Microsoft Office Specialist


​​​​​​Jubail Industrial College is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC)

As part of Jubail Industrial College's continuous pursuit of excellence in the field of training and its belief in the importance of updating and developing the level of training and tests in the college to meet international standards and professional standards, it has partnered with Certiport Inc. (through its partner in Saudi Arabia - ThinkCSI Company) to establish a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) in JIC campus.

Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) is the only authorized party by Microsoft around the world that can deliver Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS) exams and certifications.

Get certified with the globally renowned and industry-recognized Microsoft Office Specialist™ (MOS) certifications and elevate.

Microsoft Office Specialist™ (MOS) Certifications give students and employees the skills and confidence to achieve more, succeed in the workplace and build a brighter future.

JIC is offering you this opportunity to get certified through its Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) -  the first center of its kind in Jubail region.

Page Contents:

  1. What is Certiport?​
  2. What is Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications?
  3. The Benefits of MOS Certifications​​
  4. The Three Levels of MOS Certifications​
  5. The MOS Certification Exams:
  6. Microsoft Office 2013 Certifications Exams:
  7. Microsoft Office 2016 Certifications Exams:
  8. FAQ​


What is Certiport?

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, was established in 1997 and is now the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery, and program management services.  Certiport exams are delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.

Certiport delivers more than three million exams each year through the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages.


Certiport works with industry-leading certification providers to bring their programs successfully to market. With particular expertise in academia, we are able to create a unique go-to-market plan that drives global program performance.  Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including:

  • Microsoft® Office Specialist
  • Microsoft® Technology Associate
  • Microsoft® Certified Educator
  • Adobe® Certified Associate
  • Autodesk® Certified User
  • Autodesk® Certified Professional
  • Intuit® QuickBooks Certified User
  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification
  • Toon Boom Certified Associate


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What is Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications?

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications demonstrate professional-level skills and knowledge in the Microsoft Office suite of products. This include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook applications. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills in Microsoft Office products and advance their careers.


MOS certification is a globally recognized industry standard qualification available to individuals to show the world that they have the skills to tap the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office applications.

In order to acquire a MOS certification in a particular office application, an individual must take and pass the corresponding practical exam. Once an individual has successfully passed the exam, he will receive the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification endorsed and stamped by Microsoft.


The Benefits of MOS Certifications

IT certifications are more relevant now than ever before in an increasingly competitive job market. It is no longer good enough to turn up to an interview and tell the panel that you are completely confident at using Excel and Word - you need to prove what you know. MOS certification is an excellent way of providing evidence of your Microsoft Office skills, ensuring you stand out in a competitive market place.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are the only globally recognized credentials that validate an individual technical expertise in the ultra-popular business productivity applications within the Microsoft Office Suite.

Microsoft Office Specialists tap into the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, resulting in increased job candidate marketability, improved academic performance, and enhanced confidence & productivity in the workplace.

Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives an individual the credentials to build a brighter future and to

  • Achieve industry-recognized certification
  • Learn the computing skills companies are looking for
  • Boost his workforce resume
  • Differentiate himself from other applicants
  • Gain valuable experience and confidence
  • Heighten his earning potential
  • Prepare himself for a successful future

It is noteworthy that MOS certifications are approved officially by the Ministry of Labor and the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training in the Kingdom.

In this way, the JIC College aims to provide the latest and best solutions in the field of international professional certificates so that the ultimate return is to qualify and provide national competencies capable of excellence and success, thus enhancing their competitiveness in the Saudi and Gulf labor market.

The Three Levels of MOS Certifications

There are three levels of MOS certification: Specialist, Expert, and Master. Each certification level boosts an individual further on the path to greater achievements and advancement. Individuals can certify at all three levels, and should try to obtain the highest level possible. The market demands, and caters to, those who possess the most education and skills.

Becoming a Specialist is good. Becoming an Expert is better. And becoming a Master is best.

