Microsoft launched a new "Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)" certification, designed to prepare students and professionals for the work force and college, the MOS certification program helps individuals gain mastery of all Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint Server, and Project.
The MOS provide three levels of certification: Specialist, Expert and Master. Each successive level requires individuals to master a greater number of programs. MOS is the only official Microsoft certification for Office products. Microsoft expects at least 1 million people to earn an MOS certification in the next year. Students can begin taking the MOS 2010 Word and Excel exams in English at any Certiport Center worldwide beginning June 30, 2010. The exam will be available later in other languages.