Tag Archives | Value of Certification

Paving the Path to an Ivy-League College with Certification

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is considered one of the top universities in the United States. Getting accepted, however, is definitely not an easy task. In 2016, only 7.9% of applicants were accepted. Basically, overcoming the odds and being accepted is no small feat. Just ask former MOS World Champion, Tyler Millis. Tyler is definitely […]

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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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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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Making a Difference Through Certification

Making a Difference Through Certification

Job Search As I prepared to graduate from Brigham Young University last December, I promised myself that I would only go to work for a company that was doing something good for the world. In addition to that requirement, I also wanted to find a job that would give me the opportunity to do international […]

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What Is It That You Do When You Do What You Do?

One of the most common questions I am asked when meeting new people is “where do you work?” My well-rehearsed response—I work at Certiport based out of American Fork [Utah] where we develop and market certification exams—inevitably prompts the dreaded follow-up question: “Oh, and what do you do there?” Although I dread it, this is […]

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