Introduction

Microsoft IT Academy enables you to offer training not only on fundamental technology skills, but also technical courses for your students, faculty plus staff who are interested in pursuing a career in IT after graduation.

IT Academy is a complete technology education solution connecting staff, teachers, students, employers and local communities through leading-edge technology skills development that leads to certification.

Learning paths offered

Productivity: Help students learn to be productive using Microsoft Office and other software tools for a wide range of jobs and other life pursuits.

Computer science: Prepare students for college and career roles in software and app development.

IT infrastructure: Provide the core technical skills required to build a sustainable technology career managing infrastructure for cloud, clients, devices databases, and Office 365.

Data Science (Coming in 2017): Builds on core Excel and database fundamental skills by providing students with advanced skills for querying, analyzing and visualizing data.

Curriculum

  • The Microsoft Official Academic Course(MOAC) series delivers a complete learning and teaching framework developed specifically for use in an academic setting.

  • The Microsoft Online Learning curriculum provides unlimited access for more than 400 courses.

  • Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans include links to relevant Microsoft Online Learning and free demos and videos.

  • The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum provides essential computing skills for learners new to computing.

  • Academic pricing for Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) an instructor-led training intended for IT professionals and developers who build, support, and implement solutions by using Microsoft technologies.

Certification

Microsoft Certifications differentiate students in today's competitive job market and broaden their employment opportunities. Microsoft IT Academy members will receive academic discounts for Microsoft Certification exams.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

  • Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

Benefits to students

By earning a Microsoft Certification students will:

  • Demonstrate their skills on the latest technologies.

  • Have a firm measure and increased confidence in their skills.

  • Achieve a greater degree of success in their pursuit of higher education or a career.

  • Gain recognition among peers and employers, and a distinct edge in the competitive job market.

  • Chart a career development path for ongoing Microsoft skills.

Benefits to Faculty

  • Teachers of a Microsoft IT Academy receive hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft software and hundreds of web-based E-Learning courses. And because Microsoft Certifications are widely recognized, the program can help your school give teachers an edge in driving ICT adoption in the classroom

  • Resources available through the IT Academy Program give educators the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest Microsoft technologies and easily integrate these technologies into new or existing curricula.

What is offered in this Program

IT Academy offers the following:

  • The Microsoft E-Learning curriculum provides unlimited access for more than 400 courses and provides essential computing skills for learners new to computing

  • Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans including links to relevant Microsoft E-Learning and free demos and videos

  • Access to a wide range of Microsoft E-Learning courses and the Instructor Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help track and monitor student progress

  • Discounts on official courseware that is available to academic institutions only

  • E-reference provides digital access for educators to more than 600 technology books, searchable by topic, technology and subject

  • Microsoft Certifications that help differentiate students in today's competitive job market and broaden their employment opportunities.

The courses are offered in the following domains

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