The Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate Certification demonstrates competency in the
fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells and ranges,
creating tables, applying formulas and functions and creating charts and objects. The exam covers
the ability to create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use a graphic element to represent
data visually. Workbook examples include professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team
performance charts, sales invoices, and data-entry logs.
An individual earning this certification has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on
experience with the product, has proven competency at an industry associate-level and is ready to
enter into the job market. They can demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of
Excel and can complete tasks independently.