Get your MOS certification in Word or Excel. Next prep class cohort begins January 4. Register by December 14.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Credentials are recognized worldwide and will help your resume stand out. MOS credentials demonstrate your ability to solve real-world problems and function efficiently in the workplace. Credentialing also demonstrates your commitment to staying current in your skills.

Literacy Pittsburgh is excited to offer 12-week Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel classes to help you prepare for the MOS certification exam. 

Next Cohorts:

We will be offering two cohorts beginning in January. 

  • MOS Word Certification
  • MOS Excel Certification

 Both classes are Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Literacy Pittsburgh's Downtown Center.

The sessions begin with a mandatory orientation on Thursday, January 4. 

 Register by December 14 by emailing  

About MOS Certification Courses:
  • The courses are intensive 12-week classes that meet twice a week in person.
  • Courses are offered as cohorts with specific start and end dates.
  • Participants should also expect to work outside of class time to complete assignments.
  • Students who obtain at least a 70% on graded assignments and tests are eligible for a voucher to take the Microsoft Associate level exam at no charge.
  • Take a reading test and meet the minimum score.
  • Attend required orientation.
  • Basic working knowledge of the respective software.
  • Commit to attending every class for the duration of the 12 weeks (maximum 3 absences).
  • Commit to homework outside of class to be prepared for each session.
To learn more or register for our next session, please email Vince at
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