The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships
Students from the West Pomeranian University of Technology (ZUT) in Szczecin have obtained the highest scores in their qualifications. This way Szczecin will have as many as three representatives in the Championships. This is a great success for the University, the City, and the Region as a whole. No other region has ever had such a strong team for the MOS championships finals.
The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships, organised by Certiport, are an international competition where school and university students compete in six categories. Each participant State nominates its top students to take part in the Championships Finals. This year, the Finals will be hosted by Dallas, Texas, USA.
The leading students from each country are selected during local qualification rounds. Each participant who wants to qualify for the finals must pass an exam in Microsoft Office Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
This year our country will be represented by as many as three candidates. Competition in the qualification round was fierce. Many university and secondary school students approached the maximum possible scores. At the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships 2015 in Dallas, Texas, USA, Poland will be represented by
• Mateusz Wyczawski
University student, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, ZUT
Category of nomination: Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2013
Score: 1000/1000 points, time: 0:39:42
• Paweł Jardzioch
University student, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, ZUT
Category of nomination: Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2013
Score: 1000/1000 points; time: 0:49:04
• Beata Przewoźniak
University student, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, ZUT
Category of nomination: Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013
Score: 1000/1000 points; time: 0:47:39
MOS World Championships in numbers
• The MOS 2015 World Champion will receive USD 7,500, a gold medal, and a World Championships certificate.
• The MOS 2015 runner-up will receive USD 3,750, a silver medal and a World Championships certificate.
• The MOS 2015 brown medalist will receive USD 1,500, a brown medal and a World Championships certificate.
• The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships have been organised since 2002.
• The Championship Finals take place each year in the USA, and each time students are welcomed by a new venue and a unique design, theme and scenery.
• Last year, Disneyland (California, USA) hosted the 13th Microsoft Office Specialist 2014 World Championships.
• The event brought together over 400 candidates from 130 countries, who represented superior skills in Microsoft Office suite programs.
• 123 students from all round the world competed during the Championships Finals 2014 organised in Disney’s Grand Californian Resort.
• Poland has participated in the Championships since 2013 and this is the second time our candidates have qualified for the Finals.