Business Student is one of the nation’s top Microsoft PowerPoint experts

Categories: Salford Business School

A first year Accounting and Finance student is one of the best in UK & IE at Microsoft PowerPoint.

Adam Brennan represented Salford in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) UK & IE Championship Final last month after placing in the top 30 out of 30,000 students in the MOS examinations.

Unfortunately, Adam just missed out on the chance to travel to California to compete for the world title but scored an impressive 950 out of 1,000 in the examination at both stages, only getting 5 questions wrong.

Adam said: “I was quite shocked when I got the email that I’d made it into the UK & IE championships, when you think of being one of 30 out of 30,000, it is an incredible feeling.

“Competing has been a really good experience. Preparing for the MOS Championships has helped me figure out my best way to revise and prep for exams which has massively helped me in my first year of university too. It is also going to be a really good addition to my CV and hopefully help me stand out.”

Adam initially took part in the MOS examination as part of his Digital Business Skills module, which focuses on improving students’ proficiency in Microsoft packages and developing their digital abilities.

Maggie Costello, the Digital Skills Consultant said: "In today's competitive job market, it has never been more important for our students to be able to prove their digital literacy to employers. Microsoft Office Specialist is a globally recognised, industry-standard micro-credential which evidences key employability skills, as well as enabling students to work more effectively in their academic studies. We’re delighted for Adam and hope his success will inspire others to work towards adding these highly valued qualifications to their CVs. 

After mastering Microsoft PowerPoint, Adam is keen to become an expert across several Microsoft Office Applications. Next, he wants to tackle the Microsoft Excel exams.

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