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Exam 77-601 : MOS - Using Microsoft Office Word 2007

Please note: Effective June 1, 2010 Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) is now known as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Audience Profile

This course is intended for knowledge workers who have hands-on experience with Word 2007. No prior certification is required.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Six or more months of hands-on experience creating and managing documents by using Word 2007.

At the course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly create and format documents; lay out documents by formatting pages; make documents and content easier to find; and personalize Word 2007 by customizing options.
  • Demonstrate the ability to format text and paragraphs, including creating and modifying styles and settings tabs; manipulate text by cutting, copying, and pasting it, and by finding and replacing it; and control pagination with page breaks and sections.
  • Demonstrate the ability to insert and format pictures, clip art, SmartArt graphics, and shapes; insert graphic text by using WordArt, pull quotes, and drop caps; and insert, format, and link text boxes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and use Quick Parts (building blocks); create, modify, and sort lists; create and format tables, including merging and splitting cells and performing calculations; insert and format captions, bibliographies, and tables of figures and authorities; and use mail merge to create form letters, envelopes, and tables.
  • Demonstrate the ability to move around in a document and switch to a different view; compare and merge documents; and manage tracked changes and work with comments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare a document for sharing by saving it in the appropriate format, removing inappropriate or private information, and marking it as final; setting a password for a document and testing the document's security; setting editing and formatting restrictions in a document; and adding a digital signature.

Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

  • Creating and Customizing Documents
  • Formatting Content
  • Working with Visual Content
  • Organizing Content
  • Reviewing Documents
  • Sharing and Securing Content

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