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Hong Kong student wins silver medal in Microsoft Office contest

By Computerworld Hong Kong staff


Test delivery solution provider Certiport, announced on Tuesday the winners of the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions.

Chan Joyce Yee Jing -- a student from Hong Kong -- walked away with the silver medal in Microsoft Excel 2010 and a US$2,500 scholarship while Himal Shrestha of Nepal was named the world champion in the same category and awarded a US$5,000 scholarship.

The 2013 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office attracted more than 344,000 unique candidates from 90 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products, Certiport said in a statement. 100 student finalists participated in the final round of competition, the firm added.

Other contestants who are among the top 10 finalist include:

- Nina Joseph, USA, bronze medal
- Samuel Shie Song Fa, Brunei
- Savanna Robertson, USA
- Chih-Ting Hsieh, Taiwan
- Mukrawee Weraphong, Thailand
- Mahiro Tatsumi, Japan
- Nan Wu, China
- Soojong Kang, South Korea

"More than 650,000 exams were uploaded as part of this competition, so these student winners are truly the best of the best at effectively using Microsoft Office tools," said Alison Cunard, general manager for Microsoft Learning Experiences Group.

In the concluding round, competitors participated in unique project-based tests to demonstrate their ability to create spreadsheets for the information presented in Excel, Certiport said.