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Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)

The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) credential validates skills in using the 2007 Microsoft Office system and the Windows Vista operating system, meeting the demand for the most up-to-date skills on the latest Microsoft technologies. Candidates who successfully complete the program by passing a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.
Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
In order to get the MCAS certification, you need to complete the following examinations:
  • MCAS: Windows Vista for the Business Worker
  • MCAS: Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • MCAS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • MCAS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • MCAS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • MCAS: Microsoft Office Access 2007


Examination Style
Exams are primarily performance-based and conducted in a "live," or simulated, environment. Exam candidates are asked to perform a series of tasks to clearly demonstrate their skills. For example, an Office Word 2007 exam might ask a user to balance newspaper column lengths or keep text together in columns. A typical exam takes up to 90 minutes. Individual efforts are measured for both knowledge and efficiency.
Examination Passing Score
All Microsoft exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. The actual cut score (the number of items you need to answer correctly) is determined by a group of subject-matter experts. A common misperception is that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam; however, the actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent, depending on the input provided by the subject-matter experts who helped us set the cut score.
Examination & Results Dates
MCSE Exam is provided around the year and results report is generated immediately after completing the exam through Prometric's software.  
Examination Mode Computer-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Information Technology
Professional Body Mircosoft
Location of Incorporation United States