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Word Expert, difficult or not?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by tomdeb18, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. tomdeb18

    tomdeb18 Bit Poster

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    So I decided to not go for Outlook, OneNote or any other exam like that. I want to become MOS Master, especially now I've read that passing Word Expert along with PowerPoint (core) and Excel (core) OR Excel Expert along with PowerPoint (core) and Word (core) is enough to achieve MOS Master certification. Since MOS Word was a breeze, while Excel wasn't at all I'm going for Word Expert.

    Now I'm wondering, how hard is Word Expert compared to the regular MOS Word exam? I know there are two exams to pass the full credential. But how about the difficulty of the exams? I already globally read the study guide for MOS Word Expert and I noticed that quite some of the mentioned things I knew even before I started learning for the regular MOS Word exam. But there are also some things that seem a little more difficult. What can I expect during the actual exams?

    Just for your information, I'm someone who really learns quick by practicing a lot (this helped me a lot to achieve the MOS Word, Excel and PowerPoint certs). And of course, I really, really want to become MOS Master. Would look very nice on my resumé, right? :)

    By the way, would it help if I'd use GMetrix to practice for the exams? I mean, I've heard good things about it, but I don't want to end up paying $40 (just for the single application version) while I fail one or both exams. xD
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    MOS is a definite plus on your Cv, especially if the role states strong office skills, it doesn't get any higher. I know this would stand you in good stead for any management role as they often have to master excel and word. I am an office novice but would always say an investmemt in practice exams is a good idea, as long as its a reputable supplier. I won't go into any exam these days without having paid for practice exams. It adds to the cost but I find reduces the changes of failure greatly. I've been caught out on a few exams now where I've been overly confident and it's ended up costing me more in the long run I'm sorry to say
     
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  3. tomdeb18

    tomdeb18 Bit Poster

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    You're definitely true on the point that though it adds to the cost it reduces the changes of failure. That's why I was considering going for GMetrix as solution.

    Especially since the Word Expert exams of course are more difficult than the regular Word exam. I had luck I had quite some experience with most fundamental features of Word (as well as for Excel and PowerPoint). That's why I didn't felt like I would need to practice. But Word Expert is another story, haha. :P

    Anyway, thanks for the reply. Will go check out GMetrix. :)
     
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  4. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    if the exam is difficult or not all depends on you, I couldn't say it was difficult for me but at the time when I sat the exam I was teaching it at the training company I worked at plus used it daily. To only way to gauge it would be to go over the exam objectives and tick off the areas you are strong then study your weak points. The practice software will help you get a feel for the level but not an exact match.
     
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  5. tomdeb18

    tomdeb18 Bit Poster

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    Yeah, I do understand that it really depends on myself. I'm quite confident about the difficulty, but since I have not experience with the Expert exams at all I asked how difficult it is.

    Anyway, I've just bought GMetrix for MOS so I can practice for Word Expert. Of course, I also have the official study guide by John Pierce. I'm sure that will help too.
     
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