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Launch of Microsoft Office Certiport Authorized Testing Center at NUST SEECS
​MOS training program is collaborative venture of HEC (Higher Education Commission) and Microsoft Pakistan aiming to incite the Microsoft Office proficiency among students and instructors for escalation of classroom progression and course effectiveness.

In this regard HEC has arranged five day training on Microsoft Specialist certification at Resource Center Murree, from 30th May – 3rd June 2016, to train faculty members of different universities. Mr. Zubair Gill (Microsoft Certified Trainer) delivered training on MOS, Mr. Eng. Touqeer Khalid from HEC organized it, and Mr. Ali Hafeez from Microsoft Pakistan Administered Certification Exam activity.

Training schedule is as follows:

Day01: Introduction to MOS Exams and importance/need of the MOS certification leading to training on Microsoft Word application.
Day02: MS Word certification Exam and training on Microsoft Excel application.
Day03: MS Excel certification Exam and training on Microsoft PowerPoint application.
Day04: MS PowerPoint certification Exam and training on Microsoft OneNote application.
Day05: MS OneNote Certification Exam and certificate distribution among all participants.

Microsoft has also created digital repository for every university, named “Microsoft Imagine Academy”. The repository includes: Skills and knowledge development resources, Pedagogy development, Faculty/Students certification vouchers and Microsoft's Educator Community. Students and faculty members can register themselves to various certification courses and get prepared for the certification including MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist), MCE (Microsoft Certified Educator), and MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate). HEC has issued 10 certification vouchers for faculty and 500 certification vouchers for student to each university of Pakistan. One certification voucher is worth of 90$. After getting certification a faculty member will become Master Trainer and would have to conduct trainings on MOS for the other faculty members and students of the particular university. Ms. Erum Afzal from NUST-SECSE has attended MOS training as Master trainer.  She has successful completed certifications on all application.

Microsoft Office Specialist Training at SEECS 

After Successful completion of MOS Training and Certification Program Ms. Erum Afzal has conducted Microsoft Office Specialist Exam preparation training in two sessions in Farabi lab SEECS from 07th June 2016 to 15th June 2016 for the Under Graduation students of SEECS. In each training session students were trained on three basic applications of Microsoft Office comprising MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. After training of each application Microsoft certify Exam was taken. 24 Students of SEECS are now MOS certified in all three applications.

Statistics of results are MS Word 83%( 30 students appeared in Exam and 22 have passed the Exam), MS Excel 88%(16 appeared in Exam and 14 have passed the Exam), and MS Power point 96%( 24 appeared and 23 have passed the Exam) Main objective of the training was to prepare students for MOS National Championship Exam. 12 students from NUST- SEECS have been selected in National Championship round among 118 Students from all universities and schools. All students who have passed certification Exam will receive Microsoft Official certification.  

Microsoft Office National Championship for Islamabad region

The TEC Education Foundation, in collaboration with HEC Pakistan and Microsoft Pakistan, has conducted Microsoft Office National Championship for Islamabad region at Certiport Authorized testing Center Farabi Lab, NUST-SEECS, on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Mr. Muhammad Farhan from Certiport Islamabad, Mr. Ali Hafeez from Microsoft Pakistan,  Mr. Fahad Satti, Mr. Ubaid Ur Rehman, Ms. Erum Afzal along with ITS team from NUST- SEECS have organized this Activity.

National Championship round was based on Merit List from Certiport, (USA. Based). Top 118 Students from all universities and schools at National level with the highest score in the least time taken during exam conduction were selected. 34 participants out of 38 from various universities including 12 participants from NUST in Islamabad Region, participated in this certification exam. Certification Exam was taken on three application of Microsoft office including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint using both 2013 and 2010 versions. According to HEC guidelines the university students were only allowed to participate in the 2013 version of Microsoft Office applications.

After completion of the National Championship round, held on 24th June 2016 in TEC EDUCATION FOUNDATION–KHI  &  NUST–ISB. Certiport’s – the examining body provided results giving details of marks scored, time taken in giving exam in seconds.
Based on this data the TOP 18 National Champions were selected across Pakistan.

Students of NUST SEECS managed to clinch all 3 top position in the PowerPoint 2013 section.

1st Position

Muhammad Umar
National University of Sciences & Technology
77-422: MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013