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TOSA Desktop

Assessment and certifications on Microsoft Office tools

The MS Office skills assessment solution

TOSA Desktop assesses and certifies the skills level of learners, students, and candidates for recruitment on all Microsoft Office software:
  • Excel
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • VBA

The link between training and work

Used and trusted by more than 5,000 companies, schools, and training organizations in over 30 countries , TOSA Desktop is recognized as an international assessment standard.

The tests include MCQ and true software manipulations in "real-life" situations. The result of the test is determined using a scientific scoring method.

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Available Subjects

Excel Test

  • Versions: 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish

Word Test

  • Versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 365
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish

Powerpoint Test

  • Versions: 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019
  • Languages: English, French, Dutch and Spanish

Outlook Test

  • Versions: 2016
  • Languages: English, French, Dutch and Spanish

VBA Test

  • Versions: Excel 2016, Excel 2019
  • Languages: English, French

The two kinds of tests

The assessment test

  • 20 to 25 questions
  • Time is limited to 40 minutes
  • Taken online - No installation needed
  • Detailed skills report is generated automatically
  • Overall positioning on a scale of 1 to 5, and targeted by functionality
  • Comparison of results against a specific objective (profile/activity) (profile / activity)
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The certification exam

  • 30 to 35 questions
  • Time limited to 60 minutes
  • Taken in a TOSA exam center or online with Isograd’s remote proctoring services
  • Validated by in-person proctoring or by Isograd remote proctoring services.
  • Digital certificate valid for 3 years
  • Scored on a 1 to 1,000 scale based on proficiency (no failure)
  • Score verification is available on the Isograd website
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Remote proctoring

TOSA Desktop assessments and certifications may be validated via remote proctoring services in which exam sessions are recorded and transferred to ISOGRAD for review. This provides added flexibility by enabling TOSA assessments and certifications to be taken whenever it is most convenient.

Easy integration using our LTI connector

Our platform has a LTI interface allowing it to communicate with your LMS. The integration of TOSA assessments and certifications into your LMS can therefore be done in a simple and transparent way. LTI is an international standard adopted by all major LMS (Blackboard, Moodle, EDX, IMS Global, etc.).

The questions

With several thousands of questions available, each TOSA test is unique and gradually adapts to identify the candidate's skill level.
The interactive questions are asked in the form of MCQ (multiple-choice questions) and exercises to be performed directly in the application(s).

PowerPoint question

Sample MCQ

Excel exercise

In-Application exercise example

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A robust and reliable methodology

  • TOSA tests are adaptive: the difficulty of the questions evolves according to the candidate’s answers
  • The scoring calculation method is based on the Item Response Theory (IRT), and provides reliable and accurate results.

More than
schools and universities
use TOSA

Schools and universities from 12
Countries are using the TOSA Certification exam

assessments taken each day in 2019