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Unlocking Your Potential with Your
Microsoft IT Academy Membership
16 December 2011
Dominic Gill & Terry Killer
ITA Membership
Do you know:
How to
make the
maximum
use of the
e-learning?
How to use
the
additional
benefits?
Who to
contact
when things
go wrong?
Who are
“eligible”
students?
All about
licences?
“We need cost-effective
professional
development for
our educators”
“We need a
flexible solution
for teaching IT”
“We need to
keep students
interested and
engaged”
What we’re hearing
“Educators don’t have
time to develop
curriculum”
“We need to
differentiate our
institution to
attract students”
“Students want/need to
leave with skills that get
them a great job”
“We’re teaching
old technology”
Program Benefits Overview
Curriculum
Solutions
Globally
Recognized
Certifications
Professional
Development
Tools for
Educators/IT &
Admin Staff
Industry
Partnership and
Marketing
Resources
How you can benefit
The Microsoft IT Academy Program provides learning solutions for educators, students and staff
including Official Microsoft E-Learning courses (Information Worker, IT Professional, Developer), lab
licenses, MSDNAA Program membership, academic exam pricing discounts, and marketing resources.
Saves
Educators Time
Keep
Current
Validating
Skills
Partnership
Curriculum
Professional
Development
Certification
Marketing
• Academic
Pricing
• Second Shot
Campaign
• Testing Center
Discounts
• Private
Member Site
• Locator Tool
• Program Logo
• Welcome Kit
•
•
•
•
E-Learning
MOAC
MOC
Office Lesson
Plans
• Digital Literacy
• E-Reference
Library
• Microsoft
Certified
Trainer
Program
• E-Learning
Access
Customer Support
For any questions related to the Microsoft IT Academy Program and
its benefits, contact your local Regional Service Center or your
Microsoft Academy Service Partner (IT Skillsman)
We can help you realise your benefits…PLUS…
Help you develop
a strategic
approach
Latest vendor
certificate news
Access to key
Microsoft
Personnel
• Why IT Academy – how will this help my organisation?
• What are we going to use the membership for?
• Students, Staff, Parents or the wider community?
• Where to look for information
• Working with an Awarding Body
• Latest releases
• IT Pro or IT User
• Microsoft Learning
• Product specialists
• Key Partners
How?
Regional
Benefits
Activation
workshop
e-mail &
Telephone
support
Regular
Live
meetings
Targeted
advice
For more information:
Please email
Or visit our website:
• [email protected]
• www.itskillsman.co.uk
Or for more information about the
Microsoft IT Academy Program please visit:
www.microsoftitacademy.com
Appendix
Saving Teachers Time
Core Curriculum
E-Learning
E-Reference Library
MOAC
MOC
Digital Literacy
E-Learning
Official Microsoft E‐Learning products are available on an
unlimited basis to schools and campuses that have purchased an
ITA membership.
• Access E‐Learning courses anytime.
• Manage and track students’ online learning progress by using
the Microsoft IT Academy Instructor Learning Management
System (LMS)
Instructor Portal for Educators – provision courses to educators
and students and basic reporting on students and activity
Student Portal – where educators and students go to activate
courses and take assessments
- Curriculum covers Digital Literacy, Office Applications
and for more advanced training on Windows, Server
& Developer technologies
- Windows 7 and Office 2010 courses now available
- No cost – benefit is included in the subscription
Fast Facts
Educators and other staff employed at the
institution can use E-Learning for Professional
Development – which helps to lower PD
budgets
Can be used as a standalone self-study course or
as supplementary to classroom instruction
Takes only a few minutes to provision a course to
multiple students
Can be resold to students to help monetize
programs and recover the ITA subscription fee
Helps institutes who don’t have the bandwidth to
offer classroom training to at least offer students
access to skills on new technologies through
eLearning
Easy to use
Prepares students for INTERNATIONALLY
RECOGNISED ICT CERTIFICATIONS
Use the Learning Snack Discover the E‐Learning Portal
The Microsoft IT Academy E‐Learning Portal is the gateway to the Instructor Learning Management
System for teachers and the Microsoft IT Academy Online Learning Program for students.
• The Instructor Learning Management System helps educators manage student users, provide
access to courses, and track students progress.
• The Microsoft IT Academy Online Learning Program is where students access the E-Learning
courses that are assigned to them. These online courses incorporate a blend of different media to
keep students involved and interested. Depending on student requirements, E‐Learning courses can
be used to supplement classroom instruction or as stand‐alone course offerings.
Discover the E-Learning portal through this Learning
Snack.
https://www.microsoft.com/education/itacademymembers/
ITAELearning.mspx#EKD
E-Reference Library
The e‐reference library is an online, subscription‐based
resource that you can use to learn about Microsoft
technologies.
