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  • I would like to get certified in Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. I am planning on getting the expert certification, but I do not see it for Microsoft Office 2007, only for 2003, which I do not like!

    Also, I cannot find any information about the expert level - how does it differ from the regular exam? Are the objectives the same? Which book would be the best for expert certification?

    Thank you!
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:10 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    You can visit the below sites to learn.

    http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC012005461033&ofcresset=1

    To purchase book please visit MSFT Available Books site

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/format-books.aspx#tab1
    Sachin Shetty| MCP|MCTS|MCITP| Please remember to mark the replies as answers and Vote as helpful if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by SachinShetty10 Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:12 PM
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:11 AM
  • It seems for the 2007 certications you are now a Master not an Expert.  According to Certiport and Microsoft you will need to pass Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Outlook to become a Microsoft Office 2007 Master.


    I currently possess 3 of those 4.  I will be taking the exam this Wednesday.  I'll keep you posted if my certification comes in a little different than the others. 

    Currently each time I pass an application exam they just add it to another certification.  Again my total is 3, as soon as I pass Excel I will let you know if the title on the certification changes. 

    Kind Regards,

    Patrick
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:13 PM
    Monday, February 15, 2010 12:26 AM
  • The expert level exams for 2003 have more stringent requirements than the usual ones. If you want to become a Microsoft Office Specialist Master in 2003 you had to have at least two expert exams. In reality that meant Word and Excel expert, plus two others from Outlook, PowerPoint or Access. There was no expert level for Outlook or PowerPoint (I can't remember if there is for Access or not).

    For 2007 there is only one level for each subject, and each has its own Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certificate. You get the "master" cert if you pass four of them. If you want to become an instructor you need to have five, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as appropriate qualification as a trainer. I found there was quite a lot of emphasis on many of the newer features and ways of doing things, so it was almost like an exam about upgrading. There were obviously some core skills needed too, but if your expertise is in an older version you will need to spend some time getting to know some of the fancier new things in the new versions (even the things you may not usually use yourself).

    Hope this helps.

    Adam
    MOS: Master and MCAS:Master Instructor
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:13 PM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:38 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    You can visit the below sites to learn.

    http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC012005461033&ofcresset=1

    To purchase book please visit MSFT Available Books site

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/format-books.aspx#tab1
    Sachin Shetty| MCP|MCTS|MCITP| Please remember to mark the replies as answers and Vote as helpful if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by SachinShetty10 Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:12 PM
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:11 AM
  • Hi,

    Also you visit the below link.

    Sachinsgn

     


    Sachin Shetty| MCP|MCTS|MCITP| Please remember to mark the replies as answers and Vote as helpful if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by SachinShetty10 Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:38 AM
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 11:18 AM
  • It seems for the 2007 certications you are now a Master not an Expert.  According to Certiport and Microsoft you will need to pass Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Outlook to become a Microsoft Office 2007 Master.


    I currently possess 3 of those 4.  I will be taking the exam this Wednesday.  I'll keep you posted if my certification comes in a little different than the others. 

    Currently each time I pass an application exam they just add it to another certification.  Again my total is 3, as soon as I pass Excel I will let you know if the title on the certification changes. 

    Kind Regards,

    Patrick
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:13 PM
    Monday, February 15, 2010 12:26 AM
  • It has been confirmed.  When you pass Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook you get the title microsoft master.
    Microsoft Office 2007 Master | Word, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 4:27 AM
  • The expert level exams for 2003 have more stringent requirements than the usual ones. If you want to become a Microsoft Office Specialist Master in 2003 you had to have at least two expert exams. In reality that meant Word and Excel expert, plus two others from Outlook, PowerPoint or Access. There was no expert level for Outlook or PowerPoint (I can't remember if there is for Access or not).

    For 2007 there is only one level for each subject, and each has its own Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certificate. You get the "master" cert if you pass four of them. If you want to become an instructor you need to have five, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as appropriate qualification as a trainer. I found there was quite a lot of emphasis on many of the newer features and ways of doing things, so it was almost like an exam about upgrading. There were obviously some core skills needed too, but if your expertise is in an older version you will need to spend some time getting to know some of the fancier new things in the new versions (even the things you may not usually use yourself).

    Hope this helps.

    Adam
    MOS: Master and MCAS:Master Instructor
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:13 PM
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:38 PM
  • Hello.
    I also want to get certified MCAS (Vista, Word, Excel).
    Can you give me some advice (not generalists please :-)

    tvm, Milko.

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:54 AM
  • From the first exams for Office 97 thru 2003 there was always Word Core, Word Expert, Excel Core and Excel Expert. You also had to pass all five exams to be certified as  a Master. Around version XP they changed the requirement for Master where you had to pass four exams, Word/Excel Expert in addition to PPT, Outlook OR Access.

    For what ever reason, the 2007 exams did not have expert for Word and Excel. This link

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx#certifications

    shows that expert exams for Word and Excel 2007 are in development. Also notice that 2010 is starting out with Expert for Word and Excel. The latest from Certiport is the 2007 Expert exams will be effective sometime in September (may be yes, may be no).

    So, if you pass Word and Excel 2007 before the Expert exams become effective, you will still get the Master certification. Once the expert exams are effective, you will have to complete then to get the Master certification for 2007 and 2010.

    To get an idea of the difference between Expert and core, compare the exam objectives at Certiport for Word/Excel 2003 Expert and Word/Excel 2007. Roughly six objectives from the Word/Excel 2003 Expert exams are in the 2007 exams.

    Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:54 PM