The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments/ examinations of skills and knowledge through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.

This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.


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Version of Office applications to certify in:

  • Office 2010
  • Office 2013
  • Office 2016
  • Office 2019
  • O365


Possible applications:

  • Word (Core and Expert levels available)
  • Excel (Core and Expert levels available)
  • Powerpoint
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Sharepoint


DURATION: All these exams are 50-minutes


NOTE:  The FPD School of IT is a mobile testing centre, meaning you can certify from the comfort of your office or home (we need 2 weeks advance notice to schedule a virtual exam please)

NB: We charge R250 administration fee for invigilating exams over and above the cost of the exam.

PROCESS: We require all applicants to please email us their active Certiport profile username as well as which exam they would like to write. This is an online exam delivered monthly on the last Tuesday of the month, between 11 and 12pm. We require two weeks advance notice to schedule the virtual examination sessions.

CONTACT:  For any queries or bookings, please email:

Entry Requirements

For you to be eligible to write this MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist exam, you need an active and valid Certiport student profile:



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MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist exam