Certification makes a resume stand out.

Why get certified? Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognized industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies. View the program overview brochure to learn more.

The College of Business has prepaid for COB students to take a certificate exam to become a Microsoft Office Specialist. Students have a choice of taking one of the following exams: Word Associate, Excel Associate, PowerPoint Associate, Outlook Associate, Access Expert, Word Expert, and Excel Expert.

Exam Dates

Exams will take place in Room 191 Fairlane Center South. Space is limited to the first 12 registered per date.

Exam dates have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Register to Take the Exam

  1. Register to take the exam.
  2. Before your test date, you must create an account with Certiport. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen you will see Login/Register. Click Login/Register and then under "New Users" click Register. Complete the registration process by entering the required information on each screen. The final step in the registration process allows you to "Choose a Purpose" for registering at Certiport.com. Your purpose will be "taking an exam".  By indicating your purpose(s) for registering, Certiport will create the necessary access rights and personalize your login.
  3. The username and password that you establish during the registration process are the only credentials you will need for the entire Certiport site, and will be the same credentials used when taking an actual certification exam.
  4. You can edit your profile at any time. To edit your profile include changing your account password and email address: Log in, click "My Profile" and then click "Edit" to make changes.
  5. All tests will be given in Room 191 FCS.  Please be on time for your test.  If you are late, you will not be allowed to enter the testing room.
  6. You are required to bring your University of Michigan-Dearborn identification to the test.  Without your identification you will not be allowed to take the exam. 
  7. Once in the testing room, the Proctor will provide instructions as to the testing process (see below). 
  8. The actual time for each Exam is 50 minutes.

Additional Information

Testing Process
  1. The Proctor shall ensure that Test Candidates are seated far enough apart to minimize distractions and prevent cheating. The recommended distance is four feet.
  2. The Proctor will ensure that the Test Candidate removes all prohibited items from the Test Candidate’s exam area before administering any exam. Prohibited items include all recording or electronic devices such as paper, pens, pencils, cameras, computers, or cell phones. Additional Test Candidate property, such as books or bags, should be stored outside the testing environment or inaccessible during the exam.
  3. The Proctor will validate the Test Candidate's identity by checking a government-issued picture identification card. The identification also must include the Test Candidate’s signature. 
  4. Each Test Candidate will double-click the applicable desktop icon on the testing computer to begin the exam.
  5. Each Test Candidate will enter his/her username and log in. The candidate will then choose the program, suite, and individual exam to be taken. We will not be using a voucher. 
  6. Note that exam groups will not be used. 
  7. On the last page, the Proctor will need to verify that all the information is correct before entering his/her username to launch the exam. As part of the verification the Proctor must confirm that the Test Candidate’s ID matches the Certiport account information on the Proctor Validation Screen.    
  8. While testing is in progress, the Proctor and Test Candidates shall not use equipment such as printers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, or other electronic devices.
  9. The Proctor will observe the Test Candidate(s) throughout the duration of the exam using In-Room Proctoring which means that the Proctor is located in the same room with the Test Candidate. This is typically the preferred method for larger groups of classroom testing.
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