Certiport Announces Viettel as Premier Sponsor for 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

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Largest Technology and Telecommunications Corporation in Vietnam Supports Technology in Education

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announces Viettel Group as a premier sponsor of the 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship. The event will be held in New York, NY July 28-31, 2019 and in its 18th year, the competition is expected to attract more than 750,000 candidates from more than 100 countries to prove their superior skills in Microsoft Office.

Viettel Group is the largest technology and telecommunications corporation in Vietnam and is known for CSR programs not only in education but also in the health sector. In addition to funding programs to encourage students to enhance their global job skills such as the MOSWC competition, they also provide schools with Internet access in 11 markets such as Mozambique and Tanzania, and fund a free heart surgery program for poor children in Vietnam.

“We support technology in education and encourage students to participate in competitions to enhance their basic IT skills,” said Major General Le Dang Dung, Acting President and Acting General Director of Viettel Group. “The future begins today - a high-quality workforce starts with the younger generation as they are encouraged and given the opportunity to grow. We sponsor the MOS Championship in Vietnam and now the MOS World Championship because we believe that once the younger generation is trusted and fully supported, they will create incredible things in the future.    

Viettel Group works to create new realities for students. In just 2 years, Viettel Group’s in-school Internet program managed to provide broadband Internet to 40,000 schools across the nation including K-12, higher education and further education programs to help youth in Vietnam keep pace with world development. Since 2010, Vietnam has become one of the leading ASEAN countries for universal Internet access in education.

"We are thankful for Viettel’s support for technology in education and are pleased to have them join us as the premier sponsor for the MOS World Championship,” said Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager – IT, Pearson VUE. “Viettel is helping us to spread the message of the value of certification and we look forward to their partnership.”

About Viettel Group

Viettel Group is currently the largest telecommunications and technology corporation in Vietnam and one of the top 30 leading telecommunications companies in mobile connection according to the Wireless Intelligence ranking of the Global System of Mobile Communication Association (GSMA). Viettel is also recognized as one of the world's fastest growing telecom operators. Viettel Group's total revenue reached US $77 billion with more than 52,000 employees and 111 million customers in more than 10 countries around the world from Asia and Africa to America. Other than telecommunications, Viettel also participates in production research of advanced technology and some other categories such as construction, commerce, importing and exporting and IDC. For more details, please visit http://www.viettel.com.vn.

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. Certiport provides certification development, delivery, and program management services through an expansive network of more than 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. More than 3 million Certiport exams are delivered in 26 languages across 148 countries each year throughout the academic, workforce, and corporate technology markets. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business, and is a part of the world’s leading learning company, Pearson. To learn more, go to http://www.certiport.com.

"Certiport" is a registered trademark of NCS Pearson, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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