The Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel 2013 Expert certification is an industry recognized credential. It is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 77-428. The candidates should be able to create, manage, and distribute professional spreadsheets for a variety of specialized purposes and situations, as well as customize their Excel environment to meet needs and enhance productivity.
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|What are the prerequisites for this exam?||There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.|
|Where do I take the exam?||The Microsoft 77-428 exam is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.|
|What is the format of the exam?||The exam consists of performance based questions and is conducted in a live or simulated environment. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build with tasks and steps that build on each other. For more information regarding improved exam format click here.|
|How many questions are asked in the exam?||The exam contains 40-60 questions.|
|What is the duration of the exam?||90 minutes|
|What is the passing score?||The passing score varies from exam to exam and is provided on the score report.
(on a scale of 0-1000)
|What is the exam's retake policy?||
As of 1 July 2014, Microsoft's retake policy changed to the following:
|What is the validity of the certification?||Microsoft Office Specialist certification does not expire. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.|
|Where can I find more information about this exam?||To know more about the 77-428, click here.|
|Which certification covers this exam?|
|What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?||
The Microsoft Office Specialist(MOS): Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including: