Certiport Announces Availability of Microsoft Office 365 Certification Exam

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New exam becomes an integral part of the Microsoft Office Specialist certification suite.

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Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the availability of the Microsoft Office 365 certification exam as part of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 certification suite. MOS is the world’s most recognized, standards-based credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills on Microsoft Office.

Details about the Microsoft Office 365 exam: http://www.certiport.com/office365

Microsoft Office 365 transforms the way people work with secure, anytime, anywhere access to email and calendars, Office Web Apps, instant messaging, conferencing and file sharing. Increasing numbers of businesses are looking to cloud computing to reduce business-wide technology costs and increase workplace efficiency and productivity. Office 365 helps organizations accomplish these goals by offering virtually anywhere access to Microsoft Office tools and technology via the cloud. Office 365 includes Office Professional plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.

“With the addition of the Office 365 exam, MOS certification has now been firmly pointed towards the future of computing,” said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. “The credential enables individuals who attain it to demonstrate aptitude and proficiency with Microsoft’s latest office productivity technologies, resulting in college and career readiness for students, heightened individual differentiation for job seekers, and increased confidence, credibility and productivity among working professionals.”

Certiport has worked with Microsoft since 1997 as the only official provider of the MOS certification program, the world's most recognized credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills on Microsoft Office. MOS is the only officially recognized Microsoft certification for the Microsoft® Office suite of products including Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access™, Outlook®, SharePoint, OneNote®, and now—Office 365.

“We are pleased that the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications now include Office 365, enabling users of Office 365 to validate their skills with our exciting suite of cloud-based collaboration, communication and productivity services,” said Don Field, Senior Director of Product Management for Microsoft Learning. “With the growing popularity of Office 365 in business, education, and government worldwide, the new Microsoft Office Specialist for Office 365 will help knowledge workers take full advantage of the capabilities of the cloud to improve their productivity.”

In academic settings, Office 365 certification:

  •     Strengthens institution curriculum, programs, reputation and stature
  •     Optimizes course effectiveness and classroom efficiency
  •     Enhances scholastic performance and prepares students to enter the workforce

For businesses and government entities, Office 365 certification:

  •     Maximizes employee productivity and efficiency, increases employee satisfaction and minimizes turnover
  •     Validates employee skills, increases job satisfaction and heightens career achievement

The MOS Office 365 certification is available now. For more information, visit http://www.certiport.com/office365 or contact Certiport at 801-847-3100.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE company, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 158 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

"Certiport," "IC³" and "MeasureUp" are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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