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77-882 Exam Overview - MOS 2010

The 77-882 exam forms part of the new Microsoft Office Specialist certifications for Office 2010. The exam tests a candidates proficiency in Excel 2010 and is available to take from the summer of 2010.

As most of you probably know, Office 2010 is the successor to the Office 2007 software from Microsoft. 2010 includes many improvements such as extended file compatibility, user interface updates and a refined user experience. In order to pass this exam you will need to be familiar with all the new features Microsoft has added to Office 2010.


Similarly to the Word 2010 exam, you should be comfortable navigating the features of the new Excel 2010 software at both feature and function level. Microsoft suggests that you should know at least 80% of Excel 2010 capabilities. As you might expect, candidates should be able to produce professional spreadsheets for a variety of purposes.

Some of the scenarios include:

  • Accountants
  • Clerical, Office professionals
  • Consultants
  • Executives/Managers
  • Help desk personnel
  • Instructors/Trainers
  • Program/Project Managers
  • Sales
  • Students

Typical uses for Excel 2010 would be:

  • Charting
  • Create analytical, financial, etc. reports
  • Data entry
  • Family budget
  • Format numerical (financial, statistical, etc.) reports
  • Forms
  • Graphing
  • Process data
  • Reporting
  • Technical support
  • Trending

Skills measured:

  • Managing the Worksheet Environment
  • Creating Cell Data
  • Formatting Cells and Worksheet
  • Managing Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Applying Formulas and Functions
  • Presenting Data Visually
  • Sharing worksheet data with other users
  • Analyzing and Organizing Data

Credit Towards

Passing the 77-882 exam earns you credit towards the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2010 certification.

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