Through the Microsoft Student Advantage program, you can provide your students with access to
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus at no additional license cost when your institution licenses Microsoft
Office for faculty and staff through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions program.
Microsoft Certifications differentiate students in today’s competitive job market and broaden their
employment opportunities. Use the Student Advantage to get the Office software you need to:
Teach classes that will lead to certification and help students bridge the skills gap.
Use IT Academy courses and learning tools in your classrooms.
Certify your students with the site licenses
Equip your students
with the tools and skills
they need for Microsoft
*IDC white paper, sponsored by Microsoft October 2013
Microsoft Office skills are ranked
#3 on the list of ‘top 20 skills’ in
demand for tomorrow’s best jobs!*
When you give your students
access to familiar and full Office
applications, you empower them to
learn from anywhere, at anytime,
Special Offer for Student Advantage Customers
If you are currently a Microsoft IT Academy member, we are pleased to extend the use of the Teacher Starter
Kit benefit (which includes 10 Microsoft Office Specialist exams) to students. See page 2 for more information.
If you are not an IT Academy Member, contact your reseller to add an IT Academy subscription to your volume
What is Student Advantage? What is Microsoft IT Academy (ITA)? Why get certified?
Student Advantage is a way to get
Office 365 ProPlus at no additional
license cost for students. Students
can install the softwre on home
or personally-owned PCs or Macs,
and once they leave the school,
IT can de-provision personal
installations to keep your software
The ITA program provides industry-
leading technology skills to help bridge
the skills gap. With ITA, students
and staff get digital curriculum
and certifications for fundamental
technology skills at academic pricing.
Learn more at
Almost every job today requires
basic to advanced technology
skills. The Microsoft IT Academy
program prepares educators and
students for industry-recognized
certifications. Learn more at
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You can obtain your exam vouchers online through the Microsoft IT Academy Program
members’ website under the ‘My Academy’ section. Three types of certification vouchers are
offered, including Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and
Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE).
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Tracks
MOS is the world-recognized standards-based certification credential chosen by individuals
seeking to validate their skills in using the full feature set and functionality of the Microsoft
Office suite. MOS offers three levels of certification, depending on your skill level and
As a benefit of the Microsoft IT Academy program membership, you
receive the Teacher Starter Kit including up to 30 certification exam
vouchers to help you prepare to teach the technologies and topics.
The following provides an overview of this benefit and the available
exam vouchers, certification tracks and exams, and curriculum available
to prepare you for the exams.
Receive up to 30 exam vouchers with your
Microsoft IT Academy Teacher Starter Kit
For more information go to www.microsoft.com/ITACertification
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comprehension and deep
expertise of Microsoft Office
Skills that businesses require.
Validates core technology
concepts, helping you prepare for
more advanced technology studies
Aligned to the UNESCO ICT
Competency Framework for
Teachers, Technology Literacy
Strand. Enables more personalized
professional development with