Certiport Presents the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions

The 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions

The winners of the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship have been announced by Certiport, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets.

In its 16th year, the competition attracted more than 560,000 candidates from 122 countries to demonstrate their superior skills in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Today culminated the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office and the only one endorsed by Microsoft since its inception in 2002.

To enter the competition, students aged 13 to 22 took a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. Regional competitions were held worldwide and 157 student finalists competed in the final round of competition in Anaheim, California, USA from July 31 – August 2, 2017.

The 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions are:

Microsoft Word 2013:

First place, Tiberiu Danciu, Romania

Second place, Ka Hei Chao, Macao

Third place, Manh Tu Bui, Vietnam

Microsoft Word 2016:

First place, Cheng Wai Fung, Hong Kong

Second place, Ieong Chi Kei, Macao

Third place, Eta Katherine, Nigeria

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

First place, Yip Pak Ming, Hong Kong

Second place, Daniela Pavlova, Bulgaria

Third place, Chang Wu, China

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

First place, Pattarapong Tantikowit, Thailand

Second place, Dheya Madhani, North Carolina, USA

Third place, Sofia Morales Gil, Guatemala

Microsoft Excel 2013

First place, JiaXi Dai, China

Second place, Sam Millar, United Kingdom

Third place, Kyriakos Chatziefthymiadis, Greece

Microsoft Excel 2016

First place, John Dumoulin, Virginia, USA

Second place, Sarawut Khamset, Thailand

Third place, Jayden Cooke, New Zealand

In the concluding round, competitors participated in unique project-based tests to demonstrate their ability to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for the information presented in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Certiport and Microsoft recognized the top competitors at the MOSWC Student Awards Ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Each first-place winner was presented with a $7,000 cash prize,…

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