Microsoft Office Specialist certification provides job candidates with valuable desktop computing skills necessary to be most effective on the job.
More than a simple credential, Microsoft Office Specialist certification notifies prospective employers that a certified applicant is prepared to make immediate contributions in the workplace. They will be qualified to meet greater challenges, possessing the knowledge and ability to be more productive and share information in a compelling, intuitive manner. Workforce development organizations offering Microsoft Office Specialist certification will be able to promote hiring by providing employers with candidates certified in office productivity skills.
“Ninety-five percent of the industry in this area all use Microsoft Office whether it’s in construction, law, banking—it doesn’t make any difference. When (job candidates) come in with this certification, every industry knows what it is.”
-Cindy Miller, District Coordinator, Frenship Independent School District, Wolfforth, TX-
“The bottom line is that today’s job market is extremely challenging, and there are a lot of qualified candidates out there. Being competent at Microsoft Office Excel, being certified, really gives you an advantage in landing a good job.”
-Bradley Breeding, Financial Analyst, Tulane University, Freeman School of Business New Orleans, LA-
“Office professionals today have taken on the day-today tasks of middle to upper management, and we want to make sure our program continues to teach the skills our students need to be competitive in the workplace.”
-Janine Violini, AIM Instructor, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Canada-
89% of supervisors say that certified employees are more proficient users of Microsoft Office programs.*
* “Microsoft Office Specialist: Improving the Workplace,” Credentio, 2001.
View the Microsoft office exams in the become certified section of the Website.