Posts tagged: certification

Congratulations David! Our first MOS Master 2016

16 December 2016

Congratulations to David E Sanchez Espinoza on becoming the University’s first person to qualify as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Master 2016, since it was introduced in September. Yes, last week was an eventful one for David, as he also graduated with an MSc in Petroleum and Gas Engineering.

Determined to achieve Master status before he left Salford, achieving this certification felt like an early Christmas present to himself!

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David Sanchez Espinoza – MOS 2016 Master

David recommends the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) programme to all, and not just to enhance a CV. read more

Graduating this summer? Add ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’ to your CV

19 May 2016

Now you can demonstrate to prospective employers that you have the key IT skills that they require, by passing exams in key Office applications and achieving ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’ (MOS) certification. In a competitive job market, this globally recognized certification gives a real boost to your CV and is a great way of standing out from the crowd. Image of MOS logo & application icons

What’s available?

  • A choice of seven key Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote and/or SharePoint.
  • Three different levels – you choose the right one for you: Specialist, Expert and Master
  • You decide how many exams you want to sit and which applications

What’s the benefit to you?

  • Proven evidence of your IT skills
  • Ideal for those with a good working knowledge
  • Increase your job marketability
  • Improve your academic performance

The Library’s MOS programme is free to all current students. The free online training allows you to build on your existing knowledge, and prepare for MOS exams as it mimics the real thing. read more

Shaho passes 7 MOS exams in 2 days

6 May 2016

With only the final touches needed to complete his MSc dissertation, Petroleum & Gas Engineering student, Shaho Mohamedali wanted to add MOS qualifications to his CV but only had a short window of opportunity, before returning home to Iraq.

On arrival at the exam session he wondered… could he take the ‘Specialist’ exams for all seven available applications in one day? Well, we’re flexible when we can be. Shaho had met the testing criteria for all seven applications. With his leaving date in mind, we agreed. read more

Are you ready for your Microsoft Office Specialist Exam?

2 March 2015

Wow! Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 (MOS) candidates have achieved an impressive 92% pass rate so far this year.

So, if you’ve registered for MOS but haven’t got around to trying the software yet, why not take a practice test today and see how you do. You might surprise yourself with how much you already know!

The GMetrix practice tests give you a clear idea of what to expect in a real exam, and when you score over 70% then you’re ready to book a place on an exam session. And of course, you don’t have to sit an exam for every application – which is ideal, if you only want to be certified for one or two applications. read more