MOS World Championship 2016 has now launched!


The 2015-16 academic year is now firmly in full swing, and before we know it, half term will be upon us… But this also means that it is time to kick off the 2016 MOS World Championships!

The following post is from Prodigy Learning, and provides details of this year’s competition and information on how to apply.

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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship is a global competition that tests students' skills on Microsoft Office applications, operated and sponsored in the UK by Prodigy Learning.

MOSWC 2016In 2016 two students will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK at the final round at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida from August 7th to 10th. and the chance to compete for the World Championship (with a top prize $7,500 USD)!

Last year’s MOS World Championship attracted more than 400,000 unique candidates from 130 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. The UK Championship had over 10,000 entries from more than 100 academic institutions with 20 finalists invited to the UK Final at Microsoft UK in June 2015Alfie-Fuller Burgess from Ormiston Park Academy and Thi Ngoc Linh from London School of Economics and Political Science were crowned UK Champions and represented the country at the MOS World Championship Final in Dallas, Texas.


MOS World Championship Prizes

The two UK Champions who will each win the trip of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida and the chance to compete for the World Championship (with a top prize $7,500 USD)!  Visit the MOS World Championship website for more information.

Taking Part

To participate*, students must first take and pass a qualifying MOS exam in Word, Excel or ***NEW FOR 2016*** PowerPoint (2010 or 2013) during one of the two Qualifying Rounds to be eligible for invitation to the UK  Final in June 2016.

  • First Qualifying Round (October 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015)

9 students from around the UK will be chosen using the "top-score method" (highest exam score and lowest exam-taking time) in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to qualify for the UK Final in June 2016.

  • Second Qualifying Round (January 1, 2015 - May 15, 2015)

9 students from around the UK will be chosen using the "top-score method" (highest exam score and lowest exam-taking time) in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to qualify for the UK Final in June 2016.

  • UK Final (June 2016)

The UK Final will bring together the finalists (selected from the Qualifying Rounds) at an event hosted by Microsoft UK in June 2016.  Finalists will sit an exam in their qualifying category and two UK Champions will be determined based on these results.

*Terms and Conditions apply.  For full Terms and Conditions of the local UK competition please email info@prodigylearning.com.  To compete in the final round of the Championship, students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited learning institution and be 13 to 22 years of age (as of June 15, 2016).


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