Breaking News: UK Student Crowned Excel Champion
August 7, 2011 Leave a comment
But wait, this just in… More breaking news… A Microsoft Excel championship even exists!
Back to the first breaking news bit. Rebecca Rickwood, 15, was crowned champion of Microsoft’s Excel 2007, apparently she was one of the 228,000 people participating in nearly 60 countries.
I for one am still shocked such a competition exists, never mind the fact that someone won it. I am left to wonder, how well does Ms. Rickwood know her Excel 2010. That title belongs to Chen Xing of China.
According to Certiport, which is “the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the 2011 World Champions in Microsoft Excel, culminating the most popular technology skills competition on Microsoft Office to date:”
Students from 29 Countries Compete in Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. The 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office attracted more than 228,000 unique candidates from 57 countries who competed to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products. Seventy nine student finalists participated in the final round of competition.
This year’s competition was held in San Diego. You can even see photos from the event.
In case you were wondering, next year’s competition will be in Las Vegas.