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North Carolina Celebrates Its Student Milestone – 200,000 Microsoft Certifications

Seeing young people learning and achieving more in schools is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. This week, some wonderful news came from the schools in North Carolina, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

 

Today, the state superintendent of North Carolina announced that North Carolina schools have achieved the significant milestone of more than 200,000 Microsoft certifications!

 

In the fall of 2010, Microsoft and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction piloted the first-ever statewide Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) program in the United States. In the span of just five years, students and teachers in North Carolina have earned more than 200,000 professional certifications in Microsoft technologies.Visit the author's original post

Blog Post: Live at the 2014 MOS World Championship!

This week I’m honored to be in Anaheim, California, at the Certiport MOS World Championship, now in its 13th year. As a representative of the Microsoft Learning Experiences team, I’m getting to meet and cheer on some of the youngest, brightest Office enthusiasts.

This year’s event is bigger and more exciting than ever! Here it is, by the numbers:

  • 241 students and chaperones are attending. Of the 155 students attending, 133 are participating in the MOS competition.
  • 42 countries are represented.
  • 747,895 total exam deliveries were entered into the competition, compared to 652,211 exams entered last year.
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Live at the 2014 MOS World Championship!

This week I’m honored to be in Anaheim, California, at the Certiport MOS World Championship, now in its 13th year. As a representative of the Microsoft Learning Experiences team, I’m getting to meet and cheer on some of the youngest, brightest Office enthusiasts.

This year’s event is bigger and more exciting than ever! Here it is, by the numbers:

  • 241 students and chaperones are attending. Of the 155 students attending, 133 are participating in the MOS competition.
  • 42 countries are represented.
  • 747,895 total exam deliveries were entered into the competition, compared to 652,211 exams entered last year.
Visit the author's original post