|The 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship qualifying competition for the southern region began in HCM City on Jan 20. Photo tienphong.vn |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship qualifying competition for the southern region began last Saturday in HCM City.
The annual competition for students aged 13 to 22 comprises three contests - Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
It is organised by the Hồ Chí Minh Central Youth Union and IIG Việt Nam, an organisation for testing and educational quality accreditation.
A total of 120 candidates from across the country will be chosen for the national championship.
Three winners at the national championship will go on to the World Championship in the US from July 29 to August 1 this year.
The first prize in the World Championship will be US$7,000, and the second and third prizes will be $3,500 and $1,500.
The competition has been organised world-wide since 2002 and was first held in Việt Nam in 2010.
Việt Nam won third place in Microsoft Word 2013 at the World Championship last year. — VNS