How Do Students Compete in the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship?
The process is simple! To be named the 2021 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Online Champion, students must have taken a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam between June 16, 2019 and May 14, 2021, have been over 13 years old at the time they took the qualifying exam, have been under 22 years old at the time they took the qualifying exam, and have earned the highest score in one of the following categories by May 14, 2021:
- Microsoft Word (Office 2016)
- Microsoft Excel (Office 2016)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 2016)
- Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
- Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
In the case that two or more students submit the same high score, the exam time will be used as a tie-breaker (the exam taken in the least amount of time will win). Students can and are encouraged to retake their MOS exam(s) to improve their score and time. There is no limit to the number of times a student may take an eligible MOS exam, regardless of the pass/fail outcome, as long as the student is not in violation of the exam retake policy.
Previous participants of any MOS U.S. National Championship round can compete in this year’s online championship ONLY if they are competing in a different exam. For example, if a student competed at a prior U.S. National Championship in Microsoft Word (Office 2016) or Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019), they can participate in this year’s online championship in any Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint exam but they cannot participate in any Microsoft Word exam.
At the end of the competition period, Certiport will notify the potential winners via email. If the potential winners do not respond to the notification email within 72 hours, then the potential winner may be disqualified, and an alternative potential winner may be selected from among all eligible exams following the same process and criteria. Please see the Official Rules for more details.