Our new project-based testing that began with MOS 2013 provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge by giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
With task-based exams like MOS 2010 and prior, it was question after question of relatively isolated individual skills that the exam was attempting to chalk up and measure. In most cases, one question did not necessarily have anything to do with the next, other than that they were in the same program.
Beginning with MOS 2013, project-based exams eliminate the pool of questions in favor of a single project for 2013, or multiple smaller projects for 2016. The Test Candidate then employs all their skills to create a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, Access database, etc., from scratch. Provided with a set of guidelines, this serves to mimic more of what they would actually face when using the program in the real world.