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TOSA Desktop

A tool dedicated to your Microsoft Office trainings

Assess and certify

Being able to demonstrate the skills of a learner through a recognized tool is a major asset for a training organization.

  • Positioning reliably and accurately identify learners' level and allows the trainer to build specific level groups.
  • The certification exam is the final exam. It makes it possible to validate what has been learned, and to assess the effectiveness of the training.

A company-endorsed certification

Used by more than 5,000 companies, schools, and training organizations in 30 countries, available in 6 languages, TOSA is an international standard for assessing IT skills. TOSA certifications are formely recognized in France (CNCP), UK (CPD Standard Office) and the Netherlands(Exameninstrumenten MBO).

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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

How does it work?

TOSA DESKTOP is a modular tool that easily integrates with your training programs:
  • For each test, there is a pedagogical reference document:
    You can build preparation courses tailored to the certification exam
  • The tests are adaptive and fail-safe :
    Each learner passes the same test without having to worry about the initial level and everyone obtains a certificate.
  • The tests are accessible online :
    Assessment are taken online and have no specific protocol.
    Certification exams are taken in your premises or if your client is a corporate, in its premises.

You register your students for the tests you want (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook ...)

TOSA assessment
Initial positioning test to identify gaps and build groups of homogenous levels.
Deliverables: individual report, group report

You deliver specific training adapted to student's level
Deliverables: TOSA pedagogical references

TOSA Certification
Taken under exam conditions according to the TOSA protocol
Deliverables: score on a to 1000 scale and digital certificate valid for 3 years

Progress report
Report (individual or group) highlighting the progress of each learner

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.).

Precise results

The assessment report

The assessment report

  • Overall level from 1 to 5 (Initial to Expert)
  • Positioning against a target level
  • Skills mapping on 4 sub-domains
  • Summary of mastered skills / areas for improvement
  • Ranking of the candidate in relation to other test takers
TOSA Certification

The diploma

  • Digital certificate delivered by email and valid for 3 years
  • Score on a 1 to 1000 scale and corresponding level
  • Validity of the diploma can be checked online
  • Referenced certification on LinkedIn
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Becoming a TOSA® Approved Testing Center

All organizations wishing to deliver TOSA® certifications on site must become a TOSA Approved Testing Center. To do so, the organization must have the infrastructures and qualified personnel to administer industry certifications on site.

    The process to become a TOSA® Approved Testing Center includes:
  • An initial site visit conducted by Isograd
  • Execution of a TOSA® Approved Testing Center Agreement
  • A half-day training session for Isograd’s testing platform administrators and TOSA proctors
  • Annual site visits conducted by Isograd

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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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The choice of TOSA certification exame was quite natural: the adaptability of the tests, the relevance of the results obtained in relation to the participants' levels, and the simplicity of implementation quickly convinced us. Pierre-Etienne Huteau, president of A2COM

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

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More than
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