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Microsoft Excel Associate Certification for TMU Students and TRSM Alumni

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The Hub is excited to re-offer opportunities to complete the Microsoft Excel Associate certification on-campus this March. This semester, we are expanding this offer to any current student at TMU and Alumni from the Ted Rogers School. This opportunity was previously only offered to Ted Rogers Undergraduate students.

Note: Seats are limited as this is a pilot opportunity!

✨SPECIAL OFFER - you will save 66% off the market price!

Exam Price by Microsoft Ted Rogers Discounted Price (Before Tax)
$100.00 USD* (approx. $135 CAD) $45.00 CAD - TMU Student  
$100.00 USD* (approx. $135 CAD) $45.00 CAD - TRSM Alumni

*Current price as of February 2024 offered to complete exam via Microsoft’s exam booking site (external link) 

Exams are provided at a discounted rate compared to the leading industry exam provider. Please note that the examination fee covers the costs associated with conducting the exam.

MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Office 2019)

What You Will Learn?  

The MS Office Specialist: Excel Associate certification will allow you to demonstrate competency in creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells and ranges, creating tables, applying formulas and functions, and creating charts and objects.

By earning this certification, you will have proven a competency at an industry associate-level and be ready to enter the job market. You can demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Excel and can complete tasks independently.

*Please note that this pathway is not applicable for those who have already passed Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 2019) Certification*

Why Should I Get Certified?

Milcah Pollentes

This certification tested my technical skills and gave me a significant competitive advantage right from the start of my university and career journey. It has been especially valuable during my first co-op job, where I've had the chance to apply the knowledge and skills I gained through this certification in real-world scenarios. This certification has boosted my confidence and performance. I honed my problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. These skills have proven to be invaluable in my co-op position, allowing me to adapt to new challenges and contribute effectively to my team. I highly recommend taking this certification!

Darren Lu

I highly recommend pursuing the MOS-200 exam to become a certified Microsoft Excel Associate. Personally, this certification has been a game-changer for me. It not only equipped me with a strong foundation in Excel fundamentals but also played a pivotal role in my career progression. Excel proficiency was a must for my roles, and having this certification not only helped me land those positions but also perform exceptionally well. If you're looking to boost your Excel skills and open doors to exciting career opportunities, I can't recommend the MOS-200 exam enough – it's been a game-changer in my career journey.

Tanvi Srivatsa

The Microsoft Office Specialist certification provided me with the opportunity to enhance the Excel skills I gained through the Bootcamps and validate them at the industry level. Being Microsoft-certified enables me to confidently showcase my technical competency to future employers in coffee chats, interviews and my resume. The project and task-based format of the exam allowed me to test my Excel skills hands-on making it easier to transfer to my on-the-job co-op work experiences. I highly recommend students pursue the Microsoft Office Specialist certification to help them achieve their professional development goals.

Steps to Complete your Microsoft Excel Associate Certification

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Exam Policies

Our refund policy is designed to maintain the integrity of our examinations while addressing specific circumstances that warrant refunds. 

Refund Eligibility:

  1. Technical issue by software -  If you experience a technical issue directly caused by the Certiport Exam software that hinders your completion of the exam, we will provide you with a free retake option. If you are not available for the retake, you will be refunded (any errors conducted by the candidate do not qualify).
  2. Event cancellation by organizer - If the Bootcamp Team cancels an event, due to an unforeseen circumstance,  we will work with you to reschedule. If we are unable to reschedule at a time that works for you, you will receive a full refund.

More Details: 

  1. Reschedule Option: If there are remaining exam sessions available, our team will email you the details within 24-48 hours in order to agree on a new date.
  2. Refund Option: If rescheduling is not an option, we will process a full refund within 7-11 business days of receiving our confirmation email. 

General Exclusions: 

Please note that refunds will not be provided under the following circumstances: 

  1. Candidate Error: Refunds will not be granted if the technical issue is a result of candidate error 
  2. Unsuccessful Exam: If you do not pass the exam, we will not refund your exam. 
  3. Violation of Examination Rules: If it appears that you are not adhering to any exam testing protocols, we reserve the right to cancel and close your exam. 

We are committed to delivering a fair and reliable examination experience, and we appreciate your understanding of our refund policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our team: trsmbootcamps@torontomu.ca

  1. No Refunds for Cancellations: 
    1. Once an exam has been purchased, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide any refunds in the event of a cancellation request by the participant. The participant is eligible to reschedule based on availability.
  2. Rescheduling: 
    1. If you are not able to attend on your scheduled exam date, you must notify the Bootcamp Team (trsmbootcamps@torontomu.ca) at least 48 hours prior to the event to learn if rescheduling your exam is an option. Note: Exam rescheduling availability is not guaranteed. 
  3. No-Show: 
    1. If you miss your scheduled exam or fail to request for it to be rescheduled at least 48 hours prior to the exam date, your exam fee will be forfeited. 
  4. Exceptions
    1. In extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical emergencies), we may reschedule your exam or refund the fee. Please reach out to trsmbootcamps@torontomu.ca if applicable.

