Microsoft Certification

How many job ads have you read that ask for skills in Microsoft Office? Would you like to be able to prove your abilities rather than just claiming to have the skills on your resume? If so, Marshall’s Microsoft Office Specialist certification training is for you!

The Brad D. Smith Schools of Business in the Lewis College of Business, in partnership with the Center for Continuing Education, are offering convenient and affordable training and certification exams in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Word Expert, and Excel Expert. Together, these certifications can lead to the Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist Expert, or Microsoft Office Specialist Master designations, recognized by employers as credible testaments to your skills.

How it Works:

By registering for the training, you receive 6 months of access to the Certipoint training software which provides a suite of video lessons that guide you through the Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook). You move through the lessons at your own pace, focusing on the specific programs you want to become certified in. You will also have access to additional support materials through Marshall’s Blackboard platform, including access to Marshall business faculty members who will answer questions and a message board where you can communicate with other students going through the training.

Once you’ve mastered the training module, it’s time to take your certification exam. Your registration provides you with one attempt at one certification exam in the software program of your choice. Additional exam attempts can be purchased separately.

If you need additional time to work through the training, we’ve got you covered with a discounted continuation rate.

Work smarter and be more attractive to potential employers. Take the first step to become a Microsoft Office Specialist today!

Microsoft Office Specialist Training Rates

Students currently enrolled in Marshall’s MIS 200 course:

  • Exam seats to retake Excel exam or take any other software exam: $25/each

Currently enrolled Marshall students (any degree program), faculty, and staff:

  • Access to training videos and Blackboard group: Free
  • Exam seats for any certification exam: $25/each

All others:

  • Six months of access to training platform and Blackboard group, one exam seat for one certification exam: $250
  • Additional exam seats during access period: $100
  • Six months extended access to training platform and Blackboard group: $125

Register today!

Questions about the training software and exams should be directed to

Dr. Rick Weible, Professor of MIS

weible@marshall.edu | 304.696.2673

Questions about registration and payment should be directed to

Dr. Beth Wolfe, Director of Continuing Education

Beth.wolfe@marshall.edu | 304.696.6007