The Vocational School of Computer Programming and Innovations prepares students for the MOS Certificates which are awarded on condition that an international exam conducted in English is passed. In its very first year of existence our school has already registered a Certiport Examination Centre; the Faculty of Economics of the leading Sofia University is a partner in our activities. The school students undergo training following training programs certified by Microsoft Imagine Academy, and these are just the initial step in the students’ training. They will each year be trained and certified through the two Academies our school is a member of: Microsoft and CISCO. We successfully prepared our students for the certification exam with the assistance of Mr. Stanimir Nikolov- Manager of “EPAM” Company Bulgaria. He presented to us 25 consoles for certification exams. Over 35 students have already passed the first of the two exams for Office Specialist, and continue their preparation for Excel. Part of them volunteered to compete at the First National Round for the selection of six participants to represent Bulgaria at the World Office Specialist contest to be held in New York, USA.
We are indebted to the Coordinator of the „Microsoft Youth Spark” Project Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Netov, PhD. In the last six years he has made it possible for many high school students and schools to have access to the certification programs of the world companies Microsoft and Adobe.