Supporting Students ITEmployability ThroughProfessional Certification
The IT Skills Job Opportunity•     The IT Industry is growing and presents a significant      opportunity for your student...
Support Your Students for the new ITWorld with Microsoft CertificationsEarning Microsoft                               91%...
IT Professionals andAdministrator Courses       Technology                 MCP                   MOC                      ...
Developer Courses       Technology                MCP                    MOC                            E-LearningSharePoi...
What Are The Costs?Microsoft IT Academy membership gives you access to free E-Learningand resources as well as deep academ...
What Do I Do Now?1. Check if you are an IT Academy on the   ITA locator tool -                                            ...
Appendix
FAQsQ. Do I need to be an MCT to teach MOC?A.   No, this is not required if you are an IT Academy. However, as an IT Acade...
IT Academy BenefitsCurriculum                           Certification                         ResourcesE-Learning         ...
Microsoft Academy ServicePartner (MASP)•   MASP’s are part of the Microsoft Partner                                       ...
Microsoft OfficialCourseware (MOC)• MOC maps directly to and help prepare your students for  Microsoft Certification exams...
Median Wages Job Role                                    US                  UK        India       China     Germany     B...
Further Resources1. Microsoft IT Academy – www.microsoft.com/itacademy2. Microsoft Faculty Connection –   www.microsoft.co...
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Supporting Students IT Employability Through Professional Certification
The IT Industry is growing and presents a significant opportunity for your students to find employment after graduation
Global IT Spend will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2013*
Global IT jobs will grow from 35.6 million in 2009 to 41.4 million by 2013*
98k new IT business will be created by 2015**
UK requires 550,000 new entrants in to IT and Telecoms by 2015***

Yet industry struggles to find the right skills
+20% of Application Development jobs require SharePoint skills****
92% of IT Leaders indicate it is challenging to secure necessary IT skills*****
Universities now have a focus on employability within 6 months of graduating in subject that was studied

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Student certifications for employability

  1. 1. Supporting Students ITEmployability ThroughProfessional Certification
  2. 2. The IT Skills Job Opportunity• The IT Industry is growing and presents a significant opportunity for your students to find employment after graduation • Global IT Spend will grow to $1.7 trillion in 2013* • Global IT jobs will grow from 35.6 million in 2009 to 41.4 million by 2013* • 98k new IT business will be created by 2015** • UK requires 550,000 new entrants in to IT and Telecoms by 2015***• Yet industry struggles to find the right skills • +20% of Application Development jobs require SharePoint skills**** • 92% of IT Leaders indicate it is challenging to secure necessary IT skills***** • Universities now have a focus on employability within 6 months of graduating in subject that was studied* Source: IDC Economic Impact Study, Global, 2009** Source: IDC, Microsoft’s Economic Impact, 2011*** Source: eskills Technology Insights report, 2011**** Source: www.itjobswatch.co.uk***** Source: TEKSystems Report, October 2011
  3. 3. Support Your Students for the new ITWorld with Microsoft CertificationsEarning Microsoft 91% of Hiring Managers –Certifications Will Help • consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring₁Your Students: 81% of Hiring Managers –• Gain a competitive edge in the job • Feel that certified individuals perform market and differentiate themselves better₁• Demonstrate their commitment to the IT 60% of IT Certification Holders - profession. The IET recognises MCP • Say a certification led to a new job₂ towards their membership 53% of individual –• Validate their real world IT skills and believe obtaining a certification makes knowledge • them more marketable3• Differentiate their institution against Sources 1 MCP Program Satisfaction Study 2010 graduates from others 2 Network World, November 2011 3 Intrepid Survey
  4. 4. IT Professionals andAdministrator Courses Technology MCP MOC E-LearningWindows Server 2008 R2 MCTS 73- 10215A: Implementing and 10215AE: Implementing andVirtualization 659 Managing Microsoft Server Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization (5 days) Virtualisation (15 hours)System Center Operations MCTS 73- 50028D: Installing and Configuring 3386AE: Implementing MicrosoftManager 2007 R2 400 System Center Operations System Center Operations Manager Manager 2007 R2 (5 days) 2007 (10 hours)SharePoint 2010, Configuring MCTS 73- 10174B: Configuring and 10278: Configuring Microsoft 667 Administering SharePoint 2010 (5 SharePoint 2010 days)Exchange 2010 MCTS 73- 10135A: Configuring, Managing 10186AE: Configuring and Managing 662 and Troubleshooting Exchange Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (20 Server 2010 (5 days) hours)SQL Server 2008 Administrator MCTS 70- 6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL 6369: Implementing and Maintaining a 432 Server 2008 Database (5 days) Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database (16 hours) 6232: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database (5 days, partial coverage)
