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The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) program certification represents a valid and reliable way to measure the effectiveness of your investment in ICT and professional development. Educators holding an MCE certification have the tools and skillsets to break though limitations of geography and resources, and begin to apply their knowledge to provide a customized learning experience for their students using technology.

Exam: Technology Literacy for Educators (62-193)

The Technology Literacy for Educators exam is a competency-based certification offering. Technology neutral, this exam validates instructor proficiency in assimilating ICT tools into the six content domains of the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Educators. Passing the Technology Literacy for Educators (62-193) exam also offers pre-service or in-service educators a credential to differentiate themselves with current and future employers.


Exam details

Exam objectives
Exam format and sample question

Exam format

Each delivery of the exam will contain approximately 50 items. It will contain both case study and multiple choice questions. You should allow two hours to take the exam. The case study exam format uses scenarios that simulate how educators might use ICT resources as they prepare for and conduct their classes. Case studies may contain separate sections (e.g., Learning and Teaching Environment, Student Objectives, Professional Development Objectives). Candidates answer several questions based on information provided in the case study

Sample questions

The types of questions that appear on the exam will vary, but may include one or more of the following:

  • Multiple-choice, single answer
  • Multiple-choice, multiple answer
  • Best answer
  • Extended matching
  • Hot area
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Build list and reorder
  • Simulations
  • Short answer

The following questions are representative of those that you can expect to see associated with each case study. These items are samples only and will not appear on an actual exam.

Sample 1

Your students have accomplished the learning objectives and submitted their work. You need to show the work to parents at the next parent-teacher conference. You want to display the work in a continuous loop for three hours on a computer screen. Which resource should you use to display the student work?

  • Word processing software
  • Web publishing software
  • Presentation software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Picture editing software

Sample 2

What ICT skills do your students need to develop to meet learning objectives?

  • How to use a database to store information
  • How to carry out effective Internet searches
  • How to download files to a removable storage device
  • How to edit photos in an image-editing package
Exam releases (including languages)
X+ = Recently Released

X = Released

“Date” = Planned Release Date

“Blank” = Unavailable/Undetermined

Products English
(62-193) Technology Literacy for Educators Exam X
GMetrix Practice Test X
Exam retirement

MCE (2017):

  • Current MCE exam version will be retired in late 2017, and be replaced with an new version that includes both the UNESCO standard and 21st Century Skills as the basis for the Objective Domains. The questions within the exam will also be refreshed or replaced. The Exam name and Microsoft Exam number will continue to be the same.
Exam length

MCE (exam is 50 minutes):

  • 62-193 Technology Literacy for Educators – 45 Questions
Retake policies
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 7 days before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MCE exam, the candidate cannot take it again.

For specific details on the Microsoft Certified Educator exams please refer to Microsoft’s Exam Policies and FAQ.