The 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint®. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship. At the World Championship Event, each student competes for World Champion in his or her category (Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel® 2013, Microsoft Excel®2016, Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2013, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2016). In some countries or regions, students are required to participate in a regional test event as well, and the winners of that event continue on to the World Championship.
Anyone may participate in the qualification round of testing, but to participate in the World Championship, candidates must be students that are enrolled in an approved, degree-seeking academic institution recognized by the state or country in which it operates.
Students must also be between the ages of 13 and 22 (as of June 15, 2017).
The 2017 World Championship will include the following six (6) tracks:
Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel® 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint® 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel® 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint® 2016
The First Place Champion receives $7000 (USD) along with a medal of achievement and certificate. The Second Place winner receives $3500 (USD) along with a medal of achievement and certificate. The Third Place Winner receives $1500 (USD) along with a medal of achievement and certificate.
HOW DO I COMPETE?
Get certified to compete! When you take a Microsoft Office Specialist exam in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint (2013 or 2016), you’ll be automatically entered into the MOS Championship. By taking an exam you’ll be entered into the MOS World Championship and you could be chosen to represent your country!
First day to enter the 2017 MOS World Championship is on June 16, 2016
World Championship is from July 30-August 2, 2017