Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

The Microsoft Office suite of applications are used universally by corporations, small businesses, in education and at home, by professionals, students and individuals, all who need to navigate and function effectively in a world powered by technology. Knowing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook opens doors and improves your ability to compete in the workforce. Earning Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications reflects proven technical skills with an industry valued credential. Each MS application has its own certification exam. Passing a core exam in any area allows you to add MOS to your resume. To earn a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Office 2016, pass one of the following specialist exams: • 725: Word • 727: Excel • 731: Outlook

Course CodeCourse TitleCEUs
MOS-117Introduction to Microsoft Office and 3650.6
MOS-116Outlook Essentials0.9
MOS-118Microsoft Word Novice to MOS Certified2.4
MOS-119Microsoft Word MOS Certified1.8
MOS-120Microsoft Excel Novice to MOS Certified2.4
MOS-121Microsoft Excel MOS Certified1.8
MOS-122Microsoft Excel Expert0.6
MOS-115MS Powerpoint Essentials1.5

To register, go to https://webadvisor.ccm.edu/ and click on "Continuing Education (Non-Credit)." Have your credit card, social security number, and 5-digit Course Code number ready.

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Introduction to Microsoft Office and 365

PREREQUISITE: Basic Windows and computer skills needed This beginner-level course is an introduction to the most popular Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as MS 365, the cloud based version of the MS Office package which is used almost universally in the workplace. Learn to create calendar entries and meeting invitations, a simple text document, a basic spreadsheet and a simple slide presentation. Students with no prior MS Office experience should start with this course, and later progress to a certified MS Office professional with followup courses. MOS-117.


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Outlook Essentials

You'll learn how to send/receive, reply to, forward e-mail messages, attach files, and how to organize items with filters and categories. You'll also learn to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments, schedule meetings, utilize voting buttons, change message appearance and archive email. MOS-116.


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Microsoft Word Novice to MOS Certified

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Microsoft Office and 365, or some familiarity with MS Word Novice users will master essential Word skills or "fill in the gaps" in their basic knowledge of Word. Following two dedicated sessions to increase knowledge of the most common features of the program, novice students are joined by intermediate students, as they work to master new and higher level skills and to prepare for the core MOS Word Certification Exam 77-725. Basics such as enter, edit and format text, margins, tabs, indentations, headers and footers, clip art and bulleted and numbered lists, mail merge, tables, templates, track changes and layout and design options are included. The objectives of the 77-725 Exam: document creation and management; formatting of text, paragraphs and sections; creating tables and lists; creating and managing references and inserting and formatting graphic elements will be covered. This course is bundled with textbooks and an exam voucher to take a MOS Word certification exam at CCM's state-of-the art Test Center in the Learning Resource Center. The test voucher, a $150 value, includes a test access code with GMetrix self-study modules, GMetrix timed exam practice sessions, 1 practice exam, the Certification Exam and 1 exam retake. MOS-118.


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Microsoft Word MOS Certified

PREREQUISITE: Prior MS Word experience. Students needing to learn the basics of Word should enroll in the 'Novice to MOS Certified' class. This course provides a refresher of MS Word, including skills and concepts that are often overlooked or underused in this powerful office tool. Students learn higher level skills and prepare for the core MOS Word Certification Exam 77-725. A review of important basics such as margins, tabs, indentations, tables, headers and footers, along with focused content like bulleted and numbered lists, mail merge, templates, macros, track changes and layout and design options are included. The objectives of the 77-725 Exam: document creation and management; formatting of text, paragraphs and sections; creating tables and lists; creating and managing references and inserting and formatting graphic elements. This course is bundled with textbooks and an exam voucher to take the MOS Word certification exam at CCM's state-of-the art Test Center in the Learning Resource Center. The test voucher, a $150 value, includes a test access code with GMetrix self-study modules, GMetrix timed exam practice sessions, 1 practice exam, the Certification Exam and 1 exam retake. MOS-119.


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Microsoft Excel Novice to MOS Certified

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Microsoft Office and 365, or some familiarity with MS Excel This course covers essential Excel skills and helps those who want to "fill in the gaps" in their basic knowledge of Excel. Following two dedicated sessions to increase knowledge of the most common features of the program, novice students are joined by intermediate students, as they work to master new and higher level skills and to prepare for the core MOS Excel Certification Exam 77-727. Spreadsheet basics such as add, rename and organize spreadsheets; add and format data; copy and paste data; insert/delete rows and columns will be covered. Learn to sort data; create charts, formulas and functions; work with data, pivot tables, filters, macros and much more. The objectives of the 77-727 Exam: create and management worksheets and workbooks; manage data cells and ranges; creating tables; performing operations with formulas and functions and creating charts and objects will be covered. This course is bundled with textbooks and an exam voucher to take the MOS Excel certification exam at CCM's state-of-the art Test Center in the Learning Resource Center. The test voucher, a $150 value, includes a test access code with GMetrix self-study modules, GMetrix timed exam practice sessions, 1 practice exam, the Certification Exam and 1 exam retake. MOS-120.


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Microsoft Excel MOS Certified

PREREQUISITE: Prior MS Excel experience. Students needing to learn the basics of Excel should enroll in the Novice to MOS Certified. This course provides a refresher of MS Excel, including skills and concepts that are often overlooked or underused in this powerful office tool. Students learn higher level skills and prepare for the core MOS Excel Certification Exam 77-727. A review of important basics such as add and format data; copy and paste data; insert/delete rows and columns will be covered. Learn to sort data; create charts, formulas and functions; work with data, pivot tables, filters, macros and much more. The objectives of the 77-727 Exam: create and manage worksheets and workbooks; manage data cells and ranges; creating tables; performing operations with formulas and functions and creating charts and objects. MOS 121 This course is bundled with textbooks and an exam voucher to take the MOS Excel certification exam at CCM's state-of-the art Test Center in the Learning Resource Center. The test voucher, a $150 value, includes a test access code with GMetrix self-study modules, GMetrix timed exam practice sessions, 1 practice exam, the Certification Exam and 1 exam retake. MOS-121.


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Microsoft Excel Expert

PREREQUISITE: MOS Excel 77-727 certification or advanced knowledge of Excel Expert level Excel users in the fields of finance, accounting, data analysis, commercial banking, other financial institutions and professionals in data driven fields will want to obtain this certification as a demonstration of expertise. This course is a refresher of advanced Excel functions, and prepares the student for the Expert Level Excel Certification Exam 77-728. Expert level users can create, manage and distribute professional spreadsheets; customize the Excel environment to meet project needs and to enhance productivity; create custom business templates and multiple-axis financial charts, amortization tables and inventory schedules. This course is bundled with textbooks and an exam voucher to take the MOS Excel Expert certification exam at CCM's state-of-the art Test Center in the Learning Resource Center. The test voucher, a $150 value, includes a test access code with GMetrix self-study modules, GMetrix timed exam practice sessions, 1 practice exam, the Certification Exam and 1 exam retake. MOS-122.


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MS Powerpoint Essentials

PREREQUISITE: Basic Windows knowledge or Introduction to Microsoft Office and 365 Learn to create PowerPoint presentations, including slide layout, text and lists, master slides, templates, graphics, charts tables, collaborative presentations, animation, media and how to set up a show. Improve your PowerPoint skills and become more effective at creating slides that tell a story and convey information clearly. MOS-115.