Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013


Credential: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Microsoft Corporation

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and OneNote. Candidates must pass one certification exam. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with the product prior to testing.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: Lifetime

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA  98052-6399

Phone: (800) 636-7544

Contact Page

Candidates must pass one exam to become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2013 in the specific program associated with the selected exam. 

  • Create and manage documents
    • Create a document
    • Navigate through a document
    • Format a document
    • Customize options and views for documents
    • Configure documents to print or save
  • Format text, paragraphs, and sections
    • Insert text and paragraphs
    • Format text and paragraphs
    • Order and group text and paragraphs
  • Create tables and lists
    • Create a table
    • Modify a table
    • Create and modify a list
  • Apply references
    • Create endnotes, footnotes, and citations
    • Create captions
  • Insert and format objects
    • Insert and format building blocks
    • Insert and format shapes and SmartArt
    • Insert and format images

  • Create and manage worksheets and workbooks
    • Create worksheets and workbooks
    • Navigate through worksheets and workbooks
    • Format worksheets and workbooks
    • Customize options and views for worksheets and workbooks
    • Configure worksheets and workbooks to print or save
  • Create cells and ranges
    • Insert data in cells and ranges
    • Format cells and ranges
    • Order and group cells and ranges
  • Create tables
    • Create a table
    • Modify a table
    • Filter and sort a table
  • Apply formulas and functions
    • Utilize cell ranges and references in formulas and functions
    • Summarize data with functions
    • Utilize conditional logic in functions
    • Format and modify text with functions
  • Create charts and objects
    • Create a chart
    • Format a chart
    • Insert and format an object

  • Create and manage presentations
    • Create a presentation
    • Format a presentation using slide masters
    • Customize presentation options and views
    • Configure presentations to print or save
    • Configure and present slideshows
  • Insert and format shapes and slides
    • Insert and format slides
    • Insert and format shapes
    • Order and group shapes and slides
  • Create slide content
    • Insert and format text
    • Insert and format tables
    • Insert and format charts
    • Insert and format SmartArt
    • Insert and format images
    • Insert and format media
  • Apply transitions and animations
    • Apply transitions between slides
    • Animate slide content
    • Set timing for transitions and animations
  • Manage multiple presentations
    • Merge content from multiple presentations
    • Track changes and resolve differences
    • Protect and share presentations

  • Manage the Outlook environment (25-30%)
    • Customize Outlook settings
    • Automate Outlook
    • Print and save information in Outlook
    • Search in Outlook
  • Manage messages (25-30%)
    • Create a message
    • Format a message
    • Organize and manage messages
  • Manage schedules (30-35%)
    • Create and manage calendars
    • Create appointments, meetings, and events
    • Organize and manage appointments, meetings, and events
    • Create and manage notes, tasks, and journals
  • Manage contacts and groups (15-20%)
    • Create and manage contacts
    • Create and manage groups

  • Create and manage a database (20-25%)
    • Create a new database
    • Manage relationships and keys
    • Navigate through a database
    • Protect and maintain a database
    • Print and export a database
  • Build tables (25-30%)
    • Create a table
    • Format a table
    • Manage records
    • Create and modify fields
  • Create queries (15-20%)
    • Create a query
    • Modify a query
    • Utilize calculated fields and grouping within a query
  • Create forms (15-20%)
    • Create a form
    • Set form controls
    • Format a form
  • Create reports (15-20%)
    • Create a report
    • Set report controls
    • Format a report

  • Create and format content (25-30%)
    • Navigate the SharePoint hierarchy
    • Manage lists and libraries
    • Manage list items
    • Manage document sets
  • Manage SharePoint sites (30-35%)
    • Manage pages
    • Perform administrative tasks on sites and workspaces
    • Manage Web Parts on a page
    • Manage content types
    • Manage users and groups
  • Participate in user communities (15-20%)
    • Configure My Site
    • Collaborate through My Site
    • Add tags and notes to content
  • Configure and consume site search results (15-20%)
    • Perform search administration at the site level
    • View search results
    • Perform advanced searches

  • Manage the OneNote environment (25-30%)
    • Manage page layout
    • Configure OneNote Backstage
    • Create a OneNote notebook
    • Personalize OneNote
  • Share and collaborate with other users (15-20%)
    • Share OneNote notebooks
    • Share OneNote content via email
    • Collaborate with other users in OneNote
  • Organize and find notes (20-25%)
    • Organize notebooks
    • Search for content in OneNote
    • Save and manage OneNote history and backups
    • Configure Quick Filing
    • Create and manage tags
  • Edit and link content in OneNote (25-30%)
    • Apply links and linked notes
    • Insert files in OneNote
    • Edit text in OneNote
    • Insert and modify visual elements

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Microsoft Corporation testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 credential has the following recertification information:

  • This certification has no recertification requirements and cannot be renewed.  Once Microsoft determines that a certification no longer reflects the latest technology or is no longer relevant in the marketplace, it will be retired and will eventually transition to a Legacy status for certification holders. For the most current certification status, refer to the Retired certifications page.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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