Q. What is the MOS Microsoft Excel 2002 exam?
A. This Microsoft Office Specialist exam is performance-based, requiring you to perform a series of tasks using Microsoft Excel version 2002. Many of the questions in this Microsoft Office Specialist exam require you to complete a series of tasks to create or modify a typical business document. The MOS Microsoft Excel 2002 exam provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise by evaluating your overall comprehension of Microsoft Excel 2000 and your ability to use advanced features.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the Microsoft Excel version 2002 exam?
A. None

Q. What are the benefits of becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist?
A. MOS certification (Microsoft Office Specialist certification) is designed to demonstrate a candidate’s proficiency in the use of the Microsoft stable of Office products, namely Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Project. Additionally, candidates qualifying for Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits may receive reimbursement for the cost of Microsoft Office Specialist exams.

Microsoft Office Specialist certifications have been recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credit. Candidates who achieve certification can apply for college credit through participating ACE member institutions.

Q. What credit does the Microsoft Excel version 2002 exam provide?
A. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel 2002

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel 2002

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. This exam has 16-18 questions involving 33-37 tasks.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. All Microsoft Office Specialist exams for Office XP range in time from 45 to 50 minutes.

Q. Which type of test is it? (Adaptive/Linear/Performance-based)
A. According to the official Microsoft Exam Page, you will get the following types of questions in the exam:
Performance-based
This Microsoft Office Specialist exam is performance-based, requiring you to perform a series of tasks using Microsoft Excel version 2002.

Scenario-based
Many of the questions in this Microsoft Office Specialist exam require you to complete a series of tasks to create or modify a typical business document. For example, you might be instructed as follows:
Modify the Store Inventory worksheet by completing the following tasks:

  • Enter a formula in cell F26 to average the values in cell range F3:F25 to calculate average purchase price.
  • Use AutoFilter to display the records for items with a retail price greater than or equal to 100.00.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. Approximately 690 on the scale of 0 – 1000.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. Candidates may retake the same exam one time without restriction. However, candidates who wish to retake the exam a second or subsequent time must wait a minimum of seven days before retaking the exam. Candidates participating in exam beta-testing may take each beta exam only once.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. MOS certification (Microsoft Office Specialist certification) is designed to demonstrate a candidate’s proficiency in the use of the Microsoft stable of Office products, namely Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Project.

Q. Is the Microsoft Excel version 2002 right for me?
A. Microsoft Excel version 2002 certification is intended for students and information workers whose responsibilities include the use of Microsoft Excel to create, modify, and manage common business workbooks and worksheets in organizations of every size.

Q. What can I expect in the Microsoft Excel version 2002 exam?
A. You should expect performance-based and scenario-based questions.

Q. What skills are measured in the Microsoft Excel version 2002 exam?
A. This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below:

  • Working with Cells and Cell Data
  • Managing Workbooks
  • Formatting and Printing Worksheets
  • Modifying Workbooks
  • Creating and Revising Formulas
  • Creating and Modifying Graphics
  • Workgroup Collaboration

Q. Where can the test be taken?
A. Certiport is the testing vendor of MOS exams.

Q. How can I locate a testing center?
A. Use this link to locate a testing center.

Q. What is the RH253 exam?
A. RH253, Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Administration is designed for those who desire to build skills at configuring and administering a Red Hat Linux server running key enterprise network services and security. Candidates planning to take the RH253 exam must have adequate knowledge of RH033, RH133, and working experience with Red Hat Linux. A person must have sufficient system administration knowledge to take the RH253 exam. To pass the RH253 exam, a candidate must have practical knowledge on commands used to configure common RHEL network services. This exam will benefit to those who already have some real world experience with Red Hat Linux systems administration.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the RH253 exam?
A. The prerequisites for RH253 exam are as follows:

  • A person who wants to take RH253 exam must have completed RH033, RH133 exams or he should have equivalent experience with Red Hat Linux.
  • He must have knowledge of LAN/WAN fundamentals or equivalent.
  • He must have knowledge of internetworking with TCP/IP or equivalent.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming RH253 certified?
A. After getting certification of RH253 you can become System Administrator who can setup a RHEL server and configure a common network server and configure common network services and security at basic level.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. RH253 is a lab exam that takes 5 and a half hours to complete. It is a performance-based exam, i.e. candidates must perform tasks on a live system.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. The exam RH253 is in linear format.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. The candidate should get approximately 80% score to pass the exam.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test RH253 the first time, no free retake is available for RedHat certification but you may retake it at any time.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the exam?
A. A person who is going to take the RH253 exam must have practiced the basic skills required to be a productive Red Hat Enterprise Linux user. These skills include File and directory operations, Installation of RHEL, Recover system, configuring Web services, configuring samba server, configuring network file sharing services, printing and email, basic networking tools, configuring network services etc. To know more about this, read “skills required for Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Administration (RH253)”.

Q. How should I prepare for the RH253 exam?
A. You can be sure of passing your RH253 exam: RH253, Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Administration exam with the help of our preparation kit (PrepKit). The new uCertify PrepKit for the RH253: Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Administration exam has been developed by experienced professionals and provide everything required for the preparation in a single package. The RH253 PrepKit comes with full-length practice tests containing realistic questions to help you in your preparations.

Q. Where to take the test?
A. The RH253 exam may be taken at Prometric testing facilities.

Q. How do I register for an exam?
A. To get information about registration, visit www.in.redhat.com