Certiport and Prodigy Learning name Perth student best in Australia at Microsoft Word

Student advances to the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Orlando, Florida, USA

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – July 4, 2018

The winner of the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Australian National Championship has been announced by Certiport, the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, and Prodigy Learning, Certiport’s partner in Australia.

Aidan Smith

Aidan Smith, a student at All Saints College – Bull Creek Campus, a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, took top honors in the competition. Aidan won first place in the Microsoft Word 2016 category.  He and a chaperone will now head to Orlando, Florida, USA for the MOS World Championship from July 29 – August 1, 2018.

Aidan earned the highest MOS Word exam score in Australia in the qualifying round, which ended May 31, 2018.

"We’re very impressed by Aidan and all of the students who entered – the competition is growing in Australia and students are proving they can use Microsoft Office tools effectively which will be a key to successful academic and career pursuits,” said Andrew Flood, CEO, Prodigy Learning. “We look forward to watching Aidan at the MOS World Championship and we know he will represent Australia well.”

Certiport anticipates more than 150 finalists from more than 60 countries will compete at the MOS World Championship where students will again participate in a unique competition exam in their track. Six winners will receive cash prizes, medals and the title of Microsoft Office Specialist Word, Excel or PowerPoint World Champion.

About Prodigy Learning

Prodigy Learning, Certiport EMEA Partner of the Year 2017, is an award-winning EdTech business, providing digital skills certifications and learning solutions for Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft and other technologies.  These IT certifications deliver job-ready skills, improving employability for students and productivity for employees.

Prodigy is a Microsoft Authorised Education Gold Partner and Global Training Partner, supporting academic institutions with Microsoft Imagine Academy and other Microsoft Education solutions.

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. Certiport provides certification development, delivery, and program management services through an expansive network of more than 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. More than 3 million Certiport exams are delivered in 26 languages across 148 countries each year throughout the academic, workforce, and corporate technology markets. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business, and is a part of the world’s leading learning company, Pearson. To learn more, go to www.certiport.com.

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Press Contact:

Prodigy Learning
+61 2 8320 2984
info@prodigylearning.com.au
Allison Yrungaray
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allison.yrungaray@pearson.com

We’re very impressed by Aidan and all of the students who entered – the competition is growing in Australia and students are proving they can use Microsoft Office tools effectively which will be a key to successful academic and career pursuits.
Andrew Flood, CEO, Prodigy Learning