Microsoft Office Specialist Benefits

Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives you the tools to build a brighter future.

  • Achieve industry-recognized certification
  • Learn the computing skills companies are looking for
  • Boost your workforce resume
  • Differentiate yourself from other applicants
  • Gain valuable experience and confidence
  • Heighten your earning potential
  • Prepare yourself for a successful future

Microsoft Office Specialist certification also helps academic institutions and business and government organizations in many ways.

Additional Benefits that Address Common Problems

Education (Secondary & Post-Secondary)
  Students Instructors Administrators


Lack of Microsoft Office proficiency Inhibits learning and academic progress.

Lack of Microsoft Office proficiency among students and instructors hinders classroom progression and course effectiveness.

Institution reputation and stature are weakened when it fails to prepare students for academic and workplace success.

Key Benefits

MOS promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness.

MOS optimizes course effectiveness and classroom efficiency.

MOS strengthens institution curriculum, programs, reputation and stature.

Supporting Points

Students progress through coursework and curriculum with greater ease and efficiency

Students can focus on course content—not on the associated computing

Validates digital literacy prior to entering a course or program

Accelerates student progress in courses and programs

Strengthens the substance and value of business and technology courses

Instructors succeed when students succeed

Promotes improved teaching skills through enhanced digital literacy

Provides relevant, state-of-the-art learning to course offerings

Embeds digital literacy within all programs and curriculum

MOS is a comprehensive, cost-effective, easy-to-implement way to give students the opportunity to develop skills businesses need

  Employees Mid-Management Executive Management


Employees suffer lost productivity when they lack MS Office proficiency skills.

Employees experience decreased job satisfaction as they cope with on-the-job-training.

Employees lack self-confidence due to an inability to fully utilize the tools provided to them.

Corporate departments experience significant losses in productivity due to a lack of MS Office proficiency among employees.

Employee Development/Training departments fail to meet performance objectives when they lack proper and meaningful training programs.

Organizations experience significant losses in productivity due to a lack of MS Office proficiency among employees.

Organizations incur excessive help desk/support costs when employees aren't proficient with Microsoft Office Software.

Key Benefits

MOS increases job satisfaction and heightens career achievement.

MOS employees are more productive and efficient.

MOS promotes operational and financial health to organizations.

Supporting Points

Promotes greater productivity and efficiency

Validates employee skills

Builds self-confidence and job satisfaction

Enhances professional standing among peers and managers

Increases professional worth

Maximizes productivity and efficiency, increases employee satisfaction and minimizes turnover

Provides managers and HR with a screening tool

Enables managers to maximize the benefits of a new technology investment

Validates employee development & training programs

Improves productivity and efficiency among employees

Verifies workers' computing skills and abilities

Reduces organization-wide support time and costs

Enables employees to fully utilize the organization's application software

Workforce Development/Government
  Individuals Stake Holders Executive Management


Job candidates lack the desktop computing skills required by prospective employers.

Workforce development and placement programs need quantifiable evidence that their programs properly prepare job seekers with in-demand skills.

Job candidates need public or private assistance in securing a job in a 21st century workforce.

Key Benefits

MOS validates a job candidate's Microsoft Office skills and abilities.

MOS quantifies positive impact of workforce development and placement programs.

MOS helps WFD organizations place job candidates.

Supporting Points

Ensures job candidates possess the skills employers want

Fosters workforce readiness

Promotes hiring / Secures employment

Individuals with proven desktop computing skills differentiate themselves in the job market

Meets organizational charter/mission/directives

Validates the effectiveness of training programs

Verifies workers' skills and abilities

Delivers a skilled workforce

Ensures workers are more productive and efficient

Provides an important, cost-effective measurement of the value of job training and placement programs

Meets organizational charter/mission/directives

Placing job candidates is a valuable service to job candidates and the community