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Certify, Create, Compete

Today Certiport announced the 2016 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Championship and the 2016 Adobe Certified Associate World Championship! The 2016 ACA U.S. National Championship is an online competition open to students currently enrolled in an approved, accredited academic institution, between age 13 to 22 and with an ACA certification in Photoshop, Illustrator, or […]

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Announcing Microsoft Imagine Academy

​ On January 11, 2016, Microsoft announced its new Microsoft Imagine Academy. Imagine Academy is an evolution of the IT Academy program, one of Microsoft’s longest standing education initiatives built on deep partnerships with learning institutions and a commitment to skill building for students and educators. On its “Born to Learn” blog, Microsoft said its goal is […]

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Congratulations to the 2016 MOS U.S. National Championship Fall Qualifier Winners

What an exciting way to kick-off the 2016 MOS U.S. National Championship! We had more exams entered during the fall semester than we’ve ever seen before. Ready for the highlights? Forty-nine states participated Over 211,000 exams were entered Over 136,000 unique students entered their exams Entries were submitted from over 3,500 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers […]

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Microsoft Office Specialist Champions Safe in Nepal

Certiport is very happy to learn two Nepalese students who competed in its 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship in Washington, D.C. are safe following Saturday’s Nepal earthquake. Himal Shrestha, named the 2013 World Champion in Microsoft Excel 2010, and Prabin Sapkota were participants in the prestigious competition. Both men used the Nepal Earthquake […]

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Adding Arts Education and Industry-Recognized Certification to STEM Education

Certiport recently contributed to the STEM-focused March Issue of Techniques Magazine. Seven in 10 hiring managers agree that students are unprepared for the workplace and lack the necessary skills to succeed there. STEM education is combating these numbers by preparing students with many of the skills required for success in today’s rapidly growing industries; however, […]

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