Time: 5.11.2020, time 16:00
Place: Mikkeli campus, Mikpoli, Patteristonkatu 2, 50100 Mikkeli
Extent: 3-5credit points
Number of study places: 20

Lecturer: Matti Juutilainen, Tero Vaananen (firstname.lastname@xamk.fi)


Enrolment by: 1.11.2020

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.



Microsoft certifications can be done in the Xamk Certiport testing center in Mikkeli. Each certificate has self-study materials that need to be studied/practiced before taking the actual certification exam in a computer class in Mikkeli.


Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are a good starting point for students who are looking to start a career in artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud computing. These fundamental courses help you gain the elementary knowledge on the field and then continue deeper with other certifications. Each passed MTC certification exam gives you 1 ECTS credit.


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are entry-level tests that validate fundamental technology skills and knowledge. The certifications are divided into three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional. Each passed MTA certification exam gives you 3 ECTS credits.


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications give you core or advanced skills related to Microsoft Office tools, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. MOS tests are more practical than the previous certifications and every MOS certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of the given Microsoft Office tools. Each passed MOS certification exam gives you 5 ECTS credits.


More information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/browse-all-certifications.aspx

Transcript of records will be delivered by request
 – in paper form for those who have their home address in Finland
 – by email in PDF form for those who have their home address in some other country.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 14 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the training. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.