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  • 1. IT Academy Program Overview
  • 2. IT Academy Overview• What is the IT Academy Program?• Benefits Overview• What’s new this year• Questions?
  • 3. What is the IT Academy Program?
  • 4. Microsoft IT Academy Program objectiveTo empower academic institutions to help students realize their skills andcareer potential through relevant, high-quality training programs.Employers want: Institutions want: Educators want: Students want: • Skilled employees • Relevant learning • Relevant curriculum • Real-world training • Productive workers • Maximization of assets • Time-saving options • Cutting-edge skills • Job-ready recruits • Attract students and talent • Engaged students • Valuable credentials
  • 5. The Microsoft IT Academy program is…a subscription-based membership program designed for academic institutions. It helps schools ensurethe success of their students and their educators. With access to the latest technology training resources,educators can prepare their students to enter the workforce with skills that are in demand by employers.The Microsoft IT Academy Program resources are flexible, and easy to integrate into new or existingcurricula. And, with today’s tighter budgets, they help schools keep pace with technology and save moneyon materials.It was developed to…bridge the gap between education and the real-world by equipping students with the IT skill sets they needfor successful careers in today’s technology centered job market, and providing professional developmentresources for educators.Membership is open to…all primary and secondary schools, all higher education institutions such as universities and two-year community colleges, vocational and trade/technical institutions, and accredited sources ofcontinuing education. Applying organizations must be an accredited, government-sponsorededucational institution, private institution, military organization school or workforce developmentpartner.
  • 6. The Microsoft IT Academy Program is committed to… • Preparing learners for employability in the 21st Century workforce • Advancing arts and sciences knowledge through technology Transforming education • Creating new and simulating learning environments • Enabling educator-learner collaboration Building local innovation • Attracting new businesses and expanding existing ones and economic value • Improving technology access and digital literacy Promoting employability • Developing a skilled 21st Century Workforce • Creating alliances between business, education and government and creating jobs • Enhancing employability through industry-recognized certification and opportunities credentials
  • 7. Microsoft IT Academy Fast Facts• Global Program• Launched over 10 years ago “I believe that our partnership with Microsoft• Available in Volume Licensing: Malaysia for the Microsoft IT Academy Program will enhance the ability of our as of January 2010 public institutions of higher learning to• 7,500 IT Academy’s Worldwide produce a knowledge workforce ready for the innovation economy. We want our students to• Present in 160 countries have the skills, knowledge and resources they• 75,000+ students certified last year through ITA need to transform Malaysia into a knowledge-based economy and a key catalyst• Over 1,200 IT Academy educators became for this transformation is technology.” Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) Y.B Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin• MOU and Alliance Agreements Minister of Higher Education signed with many Ministries and Departments of Education
  • 8. IT Academy Benefits Overview
  • 9. Program Benefits Overview Curriculum Globally Solutions Recognized Certifications Professional Industry Development Partnership and Tools for Marketing Educators/IT & Resources Admin Staff
  • 10. Value of Program BenefitsThe Microsoft IT Academy Program provides learning solutions for educators, students and staffincluding 1,500+ Official Microsoft E-Learning courses (Information Worker, IT Professional, Developer),lab licenses, MSDNAA Program membership, academic exam pricing discounts, and marketing resources. Saves Educators Helps to Keep Validating Partnership Time Lower Costs Current Skills Curriculum Lab Professional Certification Marketing Resources Development • eLearning • Academic • Private • MOAC • Lab Licenses • E-Reference Pricing Member Site • MOC • MSDNAA Library • Second Shot • Locator Tool • Office Lesson • TechNet • Microsoft Campaign • Program Logo Plans Certified • Testing Center • Welcome Kit • Digital Literacy Trainer Discounts Program • E-Learning Access
  • 11. What’s New for IT Academies This Year?
  • 12. Professional Development for EducatorsIn addition to students, educators at participating IT Academy institutions have a unique opportunity to leverage ALL theresources in the IT Academy Program to update their skills on the latest technologies and continue their own professionaldevelopment. This benefit will help to lower costs for the institution and provides educators with the flexibility to learnanytime, anywhere. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Prepare Validate Promote Learn new skills by leveraging the Validate skills by taking a Certification Join a community of over 15,000 IT Academy curriculum resources instructors and educators • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) • MOC • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) • Use the FREE subscription to join •E-Learning the Microsoft Certified Trainer •E-Reference program
  • 13. Educator ToolsThe Microsoft IT Academy Program contains several tools educators can use to enhance their courses. Instructor Learning • Manage and track students’ E-Learning access with theManagement System (LMS) Instructor Learning Management System (LMS) Learning Content • Create your own E-Learning courses with the Learning Development System (LCDS) Content Development System (LCDS) Print • Generate course completion certificates for students Certificates when they complete a Microsoft-approved course. Free Lesson Plans on • Ready to use or customizable to fit your specific teaching Office 2007 & 2010 and learning goals.
