Content | Navigation |

Get certified for free, forever - in under a week

If you are an NDSU student. staff, or faculty member, you can earn over $1000 in certifications free through the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Program.

Boost your resume through the many perks that come with certification and polish your skills or learn something new. Receive training software to practice with at your own pace (up to a year), on your own device, and pick when to take your exam when you're ready. Vouchers are limited, so stop in now to get certified though NDSU!


To begin the process create your GMetrix and Certiport accounts (you must use your NDSU email account). After your accounts are created, complete the Request GMetrix Code form and one of our staff will be in touch to confirm registration. 

*Please note that Mac users are able to create a GMetrix account however you are UNABLE to launch the practice tests. Therefore Mac users are unable to certify and practice at this time.


Check out your options for certification, download GMetrix onto your personal device, and practice as little or as much as you like!

Once you pass one practice test with a score of 70% or above, you are ready to certify!


We are happy to announce that you are now able to take the MOS certification exam. You will need to take the practice test on GMetrix and score a 70% or better before you can fill out the form to sit for a test. 

Certification Exam Sign-Up Request

Certified individuals in any programs recieve:

  •  A digital certificate that never expires
  • A physical certificate if you choose, mailed to your address
  • A unique LinkedIn badge indicating your certification to employers
  • Proven proficiency in the 3rd most requested skill in any industry (Source)
  • Increased effectiveness and initiative in the workplace (Source)
  • Opportunities to automatically receive additional certifications

Take a single exam to receive any of the following certifications:


-Word Associate                     -Word Expert             -Access Expert*      
-Excel Associate-Excel Expert  -Outlook Associate*
-PowerPoint Associate*Not yet available



After taking multiple exams, you automatically qualify for the MOS Associate and MOS Expert certifications through the following paths:

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

Follow NDSU
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • Google Maps

North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Information Technology Services

Last Updated: Monday, June 01, 2020 2:27:56 PM
Privacy Statement