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gee4
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« on: January 17, 2012, 01:20:51 pm »

I purchased a CD of practice exam questions a few years ago from Certiport before completing MOS Master Certification.  However now they seem to send you a link with a password to access exam questions online.

I have been quoted approx $199 for this (yes dollars) and was wondering if anyone could recommend a cheaper option.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 05:02:36 pm »

You could go the book route. There are two study guides out covering the 8 MOS exams for the 2010 version and 1 study guide for the 5 exams for the 2007 version.

However, they don't have mock exams, I don't think.

Not sure if I have seen a cheaper option on those, but can't say I have looked either.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 06:52:50 pm »

I used Sybex and it came with a disc which I believe had practice exams.  The part I really used was the appendix that covered all the topics on the exam.  I went to it first, learned the items that I didn't know and then did refreshers on the other items.  I would check Amazon and Ebay for used books, but verify it has the disc.  Good luck.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 08:25:55 pm »

I think I may go down the route of study guides.  I purchased similar books before and found the cd with practice questions very useful.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 10:29:35 am »

All,

Picking your brains here cos I'm a little concerned.

I have tried to find out how much it is to sit MS Office exams but to no avail.  The college, where previously I completed the course and sat exams, no longer offers MS Office nor facilitates exams.

Last week I contacted a local company who facilitated MS Office courses in the past.  They directed me to a third party who then directed me to the MS website as neither offer MS Specialist exams nor facilitate them.

Maybe the US is different but for those in the UK can you help me out here.  I'm, beginning to think I'm flogging a dead horse.

Is MOS fading out?
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 12:06:41 pm »

Ok, I've done a little more digging, sleuth that I am! Wink

It seems the further education establishments are not the ones to contact.  From what I've learnt this morning, it is the independent training companies who facilitate MOS exams and offer courses...well in my area anyway.

I have now located a local training company and am awaiting further information, so making some progress!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 01:50:37 pm »

Unbelievable! 

£65 for each exam module (which is fine) plus £275 for room hire.....I'm only going to be in there 20-30 mins!

At this rate it's going to cost a fortune to upgrade MOS Certification.  Why is it all about money these days?

I doubt very much if my company will pay for 1 exam let alone room hire. Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 04:08:25 pm »

Who is charging you for room hire? I've never been charged that at any of the testing centers I have gone to. Is that common in N. I.?

Here, we have the test offered at many different facilities - from training centers to schools.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 04:49:10 pm »

Marie,

The test centre is charging for each exam plus room hire.  I am still in shock, believe me.

From what I have been told over the past couple of days, MOS certification is not as much in demand as it was a few years ago.

Yes certainly employers have been known to send individuals on courses for Word etc but that is quite different to me doing it independantly.  Never thought I was going to hit a brick wall on this.

It seems MOS courses are not being offered as there is little or no demand.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 09:45:22 pm »

I took my exams at the local technical college.  The fee for each exam was $70 (USD) and they had no fail Friday.  You could take the test again free for 30 days if you failed.  They had courses you could take that would end in the exam or you could just pay to take the exam.  I've gotten more return on the buck with the MOS certs than CPS or CAP.  IMHO it shows you went the extra step to show you have the skills rather than just pushing an intermediate level button on an accessment application. I would gauge your area as to whether it's going to be worth your $ and time to pursue.  I have Word and Excel with intentions of get the MOS in outlook and powerpoint, but really didn's see the need to continue after the first two.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 10:30:32 am »

Good news...

I have sourced another test centre who also charge £65 per exam and an admin fee of £20 - with no room hire.  That's more like it!

I will discuss this with my line manager and see if the company are willing (or not) to contribute to some or all of my exam fees.  At the end of the day, all I can do is ask.

At least now I can pursue this and in the meantime await my employer's response.

Does anyone know the best place/website to purchase Office 2007 software?  Since we aren't using this in work (yet), I may as well start at home.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 04:21:50 pm »

That is DEFINITELY more like it. That room hire fee was crazy!!!
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 05:08:09 pm »

I know and I told them so! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 10:45:58 am »

Gee as a student you should be able to buy MS Office 2007 cheaply through one of the student websites.  Or if you have a nephew or niece maybe you could use their school details to register.  I think I got it for about £40 a couple of years ago through that route
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 11:26:51 am »

No Jackie, no nephews or nieces.
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