The ‘Magnificent Seven’ students from Good Counsel College in New Ross, Co. Wexford not only successfully achieved Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification, they each have attained a MOS Master Certification. MOS Master Certification demonstrates that these seven students have the deepest level of skills needed to proficiently use Microsoft Office programmes.
Good Counsel College have been offering MOS Certification to their students for the past 4 years. The TY Class of 2016/17 produced exceptionally amazing exam results. The seven students, Jan Becker, Jason Redmond, Henry Cullen, Michael Moclair, Joey Murchan, William Mulholland and Bill Dempsey each achieved the highest level within the MOS Certification Programme, a MOS Master Certificate.
The seven boys excelled beyond just one MOS Certification each, Jan Becker, pictured first on the left, achieved 9 MOS Certificates and each of the other students successfully achieved 7 MOS Certificates. In addition to this success, William Mulholland (pictured second from the right) put his Microsoft Office Word skills to the test and competed in the MOS Four Nations Championship in 2017. He was one of the top 20 students in Ireland invited to compete at the 2017 MOS Irish Finals held in Microsoft.
William Walker (Teacher, Good Counsel College) said “We are certainly very proud of our seven TY students who have achieved the highest level within Microsoft Office Certification. Having not one, not two, but seven students to each achieve a MOS Master Certificate is a fantastic result for Good Counsel College. MOS Master Certification proves to employers that our students are highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools and will allow them to stand out way above other candidates in any job interview.”
Billy Breen (Ireland Account Manager, Prodigy Learning) added: “Congratulations to the Magnificent Seven TY students in Good Counsel College, it really is a testament to the boys themselves and their teachers to have achieved 7 MOS Master Certificates. Microsoft Office is a lifelong skill and much sought after by employers, ranking as number 3 in the Top 20 Most Sought-After Employability Skills, having a MOS Master Certificate will make these seven student’s skills very much in demand among employers and hugely increase their employability prospects.”
Irish Student Rohan Vargas has won the title of Microsoft Office Specialist Word World Champion in California, USA. The 16 year old student from CBS Kilkenny has taken home a cheque for $7,000 and the winning title.