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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Essentials Online Course



Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Essentials Online Course


The MOS Excel 2016 Essentials course teaches all you need to know about the major components of the Excel 2016 application and is presented in a modern multimedia online format, with the constant support and guidance of your designated course tutor, who is there for you every step of the way.

The MOS Excel 2016 Essentials Online Course is designed for both students who are interested in gaining a broad knowledge of the Excel application and for experienced Excel users who wish to undertake a refresher course. The course follows the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) syllabus, and more, and is the ideal study guide for those wishing to gain the industry-recognised MOS certification.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, and Excel in particular, is increasingly important in today’s competitive business environment and, whether you are currently employed or a job seeker, Microsoft Office Specialist certification proves to employers and prospective employers that you have the necessary skills to become an important member of their team.

The course contains valuable tips on preparing for the MOS examination and includes free access to the GMetrix range of MOS exam practice questions, which have the same format as the MOS exam itself.




The MOS Excel 2016 Essentials Course Includes the Following Units:

Unit 1: Worksheets & Workbooks

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction;
  • The Excel 2016 Application;
  • Managing Worksheets & Workbooks;
  • Navigating Worksheets & Workbooks;
  • Formatting Worksheets & Workbooks;
  • Customisation Options;
  • Configuration Options;
  • Lesson Review & Quiz;
  • Assignment 1 – Worksheet & Workbook Exercises.
Unit 2: Managing Cells & Ranges

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction;
  • Inserting Data;
  • Formatting Data;
  • Ordering & Grouping;
  • Applying Formulas;
  • Lesson Review & Quiz;
  • Assignment 2 – Cell & Range Exercises.
Unit 3: Managing Tables

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction;
  • Creating Tables;
  • Modifying A Table;
  • Filter & Sort A Table;
  • Pivot Tables & Charts;
  • Lesson Review & Quiz;
  • Assignment 3 – Table Exercises.
Unit 4: Excel Functions

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction;
  • Summarise Data With Functions;
  • Use Conditional Logic In Functions;
  • Format & Modify Text With Functions;
  • Useful Maths Functions;
  • Date & Time Functions;
  • Lesson Review & Quiz;
  • Assignment 4 – Function Exercises.
Unit 5: Inserting Charts & Objects

The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction;
  • Creating A Chart;
  • Formatting A Chart;
  • Working With Objects;
  • Lesson Review & Quiz;
  • Assignment 5 – Charts & Object Exercises;
  • The MOS Examination Explained.

Key Information



Course Format

Self-study Time

Delivery Time



Approximately 80 Hours (Self-Study)

1-2 Working Days (Email)


GMetrix Test Prep Software

The course also comes with GMetrix exam preparation software. The GMetrix Skills Management System provides everything you need to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification.

Overview of Test features:

  • Practice tests map to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam objectives.
  • All tests are in-application or performance-based simulations to provide the best assessment of real-world experience.
  • All tests have both a testing and a training mode providing step-by-step help on each question.
  • Progress at own pace, save test to resume later, return to skipped questions.
  • Detailed, printable score report highlighting areas requiring further review.

Please Note: You will need a version of Microsoft Office to be able to use the GMetrix software package.



There are no particular entry requirements as the course is set out for beginners although students will require their own version of Microsoft Excel 2016 to complete the course.

Please Note: The course covers the use of Microsoft Excel 2016 which is a PC version of the software. It will be possible to view the course materials using an Apple Mac although the information within the course will be specific to the PC version of Microsoft Office which will differ from Mac versions.


Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.



You will be assessed on assignments which are detailed in the course materials. These assignments will require you to create work on, create and edit spreadsheet files. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email.


MOS Office 2016 Certification

On successful completion of this course students will receive our Excel 2016 Essentials Certificate of Completion with feedback from your tutor, and students can also apply for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 77-727 exam.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Certiport Testing Centre. You should choose the Program, Version and Exam before adding your location for a list of suitable exam centres.

Exam vouchers (Valid for 12 Months) can be purchased for £90.00. We usually advise buying a voucher when you are ready to sit your test, although you can add this to your order when you purchase your course.

Please Note: Exam Centres will usually charge an additional proctoring fee (Approximately £15.00) for sitting exams.


who can I contact for more information?



Call Chris Dolman on 01482 211714




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