The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship-Việt Nam 2020 competition was launched at a ceremony held on Tuesday in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Kiều Vân
HÀ NỘI — Computer students will be able to test their skills at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship-Việt Nam 2020 competition.
The contest is for university and high school students and was launched on Tuesday at the Hà Nội Foreign Trade University.
At the launching ceremony, co-head of the MOS World Championship-Việt Nam's organising committee, Đoàn Hồng 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 đồng, according to Nam.
The three national champions will represent Việt Nam at the MOS World Championship that will be held in California, United States next year.
Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, Permanent Secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union said: “The Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union highly appreciates the 10-year journey of the MOS World Championship in Việt Nam.
"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 Hồ Chí 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-Việt Nam 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, Trần Hoàng Anh, student of Hà Nội 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.
Nguyễn Lưu Hoàng Anh, student of Đinh Thiên Lý 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.
Việt Nam ranked in the top 10 among 116 countries and territories around the world participated at the MOS World Champion 2019. — VNS