Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel 2016

​​Learn how to analyse, manipulate and present data in Excel. The Excel 2016 Specialist course will give you the skills you need to master the principle features of Excel 2016.  Once you have developed your skills, prove it by gaining a globally renowned Microsoft Office Specialist qualification.

The course uses Cardiff Met specific examples and exercises, together with official courseware from Microsoft (such as guides, supplementary exercises and videos) to provide comprehensive resources for learning Excel 2016.

Target Audience

​Staff who use Excel in their role at Cardiff Met. 


Some experience with Excel is recommended, but full training and resources will be provided.

I really enjoyed the course. The lessons and workshops were very helpful and I also found the revision projects very helpful. It will help me a lot in my current role.

Course Structure

The course is comprised of 5 morning training sessions, in addition delegates will be expected to complete study and revision tasks.  These can be completed in MOS Workshops and/or through self-study.

  • Classroom teaching: 18 hours
  • Practice time, through workshops or self-study (or a combination of both) and by using the exam practice software, GMetrix: 4 - 12 hours
  • Certification exam: 1 hour

For a total of between 23 - 31 hours.

Spring 2018 Cohort

Enrolment for the Spring Term 2018 cohort is now open to staff.  The classroom sessions will begin on Wednesday 24th January with an induction session, then they will be held every other Wednesday morning from 31st January.  Optional MOS Workshops will be held on alternate Friday mornings.  The exam will be held on 21st March.

For the full schedule and to sign-up, visit the Learning Pool page.  Please ensure you can attend all classroom sessions  before enrolling on the course as places are limited and demand is high. 

Upcoming Courses

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Specific Learning Outcomes

The key objectives for the course are listed below.  Click on each objective to find out the exact skills that will be developed:

View a PDF of the complete MOS Excel 2016 Exam 77-727 Objectives.

Candidates who successfully pass the exam (Excel 2016: Core Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Presentation) will gain the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016 qualification.


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