  • 14. Educator Lesson Plans • Lesson plans can be viewed by downloading the zipped PDF files or instantly in XPS format. • Keep in mind that embedded hyperlinks and activities are not activated in the XPS versions. • For access to complete lesson plans with activated hyperlinks and activities, please download the zipped PDF files.
  • 15. Educator Lesson Plans 15
  • 16. Additional Resources
  • 17. Navigate the Member SiteThe Microsoft IT Academy members website is available only to ITAadministrators and teachers.•It keeps members informed aboutprogram benefits and updated onMicrosoft IT Academy news.•It lets administrators and teachers viewand modify their membership details, andmanage the Learning ManagementSystem access codes available to them.•It also provides marketing resources toincrease the member institutions’ visibilityas centers for top-quality education on https://www.microsoft.com/education/itacademymembers/start.mspx#step2Microsoft technologies.
  • 18. IT Academy Member Success StoriesSee how members are embracing technology by offering the Microsoft IT Academy Program andMicrosoft certifications to their students. Students are earning certifications, gaining real-worldexperience, and embarking on careers with major corporations.Videos, Case Studies and Testimonial Quotes are available at:www.microsoft.com/education/MSITAcademy/success.mspxIT Academy Program Marketing Resources For more information about marketing resources please access the IT Academy Program internal SharePoint at: http://itacademy
  • 19. Microsoft CertificationWhy Certification should be top of mind for IT Academies
  • 20. Microsoft Certifications Office Certifications Technical Certifications Master Series Advanced Series More than a single certification, the Microsoft Office Specialist The Microsoft Certified Architect program allows Master program demonstrates an individual’s overall companies to easily identify experienced, trusted, IT comprehension and deep expertise of Microsoft Office programs. architects that have completed a rigorous industry-driven Earning this distinguished credential requires four exams: Word peer validation process. Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, and either Outlook or Access. The Microsoft Certified Masters program allows companies to easily identify experienced, trusted, IT experts that have demonstrated mastery of a product through hands on lab based testing. Expert Series Microsoft Office Specialist Expert certification validates advanced skills in specific Microsoft Office applications. Gaining the Expert Professional Series credential requires passing either of these exams: Word Expert or Excel Expert. Professional certifications validate a comprehensive and current set of skills required to be successful in the job, providing a reliable indicator of performance. Specialist Series The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates skills with the Technology Series Microsoft Office suite. Exams for the MOS credential are available on these Technology Specialist certifications Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, let you target specific Microsoft PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, technologies and validate in-depth and SharePoint. skills for working with those technologies. Associate Series Technology Associate certifications validate foundational knowledge in key Microsoft technologies.
  • 21. IT Certifications Value Evolution MCITP MTA MCTS MCM MCA /MCPD Start Your Microsoft Be Job Ready Grow Your Career Be The Expert Be The Trusted Advisor Certification Journey Validates job ready skills Validates expert level Validates IT architecture Validates foundational Validates job role skillsPositioning in a key Microsoft skills within a specific skills within a specific knowledge (what) (why and when) technologies (how) technology technology •Explore technology •Recognized certification •Recognized certification acumen •Career recognition and for entry level job to help advance your •First step in Microsoft IT distinction •Trusted advisor/Leader/Value opportunities career Certification •Become part of the Consultant to C-level •Builds confidence •Shows credibility •Build confidence MCM community •Shows differentiation •Shows differentiation •Show differentiation •Computer based •Computer based •Computer based •Web based exams written and hands-on written exams delivered written exams deliveredAttributes delivered in the exams delivered in •Board review in Prometric testing in Prometric testing classroom specific Prometric centers worldwide centers worldwide testing centers
  • 22. Certification Positioning in K12 SecondarySpecialist Series Professional SeriesThe Technology Specialist certifications allow Professional credentials validate a comprehensiveprofessionals to target specific technologies and set of skills required to be successful in the job,distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth providing a reliable indicator of future performanceknowledge and expertise for the technologies withwhich they work. Excellent choice for: • Elite students who have excelled in technology specific coursesExcellent choice for: and want to augment and validate their experience• Advanced students. educators and programs providing and • Educators who want to validate higher level skills such as design validating hands on skills with Microsoft technologies and planning• Students who want to prove Microsoft technology experience for an entry level job right out of secondary school K12 Secondary Office Series Associate Series Microsoft Office certifications make it easier for MTA makes it easier for educators and academic educators and academic institutions to build and institutions to build and deliver technology education with deliver Microsoft Office education with a simple, a simple, convenient, and affordable suite of foundational convenient, and affordable suite of certifications knowledge certifications Excellent choice for: Excellent choice for: • Entry level IT programs providing students with an industry • Basic and Advanced computer literacy programs providing and recognized validation of Microsoft product knowledge helping validating hands on skills with Microsoft Office technologies them to successfully pursue IT courses in higher education and • Students who want to prove Microsoft Office skills required to be MCTS certification successful in education and business • Students who may not be sure about an IT career but want to explore or validate foundational IT knowledge
