Some 51 young adults and teenagers competed this week in Park City, Utah, to find the world's best at Word and Excel. The finalists came from a pool of about 115,000 who took part in the initial competition.
In this photo, student competitors are preparing to take the final certification test and being checked in by Certiport proctors who oversee the competition.
Students preparing for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) competition. The performance-based testing uses the applications themselves to determine proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Student are scored based upon both score and time.