Microsoft Excel Certification

 

Students at the Cotsakos College of Business are eligible to pursue the Microsoft Excel Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO -200 and Microsoft Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019) Exam MO-201 certifications free of charge. To be eligible students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in the College of Business
  • Complete all prerequisites required by the Global Business & Finance Institute.

Students may complete the program in-person or remotely.


In-person

Steps to complete the Excel certification in-person.

  1. Complete the training portion of the program by registering for GBFI’s instructor-led workshops. 
  2. Upload the completed end of chapter challenges to our site. Please note, there are 6 challenges for Associate and 5 for Expert.
  3. Pass 1 practice exam in testing mode. Please note instructions and a test code will be sent only after successfully uploading completed documents.

Email gbfi@wpunj.edu to schedule a time to take the official Certiport exam.

Taking a Practice Exam

CCOB students must pass 1 practice exam prior to taking the actual certifications exams.

Students interested in sitting for the practice exams should:

  • Upload the completed end of chapter challenges. A code will be sent ONLY after a successful submission.
  • Register for a free account on the GMETRIX website.
  • Students may complete the practice exams at the Gbfi Financial Center (1600 Valley Road 2014) OR download GMetrix and complete their Gmetrix Practice tests at home. Please note we are not able to troubleshoot issues on your personal machines.


Schedule a time to take the Official Certiport Exam.
Students can email gbfi@wpunj.edu to take the exam. Candidates must arrive 10 minutes prior to their exam time and bring a photo id.


Remotely

Steps to complete the Excel certification online.

  1. The training portion of the program by accomplished by taking the associated LinkedIn Learning Course(s).
  2. Upload the completed end of chapter challenges along with the LinkedIn Course Completion Certificate to our site.
  3. Pass 1 practice exam in testing mode. Please note instructions and a test code will be sent only after successfully uploading completed documents. Email gbfi@wpunj.edu to schedule a time to take the official Certiport exam.

LinkedIn Learning Course(s)

Cert Prep: Excel Associate - Microsoft Office Specialist for Office 2019 and Office 365 (Exam MO -200)

Cert Prep: Excel Expert - Microsoft Office Specialist for Office 2019 and Office 365  (Exam MO – 201)

Taking a Practice Exam

CCOB students must pass 1 practice exam prior to taking the actual certifications exams.

Students interested in taking the practice exams should:

  • Upload the completed end of chapter challenges along with the LinkedIn Course Completion Certificate. A code will be sent ONLY after a successful submission.
  • Register for a free account on the GMETRIX website.

Schedule a time to take the Official Certiport Exam.
Students can email gbfi@wpunj.edu to take the exam. Candidates must arrive 10 minutes prior to their exam time and bring a photo id.

Please read the following important notes:

  • Remote testing may require several weeks notice to schedule. Students can elect to take the actual exam in-person.
  • All exams are Windows based. Candidates may prepare on a MAC but all questions and testing will be done using Windows commands and protocols. It is therefore highly recommend candidates complete this program using a PC.

Please direct any questions to gbfi@wpunj.edu or visit us on our website at www.wpunj.edu/ccob/gbfi.


Frequency Asked Questions

Yes. Please register on our website.

Log into WP connect, click "Apps" in the top right, then "LinkedIn Learning", and search for your courses:

No. Your GMetrix code will need to be reinstated but we will honor completed exams. If you have yet to upload your templates you can still do so.

Each Excel exam is 35 Questions and users have 50 minutes to complete the exam. Students must score at least 70% to pass the exams.

We require students to take MO-200 before MO-201.

Exam Testing and Retake Policies Please refer to the Certiport exam policies on their website. Students must wait at least 24 hours before retaking an exam. If a student needs to retake an exam more than once they will need to wait at least 48 hours before taking additional exams.

Students who pass the exams will receive their Microsoft Excel Expert certification from Certiport and may register for a LinkedIn personal badge from Credly.

After successful completion and upload of the Excel templates only.

Instructor-led training sessions for each semester will be posted after drop / add periods.

Yes.

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