Three MOS Champions top more than 30,000 student entrants from across the UK & Ireland in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
The Microsoft MOS Champions 2020 have been announced by Microsoft and Prodigy Learning after a virtual final which took place on 25th June as part of CertMatters.Live Online 2020.
The MOS Championship attracts more than 30,000 test-takers from across the UK & Ireland each year. Students, aged 13 to 22, competed with peers to prove their digital skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The top 30 finalists were invited to the June 25th virtual final where they sat a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam from the comfort of their own home to demonstrate their mastery of Office tools.
There could only be three winners. Using the top score method, the MOS UK & IE Champions 2020 (who each win the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland, Florida to compete in the *MOS World Championship Final 2021) are:
- Word: Daisy Thomas, Heywood Community School
- Excel: Hira Ramful, University of Warwick
- PowerPoint: Wisam Sherwi, UTC Reading
Congratulations to all three students on a fantastic achievement!!
Microsoft and Prodigy Learning recognised the top 30 student finalists at the MOS UK & Ireland Championship Virtual Awards Ceremony.
“The Microsoft Office Specialist UK & Ireland Championship is one of my favourite events, it is incredible that despite the current situation these students can still compete and inspire all of us with their competitive spirit and achievements,” said Chris Rothwell (Director of Education, Microsoft UK). “These young people beating over 30,000 peers from across the UK and Ireland are leaders of the future. They have earned valuable industry recognized certification representing a bright future for our industry and a solid foundation for the future skilled global workforce.”
With 2.3 million certifications delivered annually, Microsoft Office Specialist is the world’s largest IT certification program. Microsoft Office Specialist is the only official Microsoft-recognized certification for Office globally and serves as a powerful instrument for assessing student skills and preparing students for real-world application.
“Celebrating the best of the best digital skills at the UK & Ireland MOS Championship Final is always the highlight of our year. While the current challenging situation means we could not do it in person this year, it is still an honour to crown these Champions who will represent the region at the World Championship Final in 2021. Certification and participation in this final will stand out on their CVs and be a key to successful academic and career pursuits!” said Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning). ‘Congratulations to Daisy, Hira & Wisam on an incredible achievement, we know they will be leaders in the future’’.