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Industry Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist & QuickBooks Certified User

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exams

BUED 425: Workplace Communications Using Computer Applications--teaches electronic communications in Microsoft and Adobe products while preparing students to take MOS exams. MOS testing is offered on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses. The proctoring of and access to Microsoft Office Certification exams are available through EWU to all current EWU students. The following MOS exams are currently available for EWU Industry testing:

  • Word Core 2016
  • Word Expert 2016
  • Excel Core 2016 
  • Excel Expert 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • Access 2016
  • Outlook 2016

QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) Exams

The accounting department offers a two-credit, online course (ACCT 323: Computer Applications for Accountants) to prepare EWU professional accounting students for an accounting business advisor role to small and mid-size customers using Intuit QuickBooks. Students learn how to support clients while learning QuickBooks' auditing features. ACCT 323 prepares students to take the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) Online exam. The following QBCU exams are currently available for EWU Industry testing:

  • QBCU Online--US Version
  • QBCU Online--Global Version
  • QBCU Desktop--2014
  • QBCU Desktop--2015
  • QBCU Desktop--2016
  • QBCU Desktop--2017

Industry Certification Testing Locations

Industry Certification testing for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications and Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) certifications occurs on both the Cheney and Spokane (Riverpoint) Campuses. Please see the dates listed in the below table for the current testing schedule; the testing schedule is updated every quarter. 

Summer 2018 TENTATIVE Testing Schedule

All testing session seating is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to testing session start time to reserve a seat. Students currently enrolled in the BUED 425 (Workplace Communications Using Computer Applications) and/or ACCT 323 (Computer Applications for Accountants) courses receive priority testing seats.

Week Testing Session Date Campus Computer Lab Testing Session Start Time Estimated Testing Session Finish Time
Week 6 Monday, July 30 Riverpoint SEWC 209 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Week 7 Monday, August 6 Riverpoint SEWC 209 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Week 8 Monday, August 17 Riverpoint SEWC 209 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Purchasing Exam Vouchers (Receipts)

Each exam attempt requires a voucher to be purchased via EagleNET before a student may take a MOS1 exam or a QBCU2 exam. MOS exam vouchers cost $50 each (EWU's student, educational-discount rate ) for current and prior BUED 376/BUED 425 students and $96 per MOS exam attempt (the student, educational-discount rate ) for all other current EWU students. QBCU exam vouchers cost $100 each (EWU's student, educational-discount rate) for current and prior ACCT 323 students and $150 per QBCU exam attempt (a student, educational-discount rate) for all other current EWU students. Exam vouchers may be purchased online through EagleNET by selecting the following:

1.     Student Tab

2.     Student Account

3.     Pay My Bill

4.     Select a Term: Current quarter (submit)

5.     Make a Payment

6.     Pay Bill or Optional Charges

7.     Testing Fees

8.     MS Office Test or QuickBooks Exam

9.     Add to Shopping

10.   Checkout

11.  Follow payment prompts

12.  Print voucher/reciept & bring it to a scheduled testing session with EWU ID Card & Certiport username and password

1 MOS Exam Voucher: students will need to purchase a MOS exam voucher for EACH exam attempt--including retakes. For example, BUED 425 students are required to attempt three MOS 2016 exams (Word Core, Excel Core, and PowerPoint), THREE exam vouchers are required: one voucher for each exam attempt. If a student chooses to retake a MOS exam for a better score, a new exam voucher is required. Vouchers may be purchased the day of an exam.

The MOS testing software requires students wait at least 24 hours to attempt the same exam after one failed attempt and 48 hours after two failed attempts--NO EXCEPTIONS; 700/1000 is a passing score.

2 QBCU Voucher: Students will need to purchase a QBCU exam voucher for each QBCU (Desktop or Online) attempt.  Vouchers may be purchased the day of an exam.

 The Intuit testing software requires students wait at least 24 hours to attempt the same exam after one failed attempt and 5 days after two failed attempts--NO EXCEPTIONS; 700/1000 is a passing score.

Accessing Your MOS Certification Items

To access your MOS Certification logos, certificates, transcripts, wallet cards, and social media badges, please click here to view the instructions for access.

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