The three levels of MOS certifications are as follows:

MOS_cert.pngMOS Specialist: To become certified as a specialist in one of Microsoft's premiere office technologies. It validates core skills in Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

MOS_expert.png MOS Expert: To get a higher credential for two of the job market's most in-demand technologies: Word and Excel. It validates advanced skills in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

MOS_master.pngMOS Master: To reach the highest level by passing PowerPoint, Access or Outlook, and the two Expert exams. It validates overall proficiency and deep expertise of Microsoft Office. Requires four exams: Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, plus one elective.




The MOS Certification Exams:


The following table lists the MOS certification Exams

Microsoft Office 2013 Certifications Exams:

  Exam Code Exam Title Certification Title
01 77-418 Word 2013 MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013
02 77-419 Microsoft SharePoint 2013 MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2013
03 77-420 Excel 2013 MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013
04 77-421 Microsoft OneNote 2013 MOS: Microsoft Office OneNote 2013
05 77-422 PowerPoint 2013 MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013
06 77-423 Outlook 2013 MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013
07 77-424 Access 2013 MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2013
08 77-425 Word 2013 Expert Part One
MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013 Expert
09 77-426 Word 2013 Expert Part Two
10 77-427 Excel 2013 Expert Part One
MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert
11 77-428 Excel 2013 Expert Part Two


Microsoft Office 2016 Certifications Exams:

  Exam Code Exam Title Certification Title
01 77-725 Word 2016 MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016
02 77-427 Excel 2016 MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016
03 77-429 PowerPoint 2016 MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
04 77-430 Access 2016 MOS: Microsoft Of​​fice Access 2016
05 77-431 Outlook 2016 MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016
06 77-426 Word 2016 Expert MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Expert
07 77-428 Excel 2016 Expert MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Expert


For more information, please visit the following website and look for MOS exams & certifications

​Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the type of a MOS exam?

It is an online practical exam. During the exam, the real office application program (not simulation) starts and the exam taker is asked to complete a set of tasks in a project by using the program. Once the exam finish, the finished project will be submitted online for grading. The exam result will immediately shows to the exam taker.

What is the Duration of the MOS Exam?

The duration of each MOS exam is 50 minutes.

How Many Questions in a MOS Exam?

The number of questions is normally between 30 to 35 questions per exam.

What is the passing score?​

The passing score of a MOS exam is 700 out of 1000.

What I will get when I pass the MOS exam?

Once you pass the MOS exam, you will immediately be able to download and print the exam score report and the certification.

What are the exam objectives (topics) will be asked in a MOS Exam?

Each exam has a set of exam objectives that list the topics and tasks that are assessed during the exam. You can find these exam objectives for each exam in the following web site: and search by the exam code.

Who Endorse MOS Certifications?

All Microsoft Office Specialist exams and certifications are officially endorsed by Microsoft. It is also important to mention that all Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are officially recognized by the ministry of labour and Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) المؤسسة العامة للتدريب التقني والمهني‎ in Saudi Arabia.

What is MOS Certification Expiration Date?

MOS Certification is a lifelong certification. No need for recertification after a period of time compared to some other types of IT certifications.

What I need to take the MOS exam?

You need to register and create a certiport account prior to take the MOS exam and the exam day. To create a certiport account, you should visit the Certiport website ( and click the Login/Register button on the top right corner of the website and then click Register button

Please make sure that you provide your real and correct information. Make sure you spell your full name correctly because this is the name that will show in your score report and certification. Also make sure that you do not forget your certiport's username and password. You will use your certiport's username and password on the exam day to sign-in at the start of the MOS exam. If you forget your certiport's username and password you cannot take the MOS exam.

Who is the Ideal Exam Candidate for the MOS Exam?

Based on Microsoft, the ideal MOS exam candidate should have at least six months of experience using all aspects of the Microsoft Office application on a regular basis.

In What Languages MOS exams are available?

MOS exams are available in both Arabic and English languages.

MOS Exam Registration and Fees

For MOS exam registration and fees, please contact the JIC Industrial Relations Department —

Tel: +966 (13) 340-2090, Email:

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