Nairobi, Kenya – May 19 2017
Tabarin Consulting, the local authorized partner for Certiport, Inc. (www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business and a Microsoft Academic Education Partner, announced the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) National Champions in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, culminating the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office locally and the only one endorsed by Microsoft since its inception in 2002.
In its 3rd year, the 2017 MOS National Championship (MOSNC) attracted more 1,750 entries from student competitors across Certiport authorized testing centres that participated in the MOS certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. The 2016 MOS World Championship (MOSWC), in its 16th year attracted more than 700,000 unique candidates from 120 countries who took an MOS certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. Regional competitions were held worldwide and 150 student finalists from 48 countries competed in the final round of competition in Orlando, Florida, USA including 6 young Kenyans.
The 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist National Champions are:
- Kajal Patel, North Pole College, Microsoft Word®2013
- Varun Gupta, Excel Global College, Microsoft Word®2016
- Jaskiran Bhogal, North Pole College, Microsoft Excel® 2013
- Sahil Barot, North Pole College, Microsoft Excel® 2013
- Bhavin Kukadia, North Pole College, Microsoft PowerPoint® 2013
- Ghanshyam Parmar, North Pole College, , Microsoft PowerPoint® 2013
Certiport and Microsoft recognized the top student competitors at the MOSNC Student Awards Ceremony at the Microsoft Kenya office in Nairobi and presented each first place winner with a crystal trophy and the runners with certificates of participation. 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.
MOS certification is the only official Microsoft-recognized certification for Microsoft Office globally and serves as a powerful instrument for assessing student skills and preparing students for real-world application.
Download high-resolution pictures of the winners here.