Fast Facts
A variety of technical books in one online library
Can be downloaded for offline reading
Includes Training Kits Series and Step by Step Series in
convenient eBook format
Can make notes in personal folders against
individual chapters
Covers emerging technologies earlier in their Lifecycle
Suitable for self study and exam preparation
Great search functionality – helps locate
information quickly
Can help prepare for exams with my Training
Kits series
Teachers can use me as a tool to find answers
to questions on specific technologies
Prepare students for INTERNATIONALLY
RECOGNISED ICT CERTIFICATIONS
Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC)
The Microsoft Official Academic Course series (MOAC) are taught over a period of 8, 10, 16, or 18
weeks and an integrated program of:
• Textbooks
• Lab manuals
• Instructor resources
MOAC provides everything academic instructors need to plan, prepare, and conduct hands‐on
classes around Microsoft Technologies
MOAC materials provide everything you need to deliver world-class courses, including:
Instructor resources:
• Course setup ideas, lecture outlines, teaching tips, online labs, assessments, Microsoft Office
PowerPoint® slide presentations, and instructor guides
• Wiley Faculty Network seminars to help you prepare to teach current and new technology
Student materials:
• Textbooks, lab manuals, and online labs
• Practice certification exams for specific titles
Software:
• Virtual Labs for effortlessly providing your students with hands-on experience using real, fully
functional software anywhere they have an Internet connection.
Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC)
Fast Facts
Not just a book – it’s a solution
Provides a curriculum for semester‐based and quarter-based
courses in a classroom format.
MOC products are designed for short‐term courses such as
seminars, workshops, and clinics and are available in classroom
formats
Available to IT Academy members and Certified Partners for
Learning Solutions (CPLS) only
IT Academy members enjoy academic pricing
Curriculum covers Digital Literacy [free as Word Docs &
E-Learning], Office Applications and for more advanced training
on Windows, Server & Developer technologies
Student Guide & Educator Guides available
Educator Guides include:
Lesson plans, how to setup the lab, PowerPoint decks, hands on
labs – everything a teacher needs to deliver the course
Saves teachers time by providing all the
resources needed to teach
Covers theory and practical
IT Academy members can buy and
recycle for students in multiple classes
Helps institutes and teachers offer
courses to their students on the LATEST
technologies
Makes it easy for teachers to setup
hands-on practical exercises in the lab
Prepares students for
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ICT
CERTIFICATIONS
Digital Literacy
The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum provides essential computing skills for learners new to
computing. The IT Academy program uses Digital Literacy as a remedial tool for some students and as
a means of exploring new topics for others.
The curriculum consists of five courses:
• Computer Basics
•
The Internet and World Wide Web
•
Productivity Programs
•
Computer Security and Privacy
•
Digital Lifestyles (which covers digital media)
Help Lower Costs
Lab Resources
Lab Licenses
MSDNAcademicAlliance
TechNet
Lab Resources
Lab Licenses
All products and services licensed through a Microsoft Campus or
School Agreement may be used in computer labs by ITAs.
Fast Facts
MSDN Academic Alliance
MSDN AA –
Available in more than 160 countries
worldwide
The easiest and least expensive way for students and educators in the
technology and design fields to get the latest Microsoft software that they
need installed on their personal computers
IT Academy members with a School
Agreement receive 1 free membership to
High School AA
Institutions with a Campus Agreement receive one free membership
to the MSDN Developer Academic Alliance (Developer AA) or
Designer Academic Alliance (Designer AA) programs
IT Academy members with a Campus
Agreement receive 1 free membership to
either (Developer AA) or (Designer
AA)
Institutions with a School Agreement receive one free membership to
the MSDN AA High School program
TechNet –
Can help ensure that IT Academy
students and instructors have the same
information that practicing IT
professionals have
TechNet
Offers software, knowledge base articles, service packs, how-to articles,
security updates, resource kits, tools, and utilities
Institutions that subscribe to the Microsoft IT Academy Program through
a Microsoft Campus or School Agreement receive TechNet
Professional as a Software Assurance benefit through those
agreements
Provides monthly updates with the latest
authoritative technical information on
Microsoft solutions, straight from the
source
Keeping Educators Current
Professional Development
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
E-learning and E-Reference Access
Educator Tools
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
The MCT program provides tools, resources, and other benefits to help you
thrive as both a technologist and an educator. The benefits can help you
build, maintain, and prove your expertise on Microsoft products and
technologies, as well as help you prepare for, teach, and support blended
learning solutions. The MCT program offers a large and dynamic range of
benefits, including these highlights:
• IT Academies receive 1 FREE subscription to the MCT Program
• MCT Download Center: Lesson Plans, Trainer Guide, classroom
setup, ppts for all Microsoft Official Curriculum TECHNICAL courses
• MCT Welcome Kit
Fast Facts
Over 15,000 Instructors/Educators in
the community today
Can download all the Microsoft Official
Curriculum Trainer guides from the MCT
Portal
• Use of MCT Logo
• MCT Town Hall: Access an archive of recorded train the‐trainer
events, community presentations, an other content of interest.
