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MOS vs MCTS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    what is the different between MOS and MCTS for 70-178(Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects)???

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:24 PM

Answers

  • HI,

    can you explain a little better what you mean?

    The MOS exams cover the basic Office Applications (Project is seem a little away of it. One sign for that could be: As a partner I got MS Office and Visio/Project Licenses. It was simply different products.) and results into a Microsoft Office Specialist. From my understanding, the MOS exams are more of a "What possibilities does Word have in general" e.g. how to format a document which is very generic. The MCTS exams are more technology based and not product based so the project exam has more topics related on the project and MS Project is just seen as a tool. But that is my personal view only and in my eyes it simply does not matter, because:
    If you want to do an office exam, you have to go the MOS path (which you can extend towards the Master title): http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx

    If you want to get certified on Project, you have to take the MCTS path:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2 - See the Project / Project Server part!

    I hope this helped a little bit.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:50 PM
    Answerer
  • MOS exams are geared towards end users and their interactions with office products. So the skills measured in the MOS exam are generally easier and pertain to end user interactions with Office like how to format, setup, present, etc.

    MCTS is a Microsoft Certified Professional exam that will cover more detailed information on technology in general - in this case MS Project.

    From what i'm seeing there is no MOS certification for Project, there is only an MCTS certification. So you can't be MOS certified in Project - which is why the MCTS is probably may more detailed than any MOS certification that you would take.

    Here is the MCTS and what it covers: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-178#tab2

    As you can see there is no MS Project on the list of MOS exams that you could http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx#certifications

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:10 PM

All replies

  • HI,

    can you explain a little better what you mean?

    The MOS exams cover the basic Office Applications (Project is seem a little away of it. One sign for that could be: As a partner I got MS Office and Visio/Project Licenses. It was simply different products.) and results into a Microsoft Office Specialist. From my understanding, the MOS exams are more of a "What possibilities does Word have in general" e.g. how to format a document which is very generic. The MCTS exams are more technology based and not product based so the project exam has more topics related on the project and MS Project is just seen as a tool. But that is my personal view only and in my eyes it simply does not matter, because:
    If you want to do an office exam, you have to go the MOS path (which you can extend towards the Master title): http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx

    If you want to get certified on Project, you have to take the MCTS path:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2 - See the Project / Project Server part!

    I hope this helped a little bit.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:50 PM
    Answerer
  • MOS exams are geared towards end users and their interactions with office products. So the skills measured in the MOS exam are generally easier and pertain to end user interactions with Office like how to format, setup, present, etc.

    MCTS is a Microsoft Certified Professional exam that will cover more detailed information on technology in general - in this case MS Project.

    From what i'm seeing there is no MOS certification for Project, there is only an MCTS certification. So you can't be MOS certified in Project - which is why the MCTS is probably may more detailed than any MOS certification that you would take.

    Here is the MCTS and what it covers: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-178#tab2

    As you can see there is no MS Project on the list of MOS exams that you could http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx#certifications

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:10 PM