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MCAS - Outlook 2007 - when is it available to take in the UK?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by GiddyG, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have been training myself up in Office 2007, especially Outlook 2007. Having written Config and install documentation for a previous version as part of a previous role at work, I anticipate having a part to play in reviewing the 2007 version config and install document.

    As a consequence, and to add a bit of motivation to myself, I would like to take the MCAS for Outlook 2007 to begin with. I then intend to follow this over time with Word, Excel, Visio and so forth.

    The Microsoft site says I can register for the Outlook exam; however, when I go onto the link for the Prometric site, I cannot find it in the drop-down list.

    Any ideas? :rolleyes:
     
  2. wagnerk
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    MCAS, MCAP (when they get released), MOS/MOUS, ACA & IC3 exam can only be taken at Certiport Testing centres and not Prometric or Vue.

    There are only a few certiport testing centres around, and the only one I know is Tresham (in Northamptonshire). If Tresham is the closest one to you, pm me and I can give you the details of my mate who runs the testing centre.

    Hope this helps

    -ken
     
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks Ken. Your reply leads me to think the exams aren't out yet... any idea when they're available? And yes, it looks like Northants is nearest to me.
     
  4. Stig

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    All the MCAS exams for Office 2007 (and Vista) are out and available.

    If you have trouble finding a test centre near you, just give Certiport a call on 0203 170 6125.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    No, the MCAS exams are now available, it's the MCAP range that aren't.

    -ken
     
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  6. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks guys... very much appreciated.
     
  7. GiddyG

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    I purchased a pre-test voucher from Gracetech the other day, and decided to use it on the Certiport site to 'sit' an unproctored Outlook 2007 exam.

    I just wanted to see what the real thing would be like... I have never ever taken any MS exam before...

    Surprisingly, it was very interesting. I had done no studying and, although I use Outlook 2007, I do not use it in work and certainly not to anywhere near the level at home that I could do.

    I had 66 questions that I had to answer in 180 minutes.

    The result was a 667/1000 which, although not a pass, tells me that with proper study I should be able to do well.

    I believe that the likes of the MCAS or MOS exams should be something that, at the very least, first line support staff look at. I would call it another string to your bow...
     
  8. Stig

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    I'm glad you thought the pre-test was useful. However, it's worth knowing that the pre-test is just a multiple choice style exam, whereas the real MCAS tests are task based questions using the real Office application, in your case Outlook 2007.

    Certiport were running a free MCAS exam retake offer, but that has just ended. Keep an eye on the Certiport UK site for more offers.
     
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  9. GiddyG

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    Thanks for the info... much appreciated.

    It seems a bit daft that the pre-test is nothing like the real exam. It sounds just like the ITIL exam I took a couple of months back, where the pre-tests were nothing like the real thing.
     

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