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The winner takes it all

…Actually, there are runners-up prizes

Test your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills, by sitting a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam with The Library. You’ll put yourself in with the chance to win $8,000 and the trip of a lifetime to the Microsoft Office World Championships in Orlando, Florida.   

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Passing one of our free exams – which would cost you around £100 each in the commercial sector – will automatically enter you into the MOS UK & Ireland Championship Final 2023. From there, you could be one of 30 top finalists to win the Word, Excel or PowerPoint category to make it to Orlando.

One of us

Last year Adam Brennan, a first year BSc Accounting and Finance student, claimed one of the top spots! With over 30,000 student entrants passing MOS exams each year, this was an amazing achievement. Surprised, but delighted, Adam said:

“I was quite shocked… it is an incredible feeling. Competing for MOS has been a really good experience. It is also going to be a really good addition to my CV and help me stand out.”

I have a dream

The final deadline is 26 May. You’ve still got time to take a MOS exam and go on to represent your country. If you think you can get the highest score with the quickest time, sign up for the MOS programme today and start getting exam-ready. 

Competition prizes

Take a chance on me

And remember, whether you make it to Orlando or not, the exam is well worth taking. This globally recognised micro-credential proves to potential employers that you’ve got the key employability skills they’re after. 


Visit Microsoft Office Specialist Qualification to learn more about the MOS programme and how to join the programme and it’s free online training. 

Super Trouper

Best of luck to anyone sitting a MOS exam!

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