Adding another laurel, 16-year-old Delhi boy Arijit Kansal has become the first Indian to win the Microsoft Specialist World Championship 2014, an event organised by Certiport. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business enterprise, which is a leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, as reported by a daily.
Arijit bagged the title by defeating four lakh other participants and 123 finalists from 130 countries and won $ 5000 scholarship. The vice president of US education at Microsoft said that the Microsoft Office specialist certification gives students a way to become tangibly prepared for college or a career. He also said that today’s job market requires computer proficiency and all individuals who earn certification have a valuable credential proving their skills. They congratulate the top winners for their extra efforts and look forward to seeing how they put their superior Microsoft Office skills to use in their future endeavors.
The other winners of the competition were Pongsatorn Dhanabordeephat of Thailand, who won the second place and Phuc Duy Tran of Vietnam who took the third place. The categories for which the students compete are MS Word 2007, MS Word 2010, MS Excel 2007, MS Excel 2010, MS PowerPoint 2007. This championship was held in California in US on July 28, 2014 and Arijit was declared the champion on July 30, 2014. He was awarded a certificate, a trophy and a Microsoft tablet.
The president and chief executive officer for Pearson VUE said that more than 7,40,000 exams were uploaded as part of this competition, and the MOS world champions are toppers in an elite group of individuals who know how to use Microsoft Office tools effectively.
The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015 would be hosted in Dallas, Texas next year by Certiport.