  5. 5. Developer Courses Technology MCP MOC E-LearningSharePoint 2010 Application MCTS 73-573 10175A: Microsoft SharePoint 10276AE: Microsoft SharePointDevelopment 2010, Application Development 2010, Application Development (5 days) (12 hours)Silverlight 4 Development MCTS 73-506 10553A: Fundamentals of XAML N/A and Microsoft Expression Blend (3 days) 10554A: Developing Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 4 (5 days)Windows Phone Application MCPD 70-599 Windows Phone Programming N/ADevelopment in C# (v7.5) – Faculty ConnectionAzure Developer MCPD 70-583 50466A: Windows Azure N/A Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (3 days)SQL Server 2008 Database MCTS 70-433 6232: Implementing a Microsoft 6370: SQL Server 2008 DatabaseDeveloper SQL Server 2008 Database (5 Development (20 hours) days) 2778: Writing Queries Using 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL (18 hours) Transact-SQL (3 days) 6231: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database (5 days, partial coverage)
  6. 6. What Are The Costs?Microsoft IT Academy membership gives you access to free E-Learningand resources as well as deep academic discounts on MCP certificationand MOC courseware• +50% Discount on Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC)• +50% on Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Exam vouchers• E-Learning courses Technology MCP MOC E-LearningWindows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization 73-659 - £47.68 10215A - £47.04System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 73-400 - £47.68 50028D - £47.04SharePoint 2010, Configuring 73-667 - £47.68 10174B - £47.04Exchange 2010 73-662 - £47.68 10135A - £47.04 6231 - £47.04SQL Server 2008 Administrator 70-432 - £47.68 6232 - £47.04SharePoint 2010 Application Development 73-573 - £47.68 10175A - £47.04 10553A - £41.29Silverlight 4 Development 73-506 - £47.68 N/A 10553A - £47.04Windows Phone Application Development 70-599 - £47.68 FREE N/AAzure Developer 70-583 - £47.68 50466A - £41.29 N/A 6232 - £47.04SQL Server 2008 Database Developer 70-433 - £47.68 2778 - £41.29 6231 - £47.04
  7. 7. What Do I Do Now?1. Check if you are an IT Academy on the ITA locator tool - Support Contacts www.microsoft.com/itacademy ITSkillsman – Mark Evans a) Yes? Go to #2 mark.evans@itskillsman.co.uk b) No? Contact Mark Evans for help Support for IT Academy, E-Learning activation, MCP and MOC procurement2. Select the courses and certification you want to offer and start to message Prometric – Shelley Cadman and enrol students Shelley.cadman@prometric Support to set up your test centre as well as on-going support for your3. Procure and provision E-Learning and student testing MOC to your students to start study a) Set aside lab time to work through Microsoft Regional Service the MOC including setting up the Centre msitacademy@msdirectservices.co virtual labs m b) Contact Mark Evans for support4. Set up your test centre with Prometric a) Contact Shelley Cadman for support
  8. 8. Appendix
  9. 9. FAQsQ. Do I need to be an MCT to teach MOC?A. No, this is not required if you are an IT Academy. However, as an IT Academy you do get a FREE MCT membership worth £279pa which gives you access to +18,000 MCT’s globally to support you.Q. Does it cost to become a testing centre?A. No, there is no cost to become a Prometric testing centre. You can even offer your facilities for public testing and gain a small fee.Q. Can ITA benefits be used by others?A. Yes, all benefits in IT Academy are open to students faculty and staff to support curriculum as well as staff training. Even your IT staff can take advantage of the benefits for their own training.Q. Do I have to pay for MCP and MOC?A. No, you can ask students to cover the cost of the additional courses, given the low cost through IT Academy. You may choose to split the cost 50:50 to support them in gaining additional skills or even absorb the costs through the higher tuition fees as you look to update your courses for next academic year.Q. Do I have to buy all suggested MOC?A. No, there are multiple MOC courses suggested to support some MCP exams, some students may only need the core MOC and E-Learning.Q. Why are the MCP codes ‘073’, not ‘070’?A. 073 is the IT Academy code for MCP exams, which are the cheapest route. 072 is codes that students would use when they buy direct, the individual price for these is £54.63.
