Basic information


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is a certification system to access user skills and knowledge in working with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote). By obtaining any of these certifications recognized worldwide, users prove their proficiency in working with all the mentioned Microsoft products.
Why MOS?

Since most users work with some of the Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft has prepared its own certification programmes with worldwide validity – Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). These certifications are more demanding than ECDL and they primarily show the ability to use effectively individual applications from the Microsoft Office package.
How to obtain MOS certificate? 
The Microsoft Office Specialist certificate can be obtained upon passing examination at an authorized testing centre. Upon successful completion of the test candidate will receive a printed result of the test and 24 hours after testing he can print an official certificate on certified secure web portal of Certiport. If he is interested to get official certificate by post, he may request it also to web porat Certiport and after paying a small fee he will receive a certificate.

Version of MOS exams

At IT training center GOPAS Prague and Brno you can take exams MOS of Office 2007 and 2010 version. MOS certification program includes tests of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and you can pass tests of SharePoint or OneNote in version 2010. Tests of Word and Excel are also offered in more difficult level - Expert. All tests are in English and takes usually 50 minutes.

Cost of exam and order

The price of one exam is 1 450 CZK (exp. VAT). The dates of testing can be arranged individually, testing takes place every working day from 8 am to 5 pm. You can register for testing at the e-mail address Once ordered exams can be cancelled or rescheduled only in writing, at the latest two working days before their original date.

Advantages of the MOS certification

  • certificate proves the ability to use routinely and effectively the possibilities of individual Microsoft Office applications
  • certificate holder has a clear priority in tenders
  •  international validity of the certificate
  •  increasing employees’ motivation to use modern technologies
  • proof of effective use of Office applications

Once ordered exams can only be cancelled or rescheduled in writing, at the latest two working days before their original date.