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Welcome to the November 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

Watch the Washington State Microsoft IT Academy Program Video

Washington State Microsoft IT Academy ProgramListen to Washington state students, educators, and administrators discuss the nation’s largest Microsoft IT Academy program implementation to date. Visit the Success Stories carousel to watch the video.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Benefit Highlights

Take Advantage of the Microsoft Academy Service Partner Program

Microsoft Academy Service Partner Program  Microsoft Academy Service Partners can help you by answering questions about choosing the right curriculum, using Microsoft E-Learning benefits, finding staff training opportunities, and locating available marketing resources to increase enrollment. Find a worldwide partner today to help you use your benefits.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Success Stories

Microsoft IT Academy Program Helps Rehabilitate Offenders in Canada

Microsoft IT Academy ProgramOne of our Microsoft Academy Service Partners, CCI Learning Solutions, developed and helped implement the Microsoft IT Academy Program in the Canadian prison system. As Microsoft IT Academy members, the accredited local school districts in Ontario are sponsoring the Canadian Correctional Institutions in this endeavor. Learn more about the Microsoft Academy Service Partner program.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Reminders

Renew It. Don't Lose It!

Renew your Microsoft IT Academy Program membershipRenew your Microsoft IT Academy Program membership on time. You’re eligible to renew 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: 11/17/2011

 

Certification and Exams

Use Your MOS and MTA Exam Vouchers to Promote Educator Development

MOS and MTA Exam VouchersAs a Microsoft IT Academy member, you are entitled to 20 Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam vouchers and 10 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam vouchers for educator development each year at no charge. Explore the qualifications, sign up, and request your vouchers today.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Special Events and Offers

Encourage Your Students to Compete in Imagine Cup 2012

Imagine Cup 2012Imagine Cup is a worldwide event in which students compete to solve the world’s toughest problems using technology. Winning students earn great prizes, make a positive difference in the world, and promote their schools. Find event details.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Curriculum

Incorporate E-Learning Courses into Your Curriculum

E-Learning CoursesThe Microsoft IT Academy E-Learning course list has recently been updated to include Microsoft Dynamics AX releases, localized SharePoint 2010 courses, and more. Now is the time to take advantage of this great benefit. For a complete list of e-learning courses available, visit the curriculum section of our website.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Resources

Enrich Your Classes with Content from Channel 9

Channel 9Channel 9 is a community that was created to connect the people behind Microsoft products with the general public. Enhance the Microsoft IT Academy classes you deliver with dynamic content from Channel 9. Visit the Channel 9 community today.


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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

Student Employability

Help Your Students Succeed

Student Employability You’re already teaching your students about technology and preparing them for the 21st century workforce. Now we invite you to explore additional ways you can improve your students’ chances of success. Guide them through the most direct paths to their chosen careers, encourage them to get certified, and help them find resources for internships and entry-level jobs. Visit the student employability section of our website.

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Original Publication Date: 11/17/2011

 

News for Administrators and Educators

November 2011

In This Issue

·         » Feature Story

·         » Benefit Highlights

·         » Success Stories

·         » Reminders

·         » Certification and Exams

·         » Special Events and Offers

·         » Curriculum

·         » Resources

·         » Student Employability

Access Your Benefits

·         » Educator Resources

·         » About E-Learning

·         » Certification Exams

·         » Microsoft Certified Trainer

·         » Marketing Resources

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