  10. 10. IT Academy BenefitsCurriculum Certification ResourcesE-Learning Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft Certified Trainer• +300 e-learning courses for (MCP) (MCT) IW, IT Pro and Developer, open • 50% discount for IT Academies • 1 x FREE membership per ITA to all students, staff and • Microsoft’s premier technical • Ideal for ICT teacher CPD and teachers qualification and crucial to support• ‘Living Library’, courses are student employability and IT • Access to 18,000+ MCT’s updated when new technologies staff readiness worldwide are released Microsoft Technology Associate• Content maps to MS (MTA) Lesson Plans certification • 20 x FREE MTA Vouchers • Customisable and link directly• Simple online LMS for course • Entry level IT certification with to eReference and E-Learning management progression to MCP curriculum Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) • Covers Office 2010Courseware • 10 x FREE MOS Vouchers products, Windows• Deep discounts on Microsoft • World renowned certification for 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Official Courseware end users and Expression Web 4E-Reference• 5 x Microsoft Press E- Reference Library subscriptions• +150 titles that are fully searchable• Ability to print off and use content to support lessons
  11. 11. Microsoft Academy ServicePartner (MASP)• MASP’s are part of the Microsoft Partner ITSkillsman – Mark Evans Network and have proven success and mark.evans@itskillsman.co.uk expertise in supporting IT Academy and www.itskillsman.co.uk academic customers Prodigy Learning – Andrew Griggs• MASP’s help IT Academies maximise andrew.griggs@prodigysolutions.com their purchase and understanding in how www.prodigyuk.co.uk to use the benefits to embed in to teaching• MASP’s can help with student engagement and certification and its relevance to the IT industry• MASPs provide a strong connection with Microsoft as well as new technologies and connection to the workplace
  12. 12. Microsoft OfficialCourseware (MOC)• MOC maps directly to and help prepare your students for Microsoft Certification exams• MOC provides real world enterprise scenarios that your students can become familiar with and help prepare them for the workplace• MOC comes with virtual labs that gives students access to servers and technology to learn and get access to real world scenarios• Highest quality courseware material from Microsoft Learning based on the latest technologies with extensive 24/7 support
  13. 13. Median Wages Job Role US UK India China Germany Brazil Software engineer $70,034 ₤28,723 Rs.273,088 ¥104,565 €36 675 R$35,507 Technical consultant $ 62,965 ₤41,035 Rs.427,484 ¥179,798 €44 542 R$55,716 Technical sales $ 54,074 ₤32,085 Rs.292,558 ¥225,505 €58 739 R$115,011 Systems analyst $ 55,912 ₤30,674 Rs.254,879 ¥159,322 €60 149 R$57,847 Project manager $ 60,250 ₤34,072 Rs.355,347 ¥220,457 €55 179 R$85,783 Business analyst ₤33,787 $ 55,880 Rs.313,368 ¥146,934 €44 839 R$41,384Average 2 year salary by location per Payscale.com, Nov 2011
  14. 14. Further Resources1. Microsoft IT Academy – www.microsoft.com/itacademy2. Microsoft Faculty Connection – www.microsoft.com/eduation/facultyconnection3. Microsoft Virtual Academy – www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com4. Born To Learn Website – borntolearn.mslearn.net5. www.getstudentscertified.com6. e-skills Report – www.eskills.com/technologyinsights2011

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