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Industry Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist & QuickBooks Certified User

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exams

The proctoring of and access to Microsoft Office Certification exams are available through EWU to all current EWU students. The following program exams are currently available for testing:

  • Word Core 2016
  • Word Expert 2016
  • Excel Core 2016 
  • Excel Expert 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • Access 2016
  • Outlook 2016

BUED 425 - Workplace Communications Using Computer Applications teaches electronic communications in Microsoft and Adobe products while preparing students to take MOS exams. MOS testing is offered on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses.

QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) Exam

The accounting department offers a two-credit online class (ACCT 323: Computer Applications for Accountants) to prepare EWU accounting students for an accounting business advisor role to small and mid-size customers using Intuit QuickBooks. ACCT 323 will also prepare students to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) online exam. QBCU testing is offered on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses.

Industry Certification Testing Locations

Industry Certification testing for Microsoft Office Specialist certifications and Intuit Quickbooks Certified User certification occurs on the Cheney and Spokane (Riverpoint) Campuses. If you are wishing to take Microsoft Office Certification exams at the Bellevue and Longview campuses, please contact Leah Silvieus at lsilvieus@ewu.edu for more information. Please see the dates listed in the table below for the current testing schedule. Students NOT enrolled in BUED 425 or ACCT 323, students are required to reserve a testing session by emailing Leah Silvieus at lsilvieus@ewu.edu  at least one week before the testing date. Priority testing will be given to students who are currently enrolled in the BUED 425 (Workplace Communications Using Computer Applications) and ACCT 323 (Computer Applications for Accountants) courses.

Winter 2018 TENTATIVE Testing Schedule

All testing sessions are FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE for seating. Please arrive early to reserve your seat.

Testing Session Date Campus Computer Lab Testing Session Start Time Estimated Testing Session Finish Time
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Cheney PAT 240 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Cheney PAT 240 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Cheney PAT 240 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Cheney PAT 240 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Cheney PAT 240 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2018 Cheney PAT 240 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Riverpoint SEWC 209 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2018
By Appointment ONLY
E-mail lsilvieus@ewu.edu to schedule an appointment for testing
Cheney PAT 240 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Purchasing Exam Vouchers for MOS Certification Testing

Each exam requires a voucher to be purchased via EagleNET before a student can take a MOS exam. Exam vouchers cost $50 each (a discounted student rate) for current and prior BUED 376/BUED 425 students and $96 each (a discounted educational rate) for all other current EWU students. You can purchase** exam vouchers online through EagleNET by selecting the following:

1.     Student Tab

2.     Student Account

3.     Pay My Bill

4.     Select a Term: Current quarter (submit)

5.     Make a Payment

6.     Pay Bill or Optional Charges

7.     Testing Fees

8.     MS Office Test

9.     Add to Shopping

10.  Checkout

11.  Follow payment prompts

12.  Print voucher/reciept & bring to a testing session with your EWU ID Card

Please remember: students will need to purchase an exam voucher for EACH exam they intend to attempt. For example, if a student plans to take both the Word Core and Excel Core exams, TWO exam vouchers are required: one voucher for each test. Vouchers may be purchased the day of an exam.

Exam vouchers are only good for one attempt; thus, if an exam is failed an additional exam voucher must be purchased for each additional attempt. Also, the testing software requires students wait at least 24 hours to attempt the same exam after one failed attempt and 48 hours after two failed attempts--NO EXCEPTIONS.

Scheduling an Exam & More Information

For more information or to schedule an exam, please contact Leah Silvieus via email at lsilvieus@ewu.edu.

Accessing Your MOS Certification Items

To access your MOS Certification logos, certificates, transcripts, wallet cards, and social media badges, please click here to view the instructions for access.

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