MOS exams available. View skills and information for each exam.

Word 2016 Core
Excel 2016 Core (OSA-122)PowerPoint 2016 Core (OSA-230)Access 2016 Core (OSA-257)
Outlook 2016 Core (OSA-116)Word 2016 ExpertExcel 2016 Expert
*IMS-115 is the prerequisite for OSA-116, 122, 145, 230, and 257. OSA-145 is the prerequisite for OSA-246.

Students are encouraged to enroll in applications courses to prepare for certification testing. The IMS Department uses approved courseware to prepare students for testing.

Microsoft Office Specialist Master

To be certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master, four exams are required:

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

These requirements are provided by the MOS 2016 Exams. Scroll down to the gray background area, see requirements listed under “Streamlined”.

For more information, visit the Microsoft site or click on the following links:

For more information about testing at Moraine Valley, contact Carol Boyle at (708) 974-5444.

Procedures for testing

  1. ​​​Purchase a voucher. Add the discount code “HEDIL25D” at checkout. Bring your voucher number to your certification testing appointment.
  2. ​​Students that have a SIMnet account can save an additional $20. Login to SIMnet and complete the following steps:
    1. In SIMnet click on your name in the upper right corner. In the lower left corner under “Third Party Offers” you have the option of purchasing one MOS voucher or an MOS voucher with a free retake. The retake is only available if you are not successful the first time and must be retaken within 30 days. My recommendation is to purchase the MOS + Retake.
    2. Third Party Offers:
      1. 1 Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Voucher or 1 Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Voucher + Retake
      2. Choose 1 offer > Click “Add to cart” > Click “Check out” > In the “Coupon Code” box enter HEDIL25D > Click “Apply” > Click “Proceed to Check out” > Complete your order information > Click “Place Order”
  3. Schedule a certification exam with Testing Center at Moraine Valley Community College.
  4. Create a Certiport account. You must have a Certiport account prior to the certification testing. If you have taken Certiport certification exams previously, you have a Certiport account. Please bring your Certiport login information with you to your appointment.
  5. Obtain an Moraine Valley Photo ID. To obtain a photo ID bring your class schedule and a picture ID.
    1. Office Location: Building S, Student Services Center, S100 (outside Admissions).
    2. Telephone: (708) 974-5620.
    3. Hours:
      1. Mon.-Tues. 8:30 am – 7:30 pm.
      2. Wed.-Fri. 8:30 am – 5 pm.
      3. Hours vary during summer and when classes are not in session.
      4. Bring your Moraine Valley photo ID to your certification testing appointment. 
  6. Report to the Testing Center in Building G, Room G231, 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Allow approximately 50 minutes for the certification testing. Cell phones, electronic devices, and personal belongings are not allowed in the Testing Center while taking an exam. Lockers will be provided to store student’s personal belongings.
  7. The proctoring and registration fees for non-Moraine Valley students is $28.50. This fee is charged at the end of the online registration process, see Step 2 above, to be paid for by credit card.

Certificates and Acclaim Badges (Proof of Certification)

Certificates – to see a copy of your certificate

  • Go to
  • Click LOGIN
  • Enter your username and password (same username and password used to create your Certiport account when taking the Certification Exam in the testing center)
  • Click login
  • Click the MYCERTIPORT tab
  • Click My Transcript
  • Click PDF next to the certification exam name to see a copy of your certificate
  • Certificates – to provide access/share your certificate
  • Go to
  • Enter the Credential Identification Code found in the lower left corner of the certificate (transcript in the previous step)
  • Click Verify

What is an Acclaim Badge
This digital badge, generated after successfully completing a certification exam, is a simple way for you to share a credential online. You can attach your badge to a website, email signature, or social network, and with one simple click, employers and other interested parties can easily view and verify your credential and the skills and experience required to earn it.
Create and Login to Your Acclaim Account

  • Go to
  • Click on the round profile button in the upper right corner
  • Click on Create an account or login
  • When creating an account you must use the same username that was used for your Certiport account
  • Password can be the same or different
  • Once logged in you will see your Badge
  • If you do not see your Badge or if you have an issue, call Customer Service at (888)999-9830 opt 1