Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Choosing a certification path
Here is some helpful information about taking the exam:
● Keep track of the time. Your exam time does not officially begin until after you
finish reading the instructions provided at the beginning of the exam. During the
exam, the amount of time remaining is shown at the bottom of the exam interface.
You can’t pause the exam after you start it.
Pace yourself. At the beginning of the exam, you will receive information about the
questions or projects that are included in the exam. Some questions will require
that you complete more than one task. Each project will require that you complete
multiple tasks. During the exam, the amount of time remaining to complete the
questions or project, and the number of completed and remaining questions if
applicable, is shown at the bottom of the exam interface.
Read the exam instructions carefully before beginning. Follow all the instructions
provided completely and accurately.
Enter requested information as it appears in the instructions, but without
duplicating the formatting unless you are specifically instructed to do so. For example, the
text and values you are asked to enter might appear in the instructions in bold
and underlined text, but you should enter the information without applying these
Close all dialog boxes before proceeding to the next exam question unless you are
specifically instructed not to do so.
Don’t close task panes before proceeding to the next exam question unless you are
specifically instructed to do so.
If you are asked to print a document, worksheet, chart, report, or slide, perform the
task, but be aware that nothing will actually be printed.
When performing tasks to complete a project-based exam, save your work
Don’t worry about extra keystrokes or mouse clicks. Your work is scored based on
its result, not on the method you use to achieve that result (unless a specific method
is indicated in the instructions).
If a computer problem occurs during the exam (for example, if the exam does not
respond or the mouse no longer functions) or if a power outage occurs, contact a
testing center administrator immediately. The administrator will restart the
computer and return the exam to the point where the interruption occurred, with your