The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship presented by Certiport Inc. is a competition that tests students’ skills in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint (2013 and 2016). Most of the training and testing takes place in Angela Barker’s Advanced Computer Applications class at the Montgomery Co. ATC. Top students will be invited to represent Kentucky at the U.S. National Championship, held in Orlando, FL in June 2017. When the students take an exam in Excel, Word or PowerPoint (2013 or 2016), students are automatically entered to qualify and compete. According to Mrs. Barker -Montgomery Co. ATC currently has 14 students that are entirely MOS certified (passing three exams) and 61 students that are MOS certified in Excel 2013 at this time and will be taking the other two exams this Spring. There were two students that received a perfect score of 1,000 in Excel 2013.
Congratulations to Kelcie Cooper and Ben Rose! However, Kelcie Cooper won the qualifier with a faster time and will be representing Montgomery Co. ATC as the fall qualifier in Excel 2013 this June in Orlando, FL.
Participants who outperform their peers to qualify for the National Championship generally have perfect or near-perfect exam scores and completion times well below the allotted examination time of 50 minutes.
For more information about the 2017 MOS US National Championship, visit www.moschampionship.com/kentucky.