Microsoft Office Specialist World Competition has been organised each year in Romania, since 2015, by STEAMonEdu project partner Educating for an Open Society – EOS Foundation in partnership with Certipro Education and Microsoft Romania. Thus, between 15 September 2019 – 15 June 2020, the candidates who had registered for this prestigious championship took the local qualifying exams by passing a Microsoft Office Specialist exam from one of the three sections:
Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 (school closure, social distancing, etc.), the organizers managed to examine the students enrolled in the competition by using the system Exams from Home developed by Certiport for this purpose.
Following the verification of the exams and scores, 38 candidates were validated and selected to participate in the national qualification stage of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship – 2020 edition, which will take place in Bucharest on 9 October 2020 at Microsoft Romania headquarters (if COVID-19 situation at that time will allow the organization of safe face-to-face events).
The candidates who obtain the best score in the categories Word 2016, Excel 2016 and PowerPoint 2016 at the national final in Bucharest, will represent Romania at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, which will take place in July 2021 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Romania had great results in the previous years at the MOS World Championship, results that made us very proud about our students. In 2019, Romania had a new spectacular premiere by gaining three medals during the final of the 18th edition of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2019 competition that took place in New York: three Romanian high school students were on the awarding stage to pick up their prises for the following categories:
By EOS ROmania