Exams are primarily performance-based and conducted in a “live,” or simulated, environment. Exam candidates taking exams for MOS 2007 or 2010 are asked to perform a series of tasks to clearly demonstrate their skills. For example, a Word exam might ask a user to balance newspaper column lengths or to keep text together in columns. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build, with tasks and steps that build on each other.
MOS 2010 and earlier versions provide a variety of brief tasks to complete using Office application tools and functions. The new exam format for MOS 2013 presents a short project that the candidate must complete, using the specifications provided. This creates a real-world testing experience for candidates. For more information, check out the MOS 2013 demo video.
A typical exam takes up to 90 minutes.
Yes, Microsoft offers localized exams for the MOS certification.
Exam results are displayed on your screen immediately after you complete an exam. Those who pass will receive (by mail) an official certificate within approximately two to three weeks.
To earn an MTA certification, you need to pass one exam.
No, MTA certifications do not expire.
Earning an MTA certification helps prove your knowledge of fundamental technology concepts. Having a validated certification from Microsoft can help you launch a successful career.
When you earn an MTA certification, you become a member of our Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community. You get access to members-only benefits, such as special offers, a transcript tool, and private newsgroups where you can network, find peer support, and share your accomplishments with millions of MCPs worldwide.
The MTA certification provides the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications. The MTA certification creates a new entry point to help those who are new to IT to jump start their careers.
If you already have an in-depth understanding of and hands-on experience with Microsoft technologies, you might want to start with an MCSA certification or an MCSD certification. Find out more about Microsoft Certifications.
The Exam Review Kits were created in a modular format so that they can be adapted for a variety of teaching scenarios. Each kit includes 20 lessons based on the topics covered in the associated MTA certification exam. You can select which lessons to use in your classroom, based on the curriculum you are already teaching.
Yes, Adobe offers the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification for validating entry-level skills.
The workplace demand for digital media skills—creating, managing, integrating, and communicating information by using Adobe’s video, graphic, web, illustration, or design software—is on the rise. The ACA certification program will help educators effectively teach and validate digital communication skills while providing students with credentials that demonstrate real-world prowess to prospective employers and academic institutions.
When someone becomes ACA certified, it validates their technical abilities and demonstrates proficiency. Adobe’s ACA certifications are based on research about digital communication skills required by industry, government, and education. The exam objectives reflect the expertise needed to be successful communicators in today’s digital world. In educational settings, industry-recognized certification programs ensure students and teachers are acquiring the knowledge and abilities valued in today’s workplace. For institutions seeking to keep curriculum vitalized and relevant, certification plays a critical role in bridging classroom learning to real world application.
There are six ACA certifications currently available:
- Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
- Interactive Media Communication Using Adobe Flash Professional
- Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere Pro
- Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
- Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
- Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
To earn ACA certification an individual must pass a rigorous examination administered through a Certified Authorized Testing Center (CATC). All ACA exams are created with input from Adobe subject-matter exerts and are psychometrically validated. Each Adobe certification exam will correspond to a particular Adobe application used for digital media communication and will represent a single certification.
ACA exams validate a test candidate’s knowledge and skill by using two types of questions:
- Performance-based questions simulate the Adobe application, requiring the student to complete a task or perform a function.
- Linear-based questions use traditional true/false, multiple-choice or matching formats.
Learning objectives for the current ACA exams are listed on Adobe’s website: http://www.adobe.com/education/certification-programs.edu.html
As soon as you pass an ACA exam, your name and exam results are given to Adobe by Certiport. Your exam data is then entered into a database. Within two weeks of passing a certification exam, you will receive an official certificate in the mail with an ACA logo that highlights your accomplishment.
Creative Cloud-based ACA certifications become non-current three years after date of issue.
Institutions can purchase an ACA Classroom or Campus Site License that includes unlimited use of the ACA certification exams with an upfront, one-time annual cost. The ACA Site License includes unlimited use of the ACA certifications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premier Pro in all available versions. The ACA ClassroomLicense also includes practice test software to prepare your students and staff.
By certifying one’s skills, individuals can validate their technical abilities and demonstrate proficiency. HP’s associate-level certifications are based on IT skills required by industry, government, and education. The objectives reflect the skills needed to successfully design and deploy end-to-end customer IT solutions for a complexity level typically found within small- and medium-sized businesses. In educational settings, industry-recognized certification programs ensure students and teachers are acquiring the knowledge and skills valued in today’s workplace. For institutions seeking to keep curriculum vitalized and relevant, certification plays a critical role in bridging classroom learning to real-world application.
The learning objectives for the HP ATA exams can be found here: http://macsedu.com/hp-ata/
No. Each time a candidate successfully completes an exam, he/she will earn the corresponding HP ATA certification. To complete the HP ATA—Cloud certification, a candidate must first complete the Connected Devices, the Networks, and the Servers and Storage certifications.
No. Except for the HP ATA—Cloud certification, which must be proceeded by the three pillar certifications, the certifications may be taken in any order.
If a candidate has successfully completed the Cisco CCNA certification, he/she may use that as a substitute for the HP ATA—Networks certification requirement before taking the HP ATA—Cloud certification. More information will be provided prior to launch.