Note: This policy is subject to change, we recommend you review our website periodically for updates.

In the event that you do not pass the exam, we will let you know if there are any remaining exam dates. Note: you must pay to retake the exam. 

Retake timeframes are also dependent on the number of times you have failed the Microsoft Excel Associate exam based on policies by Microsoft (external link) :

  • If you don’t pass an exam the first time, you must wait 24 hours before retaking it.
  • If you do not pass an exam at the second attempt, a 14-day waiting period is imposed between all subsequent attempts (up to 5).
  • You may not take a given exam more than five (5) times within a 12-month period from the first attempt. If you failed the exam 5 times, you’ll be eligible to retake it again 12 months from the date of your first attempt.

If you are registered with Academic Accommodations Support (AAS) contact our team trsmbootcamps@torontomu.ca before signing up for the exam. 

In order to complete the Microsoft Excel Associate examination with an accommodation, you must first apply for an accommodation with Certiport, our exam provider. It takes 10-15 business days for Certiport to review your request and determine if you qualify for an accomodation and the nature of your accommodation. 

Once your accommodation is approved, we will identify sessions available to you.

Previous Microsoft Office Certification Pathways

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In Fall 2021, Ted Rogers School students and alumni became eligible to sign up for two Microsoft Certifications pathways. The previous pathways that were available were the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Certification and the Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals Certification.

Starting in Fall 2021, Ted Rogers School students and alumni became eligible to sign up for two Microsoft Certifications pathways. The previous pathways that were available were the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Certification and the Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals Certification. Please see more details on past pathways below. Please reference the current section above to see both current and returning pathways that we are offering.

To start your pathway, you will be required to sign up for an available intake period per schedule below.

Intake period Registration period Examination period
September 2021   Closed October 2021
October 2021   Closed November 2021
December 2021   Closed March 2022
February 2022    Closed April 2022
May 2022   Closed July 2022

                                             Stay Tuned for Future Intake Sessions!

Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Certification

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification in multiple Office programs.

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications will provide industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge through project-based testing. These projects will test your skills as they would be in the real world and validate your understanding of the Microsoft Office program functionality. This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to operate the full features and gives you a competitive edge in today’s academic and professional environments.

To complete your requirements, you will be provided access to Hub Digital, Business Career Hub’s digital learning experience platform focused on providing you with asynchronous learning opportunities. Through Hub Digital, you will be able to complete your requirements to prepare you for the MO-100: Microsoft Word and MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint examinations.

Steps to complete Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Certification Path:

  1. Register for Intake Information Session
  2. Attain any Power of Excel Badge 2.0 (Excel Level 1- 3 + Challenge completion required)
  3. Complete Word Trail and PowerPoint Trail in Hub Digital
  4. Challenge and pass the following exams:
    • ✔  MO-100: Microsoft Word (Word and Word 2019)
    • ✔  MO-200: Microsoft Excel (Excel and Excel 2019)
    • ✔  MO-300: Microsoft PowerPoint (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019)
Register for Information Session

 Have an Excel Badge 2.0

 Register for Intake Information Session

Complete Bootcamp Requirements

Complete Word and PowerPoint Trail

Register for Exam

Upon completion of requirements, you will be able to register for Microsoft examinations

Pass Examination

Challenge and pass Microsoft exams (MO-100, MO-200, MO-300)
 

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The Microsoft Certified Fundamentals exams are a pathway to fully understanding what cloud computing is, what options are available from Microsoft, and which options make sense for businesses to invest in.

Power Platform Fundamentals certification path will prepare those who aspires to improve productivity by understanding the capabilities of the Power Platform, automating basic business processes with Power Automate, performing basic data analysis with Power BI to produce business insights, acting more effectively by creating simple PowerApps canvas app experiences, and creating powerful chatbots without using code.

Steps to complete Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals Certification Path:

  1. Register for Intake Information Session
  2. Attain Power BI Badge 2.0 (Power BI Level 1 - 2 + Challenge)
  3. Complete Power Platform Bootcamp (Level 1 - 3)
  4. Challenge and pass the following exams:
    • ✔  PL-900: Power Platform Fundamentals
Register for Information Session

 Have an Power BI Badge 2.0

 Register for Intake Information Session

Complete Bootcamp Requirements

Complete Power Platform Bootcamp Level 1-3

Register for Exam

Upon completion of requirements, you will be able to register for Microsoft examinations

Pass Examination

Challenge and pass Microsoft exam (PL-900)