MOS: Microsoft Word 2013 Expert Part 1

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  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Principal Areas of Study
  • Assessment & Award
  • Career/Academic Progression
  • Resources & Supports

This MOS-Microsoft Word Expert 2013 course will provide the skills, knowledge and competence required to work effectively and provide valuable support at an advanced level.  In today’s competitive economic climate, having qualifications that validate one’s skills are essential to “set yourself apart when applying for a JOB”. Completing the MOS Expert certification not only increase one’s marketability but also validates an employee’s skills and experience to a potential employer.

The Word 2013 Expert exam 1 is the first part for the two part exam. This exam assesses learners advanced understanding of the Microsoft Word 2013 environment.

Skills Measured

  • Manage and share documents
  • Design advanced documents
  • Create advanced references
  • Create custom Word elements

The requirements for entry is as follows:

This course is ideal for computer users or learners who have completed ECDL or equivalent qualification.  If you wish to have further infomation, please contact a course advisor: 01) 8309677 or email:

This MOS Word Expert measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. Microsoft Certification can take you from the start of your career to its pinnacle. Certification can increase your visibility, differentiate you from your peers, and bring you recognition for your knowledge and skills.

Module Units

Unit 1: Sharing and Publishing Documents

  • Publishing, Collaboration, and the Cloud
  • Working with PDF Files in Word
  • Understanding and Viewing XPS Files
  • Deciding Which Format to Use for Output
  • Creating PDF or XPS Output
  • Emailing a Document
  • Presenting a Document to an Online Audience
  • HTML Overview
  • Blogging
  • Summary

Unit 2: Font/Character Formatting

  • Working with Document Style and Content
  • Reviewing the Ways You Can Format Text in Word
  • Formatting Characters Directly or with Styles
  • Applying Character Formatting
  • Summary

Unit 3: Using Styles to Create a Great Looking Document

  • Using the Styles Group to Apply Styles
  • Modifying and Creating Styles
  • Changing the Whole Document via Style Sets
  • Managing Styles
  • Style Inspector
  • Summary

Unit 4: Data Documents and Mail Merge

  • Making Documents Work for You
  • Previewing the Mail Merge Process
  • Data Considerations
  • Reviewing Data File Formats
  • Choosing the Data Document Type
  • Attaching a Data Source
  • Assembling a Merge Document
  • Mail Merge Pane/Wizard
  • Summary

Unit 5: Automating Document Content with Fields

  • And Field Codes Are ...?
  • Mastering Field Basics
  • Using the Field Dialog Box to Insert a Field
  • Using Switches to Customize a Field
  • Categories
  • Summary

Unit 6: Creating Custom Forms

  • Forms Basics
  • Creating a Fill-In Form Using Legacy Tools
  • Using Content Controls
  • Importing a Word Form into InfoPath
  • Summary

Unit 7: Getting Smart with Text: Building Blocks, Quick Parts, Actions (Tags), and More

  • Using Quick Parts and Building Blocks
  • Using AutoComplete with AutoText Gallery Entries
  • Clearing Building Block Formatting
  • Building Blocks: Need to Know
  • Using Building Blocks with the AutoText Field
  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Understanding Actions
  • Inserting Objects and Files
  • Inserting Text from Files
  • Pasting, Dragging, and Dropping Content into a Document
  • Printing Envelopes and Labels Automatically
  • Printing an Envelope
  • Creating Labels
  • Summary

Unit 8: Saving Time with Templates, Themes, and Master Documents

  • Creating Your Own Templates
  • Using the Organizer
  • Modifying Templates
  • Working More Effectively with Themes
  • Building on an Existing Foundation with Master Documents
  • Creating a Master Document
  • Working with Master Documents
  • Summary

Unit 9: Managing Document Security, Comments, and Tracked Changes

  • Protection Types
  • Comments and Tracked Changes
  • Accepting and Rejecting Changes
  • Combining Collaborative Documents
  • Comparing Documents
  • Combining Documents That Contain Tracked Changes
  • Summary

The Word 2013 Expert exam 1 is the first part for the two part exam. This exam assesses learners advanced understanding of the Microsoft Word 2013 environment.  It provides a credit townards

Skills measured
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

Manage and share documents (25–30%)

  • Prepare documents for review
  • Set tracking options, limit authors, restrict editing, delete document draft version, remove document metadata, mark as final, protect a document with a password

Design advanced documents (25–30%)

  • Apply advanced formatting
  • Use wildcards in find and replace searches, create custom field formats, set advanced layout options, set character space options, set advanced character attributes, create and break section links, link text boxes
  • Apply advanced styles
  • Create custom styles, customize settings for existing styles, create character-specific styles, assign keyboard shortcuts to styles

Create advanced references (25–30%)

  • Manage forms, fields, and mail merge operations
  • Add custom fields, modify field properties, add controls, modify control properties, perform mail merges, manage recipient lists, insert merged fields, preview results

Create custom Word elements (20–25%)

  • Create and modify building blocks
  • Create custom building blocks, save selections as Quick Parts, edit building block properties, delete building blocks
  • Create custom style sets and templates
  • Create custom color themes, create custom font themes, create custom templates, create and manage style sets

Credit toward certification: MOS: Microsoft Word 2013 Expert - Part One

This MOS Expert Training course will provide the advanced skills required and the opportunity to earn a valuable qualificaton that will play an essential role in preparing IT professionals for the evolving IT environment.   It will enable learners to progress in their JOB or to secure employment and provide the skills to continue with further training and development.

Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives you the tools to build a brighter future.

  • Achieve an industry-recognized Qualification
  • Gain the computing skills that employers are looking for
  • Differentiate yourself from other applicants
  • Gain valuable experience and confidence
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Prepare yourself for a successful future

Some of the roles users might take on include, but are not limited to:

Clerical, Office professionals             Consultants                  
Help desk personnel Instructors/Trainers                               
Product developers Sales
Writers Marketing personnel
Executives/Managers Students
Administrators Legal Personnel

Expert Instructor-Led Training using only the IT industry’s finest instructors. This elearning course provides a personal learning experience that gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.  Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace.

Interactive Exercises
The courseware includes real world, interactive exercises that always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development. 

The course is structured to enable learners to retain and recall the knowledge by teaching learners using interactive exercises.  Features such as actionable analytics and study planner help in keeping students focused.

Practice Test Sets 
Course include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
Exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.