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Microsoft Office Certifications

What is Microsoft Office Specialist Certification?

It is a globally recognized standard for demonstrating desktop skills using the following Microsoft programs:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint, and
  • Outlook.

Why Become Certified?

It’s intended for those who wish to set themselves apart by validating their skill level in Microsoft’s desktop applications.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification sets you apart in today’s competitive job market, bringing employment opportunities, greater earning potential and career advancement, in addition to increased job satisfaction.   Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is a tool for:

  1. Employers seeking credentialed job candidates.
  2. Employers who wish to help their current employees improve their skills and increase their value to the organization.
  3. Job seekers who wish to set themselves apart in today’s job market.
  4. Employees interested in moving ahead in their current organization.

Steps to Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Step One: Training

Gateway Technical College also offers instructor-led courses in each of these programs.  View the current schedule of Microsoft Training.

Step Two: Assessment

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams are offered at the Assessment Center. Individuals may be certified in one or more areas. There are five Core exams and two Expert exams.

For more information or to schedule an assessment contact Jane G. Kluchka at (262) 898-7514 or

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