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Certiport teams with WileyPLUS

Certiport® is an industry-leading provider of digital literacy and desktop productivity training, assessment, and certification solutions. Certiport programs allow students and employees of all backgrounds to develop the skills they need to succeed in today's academic and business environments.

As the world’s premier developer of computer proficiency solutions, Certiport is a launch partner for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) examination - the only globally recognized certification for the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Whether you’re looking for the ideal job, trying to advance in your present career, or pursuing academic goals, the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification gives you the tools to achieve more, distinguish yourself, and advance in today’s competitive academic and professional environments. The MCAS certification can help you prove your skills with ease.

WileyPLUS is a powerful and highly integrated suite of teaching and learning resources designed to bridge the gap between what happens in the classroom and what happens at home and on the job. WileyPLUS provides instructors with the resources to teach their students new technologies and guide them to reach their goals for getting ahead in the job market by developing the skills to advance in the workplace and to attain industry certification with their chosen technology. For students, WileyPLUS provides tools for study and practice that are available to them 24/7, whenever and wherever they want to study.

Together, Certiport and WileyPLUS are delivering WileyPLUS Premium, which adds the Microsoft MCAS pretest assessment, skills analysis, learning plan, and examination vouchers to WileyPLUS. We are creating the best of both worlds in academic learning and performance based skills validation in preparation for a great career and a globally recognized Microsoft certification – a higher education learning management system that accesses the industry leading certification package. To learn more about adding this capability to your class, please visit WileyPLUS. Call 1-888-764-7001 for help adding WileyPLUS Premium to your MOAC order or email

More about Microsoft Certified Application Specialist

For employment seekers, MCAS certification:

  • Differentiates and helps job candidates get hired. Research shows not only do Microsoft Office Specialists find work faster, they also earn up to 12% more than individuals who are not certified
  • Provides a firm measure that validates Microsoft Office training
  • Gives credibility and substance to work skills

For those focused on career advancement, MCAS certification:

  • Increases salary potential. Research shows 82% of certified Microsoft Office Specialists report a salary increase after certification
  • Sets company advancers apart as a desktop computing experts in their organizations
  • Provides career opportunities. Eighty-eight percent of managers report Microsoft Office certification gives employees an advantage in hiring and promotion, which means greater earning power, respect, and recognition

For students, Microsoft Office training and certification:

  • Provide a professional credential recognized around the world
  • Help earn cost-effective college credit
  • Demonstrate computing efficiency essential in the workplace