When selecting the Microsoft Office Specialist certification(s) level that you would like to pursue, you should assess the following:
The Office program ("program") and version(s) of that program with which you are familiar
The length of time you have used the program
Whether you have had formal or informal training in the use of that program
Candidates for Specialist-level certification are expected to successfully complete a wide range of standard business tasks, such as formatting a document or spreadsheet. Successful candidates generally have six or more months of experience with the program, including either formal, instructor-led training or self-study using Microsoft Office Specialist-approved ...