We often get asked by a new client - "what is included with my purchase", or "what is needed to get my students certified"? This article will attempt to help provide clarification.


Our typical Microsoft Office (MOS) certifications learning system - "ecosystem" - includes the following:

  • Microsoft Office - a given! Multiple versions are currently supported. A typical license includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook applications. This is generally purchased separately, by the school district or business entity - i.e. NOT sold as part of the learning system applications.
  • Jasperactive MOS - developed by CCI Learning, this is a kinesthetic, multi-lingual, step-by-step instructional learning system of built-in Microsoft Office courseware, eBooks, and Instructor resources. Intro overview
  • GMetrix (included with Jasperactive-MOS for U.S. customers) - developed by GMetrix, this is the pre-certification practice exams learning system. Product Overview
  • Compass - developed by Certiport, this is the certification exams testing software. Compass is free to download, but exam vouchers or license inventory are sold separately. 


This ecosystem supports Certiport's mantra of - LEARN | PRACTICE | CERTIFY.


Important Notes:

  • Jasperactive MOS - offers "live-in-the-application" (LITA) through both desktop and online access. Desktop access requires local installation, and a windows-based PC to launch course material. Some features in online access may require simulation-based learning of Office functions.
  • GMetrix - offers "live-in-the-application" (LITA) through both desktop and online access. Desktop access requires local installation, and a windows-based PC to launch course material. Some features in online access may require simulation-based learning of Office functions. Optionally, depending on the specific student learner needs, GMetrix offers a "selective response" curriculum learning option.
  • Compass - offers "live-in-the-application" (LITA) or Online learning modes. LITA requires local installation, and a windows-based PC to launch exam material. The "Online" version - called Exams from Home - is a response to remote learning caused by COVID; this service offering is not a permanent solution at this time.


Below is a diagram to help visualize your MOS learning to certification ecosystem:




If you have questions or feel that any component of the ecosystem is missing, then contact your program Administrator or sales representative.