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Because actions speak louder than words.

Four Exams (Not Six)

Until recently, you had to pass six exams to certify as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013 Master. Now you need to pass only four exams to become a Master. If you’ve already passed some MOS 2013 exams, you may need only one or two more certifications to automatically certify as a Master.

Earning this credential shows employers that you’ve gained broader, deeper Microsoft Office expertise. As a MOS 2013 Master, you will stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Master: The Highest MOS 2013 Certification

MOS 2013 Master is the highest MOS certification. Here’s how the three MOS 2013 certification levels work:

  • MOS 2013: Pass one of the eight core MOS 2013 exams.
  • MOS 2013 Expert: Pass the two-part Word Expert or Excel Expert exam.
  • MOS 2013 Master: Pass four MOS 2013 exams in one of the tracks described below.
Microsoft Office Master Benefits

When you become a Microsoft Office Master, your knowledge, efficiency and productivity increase, elevating your professional value and advancement.

As a Microsoft Office Master, you will:

  • Build credibility through proof of skills
  • Set yourself apart as a desktop computing expert
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers
  • Possess a professional recognition accepted around the world
  • Demonstrate computing efficiency in the workplace

How do I get started?

There's no registration or application required for the Microsoft Office Master recognition, and there's no fee to pay. When you've successfully completed the exams, Certiport will automatically send your Microsoft Office Master certificate to you and post the achievement to your digital transcript.

Three Tracks to MOS 2013 Master

With the following three Master tracks to choose from, you can focus on the right skillset for your desired career path. By passing exams in multiple applications, you’ll show potential employers that you’ve truly mastered Microsoft Office.

Master Track 1 = Word Expert + Excel Core + Elective
The Expert Word track is geared for candidates in careers such as sales and marketing, law, journalism, and more.

Master Track 1
Required (three) Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-425: Word 2013 Expert Part 1 77-422: PowerPoint 2013 Core 4
77-426: Word 2013 Expert Part 2 77-424: Access 2013 Core
77-420: Excel 2013 Core 77-423: Outlook 2013
  77-419: SharePoint 2013 Core
  77-421: OneNote 2013 Core

 

Master Track 2 = Excel Expert + Word Core + Elective
The Expert Excel track is designed for candidates in careers such as accounting, finance, database administration, research, and more.

Master Track 2
Required (three) Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-427: Excel 2013 Expert Part 1 77-422: PowerPoint 2013 Core 4
77-428: Excel 2013 Expert Part 2 77-424: Access 2013 Core
77-418: Word 2013 Core 77-423: Outlook 2013 Core
  77-419: SharePoint 2013 Core
  77-421: OneNote 2013 Core

 

Master Track 3 = Word Expert + Excel Expert
The Expert Word and Excel track is ideal for candidates who want to really show off their advanced skillset in both fundamental Microsoft Office apps. This track does not require an additional elective.

Master Track 3
Required (three) Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-425: Word 2013 Expert Part 1 No Elective Required 4
77-426: Word 2013 Expert Part 2  
77-427: Excel 2013 Expert Part 1  
77-428: Excel 2013 Expert Part 2  

 

FAQ

Q: Why did the MOS 2013 Master certification requirements change?

A: The MOS 2007 and MOS 2010 Master certifications each require four exams, with each Expert exam counting as one exam. For MOS 2013, the Expert exams were each broken out into two exams. This increased the number of exams required for MOS 2013 Master certification from four to six. To provide more flexibility, Microsoft and Certiport reduced the number of required exams for MOS 2013 Master certification back to four, with three track choices.

Q: When did the updated requirements take effect?

A: The new MOS 2013 Master certification requirements went into effect on January 5, 2015.

Q: If a test candidate meets the requirements for MOS 2013 Master certification under the new requirements but not the old requirements, will he or she be awarded Master certification?

A: Yes, as of January 5, 2015. The new Master certification will be visible on the test candidate's transcript on Certiport.com.

Q: Will the Master certification credential show which track the test candidate chose to earn Master certification?

A: No. The test candidate's certificate and transcript will not indicate which Master certification track the candidate chose. The three Master tracks are simply to provide candidates with different options for earning Master certification.

Q: Are the MOS 2007 or MOS 2010 Master certification requirements affected by this change?

A: No. As a reminder, the MOS 2007 and MOS 2010 Master certification requirements are listed below:

MOS 2010 Master Certification
Required Elective (select 1) Total Exams
77-887: Word 2010 Expert 77-885: Access 2010 4
77-888: Excel 2010 Expert 77-884: Outlook 2010
77-883: PowerPoint 2010 77-886: SharePoint 2010
  77-853: OneNote 2010

 

MOS 2007 Master Certification
Required Elective (select 1) Total Exams
Word 2007 Expert Access 2007 4
Excel 2007 Expert Outlook 2007
PowerPoint 2007