The course begins with an Induction and Key Concept session. The session explains the resources available — a comprehensive e-learning course, practice projects, Microsoft textbooks and GMetrix practice software — and will set you off on your MOS Excel journey by exploring one of the core pillars of Excel: formulae and functions.
After the initial session, the remainder of the course will be delivered through e-learning, practice projects and additional Key Concept sessions. Attendance at Key Concept sessions is optional, but recommended, as they explore principle features in detail and are an opportunity to get help from the course team (or we can be reached anytime through email or the MOS Yammer group).
Optional Key Concept 2 sessions will be held on: Mon 03/02/2020 10:00 – 12:00, Wed 05/02/2020 15:00 - 17:00 or Thu 06/02/2020 10:00 – 12:00. Optional Key Concept 3 sessions will be held on: Mon 24/02/2020 10:00 – 12:00, Wed 26/02/2020 15:00 - 17:00 or Thu 27/02/2020 10:00 – 12:00.
The course concludes with the Microsoft Office Specialist exam; a 50 minute, computer assessed exam in which you have to complete several tasks on realistic Excel spreadsheets. There will be multiple exam sessions in weeks beginning 23rd March, 30th March and 6th April. "Mock" exam workshops will be held in week beginning 16th March.
Visit our Microsoft Office Specialist page to find out more about MOS and the benefits of a MOS qualification.
The amount of learning time depends on your current Excel knowledge, but as an estimate:
Classroom teaching: 2 - 6 hours
E-learning: 15 -20 hours
Practice projects and GMetrix exam practice: 5 - 9 hours
Certification exam: 50 minutes.
For a total of between 23 - 36 hours.