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Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by asia, May 10, 2007.

  1. asia

    asia New Member

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    Hi,

    New to this forum, if the answer to my question is already somewhere, sorry - I couldn't find it....

    I have already passed Word XP exam, and now preparing to Outlook. In my Step by Step Outlook 2002 book, the requirements for the exam are divided into Core and Expert level....but on the MS website they're not. There are only core requirements....
    Does anyone know why? In PowerPoint book there is only one kind of MOUS objectives, but I understand there is only one kind of exam to be taken.

    What is it all about with outlook, then?

    :blink

    asia
     
  2. Mitzs
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    No, they have a word and excel exam and then a word and excel expert exam. For the master you must sit both of experts plus the outlook, powerpoint and access regular exams.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/officespecialist/requirements.mspx#OFFICE_XP
     
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  3. asia

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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    where did you get your Step by Step book from and what is it called.
     
  5. asia

    asia New Member

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    ''Step by Step Microsoft Outlook version 2002'' from the Microsoft Press series, it's blue like the rest of the series I own. It also has the MOS logo and ''aproved courseware'' label.
     
  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    having a quick read, this book can just teach you the basics in Outlook, however, if you read and learn everything throughly, you should be able to pass the exams with it... well thats what i think, when i was reading amazon and ms links...
     
  7. asia

    asia New Member

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    I know the books are good, I studied from them for Word exam and they're great.... but why are there separate objectives for core and expert if there is no such exam as expert....?:x
     
  8. r.h.lee

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    Asia,

    To understand the answer to your question, we need to understand some history of the MOUS/MOS program.

    According to Wikipedia, some of the recent editions of Microsoft Office were...
    In the beginning, there was the Microsoft Office User Specialist certification program. It was known as MOUS for short. The first MOUS program was based on the Microsoft Office 97 suite. According to "MOUS Certification" webpage of Computer-Certification-Training.com, it lists...
    So as you can see, for Powerpoint 97 and Access 97, there was only the Expert level exams available and not a Proficient level.

    According to Microsoft, "The Microsoft Office Specialist program was launched in 1997." Therefore the MOUS program changed to the MOS program in 1997. Therefore there is the MOUS Office 97 certification program then there's the MOS Office 2000 program. It is within the MOS Office 2000 track that they:
    1. Changed "Proficient" to "Core"
    2. Changed Access and Powerpoint from "Expert" to "Core"

    Now fast forward to the MOS Offfice 2002/XP track. It is reasonable to think that the "MOS Outlook 2002" exam would be at the "Core" level. For those who want to know above and beyond the Core level, there's the "Expert" level knowledge and skills. However, some of the MOS Outlook 2002 Expert level skills are closer to those that may be used in the Microsoft Certified Professional program. In fact, there is a retired Microsoft Certified Professional exam number Exam 70-105:
    Designing and Implementing Collaborative Solutions with Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5. Look at the skills listed under "Expert" and you'll see that they are dealing with files and folders on the Exchange Server as well as similarly advanced topics.

    I hope this helps.

    Source:
    1. Microsoft Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office
    2. MOUS Certification - http://www.computer-certification-training.com/html/mous_certification.html
    3. Microsoft Office Specialist Certification - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/officespecialist/officespecialist.mspx
    4. Discontinued Microsoft Certification exams - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/status/examsretired.mspx
     
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