New MOS 2013: Next Generation Performance-Based Certification Testing
Microsoft and Certiport have announced the availability of Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2013, the next generation of the world’s most recognized information worker certification program.
MOS certification exams have utilised performance-based testing technology for years. With more than 1.2 million exams taken annually, MOS has led the IT industry in performance-based testing.
We’re happy to announce that the new MOS 2013 exams have stepped performance-based certification testing up another notch! The new exams improve upon previous live-in-the-application testing environment by enabling even more real-world functionality and project and standards-based outcome testing. In previous exams, individuals would be presented with a series of situations where they would be asked to perform certain tasks in the application. The series of performance-based tasks would be unrelated to each other.
With the new MOS 2013 exams, testing candidates are presented with a project that they must complete. Rather than being a series of required tasks, individuals now must complete a project that delivers a better indicator of real world Office 2013 use. As such, individuals are measured on their performance at a deeper skill level. We’re very excited about these latest developments in performance-based testing and encourage you to start testing on the MOS 2013 exams!
Available now (as an Operational Beta):
- MOS Word 2013 – Core (English)
- MOS Excel 2013 – Core (English)