On February 23rd, Microsoft and Prodigy Learning announced the winner of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Australian Championship 2023 during a fantastic virtual final with extremely 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 start 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 23rd February 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:
BRAYDON TANTI, Saint Stephen’s College
Congratulations to Braydon on an incredible achievement! Not only has Braydon taken home the coveted prize of Microsoft Office Specialist National Champion – Australia 2023, they have also won the opportunity to go on and compete in the 2023 MOS World Championship Final in Florida, USA!
During the MOS Australian Championship Virtual Awards Ceremony, Microsoft and Prodigy Learning recognised all top 30 student finalists.
“Each year the Microsoft Office Specialist Australia Championship final is one of the best days in the calendar, it is incredible to see the top talented students showcase their mastery of business productivity and Microsoft Office Skills,” said Tiffany Wright (Director of Education, Microsoft Australia). “For these students, beating 1000’s of peers competing from across Australia to be in the virtual final, is a fantastic achievement, proving they are leaders of the future. They have earned valuable industry recognized certification representing a bright future for our industry and a solid foundation for not only the future skilled Australian workforce but also the global workforce. Best of luck Braydon competing in the MOS World Championship Final in 2023, we know he will do his country proud.”
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 2023!” said Andrew Flood (CEO, Prodigy Learning). ‘Congratulations to Braydon on an incredible achievement, we know they will have a very successful future career.’