Exam Details

Quickly find exam-specific information by certification program for each of the following:

Exam releases/languages

We are devoted to keeping all audiences up to date with our existing and upcoming exam product and learning product releases. Planned release dates listed here are subject to change.

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Exam retirements

This section contains a schedule of upcoming exam retirements. Planned retirement dates listed here are subject to change.

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Exam lengths

The following page lists the durations of our current certification exams along with the number of questions (or question range where noted). All exams undergo continuing psychometric analysis and the number of questions are subject to change.

Note: Exam lengths are the same across all languages (where available).

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Exam tutorials

A tutorial is a set of instructions appearing prior to an actual exam that provides help on topics such as navigating through an exam, marking a question for review, or understanding Live-in-the-Application and/or project-based elements. This page allows a Test Candidate to review a tutorial outside of sitting for the actual exam, which can save class time (live tutorials appear prior to the exam timer).

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

All programs except Outlook

Outlook only

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Creative Cloud (CC) 2018

Creative Cloud (CC) 2015


App Development with Swift Certification

IC3 Digital Literacy (IC3)

IC3 GS5 (Office 2016)

IC3 GS5 Spark (Office 2016)

EC-Council Associate (ECA)

EC-Council Exams

Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)

ESB Universal (all languages) & ESB Country-Specific (all but U.S.)

ESB Country-Specific (U.S. only)

Objective domains

Objective domains are a comprehensive set of specific and measurable knowledge, skills, and abilities that are the basis for the development of both the certification exams and learning products.

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College credit

Earning college credit through ACE CREDIT®

About ACE

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the following Certiport exams:

MOS – Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams

  • MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013
  • MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013

ACA – Adobe Certified Associate certification exams

  • Adobe Certified Associate for Creative Suite 6
  • CC 2015

IC3 – Digital Literacy certification exams

  • IC3 GS5 – Key Applications
  • IC3 GS5 – Computing Fundamentals
  • IC3 GS5 – Living Online

ESB – Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification exams

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Exam

ACE Transcript Service

For the benefit of our certification exam candidates, we participate in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Transcript Service. The ACE Transcript Service offers a lifelong record for students who have successfully completed our certification exams that have been reviewed by ACE CREDIT. This service enables adult learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit.

For more information on transcript services, visit: www.acenet.edu/credit/transcripts

Related links

For more information about ACE CREDIT, visit:

  1. ACE CREDIT website
  3. ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training (Microsoft only)
  4. ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training
  5. ACE Transcript Registry


The ACE CREDIT logo is a federally registered trademark of the American Council on Education and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.

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