Microsoft Certifications

NOTE: KCLS public computers will be transitioning to Office 2016 software during October 2017. Exam sessions will resume in November 2017.


Microsoft Certification is an excellent way to prepare for achievement in the classroom or the workforce, and KCLS provides access to premium learning resources and free exam sessions to earn one. Start by reading about three different types of Microsoft Certification below, and linking to more details, corresponding study resources, and registration. See upcoming exam session locations, dates, and times.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

The industry recognized standard for Microsoft Office software. MOS Certification resources and exams are available for Microsoft Office 2016: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word Expert, and Excel Expert. Get Started with MOS Certification.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

"Microsoft Technology Associate is a certification intended for aspiring technologists, and people seeking knowledge of fundamental technology concepts." MTA Certification resources and exams are available for Block-Based (Touch Develop), Cloud Fundamentals, Database Fundamentals, HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, Software Development Fundamentals (C#), Software Development Fundamentals (VB), Windows Operating System Fundamentals, Mobility and Device Fundamentals, and Windows Server Administration Fundamentals. Get Started with MTA Certification.

Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

"The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students." Get Started with MCE Certification.

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