The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship-Vietnam 2020 competition was launched at a ceremony held on Tuesday in Hanoi. — Photo petrotimes.vn

The contest is for university and high school students and was launched on Tuesday at the Hanoi Foreign Trade University.

At the launching ceremony, co-head of the MOS World Championship-Vietnam's organising committee, Doan Hong Nam said the contestants will test their skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Powerpoint using the 2016 versions.

Each exam will have one first prize, three second prizes, six third prizes, 15 consolation prizes, and one promising prize, other individual and collective prizes.

The total prize value of the contest is expected to be billions of dong, according to Nam.

The three national champions will represent Vietnam at the MOS World Championship that will be held in California, United States next year.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Permanent Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union said: “The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union highly appreciates the 10-year journey of the MOS World Championship in Vietnam.

"Started in the country in 2010, the contest is a useful and meaningful intellectual playground for young people, contributes to promoting the quality of teaching and learning informatics according to international standards.

"The competition also plays an important role in raising the intellectual level of office computer skills among young people, thereby contributing to improving the quality of Vietnamese human resources."

The contest will be implemented nationwide, jointly organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, IIG Vietnam, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The MOS World Championship-Vietnam 2020 is funded by Viettel Group.

At the Tuesday’s event, the organising committee commended three Vietnamese contestants who took part in the MOS World Championship 2019 that took place in the US last August.

Of which, Tran Hoang Anh, student of Ha Noi Foreign Trade University, won a Bronze Medal in Microsoft Excel 2013 content (each exam content has only one Gold Medal, one Silver Medal and one Bronze Medal), at the MOS World Championship 2019.

Nguyen Luu Hoang Anh, student of Dinh Thien Ly High School, HCM City, ranked in the top four of the Microsoft Word 2013 category.

The total number of medals of the MOS Vietnamese team in the past ten years has increased to 11, including one gold medal winner, one silver and nine bronze.

Vietnam ranked in the top 10 among 116 countries and territories around the world participated at the MOS World Champion 2019. — VNS

Vietnamese student grabs bronze at Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

Vietnamese student grabs bronze at Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

Tran Hoang Anh, a student of the Hanoi-based Foreign Trade University, has brought home the solitary bronze medal for Vietnam at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2019 (MOSWC) in the United States.