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ISTE 2011 Birds of a Feather session presented on June 27, 2011, by Dave Hansen and Scott Horan. If offers details of the value of inco

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  • This isn’t scientific, but it provides a good glimpse into the relative demand for skills in your area. Try typing “Microsoft Office”, “Adobe”, or other skills in the keyword search in your area to see what the market needs.
  • One MTA exam = One MTA CertificationMTA exams are not pre-requisite to each other or to MCTS exams.
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    1. 1. A DISCUSSION OF SECONDARYIT CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS Scott Horan and Dave Hansen
    2. 2. INTRODUCTIONS> Who are you?> What do you teach?> What do you want to get out of this session?
    3. 3. TOPICS OF DISCUSSIONWhy Certify? – Getting the most out ofcertification programsOur top certification recommendationsGetting started with certifications
    4. 4. WHY CERTIFY?> Changing Trends> Student Employability> Student Career-Readiness> Course Relevance Barometer> Improved Academics> Clear Course/Program Sequencing> College Credit> Better Internship Opportunities> Enhanced Articulation Opportunities> Funding> Reporting & Curriculum Feedback Topics of Discussion
    5. 5. WHY CERTIFY? - GEORGETOWN UNIV.> “…we need to revive high school career and technical education programs as alternative pathways to postsecondary education and training or to industry-based certificates and certifications that make students employable after high school.” (Emphasis added) - Postsecondary Education and Training As We Know It Is Not Enough.http://cew.georgetown.edu/uploadedfiles/412071_postsecondary_education.pdf
    6. 6. WHY CERTIFY - WA STATE (I-BEST)> “The study identified a “tipping point” of at least one year of college credit and a credential as the threshold for earnings gains, to meet employer demands for skilled workers and prepare students for moving even higher in their post-secondary attainment.” (Emphasis Added) - Washington SBCTC – Research Report No. 08-1http://www.sbctc.edu/college/education/resh_rpt_08_1_student_achieve_basic_skills_003.pdf
    7. 7. WHY CERTIFY - HARVARD UNIVERSITY of people with post-secondarylicenses or certificates—credentials short ofan associate’s degree—earn more than theaverage bachelor’s degree recipient.”Pathways to Prosperity (Feb. 2011)http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/features/2011/Pathways_to_Prosperity_Feb2011.pdf
    8. 8. WHY CERTIFY - CA STATE UNIVERSITY> “Students who earn credentials in occupational programs can have substantial earnings advantages over those earning traditional academic degrees” (Emphasis Added)- California State University - Sacramentohttp://www.csus.edu/ihelp/PDFs/R_Road_Less_Traveled_02_11.pdf
    9. 9. WHY CERTIFY? - STUDENT EMPLOYABILITYTop-tier staffing agency reports:> Twice as likely to be placed> 50% more likely to be hired FT> Average 10-15% higher pay> Time Magazine Reporthttp://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1952331,00.html
    10. 10. WHY CERTIFY? - STUDENT CAREER READINESS> 80% of entry-level information worker tasks "Proportionally, more kids have lost jobs in> 85% of supervisors report… the past few years than the entire  More productive country lost in the  Require less supervision Great Depression." - Andrew Sum in Time Magazine> 93% Become team resources Jan 18, 2010> 89% Are more satisfied at work  Keeping/staying with their jobs
    11. 11. WHY CERTIFY? - RELEVANCE BAROMETERMonster.com(890 “MS Office” Jobs in Philly)Careerbuilder.com(619 “MS Office” Jobs in Philly)
    12. 12. WHY CERTIFY? – IMPROVED ACADEMICS> Lower Drop-out Rates  NYC CTE – 4x Lower> Increased Post-Secondary Enrollment  NYC CTE – 92%> Perceived Program Value  NYC CTE –600 openings received 10,000 applicants
    13. 13. WHY CERTIFY? – PROGRAM SEQUENCING
    14. 14. WHY CERTIFY? - COLLEGE CREDITStudents can receive college credit through:
    15. 15. WHY CERTIFY? – INTERNSHIPS> Enhanced credibility with local employers> Employers learn value of certified employees> Students better prepared for real-world experience> www.itintern.org
    16. 16. WHY CERTIFY? – ARTICULATION
    17. 17. WHY CERTIFY? – FUNDING> Fulfill Perkins 2S1 Requirement
    18. 18. WHY CERTIFY? – FUNDING> Fulfill Perkins 1P1 Requirement
    19. 19. WHY CERTIFY? – FUNDING$ Enhancing Education Through Technology$ Title 1$ Ed Tech K-12 Voucher Program (CA)$ Specialized Secondary Program Grants (CA)$ California Partnership Academies (CA)$ PTA$ Community partners/businesses$ Tech Prep$ DonorsChoose.org$ Philanthropic Organizations$ Other state/federal grants Why Certify?
