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Grinnell College is an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Grinnell College is an authorized Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Testing Center. If you are interested in certification, please contact Mark Watts at watts[at]grinnell[dot]edu or ext. 4901 for more information .

Why Achieve Certification?

Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the globally recognized standard for skills with the Microsoft Office suite of business productivity applications. The MOS program is the ONLY Microsoft approved certification program designed to measure and validate users' skills with the Microsoft Office suite of desktop productivity applications (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Outlook®). Office Specialist certification distinguishes users of Microsoft Office products as truly knowledgeable--a designation that attracts attention in the competitive job market. Office Specialist certification also demonstrates employee competence, helping managers with job placement and advancement. Hiring or promoting candidates with Office Specialist certification also reduces the amount of training needed to enable new employees to contribute to the overall level of organizational effectiveness.

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