Certiport Announces Viettel as Premier Sponsor for Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

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Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces Viettel Group is the premier sponsor of the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC). The event begins today in Dallas, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Grapevine Resort and brings together 150 student competitors from 40 countries to prove their expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Viettel Group is currently the largest telecommunications and technology group in Vietnam with $10 billion in revenue and over 90,000 employees (75,000 in Vietnam and 15,000 overseas). Viettel has delivered service to over 76 million customers in over 10 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas.

“We believe information technology incorporated into education will help to remove the gap in training and give everyone access to quality educational opportunities,” said Tong Viet Trung, deputy director of Viettel Group. “As a result, we sponsored the MOS Vietnam Championship and now the MOS World Championship to show our support of the students.”

Viettel has made history in Vietnam by providing broadband Internet connection in 100 percent of the educational institutions with in-school Internet programs in only 2 years. Since 2010, Vietnam has ranked in the top group of ASEAN countries in Internet connectivity in education.

"We are proud to have Viettel as our premier sponsor for the MOSWC and commend their support of certification and technology in education,” said Aaron Osmond, vice president of the global Certiport offering for Pearson VUE. “Viettel sees the value an industry-recognized certification can give to a student and they are helping others see that value as well.”

About Viettel

Viettel is one of the world’s fastest growing telecom operators. It has been well known as a pioneer who has ushered in a telecommunications revolution in just a few years, transforming telecom services to a commodity for all social classes and to all rural and remote areas. With year-on-year revenue doubled during 7 consecutive years between 2005 and 2012, Viettel is listed among the world’s fastest growing telecom operators and is placed among the top 15 telecom companies in terms of cellular connections (ranked by GSMA’s Wireless Intelligence). Viettel currently has operations in eight markets over Asia, Latin America and Africa, covering a total population of nearly 170 million people.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 13,000 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 Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

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