    20. 20. WHY CERTIFY? – REPORTING/FEEDBACK Keith Kelly of Northwestern Michigan College ADJUST PLANEVALUATE EXECUTE
    21. 21. WHY CERTIFY? – REPORTING/FEEDBACK
    22. 22. AVAILABLE IT CERTIFICATIONS> 9 Years Ago> Today> IC3> Microsoft Office Specialist> CompTIA Strata> Microsoft Technology Associate> CompTIA + Series> Cisco> More Topics of Discussion
    23. 23. AVAILABLE SECONDARY CERTSAs of June 1, 2002> NT4.0 Server> NT4.0 Workstation> CompTIA Network +> CompTIA I-Net +> CompTIA A+> Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS Today) Certification Overview
    24. 24. AVAILABLE SECONDARY CERTSAs of June 1, 2011
    25. 25. AVAILABLE CERTS – IC3Digital Literacy Certified in 3 Areas Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, Living OnlineIC3 = Foundational Certification for Office Workers Design Workers IT ProfessionalsAppropriate Courses for Certification Introduction to Computers Basic Microsoft Office Courses Internet Use Courses
    26. 26. AVAILABLE CERTS - IC3This is what to expect - Multiple-choice, simulations and matching questions 45 minute length 45 test items with one or more tasks Score required to pass varies with exam (most IT exams range from 65-80%) Source: US Dept. of Education Skills measured are posted on Certiport’s website
    27. 27. AVAILABLE CERTS – MOSLargest Certification Program on the Planet“Ideal” Candidates for Certification ROP/CTE & College Students Academy Program Students Instructors and StaffMicrosoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access (SharePoint & One Note in 2010) - Microsoft Office 2010 - Microsoft Office 2007 - Microsoft Office 2003
    28. 28. AVAILABLE CERTS – MOSThis is what to expect - Performance-based exam 55 minute length 20-30 test items with one or more tasks Score required to pass varies with exam (65-80%) Skills measured are posted on Microsoft and Certiport’s websites
    29. 29. AVAILABLE CERTS - MOS 48:15
    30. 30. AVAILABLE CERTS - MOS Sample score report A perfect score is 1000 Skill groups show areas of proficiency and deficiency within the exam
    31. 31. AVAILABLE CERTS – COMPTIA STRATACompTIA Strata = Foundational IT Credential for Tier-1 Helpdesk Staff Students Pursuing MIS Pathways Technically Demanding Careers • Medical Office Support • Office Administration • Communication Technology ProfessionsAppropriate Courses for Certification Intro to Computer Repairs Intro to Information Technology Technology Preview Courses
    32. 32. AVAILABLE CERTS – COMPTIA STRATAThis is what to expect - Multiple-choice and other linear questions 60 minute length 70 test items Score required to pass = 70% Skills measured are posted on CompTIA website
    33. 33. AVAILABLE CERTS – COMPTIA STRATA
    34. 34. AVAILABLE CERTS – COMPTIA STRATA
    35. 35. AVAILABLE CERTS - MTA Master + Architect/Consulting Skills Deep Technical Skills Job Role Experience 1-2 Yrs. Technology Experience. Beginners Associate Level: • No experience • Fundamental concepts • Classroom taught • Available to academic institutions only • Positioning students for advanced training, MCTS and entry-level positions and internships
    36. 36. AVAILABLE CERTS - MTA Microsoft Technology Associate = Fundamental IT Credential for Software, Web and Windows Developers Server, Windows OS, & Database Admins Networking & Security Admins Appropriate Courses for Certification Intro to: Networking Security Database Administration Server or Operating System Configuration Software, Web, or Windows Development
