Microsoft World Championship 2015

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2016

Last date to apply

June 15, 2016

About MOS World Championship

  • Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is conducted by Certiport in partnership with Microsoft to test the MS-Office skills of the students.
  • Top students are selected from various countries across the world to participate in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2016 to be held from August 7 to 10, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • The students have to submit a passing score in any of the following exam categories in order to qualify:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013 Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel® 2013 Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint® 2013 Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2010 Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel® 2010 Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint® 2010 Exam
  • These exam categories will be known as ‘Exam(s)’. The candidates have to take any of these Exams from an approved Certiport Authorized Testing Center. The last date to register is June 15, 2016.
  • The exam can be taken only in a limited number of languages. The list of languages will be updated soon.
  • The Championship is held all over the world, but rules differ slightly from country to country. The participating countries include:

Albania

Denmark

Kyrgyzstan

Romania

Algeria

Dominica

Laos

Russia

Antigua and Berbuda

Dominican Republic

Latvia

Saudi Arabia

Argentina

Ecuador

Lebanon

Serbia

Armenia

Egypt

Lithuania

Singapore

Australia

El Salvador

Macau

Slovakia

Austria

Ethiopia

Macedonia

Slovenia

Azerbaijan

France

Malaysia

South Africa

Bahamas

Georgia

Mauritius

Sri Lanka

Bahrain

Germany

Mexico

Sweden

Bangladesh

Ghana

Moldova

Switzerland

Barbados

Greece

Montenegro

Taiwan

Belarus

Grenada

Morocco

Tajikistan

Bermuda

Guatemala

Nepal

Thailand

Bolivia

Guyana

Netherlands

Trinidad and Tobago

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Honduras

New Zealand

Turkmenistan

Brazil

Hong Kong

Nicaragua

Ukraine

Brunei

India

Nigeria

United Arab Emirates

Bulgaria

Indonesia

Oman

United Kingdom

Cambodia

Iraq

Pakistan

United States

Cameroon

Ireland

Palestine

Uruguay

Canada

Italy

Panama

Uzbekistan

Cayman Islands

Jamaica

Paraguay

Venezuela

Chile

Japan

Peru

Vietnam

China

Jordan

Philippines

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Colombia

Kazakhstan

Poland

Yemen

Costa Rica

Kenya

Puerto Rico

Croatia

Kosovo

Qatar

Czech Republic

Kuwait

Republic of Korea

 

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MOS World Championship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age 13-22 years 
Details
  • Age Limit: Participants must be aged between 13 and 22 years as on June 15, 2016.
  • They must be currently studying in an institution approved by a recognised board/university.
  • Participants from previous year can also participate this year. But if they had participated in MOS Word, they can participate in either MOS PowerPoint or MOS Excel.

Not Eligible:

  • Employees of Microsoft, Certiport, or any of their partners, or their relatives are not eligible to participate in the Championship.

MOS World Championship Reward

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship Reward

The winners of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2016 will win the following prizes:

Reward for MOS 2013

The candidates who win the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2016 under MOS 2013 tracks will get Medal of Achievement and Certificate and the following cash prize:

Category

Reward (Cash Prize)

First Prize

$7,500

Second Prize

$3,750

Third Prize

$1,500

 Reward for MOS 2010

The candidates who win 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship under MOS 2010 tracks will get Medal of Achievement and Certificate and the following cash prize:

Category

Reward (Cash Prize)

First Prize

$5,000

Second Prize

$2,500

Third Prize

$1,000

 

MOS World Championship Application form and Process

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship Application Process

Students can register themselves for the Championship by following the steps given below

Guidelines to fill the Application form

  • Participants can register themselves for the competition using any of the following steps:
    • Register just before taking the test: Students have to take the test in any of the Exams from an authorized ACADEMIC Certiport Authorized Testing Center.
    • Register just after taking the test: They can also register any eligible Exam after getting the passing score by logging into the Candidate’s homepage.
      • To register, they have to click on the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship link and follow the instructions.
  • Students can take the exams more than once in a day, provided they don’t violate the terms of the Certiport exam retake policy. But if they qualify for participating in Regional/Country round or the Final round, they can appear for the exam in only one of the Exam tracks, i.e. the track in which they have qualified.

How to Participate in the Championship

  • Option to Register for Championship while taking the Exam: Students will be asked to participate in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015 via a dialog box which appears on the screen while sitting for the exam track in MOS 2013 Excel, Word or PowerPoint or MOS 2010 Excel, Word or PowerPoint tracks.
  • Choice to Opt Out of the Championship: He/she can also choose to not appear for the Championship by removing the tick on the checkbox.
  • If the student has passed the exam, and has not removed the check on the box, he/she has now entered into the Championship.
  • Certiport Solution Providers will now contact the qualifying students and give them further information for the next round.
    • Some countries also conduct a Regional/Country wise Championship as a qualifying round for the World Championship.

MOS World Championship Selection Process

Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship Selection Process

  • Test on the Respective Tracks: The Regional/Country Champions will be tested on their respective tracks in a proctored lab.
    • Although the test is completed in one round, sometimes a second round can be conducted.
  • Tie Breaker: If there are two top scorers, then the final winner will be selected on the basis of the time factor. The candidate, who finished the test in lesser time, will be the winner.

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