On November 10th, Microsoft and Prodigy Learning announced the winner of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Australian Championship during an exciting virtual final with incredibly talented students.
The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is an annual global digital skills competition (delivered locally by Prodigy Learning) involving over 760,000 students from 116 countries who compete to be the World number 1 in Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
In this end of year showcase event, Students aged 13 to 22 from across Australia competed with peers to prove their Microsoft Office digital skills. The top 30 students were invited to the 10th of November virtual final where they sat a further Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Office tools.
There could only be one winner and using the top score method, the MOSAU Champion is:
- ETHAN WONG, University of New South Wales
Congratulations to Ethan Wong on an incredible achievement! Not only has Ethan taken home the coveted prize of Microsoft Office Specialist National Champion – Australia, they have also won the opportunity to go on and compete in the MOS World Championship Final in 2022!
During the MOS Australian Championship Virtual Awards Ceremony, Microsoft and Prodigy Learning recognised all top 30 student finalists.
“We look forward each year to celebrating the high calibre of finalists who beat 1000s to become national finalists in the MOS Australian Championship,” said Tiffany Wright (Director of Education, Microsoft Australia). “Reaching the final proves these young students have the best Microsoft Office digital skills in the country and I have no doubt that having MOS Certification and this incredible achievement on their CV will allow them to stand out to future employers.”
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.
“With 72% of hiring managers more likely to hire someone with a certification, it is a highlight of our year to host the Australian MOS Championship Final. It is an honour to host these talented students as they compete for the crown of MOS Australian Champion and to win the opportunity of a lifetime to represent the country at the World Championship Final in 2022!” said Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning). ‘Congratulations to Ethan on an incredible achievement, we know they will have a very successful future career.’