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Certification Exam Descriptions

The SOFEI Group, Inc. is an authorized testing center for Microsoft and IC³, and exams are currently administered at our training location in Alexandria, VA.

Microsoft Office 365 Certification - As businesses move their back-office support to the cloud, MOS certification candidates now have another option to distinguish themselves with skills that will be in demand for employers that use Office 365 (i.e., web-based version of Microsoft Office). Office 365 certification exams joins a prominent collection of MOS 2013 certifications; Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, Access®, SharePoint® and OneNote®.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification - Passing one or more certification exams in Microsoft Office can validate a test candidate's proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access®, Outlook®, or SharePoint®); demonstrate their ability to meet globally recognized performance standards and the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft Office technologies.

Microsoft Technology Associate - Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a great entry point for individuals seeking a career in Information Technology (IT) - IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies. And, an MTA can validate this core knowledge after passing an exam in just one MTA Certification Track.

Internet and Core Computing (IC³) Certification - Gives students and job-seekers a competitive advantage with entry-level skills needed to excel in academic and business environments that require proficient use of computers and the Internet. IC³ consists of three separate exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online.

Certification Proctoring Fee - Certification exams are administered by a Test Proctor and are provided online (at a business location) or our training facility. Our proctoring fee (i.e., fee to administer an exam) is $50 and voucher fees are contingent on exam type. For example:

  • IC³ Exam Voucher - $85 (i.e., $35 for exam voucher & $50 for exam)

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Voucher - $146 (i.e., $96 voucher & $50 for exam)

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Voucher with Retake - $165 (i.e., $115 voucher & $50 for exam)

  • Microsoft Technology Associate Exam Voucher - $100.75 (i.e., $50.75 voucher & $50 for exam)