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Welcome to the May 2011 edition of the Microsoft IT Academy newsletter, a resource loaded with information intended to help program administrators and educators get the most out of their IT Academy memberships. If this newsletter was forwarded to you by a colleague, please feel free to subscribe today to receive future editions directly.

Feature Story

Get More of Your Students Certified and Ready for the Workforce

Microsoft CertificationFind new materials to promote your testing center to encourage your students to get certified and improve their job opportunities. Visit the student employability page on the IT Academy member site today!

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Success Stories

Cisco Academy Adopts the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification

Microsoft Technology Associate CertificationMicrosoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification is a great way to help your students easily explore and pursue a career in technology—or simply validate basic technology knowledge right in the classroom. Learn about MTA.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Reminders

Renew It. Don't Lose It!

Renew today!Renew your IT Academy Program membership on time. You’re eligible to renew your IT Academy membership anytime during the 90 days prior to your membership expiration date. It’s quick, easy, and all online. Renew today!

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Certification/Exams

Take Advantage of the Second Shot Offer Before It Expires

ITA Second ShotMake sure your students know they can get a Second Shot to take their Microsoft Certification exams if they need one. They have until June 30, 2011, to register for and take the Second Shot exam. Find details and promotion materials on the IT Academy Second Shot page.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Microsoft Lync Server Certifications Now Available

Microsoft Lync Server CertificationsGet ready for the cloud. Last month, we announced our first online course for the cloud-related product Microsoft Lync Server. Now we have two related certifications available. Find out more about Microsoft Lync Server.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Special Events/Offers

Save Time Preparing Final Exams

Microsoft Technology AssociatesLet us help you with final exams for entry-level technology students. Test your students, verify what they’ve learned, and get them certified all at once with the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification exam. Read MTA Spring Fever offer details.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Help Your Students Launch New Apps in the Cloud

Cloud powerGet ready for the cloud. Watch the five-part Cloud Power Event Series covering data migration, SharePoint, Facebook, ASP.NET, mobile, and everything your students need to create apps for the cloud. Find more information about the event.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Resources

Were You ”Born to Learn”?

Born to LearnThe Born to Learn blog was launched to help you keep up to date on the latest Microsoft training and certification news, special offers and events, and much more! Download the new app to access the blog from your phone.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Help Your Students Improve Their Math Skills

Download Microsoft Mathematics 4.0Microsoft Education is offering Mathematics 4.0 for download at no charge. Help your students improve their math skills while having fun with this innovative new tool. Download Microsoft Mathematics 4.0. today!

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Improve Your IT Skills with Complimentary Training

Microsoft Virtual AcademyEncourage your students to enroll in the complimentary Microsoft Virtual Academy to supplement their studies and get some extra help with their IT skills. Find more information about the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

Student Employability

New Initiative Strives to Increase the Number of College Graduates in the U.S.

ITA EducationThe Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative, a multi-year, multimillion-dollar project to help support programs that boost college readiness and college completion, recently announced how the first round of funding will be spent. Read more about this initiative.

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Original Publication Date: 05/26/2011

 

News for Administrators and Educators

May 2011

In This Issue

·         » Feature Story

·         » Success Stories

·         » Reminders

·         » Certification/Exams

·         » Special Events/Offers

·         » Resources

·         » Student Employability

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·         » About the ITA Member Site

·         » Educator Resources

·         » About E-Learning

·         » Certification Exams

·         » Microsoft Certified Trainer

·         » Marketing Resources

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