and data use and business presentations, respectively. This 100% online course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) certification exam series for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.
What you will learn:
- Prepare to take and the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access
- Learn essential skills required of the Microsoft Office 2019 suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
- Know how to create and edit a Word document
- Present information in a compelling way via Excel or PowerPoint
- Manage databases and improve efficiency using Access
- Send messages, manage calendars, and collaborate with coworkers using Outlook
To enroll in the Online Microsoft Office Specialist program at CSU Bakersfield, in partnership with Ed2Go, complete the following steps:
- Navigate to the CSUB/Ed2go website
- Click the ENROLL ONLINE button
- Continue to CHECKOUT
- Fill in required fields
- Complete payment information or make payment arrangements
Need help enrolling? Call (855) 520-6806
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet one of the following requirements:
High school diploma
General Education Development (GED) Certificate
The Online Microsoft Office Specialist Program costs $2,645.
We understand that one of the biggest concerns tied to furthering your education is how to pay for it. To help, CSU Bakersfield and Ed2Go offer low tuition prices that provide big payoffs. We've also designed multiple tuition payment plans, allowing you to choose the funding option that best fits your needs.
We currently offer:
- A discount when you choose to pay your tuition in a single payment
- An interest-free, 3-month payment plan
- A low interest, 12-month payment plan
For more information on tuition and funding options, please contact us at (855) 520-6806.
Note: Program is not eligible for FAFSA-based financial aid.
Learn about best communication practices, expectations and how to make yourself a viable asset to any team.
Understand how to work within Microsoft Excel. Enter data and create worksheets, cover advanced topics like using formulas, visualizing data and how to collaborate with other Excel users.
Create and edit Word documents. Learn to use tables, images, illustrations, and change page layout. Additionally, you'll cover how to review and collaborate on documents, manage mailings and protect documents.
Develop PowerPoint presentations from start to finish. Understand how to format your presentations, and include advanced elements like effects, illustrations and tables.
Master Microsoft Outlook by learning to work with messages, organize contacts, manage an inbox and work across multiple email accounts.
Complete the course by developing an understanding of Access. Receive an overview of the user interface before moving on to covering tables, queries, forms, reports and macros.
The Online Microsoft Office Specialist program is completely online and provided by our partner, Ed2go. Once you are registered with Ed2go, your password and access information will be emailed to you. Through the Ed2Go portal you will have access to:
- Homework assignments
- Quizzes / tests
- Technical support
- Discussion boards
- One-on-one help from instructors
- Additional resources
Frequently Asked Questions
The process and knowledge involved with the MOS certification provide advanced knowledge in the operations and functions of the Office Suite products. MOS certificate holders are expected to understand and operate Microsoft Office products at a level of detail that exceeds that of an uncertified peer.
Studies indicate that MOS certification can lead to productivity enhancements for employees, contractors, and freelance experts. Higher levels of productivity are highly correlated to confidence and job satisfaction. Research suggests that MOS certification can lead to salary levels up to $16,000 higher than uncertified peers.
Many jobs require certification in one or all of the Microsoft Office products. MOS certification may lead directly to job opportunities in training or computer support, for example. Design or data-related positions may require certification in PowerPoint or Access.
MOS certification involves the following exams: MO-100 (Word), MO-200 (Excel), MO-300 (PowerPoint), MO-400 (Outlook), and MO-500 (Access)