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MOS Excel 2010 Specialist/Expert Exam query

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  • Hello,

    Sorry if this question has already been answered or may sound stupid. So here goes.

    I am looking to sit the Expert Excel 2010 exam in a few months time. But does the Expert exam cover both the Specialist (Core) exam requirements and Expert/Advanced functions or is the whole Expert level exam cover only the advanced functions/areas of Excel.

    I would like to do an exam which test my skill right from the start/basic all the way to the Expert level of the program. I hope i do not have to sit both Specialist and Expert exams to cover everything.

    The exam provider is through Certiport and the exam will be sat with Best Training in London, UK.

    Thank you.

    Sai

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:05 AM

Answers

  • Hi Sai, They are 2 seperate exams for 2 different skill levels. 77-882 would give you the MOS Excel 2010 certification and 77-888 would give you the MOS Excel 2010 Expert certification.

    If you need to start at a basic level then start with 77-882 otherwise just go for 77-888 which will mean that you are qualified at the higher level.

    Once completed both I suspect you would only highlight yourself as a MOS Excel 2010 Expert rather than saying MOS Excel 2010 and MOS Excel 2010 Expert the same as if you were MCSE and also saying you are MCSA,

    Hope this helps

    Regards Kevin

    • Proposed as answer by WUV4Ever Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:49 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sai1986 Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:31 PM
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:48 AM

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  • Hi Sai, They are 2 seperate exams for 2 different skill levels. 77-882 would give you the MOS Excel 2010 certification and 77-888 would give you the MOS Excel 2010 Expert certification.

    If you need to start at a basic level then start with 77-882 otherwise just go for 77-888 which will mean that you are qualified at the higher level.

    Once completed both I suspect you would only highlight yourself as a MOS Excel 2010 Expert rather than saying MOS Excel 2010 and MOS Excel 2010 Expert the same as if you were MCSE and also saying you are MCSA,

    Hope this helps

    Regards Kevin

    • Proposed as answer by WUV4Ever Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:49 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sai1986 Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:31 PM
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:48 AM
  • I used GMetrix prep software and scored high on the Excel Expert (all banks of tests) 4 or 5 times in test mode. When  I went to sit for the exam, it was on XP operating system and a very clumky old PC. I had trouble logging in to Certiport and failed this exam twice. It claims it takes 700 to pass in 50 minutes (on site) where-as the prep exam and Certiport claim it is a 60 minute exam and takes 650+ to pass. I am going for the core and getting the rest of my certifications (all core) in Access and PowerPoint 2010. I passed the 2010 Word Expert, but am at a loss on why I am not passing the 2010 Excel Expert. I will be going to a different test site to try for the core test and the others since I spoke to them and they have upgraded there dedicated Certiport PCs to Windows 7 and they sound like better equipment. I am not sure what to think since I got my Master MOS 2007 and MCT without any problems. If I ever attemp it again, it will be after I get the rest done and can find work as a trainer/instructor.

    In regards to your question, the exams are nothing alike and the Expert uses very large spreadsheets that are very poorly designed. So if you are used to well layed out spreadsheets to work from, good luck to you! I hope in the UK you have better testing labs than I have experienced here in the Chicago area, IL, USA.

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:58 PM