Learn about core exam objectives and how and what to study.
- [Narrator] Let's talk about how to prepare for the MOS exam. First of all, what to study. We've inserted into your chapter one file folder a list of objectives for the Excel 2010 MOS exam. Let's go ahead and take a look at that document. This is a list of the Excel 2010 objectives for the MOS exam, and the numbers listed for each objective correspond to the numbers in the video series. So for example, starting with chapter two, Manager the Worksheet Environment, you'll have a chance to view videos regarding using named ranges to navigate through the workbook, printing titles and gridlines, inserting headers and footers, saving documents as templates, and so much more, and that's just the first chapter.
Please refer back to this list of objectives frequently to make sure you're comfortable with each one, and that you understand all of the objectives that may be on your exam. Next, how to study. Well first of all, watch all the videos, and then complete the challenge exercises at the end of each chapter. We've created challenge exercises that will reinforce all of the skills you learn in each of the videos. Just a note about the challenge exercises. When you see tasks regarding changing Excel option settings, you may find that your computer is already configured with that setting, and you won't need to change anything.
However, during the live exam, you'll be working in a controlled environment, so if you're asked to change a setting in Excel options, the setting will not already be made, and you'll be able to complete that task. We've also allotted a specific amount of time for the completion of each of the challenge exercises, and this is to get you ready for the live MOS exam. Make sure you can complete those challenge exercises within the assigned time. If you have trouble doing that, you might want to go back, and re-watch the videos for that chapter, and then take the challenge again.
You can also watch my solution video for each chapter challenge to see how I completed the tasks. Next, practice, practice, practice. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to keep practicing to keep your newly learned skills sharp. Next, complete the final challenge exercise at the very end of the video series. We've created a practice Excel 2010 MOS challenge that emulates the exam you'll be taking. This practice exam should be completed in under 40 minutes.
Now when you sit for the live exam, you will have 50 minutes to complete all of the tasks on the exam, but your goal should be to complete the exam in 40 minutes or less. That will give you an extra 10 minutes to go back and review any tasks that you either skipped, or that you want to take a look at again before you submit the completed exam for grading. Finally, practice some more. You'll perform on the live exam better if you can get used to taking a timed exam, and jumping from one area of expertise to another.
Explore the MOS certification program, its cost, and its format and walk through each Excel certification objective in detail. Get hands-on experience with free downloadable practice files and take the challenges to test your skills. The course wraps with a full-length, 50-minute practice exam.
- Preparing for the exam
- Saving Excel files in different formats
- Printing workbooks and worksheets
- Inserting headers, footers, and document properties
- Inserting, copying, and moving data
- Formatting cells and worksheets
- Creating, deleting, copying, and moving worksheets
- Splitting and arranging windows
- Creating basic and conditional logic formulas
- Creating named ranges to use in formulas
- Applying conditional formatting
- Creating charts
- Inserting and modifying SmartArt
- Filtering and sorting data
- Taking a full-length practice exam
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Overview
Prepare for the exam2m 55s
2. Manage the Worksheet Environment
3. Create Cell Data
4. Format Cells and Worksheets
5. Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
6. Apply Formulas and Functions
7. Present Data Visually
8. Share Worksheet Data with Others
9. Analyze and Organize Data
10. Final Practice Exam
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