Equip your students with the tools and skills they need for Microsoft Certifications

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  • 1. 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 Student Advantage Equip your students with the tools and skills they need for Microsoft Certifications *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, across devices. 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 licensing agreement. 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 assets in-house. 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 www.microsoft.com/education/ itacademy/Pages/benefits.aspx 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 www.microsoft.com/education/ itacademy/Pages/certification. aspx Student Advantage CertificationIT Academy Training Hired for Jobs + + =
  • 2. Certification Vouchers 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 interest. 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. special offer Receive up to 30 exam vouchers with your Microsoft IT Academy Teacher Starter Kit For more information go to www.microsoft.com/ITACertification 10 exams 10 exams 10 exams Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) Validates overall comprehension and deep expertise of Microsoft Office Skills that businesses require. Validates core technology concepts, helping you prepare for more advanced technology studies and certifications. Aligned to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, Technology Literacy Strand. Enables more personalized professional development with self-assessment.