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WELCOME TO THE 2017 MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Prove your skills in Microsoft Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® and you could win an invitation to compete in the World Championship finals in Anaheim, California, USA!

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a national competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office applications. Participating in this competition provides an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills, have some fun, impress student colleagues, and gain recognition.

To participate, pass one of the following exams:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word® 2013 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel® 2013 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint® 2013 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint® 2016 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word® 2016 Exam
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel® 2016 Exam

How do I enter a qualifying exam?

  1. Enter an Exam at the Time of Testing: While sitting for a MOS 2013 Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® exam or MOS 2016 Word or Excel® or PowerPoint® exam, you will be prompted to participate in the Championship. Before the exam begins, a screen will appear with competition information and an opt-in checkbox. To submit your exam into the Championship, leave the check box checked and then select the OK button. If you pass, your exam will automatically be submitted into the Championship. If you do not want to submit your exam, then you can opt out of the competition by clearing the checkbox.
  2. Enter an Exam You’ve Already Completed: Did you complete and pass a qualifying exam but did not select to enter it into the Championship? You can still enter your exam for a chance to be the next U.S. National Champion! Simply follow these steps:
    1. Login to your Candidate Home Page
    2. Click on the Championship link
    3. Select the exam you would like to enter into the Championship
    4. Select ‘Register Selected Exams’ button

If you have any questions about the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship, please speak with your instructor or email us at MOSchampionship@pearson.com.

Testing FAQs

HOW STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE:

While sitting for a MOS 2013 Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® exam or MOS 2016 Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® exam, students will be prompted to participate in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship. Before the exam begins, a screen will appear with competition information and an opt–in checkbox. If the student wishes, he/she can opt out of the competition by clearing the checkbox.

If the student passes the exam and has left the opt–in button checked, he or she will be entered into the competition.

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