  • 23. Certification Positioning in 2 year HESpecialist Series Professional SeriesThe Technology Specialist certifications allow Professional credentials validate a comprehensiveprofessionals to target specific technologies and set of skills required to be successful in the job,distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth providing a reliable indicator of future performanceknowledge and expertise for the technologies withwhich they work. Excellent choice for: • Elite students who have excelled in technology specific coursesExcellent choice for: and want to augment and validate their experience• Beginning to intermediate programs providing and validating • Educators who want to validate higher level skills such as design hands on skills with Microsoft technologies and planning• Students who want to prove Microsoft technology experience for an entry level job right out of school Higher Education Office Series Associate Series Microsoft Office certifications make it easier for MTA makes it easier for educators and academic educators and academic institutions to build and institutions to build and deliver technology education with deliver Microsoft Office education with a simple, a simple, convenient, and affordable suite of foundational convenient, and affordable suite of certifications knowledge certifications Excellent choice for: Excellent choice for: • Entry level IT programs providing students with an industry • Basic and Advanced computer literacy programs providing and recognized validation of Microsoft product knowledge helping validating hands on skills with Microsoft Office technologies them to successfully pursue IT courses in higher education and • Students who want to prove Microsoft Office skills required to be MCTS certification successful in education and business • Students who may not be sure about an IT career but want to explore or validate foundational IT knowledge
  • 24. Certification Positioning in 4 year HESpecialist Series Professional SeriesThe Technology Specialist certifications allow Professional credentials validate a comprehensiveprofessionals to target specific technologies and set of skills required to be successful in the job,distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth providing a reliable indicator of future performanceknowledge and expertise for the technologies withwhich they work. Excellent choice for: • Advanced programs for students who have excelled in technologyExcellent choice for: specific courses and want to augment and validate their• Beginning to intermediate programs providing and validating experience hands on skills with Microsoft technologies • Educators who want to validate higher level skills such as design• Students who want to prove Microsoft technology experience and planning for an entry level job right out of school Higher Education Office Series Associate Series Microsoft Office certifications make it easier for MTA makes it easier for educators and academic educators and academic institutions to build and institutions to build and deliver technology education with deliver Microsoft Office education with a simple, a simple, convenient, and affordable suite of foundational convenient, and affordable suite of certifications knowledge certifications Excellent choice for: Excellent choice for: • Entry level IT programs providing students with an industry • Basic and Advanced computer literacy programs providing and recognized validation of Microsoft product knowledge helping validating hands on skills with Microsoft Office technologies them to successfully pursue IT courses in higher education and • Students who want to prove Microsoft Office skills required to be MCTS certification successful in education and business • Students who may not be sure about an IT career but want to explore or validate foundational IT knowledge
  • 25. Microsoft Official Curriculum How Microsoft curriculum can add value and save educators time
  • 26. Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC)The MOAC series is especially designed for academic semesterand quarter sessions, and is designed for faculty and students.o Publishing partner, John Wiley & Sonso Programmatic offerings with rich instructor resourceso 2003 & 2007 Office textbooks aligned to Certifications o 2010 Office textbooks to be published in Q1 CY2011o 2007 Office System for Teachers texto ITPro Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 textbookso Additional covered topics include SQL Server, Exchange Server, .Net Frameworko In development: Office 2010; MTA series, SharePoint Server, WS2008 Security & Enterprise Admin., Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Techniciano MOAC Labs Online o Differentiable offering promoting anytime anywhere access to labs o Institutions & instructors are scaling their programs to reach remote students o Microsoft scaling to meet heavy demand from current implementations and increasing adoption rates
  • 27. Microsoft Official Course (MOC)The Microsoft Official Course series is discounted to all IT AcademiesMost courses designed for 3-5 day training and have been successfullyused by academic institutionsThis is the flagship Microsoft courseware series and includes hundredsof courses with some of the most popular course portfolios focusing onthe following core technologies: • Windows Server 2003/2008 • Visual Studio 2005/2008 • SQL Server 2005/2008 • Exchange Server 2007
  • 28. Microsoft e-Learning• Hundreds of e-learning courses accessible anytime• Instructors able to create blended learning format programs• Manage and track students’ online learning progress with the Microsoft ITAcademy Instructor Learning Management System (LMS)• Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil),Italian, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), and Korean• Experience hands-on hosted virtual labs• Provide targeted training for the following audiences: • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) • Developer • IT professional • Information worker