What is the Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship?

The Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship presented by XCERIO Digital Skills Institute is part of a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® (2013 or 2016). Top students are invited to represent their respective state and then Australia at the World Championship.

Qualifying Round

You must complete either a Microsoft Office Specialist Word, Excel, or PowerPoint exam or practice test before 31 March 2017 to qualify for the opportunity to represent at the State Championship.

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Register for a School Pack

Schools that register in this method will receive a complementary 10 user practice test access code for Word, Excel and PowerPoint in both 2013 and 2016. The access code will automatically expire at the end of Term 1, 2017.

Register as an Individual Student

Students that register in this method will be sent an email with information to provide their teachers to encourage registration for a school pack. Alternatively, a student can purchase their own exam voucher from www.xcerio.com

State Championships

Qualifying entries completed before 31 March 2017 will be ranked by score, with completion times used to determine results where students have received the same score. Preference is given first to students who have completed an official Microsoft Office Specialist exam, and then to students who have completed a practice test in testing mode. The top 10 students in each State will be invited to attend their appropriate State Championship to be held at the times and locations listed here.

At the State Championship students will compete by undertaking a Microsoft Office Specialist exam. The three students with the highest scores at this event will be named State Champion and Runners-Up and will be invited to represent their State at the National Championship. If multiple students finish with the same score, students will be ranked by quickest completion time to determine the outcome. Students will be completing an exam in their application and version of choice and will be ranked against each other regardless of their chosen application or version.

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5 May 2017

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National Championship

9 June 2017

Microsoft Store – Sydney, New South Wales

Each State Champion and Runner-Up will be invited to attend the National Championship to be held at the Microsoft Store in Sydney, New South Wales on 9th June 2017. At the National Championship students will compete by undertaking another Microsoft Office Specialist exam. The student with the highest score at this event will be named Australian National Champion and will represent Australia at the World Championship in Disneyland in July. If multiple students finish with the same score, students will be ranked by quickest completion time to determine the outcome. Students will be completing an exam in their application and version of choice and will be ranked against each other regardless of their chosen application or version.

World Championship

Disneyland, Anaheim 

The 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship is now open for students between ages 13-22 to enter. By passing a Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam, students can enter the competition and have a chance to win a trip to Disneyland, Anaheim, California to represent Australia from 31 July – 2 August, 2017.

Achieving a MOS certification and entering the World Championship looks great on a students’ resume and shows the world that they have the skills to tap the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office.

1st Place

$7,000 USD

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2nd Place

$3,500 USD

Medal of achievement

3rd Place

$1,500 USD

Medal of achievement

LOOKING TO PROMOTE THE COMPETITION?

We want you to have the materials you need to promote the MOS World Championship in your classroom, school, or country. Visit our Media page to request promotional items, view videos, and download your own posters, fliers, press releases, and other materials to get your students excited about the MOS World Championship.

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Who can participate in the 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 in Australia. Students must also be between the ages of 13 and 22 (as of June 15, 2017). Students participating in the World Championship must be able to provide proof of age and student status upon request.

Employees of Certiport, Inc., the sponsoring Certiport Authorized Partner, their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies and agencies and those individuals living in the same household as employees are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. By taking an eligible Exam and entering this Championship, participants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.

Previous participants of the World Championship Round ARE eligible for the 2017 Championship. However, they cannot compete in the Exam they previously competed in during a World Championship Round. For example, a student who competed in Microsoft Excel® (2013 or 2016) during a previous year’s World Championship Round, can compete in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint® in the Qualifying Round and the World Championship Round of this year’s competition.

What is Certiport’s Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship?
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).

Can students at an Imagine Academy participate?
Yes, students at Microsoft Imagine Academies are encouraged to participate. Many of those students participating prepare for the competition using the curriculum and lesson planning materials offered through their school by the Microsoft Imagine Academy program. This program provides schools flexible curriculum, customizable lesson plans and professional development opportunities for teachers.

What versions of Microsoft Office will the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship include?

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

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