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For those who are registered for MOS modules, revision sessions (optional) are available along with a choice of exam dates and times.

MOS Revision Sessions

These sessions are for those who have worked through the self-study e-book and want to have a recap/refresher. Each revision session will help you prepare for a MOS exam, they cover popular features plus exam tips and techniques.  Revision sessions do not cover Expert level.

Please note: These sessions will be available on a first come first served basis. For all enquiries please contact ISS training (

Prerequisite: you need to have completed the self-study e-book along with the associated practice files.

MOS Excel 2010 revision 
Tuesday 5 May | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now
Wednesday 27 May | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now

MOS Word 2010 revision
Thursday 7 May | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now
Tuesday 26 May | 14:30 - 17:00 | Book now

MOS Powerpoint 2010 revision
Monday 27 April  | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now
Thursday 28 May | 14:00 - 16:30 | Book now

MOS Outlook 2010 revision
Thursday 30 April | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now
Tuesday 2 June | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now

MOS Word 2013 revision
Tuesday 9 June | 10:00 - 12:30 | Book now

MOS Excel 2013 revision
Friday 12 June | 10:00 - 12:30 |  Book now

MOS PowerPoint 2013 revision | Next session to be confirmed


MOS exams

All exams are performance-based, in a live or simulated environment. Pass mark varies, usually 700 points (of possible 1000). Results are displayed on screen at the end.

Exams are scheduled throughout the year and take place in a designated exam room on campus at Lancaster University. Dates are subject to change, dependent on confirmed bookings.  The exam dates and time slots below are currently available to book:

Lent vacation 2015:
Wednesday 8 April | 09:00 | 10:00
Tuesday 14 April | 09:00 | 10:00

Summer term and summer vacation exam dates will be available in due course.

You have to wait at least 24 hours before taking a resit on the first failed attempt.  Then at least 48 hours for any consequent resit (fees apply).

To book your exam, please email no later than three days prior to the exam taking place, stating your name, exam date and time slot plus the exam required (e.g Word). On the day of the exam please bring your photo ID (e.g. Lancaster University Library Card) with you.