Green Hope students earn master level Microsoft certification

Students at Green Hope High continue to excel in the Microsoft IT Academy. Seven students earned their Master level of Microsoft Office Specialist Certification this semester. They are Ali Khan, Kyle Feng, Manish Goud, Emily Epps, Hari Madhu, Michael Boone and Tracey Chai. All of these students worked hard to teach themselves the additional skills necessary to earn the highest level of certification.

Students in Green Hope’s two MS IT courses earned a total of 330 certifications: 21 students earned Excel Expert and 21 earned Word Expert.

To achieve certification, students must pass an exam based on a Microsoft program. Certifications are available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote and SharePoint. To earn a Master certification, students must pass the exams for Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, and any one of Outlook, Access, OneNote and SharePoint.

The Microsoft IT Academy was formed in 2010 as a partnership between Microsoft and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to provide N.C. high school students with real-world technology skills necessary to be successful in college and in a career. The N.C. DPI was the first state education agency to enter into such a partnership, and North Carolina’s Microsoft academy is now the world’s largest.

Last year, Green Hope High student Alex Bainbridge earned a bronze medal for his third place finish at the World Competition for Microsoft Excel 2010 in Las Vegas.


Students Ali Khan, Kyle Feng, Manish Goud earned Master level of Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.


Students Emily Epps, Hari Madhu, Michael Boone, and Tracey Chai earned Master level of Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

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