2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

Announcing Certiport's 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship from September 1 2017 to April 30 2018!
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.
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2018 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship

Announcing Certiport's 2018 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship from September 1 2017 to April 30 2018! In its 5th year, the competition attracted more than 110,000 candidates from 67 countries to prove their superior digital communications skills. Ana Katarina Charvet from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA won the top prize out of 47 finalists who came to the final round of competition at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim, California, USA from July 31 – August 2, 2017. To enter the competition, students aged 13 to 22 took a qualifying Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam to demonstrate their mastery using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. To view the full press release, click here.

QuickBooks Certified User

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Certified for today's accounting environment

Bookkeeping in the 21st century requires more than knowledge of GAAP principles or an eye for detail—students need relevant computing skills. Intuit® QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software for entrepreneurs and small business, provides an easy-to-understand platform for students to grasp accounting concepts while honing skills in the most prevalent bookkeeping application in small business today. Students can validate their QuickBooks knowledge by becoming an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU).

QuickBooks Certified User exam vouchers will now include access to both the QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online tests so candidates can demonstrate their skills in whatever version of QuickBooks they prefer.

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Distinguish your school’s business, accounting, finance, and entrepreneur program

A recent Certiport survey of accounting instructors at two-year colleges revealed that 84% believe students who are preparing for an accounting career should be conversant in QuickBooks. Said one respondent: “Many [students] now learn QuickBooks as they learn bookkeeping or accounting...You might start every bookkeeping or accounting course with it.”

Building the business coursework to support the achievement of the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) credential increases the value of academic programs and provides your institution with additional recruiting tools.

Key benefits of QuickBooks certification

  • Validate QuickBooks knowledge and skills for a position in professional accountancy
  • Demonstrate bookkeeping skills acumen in a tangible, measurable way
  • Position themselves as a credible job candidate to employers

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