Microsoft Office Specialist

Digital Media and Computing

  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme

    Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives job applicants and employees the advantage of proven productivity in a competitive market. It distinguishes users of Microsoft Office products as truly knowledgeable and are able to contribute to the overall level of organisational effectiveness.


    Applied Learning

    Programme Content

    Programme Content

    • Microsoft Word

    • Microsoft Excel

    • Microsoft PowerPoint

    • Microsoft Access

    • Microsoft Outook

    • Microsoft Expert Word

    • Excel

    Course delivery is through a blended learning approach of self-directed learning in a computer laboratory using Microsoft/ CCI courseware, GMetrix practice software, e-learning (Moodle) and the Certiport exam software. Candidates are expected to spend a number of hours per week practicing outside of the course time. All software systems are available online for anytime/anywhere practice.

    Candidates are free to undertake as many modules as is practicable.




    All examinations are developed and reviewed by a team of experts who have extensive experience using Microsoft Office applications in diverse business and educational settings. The examinations are performance based, which means each is conducted within a live or simulated Microsoft Office program. Examination candidates are asked to perform a series of tasks within a project to clearly demonstrate their skills. A typical examination takes 50 minutes and examinees are measured on both knowledge and efficiency. Certification is available immediately online after the exam, upon passing. Certification exams are taken in an AIT computer laboratory under invigilation conditions and cannot be taken at home.

    Intended For

    This course is not suitable for beginners. Previous completion of an Introduction to PCs course/ computer applications programme is ideal.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Previous PC, Keyboard and windows/mac experience is essential.




    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to TUS operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme



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    20 weeks

    Thursdays 7 pm to 9.30 pm 

    For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.

    Programme Fee



    Thursday 13th September


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