Most people may be surprised to find the Microsoft Office Expert World Championship every year. According to CNN, 760,000 candidates from around the world hope to win the $7,000 prize in each category. Students between the ages of 13 and 22 passed local and national competitions and eventually reached Orlando in Florida for the final round of the finals, with 152 participants from 51 countries competing for the top prizes.
Participants were selected from the 2013 or 2016 versions of Word, PowerPoint or Excel and won a total of six championships.
Kevin studied at Dunbar High School in Lee County, Fla., and received certifications for many different Microsoft Office products through Dunbar's Institute of Excellence in Technology. The contest involves creating an Excel file from a set of data, and the winner is the one who creates the most accurate project.
The current champion Kevin DiMaculangan said: “Time is not important, because almost no one can finish on time, the focus is accuracy. Kevin Dimaculangan won the 2018 Microsoft Office 2016 Excel Expert World Championship. In competition with students from New Zealand and Hong Kong, Dimaculangan is the only American to win a single category in six categories.
Looking ahead, Kevin said he already has a job offer, but he is focusing on the school and getting more certificates. Now that he has learned all about Excel, he can look to the competition in the Word or PowerPoint category.