Microsoft Certifications – Overview:
Microsoft has recently revamped their certificates programs to be more targeted. The Certifications Overview provides a map of how the certifications fit together. In addition, the newer Microsoft Certifications have lifecycle policies that are new to the Microsoft Certification program. These policies were put in place to ensure that Microsoft Certifications remain up-to-date on relevant Microsoft technologies.
Training for the Microsoft Certifications can be accomplished in a classroom or via distance or e-learning programs. More information about the Microsoft training programs can be found on the training pages.
The MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification program certifies a level of expertise with Microsoft Office desktop programs, including Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Microsoft Office Access and Microsoft Office Project. There are four levels of certification available: Specilaist, Expert, Master and Master Instructor. The testing is further broken into versions of Office, including Misrocosft Office 2000, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft Office Vista.