Microsoft Excel

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Version(s): 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

Tosa assessments and certification exams

Assessments are not required to be proctored when taken remotely, while certification exams must be taken in-person or via our remote proctoring solution.

Assessment test Certification exam
Number of questions 25 35
Duration 40min 60min
Exam protocol Taken online Taken online under proctored conditions, in-person or via our remote proctoring system
Results Skill level on a 1 to 5 scale. Detailed skills reports Score on a 1 to 1000 scale. Diploma delivered within 5 business days


This domain covers the Excel software environment: window elements, ribbon customization, Quick Access Toolbar, etc. It also includes questions related to saving and printing documents in Excel, the workbook layout, and the protection of documents.

  • Using editing tools
  • Knowing the software environment and using the main functions
  • Organizing workbooks / worksheets / tables
  • Knowing and customizing the display mode


Questions in this domain cover formulas and functions. They vary from simple formulas (computing a sum, performing a simple test) to complex formulas (database functions, VLOOKUP, INDEX, etc.).

  • Using calculation functions in formulas
  • Identifying and inserting database calculation functions
  • Handling formulas


Questions in this domain cover cell formatting (alignment, font, styles), advanced number formatting (sorting, charts, advanced filters) and conditional formatting. Advanced level questions and exercises also focus on data formatting.

  • Creating, and editing digital formats
  • Formatting data in a workbook (formulas, texts, and graphs)
  • Applying and handling conditional formatting

Data manipulation

This domain includes questions on formatting data in Excel (basic cell formatting, conditional formatting, dates, advanced numeric formats, etc.), charts, and pivot tables.

  • Using data management features
  • Creating and handling graphs
  • Creating and editing pivot tables