    37. 37. AVAILABLE CERTS - MTA• One MTA exam = One MTA certification• MTA exams are not pre-requisite to each other or to MCTS exams Thank You! Copyright © 2011 Certiport Corporation. All rights reserved. Certiport and the Certiport Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certiport Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This document is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as advertising. All warranties relating to the information in this document, either express or implied, are disclaimed to the maximum extent allowed by law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
    38. 38. AVAILABLE CERTS - MTAThis is what to expect - Multiple-choice and other select-response questions 45 minute length 35 test items Score required to pass varies with exam (most IT exams range from 65-80%) Source: US Dept. of Education Skills measured are posted on Microsoft and Certiport’s website
    39. 39. AVAILABLE CERTS – MTA (RESOURCES)Developed by MS Learning, MTA Exam Review Kits are collections of 21-hour reviewlessons covering the topics for each MTA exam. They are offered as a free digitaldownload to MTA customers Course syllabus • Learning objectives • Unit scope and sequence • Pacing chart Instructor materials • Lesson plans for each day of instruction • Presentation slides for each day of instruction • Annotated speaker notes for each slide Content delivery resources including • Occasional class demonstrations • Occasional interactive whole-class sessions • Guides for occasional discussions to foster dialogue about key topics Student learning materials including • In-class exercises (including the code for those exercises) • Practical out-of-class work • Labs as appropriate Student assessment materials • End-of-lesson/sub-unit questions and answers
    40. 40. AVAILABLE CERTS – MTA (RESOURCES)MTA Student Study Guides: Available in print ready or study ready formatDownload free of charge at: www.certiport.com/mrl
    41. 41. AVAILABLE CERTS – MTA (RESOURCES)Linkedin Group
    42. 42. AVAILABLE CERTS – COMPTIA + SERIES
    43. 43. AVAILABLE CERTS - CISCO
    44. 44. AVAILABLE CERTS - OTHERS
    45. 45. RESOURCES FOR YOU - RESEARCH
    46. 46. RESOURCES FOR YOU - CURRICULUM> Publishers with certification-aligned curriculum:  John Wiley & Sons (Wiley)  Cengage  CCI Learning  Learnkey  McGraw-Hill  Microsoft Press  Cisco Press  Many Others
    47. 47. RESOURCES FOR YOU – ASSESSMENTS> MeasureUp  Wide offering of IT and other certifications  Microsoft Certified Practice Test Provider  CompTIA CAQC Approved  Robust Reporting> Certiprep  MOS 07/10, Live-in-the-app practice tests> Others:  Transcender, ExamForce, Gmetrix,> Beware Blacklisted Practice Tests
    48. 48. CERTIPORT TESTING – CERTIPORT.COM/GO
    49. 49. RESOURCES FOR YOU> Certiport Customer Success Team  Helps you through the initial setup and training process> Certiport Regional Managers & Partners  Help you with product, program, curriculum questions> Certiport Technical Support  24x7 technical support if you have any setup concerns> Social Media Peer Connections  LinkedIn MTA Group  LinkedIn MOS Group  LinkedIn IC3 Group
    50. 50. Q&A
    51. 51. THANK YOU!Scott HoranGreater Clark Schools, INshoran@insightbb.comDave HansenDirector, Product Operations – MicrosoftCertiportdhansen@certiport.com

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