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Excel in your career with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at UoSiL

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Published: 3 November 2023

MOS Certificate

Excel in your career with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at UoSiL

Are you ready to take your proficiency in Microsoft Office applications to the next level? The University of Sunderland in London is excited to offer you the opportunity to become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) through our comprehensive MOS training and certification programme. And the best part? It is absolutely free for our students! 

What is Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification?

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is renowned globally as the premier qualification for validating your skills and expertise in Microsoft Office applications. MOS certification is not only recognised by industries but also highly sought after by employers worldwide. 

Microsoft Office Specialist certification at UoSiL

The University of Sunderland in London takes immense pride in being not only an educational institution but also an authorised testing centre for Microsoft Specialist exams. This means we have the esteemed privilege of offering MOS certification for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint right here on our campus. 

MOS Laptop

Benefits of earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification

Earning your MOS certification offers you various benefits that extend far beyond the classroom. It is a testament to your dedication and commitment to mastering Microsoft Office applications. Some of the benefits include: 

  • Standing out in the job market: In today's competitive job market, setting yourself apart from the crowd is crucial. MOS certification distinguishes you as a proficient user of Microsoft Office applications, increasing your attractiveness to potential employers. 
  • Broadened employment opportunities: MOS certification opens doors to a wider range of job opportunities, as it demonstrates your ability to leverage essential business tools within Microsoft Office effectively.  
  • Enhanced productivity: Mastering Microsoft Office applications means you can work more efficiently and productively, which can lead to increased value to your current or future employer. 

Upon achieving MOS certification, you will receive an official certificate to showcase to prospective employers, as well as an online badge that you can proudly display on your LinkedIn profile. This recognition can set you apart from countless other applicants, making a lasting impression on potential employers. 


ACHIEVE Microsoft

Our ACHIEVE Microsoft programme has been carefully crafted by the University's Digital Learning team to support you in your journey towards MOS certification. Throughout the programme, you will learn to harness the full potential of your chosen Microsoft Office application, as well as gain valuable test-taking experience through practice exams. 

The programme is comprised of both an in-person induction and an online module, ensuring you receive a comprehensive and well-rounded education. By the end of the module, you will possess the skills and knowledge required to excel in the certification exam. 

How do I become a Microsoft Office Specialist? 

To embark on your journey toward becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist, we have crafted an engaging and informative induction session that you won't want to miss. During this induction, you can expect the following: 

  1. Certification roadmap: We will provide you with a clear roadmap outlining how you can achieve your MOS certification. We will introduce you to the online module hosted on Canvas, which will be your essential companion in preparing for the final certification exam. This module will be your guiding light, equipping you with the knowledge and skills required for success.  
  2. Mock certification exam: As part of the induction, you will have the unique opportunity to take a mock certification exam. This mock exam reflects the actual certification exam you will need to pass to earn your specialist certification. Importantly, if you excel in the mock exam and achieve a passing score, you will be awarded the certification directly, without the need for an additional online module training. It is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your existing skills and fast-track your certification journey. However, if you don't pass, don't worry – the mock exam is designed for practice, and we are here to support you every step of the way. 

Please note, you can initially enrol in and complete either Excel, Word, or PowerPoint. Once you have achieved certification in your first chosen application, you will have the opportunity to tackle the other. We have designed the process to be flexible and sequential, ensuring you can focus on one application at a time and master it before moving on to the next. 

Our induction session is a pivotal starting point on your path to MOS excellence. It is an opportunity to gain insights, practice, and set the stage for your future success as a Microsoft Office Specialist.  

Ready to start your journey to becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist?

If you are ready to enhance your career prospects, boost your employability, and gain a valuable certification, the University of Sunderland in London is here to support you every step of the way. To kickstart your MOS certification journey, all you need to do is sign up for an induction, by contacting the Digital Learning Team at For more information, please visit the ACHIEVE Microsoft page on our SharePoint.   

MOS Certificate (white)