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Certiport is the world leader in performance-based certification practice test and program anagement solutions to academic institutions and IT professionals through an expansive network of over 10,000 …

Certiport is the world leader in performance-based certification practice test and program anagement solutions to academic institutions and IT professionals through an expansive network of over 10,000 partners in 142 countries worldwide.

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  • 1. Preparing Students for the Digital Workforce Through Certifications
    Buckeye Career Center
    Adult Education Department
    New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  • 2. Overview of Certiport
    Certiport is the leading provider of global, performance-based certification programs and services designed to enable individual success and lifetime advancement through certification
    Established in 1997
    Exclusive worldwide administrator of the Microsoft Office Specialist and IC³ certification programs
    Use concurrent and simulation technologies
  • 3. Overview of Certiport (cont.)
    Worldwide Statistics
    Close to 2.1 million validated exams delivered
    Over 1,400,000 certifications issued
    The Microsoft Office Specialist program is the fastest growing computer certification
    9,000 testing centers
    40,000 exams monthly
    18 languages
    114 countries
    47 Courseware publishers
  • 4. Why Certify?
    Advance in education and career
    Increase productivity
    Stand out from the competition
    Portable proof of skills
    “Certification creates a workforce capable of delivering higher service levels”
    Prometric Study
    “Even in recession, value of certifications has held steady…”
    www.eweek.com/itcareerscenter
  • 5. Microsoft Office Specialist
    Put Microsoft on Your Resume
  • 6. A huge need and opportunity
    Over 250 million Microsoft Office users across the globe
    95% of all businesses standardize on Microsoft Office
    However, the average user only understands 20% of the functionality available in the Office suite
  • 7. Microsoft Office Specialist
    Independent confirmation of an individual’s mastery of Microsoft Office programs
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint®, Access, Outlook® and Project
    Certification of true abilities via realistic, performance-based tests
    The only credential of its kind provided by Microsoft
    Rapid growth of certifications worldwide since July, 1998
    Year-over-year growth: 1999 +553%; 2000 +203%; 2001 +161%
  • 8. Testing Method
    Questions
    Based upon “objectives or tasks” defined by Subject Matter Experts
    Correspond to real world tasks
    Written by professional item writers
    Validated by professional psychometricians
    Exams
    Performance-based exams (45 minutes)
    Core level certification meets basic features in Microsoft Office applications
    Expert level certification meets advanced features in Microsoft Office applications
  • 9. Certification Benefits
    Provides individuals with credentials indicating mastery of Microsoft Office programs
    Empowers and expands opportunities
    Professional benefits:
    Credible proof of Office proficiency
    Key differentiator in competitive job market
    Student benefits: Recognized credential for college admission and job applications
    Distinguishes student as having business technology skills and the desire to excel
    Opportunity to earn transferable college credits
  • 10. Benefits For Employers
    Signifies an employee’s ability to leverage Microsoft Office programs for organizational success
    Serves as a reliable performance-oriented standard of competency
    Streamlines the applicant screening process
    Identifies individuals that actually possess, rather than profess, critical business desktop skills
    Identifies employees who can make a difference
    A visible example of skills enhancement to fellow workers increases professional credibility
  • 11. Improving the Workplace
    The following 4 slides highlight the effectiveness of Microsoft Office Specialist “on the job”
    Data from a survey of 13,700 Microsoft Office Specialist examinees and their supervisors
    Survey administered by independent 3rd party research organization
  • 12. Improves competence
    Individuals who have successfully completed Microsoft Office Specialist certification have more competence in work performed
    80%of employees felt Microsoft Office Specialist increased their competence with Microsoft Office applications
    89% of supervisors stated Microsoft Office Specialist certification resulted in increased employee competence with Microsoft Office applications
  • 13. Increases productivity
    Individuals who have successfully completed Microsoft Office Specialist certification show an overall increase in productivity
    73% of employees and 85% of supervisors feel Microsoft Office Specialist certification has a positive impact on employee productivity
  • 14. Raises employee credibility
    Individuals who have successfully completed Microsoft Office Specialist certification are more credible
    86% of supervisors feel Microsoft Office Specialist certification has a positive effect on employee professional credibilityamong co-workers
    80% of supervisors feel Microsoft Office Specialist certification has a positive effect on employee professional credibility with customers and clients
  • 15. Recruitment and Promotion
    Microsoft Office Specialist has a positive effect on recruitment and promotion
    71% of supervisors feel Microsoft Office Specialist certification is advantageous to employees considered in hiring, promotion, and advancement decisions
  • 16. Benefits For Educators
    Provides students with the skills, confidence and credentials needed to excel academically and professionally
    Signifies students’ ability to apply Office knowledge and skills to common academic and business tasks
    Gives students a recognized and highly-credible credential
    Positions the institution as a “technology leader”
    Provides a ready-to-use, modular examination format
    Reliable method for evaluating the effectiveness of computer training
    Provides faculty with a method to increase and verify their own skills
  • 17. A rapidly growing list of schools
    Over 2,000 educational institutions
    Fullerton College
    Catawba Valley CC
    Cuyahoga CC
    Delaware Tech & CC
    Hudson Valley CC
    Oklahoma City CC
    Loyalist College
    Spokane CC
    Jamestown CC
    Southwest Texas Junior College
    Santa Barbara City College
    Hilton High School
    Red River High School
    Potomac Senior High School
    Yakima School Dist.
    Pepperdine University
    Notre Dame University
    Clemson University
    Northern Illinois University
    Texas A&M University
    Montana State University
    Texas Christian University
    University of Michigan
    University of Arkansas
    University of Akron
    Roosevelt University
    University of Texas
    Louisiana State University
    University of Kentucky
    Albany State University
  • 18. What employers are saying
    "When our employees earn Microsoft Office certification, they prove to themselves and our clients that they can effectively troubleshoot and provide solutions to clients over the phone. Certification is an integral part of our Microsoft Office training program.”
    Kyle Root, IT training manager for EDS Global Support Services
  • 19. Companies with Certified employees
    American Express
    FedEx
    JP Morgan Bank
    Levi Strauss and Company
    McDonald’s Corporation
    Pepsi-Cola
    Pfizer
    Scholastic Inc.
    Sprint PCS
    Sysco Foods
    Verizon
    US Bancorp
    UPS
    Wells Fargo Financial
    Cigna Health Care
    GMAC
    Ikon Office Solutions
    Albertson’s
    Briggs & Stratton
    New York Life Asset Mgmt
    Chrysler Financial Corporation
    KB Home
    Target Group, Inc.
    Centex Homes
  • 20. What your peers are saying
    "As an industry-recognized standard, certification shows employers that a candidate is proficient in using Microsoft applications. The clear result is a stronger bottom line through dollars saved, dollars earned, or both."
    Jeff Johnson, Associate Dean of Computer Training, Bellevue Community College
  • 21. Certiport Exam Delivery System
    Candidates take exam in proctored environment
    Any computer lab can be a testing center
    Candidates receive printed score results
    Results are uploaded to global candidate database
    Certiport delivers certificate to passing candidates
    Candidates can view their online Digital Transcripts
  • 22. Digital Transcript Service
    Secure, authenticated website
    Candidates can view exam and certification results online at any time
    Instantaneous results
    Access can be granted for educators, employers, and staffing agencies to verify candidate results
  • 23. Sample Digital Transcript
  • 24. Enhance Programs with Certification
    Test Out options
    Course placement
    Final course exams
    Teacher professional development
    Community workforce development
  • 25. Contact:John H. BarrBuckeye Career Center330-308-5720orjbarr@bjvs.k12.oh.us

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