Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC), the world's largest such contest, has been launched at Ho Chi Minh's Social Sciences and Human Studies University.

In the first round, local authorities and educational institutions will identify the top contestants to send to the national knock-out round.

In this round, participants will take the MOS exam – a test of skills in using Microsoft Office software, with the 15 best performers in each category securing a berth in the national finals.

The top three scorers in the finals will be selected as Vietnam's MOS ambassadors and represent the country in the world finals in the US next August.

The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, IIG Viet Nam, military telecom company Viettel, and Tuoi Tre (the Youth) newspaper.-VNA