Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)Wait List
WhereOnline
AudienceTeens, Adults, LEAP
LanguageEnglish
SummaryThe Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home.
DescriptionFor a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private cloud computing).  MTC certifications provide a foundation for those interesting in starting a career in artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud computing.

The Seattle Public Library has partnered with Washington State Library to offer these Microsoft certification exams free of charge to those that live, work or attend school in Washington State. Certification exams are available for:

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS):

  • Access 2016
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel Expert 2016
  • Outlook 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • Word 2016
  • Word Expert 2016

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA):
 

  • Database Administration Fundamentals
  • HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming using HTML and CSS
  • Introduction to Programming using Java
  • Introduction to Programming using JavaScript
  • Introduction to Programming using Python
  • Mobility and Device Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC):
 

  • ​​​​​Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

We have free online resources available to help you study:
 

  • Preview the exam interface for a sample exam.
  • Review the MOS Study Guides for Access, Excel, Excel Expert, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Word Expert. Email QIC-Tech@spl.org with the subject line “Study Resources" to receive instructions on how to download of the study guides.
  • Take a Lynda.com class online with your Library card.
  • Take a LearnKey MOS or MTA class online (includes pre/post assessments and practice labs). Email QIC-Tech@spl.org with the subject line “Study Resources" to receive instructions on how to access LearnKey.
  • Take a GMetrix practice test online. Email QIC-Tech@spl.org with the subject line “Study Resources" to receive instructions on how to access GMetrix.

For a limited time, test virtually (in person exams are not currently available).  To request a testing slot:
 

  1. Read Certiport's Test Candidate Guide to ensure your laptop, desktop or Chromebook meets the technical requirements.
  2. Request a testing date online by clicking "Wait List."  Your registration request will be reviewed and if a spot is available, you will receive a confirmation email. (Cancellations must be received at least 2 days before the exam to allow time to fill the open slot. Patrons who do not provide at least 2 days’ notice for three or more exam sessions, will not be able to register for future sessions until one week before the exam.)
  3. Create a free Certiport account.
AccommodationsWe can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.
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