• Upload your own presentations and host your own "shows.”
• FREE TechNet Plus Direct Subscription
• MCT Newsgroups
• MCT Private members site
• Special Offers
Must hold at least a Microsoft Office
Certification to participate in the MCT
program
Through this community we can help
prepare members on the latest
technologies and tips on deliver a
particular course
Microsoft Certified Trainers are
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
E-Learning and E-Reference Library access for Educators
Educators at participating IT Academy institutions have a unique opportunity to leverage ALL the resources in the IT
Academy Program to update their skills on the latest technologies and continue their own professional development. This
benefit will help to lower costs for the institution and provides educators with the flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere.
Step 1
Prepare
Step 2
Validate
Learn new skills by leveraging the
IT Academy curriculum resources
• MOC
• E-Learning
• E-Reference
Validate skills by taking a Certification
• Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
• Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Step 3
Promote
Join a community of over 15,000
instructors and educators
• Use the FREE subscription to join
the Microsoft Certified Trainer
program
Educator Tools
The Microsoft IT Academy Program contains several tools educators can use to enhance their
courses.
Instructor Learning
Management System (LMS)
• Manage and track students’ E‐Learning access with the
Instructor Learning Management System (LMS)
Learning Content
Development System (LCDS)
• Create your own E‐Learning courses with the Learning
Content Development System (LCDS)
Lesson Plans
• Ready-to-use as they are or you can customize them
to fit your specific teaching and learning goals
Validating Skills
Certification
Academic Pricing
Become a Testing Center
Academic Certification
Fast Facts
IT Academy members receive academic pricing on Certification
Vouchers and MTA Campus Licenses
ALL IT Academy Program Curriculum formats prepare individuals for
Certification
Types of Certifications
•
Step 1: Digital Literacy - Beginner
•
Step 2: Microsoft Office Specialist – Application Specialist
•
Step 4: New Technologists – Technology Associate
•
Step 4: Technology Specialist – Product Specialist
•
Step 5: IT Professional or Professional Developer – Job role specific
New Technologies
DIGITAL
LITERACY
Microsoft technology certification
validates fundamental IT knowledge and
skills in a specific technology / product
Helps differentiate students as they
pursue a career in technology
Helps institutions get the most out of their
technology investment by validating real
world knowledge and skills
IT Managers and HR Managers will look
for certification on resumes as a
benchmark for employment
Microsoft Certifications are
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Technology Certifications
Become a Testing Center
ALL IT Academy Program members are eligible to become a Testing
Center to offer students and educators convenient, onsite testing.
Two exam delivery partners to work with:
Certiport - for Office Certification
www.certiport.com
Prometric - for IT Pro & Developer
Certifications http://www.prometric.com/ITA/
Institutions will need to appoint a Testing Center Administrator and
Accept the Terms & Conditions
Fast Facts
There is no cost to become a test center
IT Academy members will be able to
offer students onsite testing
Certiport and/or Prometric offer great
support
Gain access to marketing campaigns to
help drive certifications – Academic
Second shot has been a real success!!
Partnership
Marketing Resources
Private Members Site
ITAcademy Program Logo use
Welcome Kit
Marketing Resources
It Academy Program member institutions are encouraged to use
all of the available Microsoft IT Academy marketing materials to
highlight their affiliation with Microsoft and promote a position of
IT education leadership.
Fast Facts
•
Resources to get started with IT Academy membership
are mailed to the customers in the welcome kit:
http://www.Microsoft.com/education/MSITAcademy/benefits/m
arketingresources.mspx
IT Academy members have a formal
way to communicate with one another
•
Use the Microsoft, IT Academy Program Member logo to
market their institution.
Members are the first to hear about new
products, curriculum and certifications
coming to market
•
Get free posters, videos, and other marketing collateral
on the exclusive IT Academy member site.
IT Academy members are invited to local,
regional, global events
We will help IT Academy members make
the most of their benefits
Members are encouraged to share best
practices with other ITAs across the
globe
IT Academy members get the
opportunity to participate in marketing
campaigns that will promote their
institution, teachers and students
IT Academy members will be part of
an INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
COMMUNITY
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