Certiport Announces World Champions of Office Competition
This year’s winners in Microsoft Excel and Word Specialist exams hail from Switzerland and England.
Training provider Certiport announced Wednesday this year’s world champions
of the annual Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office at its Pathways conference
in Orlando, Fla. Among the 36 country
who participated in the world championship, Remy Bucheler, 20, from
Geneva, Switzerland, and Irfan Mistry, 15, from London, England, were the top
winners in Microsoft Excel and Word, respectively.
“Receiving this award is exciting after a long journey to prepare myself
for certification,” said Bucheler. “I set a goal to go as far as
I could in this competition and feel great about the result.”
“Winning this competition in Microsoft Office Specialist certification
is a great honor,” said Mistry. “I worked hard to gain this credential
because it will help me be successful. The fact that I won the competition is
a further bonus.”
Bucheler is currently a student at the University of Geneva studying business
administration and previously earned the Certiport Internet and Computing Core
Certification (IC3) credential. Mistry attends Watford Grammar school in London
and starts the 11th grade in September.
“We congratulate Remy and Irfan as the world champions and all the country
champions in this year’s competition,” said David Saedi, president
and CEO of Certiport. “The investment of time and effort by these students
is evidence of tremendous focus and determination. These champions will find
long-term success that comes with Microsoft Office Specialist certification
and improved skills needed for career success.”
This year’s winners received a prize package from Microsoft worth more
than $4,000. It includes a Dell laptop computer, HP iPAQ personal digital assistant,
Samsung portable media center and a Microsoft Xbox game system.
For more information about the 2005 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office,
To read our earlier story on the two U.S finalists, go here.