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Business Information Technology

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Expand your career opportunities with Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.

The Business Information Technology department at Edmonds College offers courses designed to help students successfully pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams.


The Value of Certification

91 % of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring.1
81 % of hiring managers feel that certified individuals perform better. 1
79 % of hiring managers feel that certified individuals are more efficient.1
50 % of individuals beleive obtaining a certification makes them more marketable.2

1. MCP program satisfaction survey 2010. 2. Intrepid Survey

Edmonds College is an authorized Certiport testing center. Students can take Microsoft exams on campus for free!

Earn the 20-credit Office Applications Certificate.

Classes in the Office Applications Certificate are proficiency-based, which allow students to fast-forward through the material they already know. Classes are offered online with an optional instructor-led open lab.

Register for

  • BSTEC 109 - Word
  • BSTEC 224 - Excel
  • BSTEC 211 - PowerPoint
  • BSTEC 222 - Access

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Additional Certification Opportunities

In addition to the MOS Suite, we offer all of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams.

Register for the 1-credit BSTEC 207 - Certification Exams (located in the Business Information Technology Skills Center section of the class schedule).

The "class" has no required assignments or attendance requirements — it is a way for Edmonds College to provide free exam vouchers to those who enroll (and we provide complimentary access codes to the GMetrix practice software for the MOS exams).

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