The first step in preparing for the MOS OneNote 2013 exam (77-421) is to review the published exam objectives. The Microsoft Learning site lists each objective in detail. The 50 minute exam is 35 questions including both OneNote task simulations and multiple choice questions. This video reviews exam information and gives helpful preparation tips plus some test taking strategies to help candidates be successful.
- [Voiceover] So now that you know information about the Microsoft Office Specialist exams that are available, how do you prepare to take the tests? Well, the first place to start is always gonna be on Microsoft's website. So, you're gonna start at the Microsoft Learning site, and I'll go ahead and navigate over to that site. And this is the Microsoft Learning site, gives you in-depth information about the different Office Specialist certifications that are available. If you scroll down, you can see the different exams that are available for you for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and down at the bottom, is the information about exam 421, which is the Microsoft Office OneNote 2013 exam.
By clicking on the number of the exam, you can drill in to specific information about the OneNote exam. Pay particular attention to the information on the exam objectives. All of the exam objectives are listed; simply click on the plus mark to the left of each one of the exam to get detailed information about that exam objective. And as you can see, each one of the broad objective categories is weighted slightly differently.
So information on managing the OneNote environment, 25-30% of the exam, share and collaborating with other users in OneNote is 15-20%, organizing and finding notes is 20-25%, and wrapping up, editing, and linking content with OneNote is 20-25%. Each one of those exam objectives, once expanded out, will also give you valuable information on the resources available to you to prepare for that particular exam.
Start at the Microsoft Learning site and review the exam objectives. The next step after studying the exam objectives is to make sure that you feel comfortable stepping through each one of those pieces. And finally, when you are ready to take the exam, you're gonna visit certiport.com for information about the exam prices and the availability. You can get a link to Certiport by starting at the Microsoft Learning site, and simply clicking on Schedule with Certiport to take you in to the Certiport page.
So now that you know the generalities of the Microsoft Office Specialist exam, how do you prepare for the OneNote exam? The OneNote exam is 35 questions in 50 minutes. So that means you can't linger a long time on a particular question. You'll find the exam is a mixture of both simulation questions, so you'll be given a OneNote enviroment, and asked to perform particular steps, and you will also discover that there are some multiple choice questions.
As with all exams, read each question fully. You have the ability as you're working through the exam to mark a question for review, allowing you to return to that question at the end of the exam, time permitting. Some of the questions that you'll see on the exam, they will restrict the methods that you can use to perform that particular step. For example, they may say, "Do not use the keyboard shortcut." So, now we've reviewed not only the broad information about the Microsoft Office Specialist exam, but some important specific information about the OneNote exam.
The course first explores the MOS certification program and its costs, format, and objectives. Julie then walks through all of the exam objectives in detail. Learn how to create notebooks and add notes, sections, and pages. Find out how to customize and personalize OneNote, including creating templates and configuring OneNote Backstage. Then discover how to organize and find notes, edit text and images, link content between notebooks and from other programs, and share and collaborate with other OneNote users.
There are over a half dozen challenges to test your skills, and a full-length, 50-minute practice test to ensure you're ready for the real exam.
Disclaimer: Microsoft does not produce, provide, or endorse this video training course.
- Understanding the exam objectives, format, and registration process
- Creating a OneNote notebook
- Capturing information with Quick Notes
- Adding sections and pages to a notebook
- Customizing the notebook style
- Creating templates
- Linking notebooks
- Editing and formatting text and images
- Organizing and finding notes
- Sharing and synchronizing notebooks
- Collaborating with other OneNote users