Three Canadian Students Named 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist National Championships

Students move on to compete among world’s best in the World Championship in Orlando, Florida, USA

Langley, BC – Three students from across Canada, two high school students from British Columbia and a college student from Ontario have proven to be the best in Canada in Microsoft Office. The students will compete at Certiport’s Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office and the only one endorsed by Microsoft since its inception in 2002.

The accomplishment demonstrates the incredible accomplishments that are coming out of technical education in Canada. Building a foundational knowledge of Microsoft Office tools will help the students thrive in their future academic and career pursuits.

The winners of the Microsoft Office Specialist Canada competition are:
Microsoft Word 2016: Alexander Ratner (Thomas Haney Secondary School)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Karrah Parke (Thomas Haney Secondary School)
Microsoft Excel 2016: Binh Tran (Centennial College)

The group will move forward with an all-expenses-paid trip to represent Canada at the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Orlando, Florida July 29 – August 1, 2018.

Worldwide the World Championship has attracted 766,560 unique candidates from 116 countries. This year, Certiport and Microsoft have registered over 150 champions to compete from all around the world. Candidates will compete for a chance to win a $7,000 scholarship and the title of “World Champion” in their respective categories.

“In a world where innovation is the key to business success and growth, we are very proud of these schools for providing these students with the tools to succeed,” says Vanessa Knox, COO of CCI Learning.

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CCI Learning
Suite # 112, 9440-202nd Street
Langley, BC, Canada V1M 4A6

About CCI Learning
CCI Learning is an education technology company specializing in interactive courseware, certification,
software licensing, and educator services. At CCI Learning we take a human-centered approach to
learning by focusing on the needs of each individual, offering a variety of learning solutions in
productivity, computer science, digital literacy and creative computing. CCI Learning researches and
develops award-winning courseware for print, electronic and assessment engines that are sold and
distributed globally. Founded on this world-leading courseware, CCI Learning has developed
Jasperactive, the world’s first kinesthetic Microsoft Office learning and validation system mapped to
the Microsoft Office Specialist Global Standard.

As a Platinum Certiport Partner and Microsoft Authorized Educational Partner, CCI Learning advances
digital literacy, productivity skills and information technology for students, faculty, and staff in
academic institutions worldwide by providing globally recognized certifications, learning solutions
and educator services.

For additional information, please contact:
Lexie Wynne
CCI Learning

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