Getting Paid before a Job Offer: MOS Certification Changes the Rules

Now this seems counterintuitive. How can you get a big check before you actually get a job? Just ask Floridian student and Microsoft Office Specialist, Cory Bolles. Cory participated in the 2013 MOS US National Championship, winning his category and moving on to take third place at the MOS World Championship. Now earning a $1000 […]

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North Carolina Celebrates 300,000 Certification Milestone

Today, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction celebrates a fantastic milestone – students and teachers have earned more than 300,000 professional certifications through the state’s Microsoft Imagine Academy, launched seven years ago.  North Carolina first piloted the Microsoft IT Academy in high schools in 29 counties during the fall semester of 2010-­11. Students and […]

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MOS Certification Got Me a Job at 15!

Certifiably confident, and rightfully so! In a recent interview with a past MOS US National Championship competitor, we were surprised to see just how much certification can change a student’s perspective on more than just technology. Ashley Masters, a senior at Kalama High School in Washington state, former MOS US National Championship competitor and FBLA […]

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The Journey to Become an ACA Champion

The journey from Las Vegas to Anaheim only takes about four hours. However, Las Vegas native and UNLV student, Ana Katarina Charvet, knows that her journey from Vegas to Anaheim for the 2017 ACA World Championship was much longer. Ana Katarina, known by her friends as Kai, earned her Adobe Illustrator certification in June 2017, […]

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From Microsoft Office Specialist to Amazon Intern

Silicon Valley. Seattle. London. Bangalore. All of these cities are recognized as some of the largest IT hubs in the world. Is it possible that Cary, North Carolina will be added to this list? It will if former MOS US National Championship competitor, Ali Khan, has anything to say about it. Ali, a Cary, NC […]

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