Certiport, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the 2012 World Champions in Microsoft Word, culminating the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office to date. Sim Li Jin of Singapore was named the World Champion in Microsoft Word 2007.
The 2012 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office attracted more than 285,000 unique candidates from 53 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. 113 student finalists participated in the final round of competition.
The top 10 Microsoft Word 2007 finalists are:
- Sim Li Jin, Singapore
- Ai Hoshino, Japan
- Robert Phipps, United Kingdom
- Karanjot Singh, India
- Heather Plocinik, United States
- Huang Ting-Yu, China
- Eduardo Riveros, Chile
- Madeline Cedeno Gomez, Panama
- Tsai Tsung-Min, Taiwan
- Kim Su-Jeong, South Korea
Certiport recognized Sim Li Jin at the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office Student Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, and presented him with a $5,000 scholarship.
“With more than a half a million exam uploads this year, the growing popularity of the Microsoft Office competition reflects the desire for students to master these key productivity skills worldwide,” said Lutz Ziob, General Manager of Microsoft Learning, Microsoft Corp. “The winners have studied and become experts in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, and now they can apply those skills as they further their academic careers and enter the workforce. Knowing industry-leading Microsoft programs inside and out will help them be more productive and I believe it will be a shining star on their resume for the rest of their life.”
In the concluding round, competitors participated in timed, unique tests to demonstrate their ability to create documents for the information presented in Microsoft Word.
“In its 11th year, the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office has seen a 58 percent increase in the number of participants compared to last year, and students worldwide are excited about this competition,” said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. “More than 3 million individuals have now taken a Microsoft Office Specialist exam to validate their skills, so these winners are truly the best of the best. They will hold the title of “World Champion” forever, a valuable asset as they continue their academic and professional careers.”