Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 Certification

The Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist training program prepares you to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams, which cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

You will acquire advanced skills working within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access 2016.

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Prepares You For...


  • Receptionist
  • Executive Assistant
  • Department Secretary

What You'll Learn...

In this program, you will learn the ins and outs of working within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access 2016 - important skills to bring to any profession or workplace.

Competency Checklist:

Upon completion of your program, you will:

  • How to create and edit formulas, audit equations, and present information in charts and tables
  • How to create and format professional business documents, including mail merges, Web pages, and interactive forms
  • How to create and modify slide presentations, including editing graphics, formatting text and text boxes, and animating objects and transitions
  • How to create and edit Outlook objects, such as e-mail, meetings, tasks, and contacts
  • How to create and Manage databases, including creating tables, forms, reports, and strategies for archiving data with Action Query
  •  Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2016 is an important skillset to have in any professional workplace, whether you’re preparing for an entry-level position or are an experienced professional. The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and hands-on exercises and watching video presentations. The course also includes quizzes and exams, so you can test your skills at regular intervals throughout the material.  
  • Through these methods, you will learn essential introductory and advanced Office skills across Microsoft Office’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access programs. 

    Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams 77-727 and 77-728 (Excel), 77-725 and 77-726 (Word), 77-729 (PowerPoint), 77-731 (Outlook), and 77-730 (Access).  

    This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Fee $1995
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This online program can only be taken on a PC; it is not Mac compatible. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and you will need the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

We highly recommend that you use Firefox or Chrome in place of other web browsers.

Adobe Acrobat Reader or an alternative software application to open and read PDF files is required. You will also need the Microsoft Office 2016 Suite for this program as there are no free trials. 

Manuals are included as downloadable PDFs throughout the program.

Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows environment and have the ability to launch and close activities and navigate to information stored on the computer. They should also have an ability to manage files and folders. 

Instructor Bio

Tracy Berry has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, reporting/productivity applications, Microsoft Office, as well as the creation of online courses with software from leading vendors.

Tracy has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993. She has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide, including involvement in large corporate software rollouts. Tracy is also an expert in all Microsoft Office programs.


Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.