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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 & 2013
  • Word Expert 2016
  • Word Expert - Part 1 2013
  • Word Expert - Part 2 2013
  • Excel Core 2016 & 2013
  • Excel Expert 2016
  • Excel Expert - Part 1 2013
  • Excel Expert - Part 2 2013
  • PowerPoint 2016 & 2013
  • Access 2016 & 2013
  • Outlook 2016 & 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • SharePoint 2013

BUED 425 - Workplace Communications Using Computer Applications teaches electronic communications in Microsoft and Adobe products while preparing students to take MOS exams. 

QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) Exam

Starting Winter 2018, the accounting department will be offering 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. It will also prepare students to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) online exam. QBCU testing will be offered on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses.

MOS Certification Testing Locations

MOS Testing occurs on the Cheney and 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 are required to reserve a testing session by emailing Leah Silvieus at lsilvieus@ewu.edu  at least one week before the testing date if they are NOT enrolled in BUED 425. Priority testing will be given to students who are currently enrolled in the BUED 425 (Workplace Communications Using Computer Applications) course.

Fall Quarter 2017 Testing Sessions (subject to change):

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

MOS EXAM DATE TESTING LOCATION SESSION START TIME    SESSION FINISH TIME
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240 6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240 10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240
6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Friday, November 3, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240
4 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240
6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240 6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240 10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Monday, December 4, 2017 Riverpoint EWU Campus, SEWC 209 1 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Cheney EWU Campus, PATT 240 6 p.m. to 7:10 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.

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