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Winners Selected in Microsoft Office Competition

Certiport and Microsoft representatives pose with the gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in the Certiport 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office. Image courtesy of Certiport.

Five winners have been selected for the Certiport 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office.

The international competition featured 228,000 participants from 57 countries. In the final round of competition, 79 students representing 29 countries competed for one of five winning spots and a $5,000 scholarship.

For the final round, contestants took timed tests designed "to demonstrate their ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations for the information presented in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint," according to information released by Certiport.

The winners and the software they used to demonstrate mastery include:

  • Clement Ng Chwin Chiat of Malaysia, Microsoft Word 2010;
  • Chen Xing from China, Microsoft Excel 2010;
  • Mizuki Terao from Japan, Microsoft Word 2007;
  • Rebecca Rickwood of England, Microsoft Excel 2007; and
  • Liao Yu-Xuan from Taiwan, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.

β€œI am impressed by the caliber of students from all over the world who have learned advanced, certifiable Microsoft skills,” said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of the office product management group at Microsoft. β€œIt was great to see so many students mastering Microsoft Office 2010.  Office is used on more than one billion PCs worldwide, and these students are deeply engaged in the product, which will help them realize increased productivity and efficiency as they use these desktop applications for school assignments and on the job.”

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