India champions to represent India at Worldwide Competition in the USA
New Delhi, 10th June, 2012: Top performers in India’s secondofficial championship on Microsoft Office application skills organized by CyberLearning and Certiport were awarded and felicitated at a colorful ceremony this Fridayevening. The guests that included participating students, their parents, and doyens of the corporate and academic world were witness to the dramatic culmination of what has now become a most anticipated and eagerly contested annual academic championship of international repute- the COMPUDON.
The Winners of the championship were given medalsand awards by the Chief Guest
Dr. S.S.Jena, Chairman National Institute of Open Schooling and Guest of Honor-
Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director Sector Skills Council- NASSCOM. The 3 winners in Microsoft Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint (version 2007) a won themselves an all expenses paid trip to the 2012 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office applications to be held in August 2012 in Las Vegas, USA. The 3 students who topped in Microsoft Office Word, Power Point and Excel (version 2010) won themselves exciting prizes to the tune of Rs.50,000/- while the second and third runners up in all categories respectively won themselves Rs.25,000/- and Rs. 15,000/-. The worldwide competition, organized by Certiport on an annual basis, will see participants from 60+ countries display their skills in Microsoft® Office. It will be an opportunity for our India Champions to do India proud by bringing home the ‘World Cup in MS Office’.
The names of IndiaChampions and the schools who produced these winners are-
1. Bipin Kalra(Maharaja Agrasen School)-Delhi,MS Power Point 2007
2.Sarthak Jain(Maharaja Agrasen School)-Delhi. MS Excel 2010
3.Karnajot Singh(Kulachi Hansraj Modern School)-Delhi. MS Word 2007
4.Panjaj Prasad(Future Academy of Computer Technology-Chapra/
5.Shasahank Batra(Maharaja Agrasen School)-Delhi-
6.Dhruv Arora(DPS RK Puram)-Delhi-
The institutes/schools that produced India Winners this year were also recognized for producing the top talent in MS Office applications.All finalists got a group photograph taken in presence of Chief Guestand other important guests. The raison d’être of thechampionship is the encouragement of Indian youngsters in their quest to equip themselves with the requisite computer skills that will help them get a head-start in their lives. The opportunity for Indian youngsters in the IT field are mammoth, provided the youngsters have the requisite set of skills, and competitions like these will help reinforce the importance of relevant and vocational IT education.
Said Pankaj Rai,CEO,CyberLearning, the organizers and facilitators of the event “We are indeed astounded by the enthusiasm and talent demonstrated by the finalists. I am absolutely convinced that our winners will bring the World Cup home.”
Alan Raymond, Sr. VP and Chief Revenue Officer at Certiport who had come to participate in the award function said that “The enthusiasm shown by the finalists makes this event so exciting for Certiport. The interest among students and institutions reinforces our belief that we must continue to invest in the competition in India in the coming years.”
Hari Balachandran General Manager with Certiport observed, I had been a witness to the finals and simply amazed at the talent of the students who are shortlisted to represent India in the Worldwide finals. I am certain that these students would get home some of the awards from the world finals
This contest empowers students by providing them with the skills to become competent employees with industry-recognized credentials – Microsoft Office Specialist Certification – with which they shall be able to fulfill opportunities with industry, government and consumers all over the world. It is no surprise therefore that it has become a must do annual contest for students and career aspirants.
CyberLearning is the solution provider of the official Microsoft® Office certification, the Microsoft® Technology Associate certification programs, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals and the Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) for India. CyberLearning is associated with National Education Foundation (USA) which has been a knowledge builder of choice for learners across the world including USA, Canada, South America, Caribbean Islands, Jordan, Egypt, and Mauritius. CyberLearning currently offers more than 2500 self paced courses in eLearning.
For more information, please visit www.cyberlearningindia.com
For more information about the contest, please visit www.compudon.in
Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 153 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/
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