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Welcome to the February 2012 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

Learn and Grow by Teaching with Technology

Teaching with TechnologyIn cooperation with Partners in Learning, we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn new ways of teaching through the Teaching with Technology Curriculum. This solution includes a self-assessment and six online courses, which together enable you to assess your current abilities and fill in any gaps as needed. Learn more about the Teaching with Technology Curriculum.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Benefit Highlights

Learn How to Easily Manage Your E-Learning Courses

Manage Your E-Learning CoursesLet your local Microsoft Academy Service Partner help you learn how to use the Instructor Learning Management System (LMS) to select e-learning courses for your students, create access codes, manage group-level messaging, and access usage reports. Browse the LMS Frequently Asked Questions.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Take Advantage of the Teacher Starter Kit—30 Exam Vouchers are Included as Part of Your Benefits

Teacher Starter KitIn an effort to support your professional development, we’re pleased to offer the Teacher Starter Kit. This kit is part of your IT Academy member benefits package and entitles each IT Academy to 20 Microsoft Technology Associate exam vouchers and 10 Microsoft Office Specialist exam vouchers, free of charge, upon request, for educator use. Request exam vouchers.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Reminders

Renew Your Membership

Renew Your MembershipMake sure to renew your Microsoft IT Academy membership before it expires to ensure uninterrupted access to your benefits. Renewal is quick, easy, and all online.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Certification and Exams

Help Us Celebrate 20 Years of Microsoft Certification

Celebrate 20 Years of Microsoft CertificationWe’re proud to announce the 20 year anniversary of Microsoft Certification. We hope you’ll participate in 20 Years | 20 Ways, a year-long celebration that lets certified professionals help create better careers and better lives for aspiring IT professionals around the world. Learn more about how this great opportunity can benefit your students!

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

New Resources Available to Help with Exam Preparation

New Resources AvailableMicrosoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are a great choice for your first technology certification, whether you’re an educator working on professional development or a student preparing for the 21st century workforce. Take advantage of new resources available to help you and your students pass the exam and get MTA certified. Learn about the benefits of MTA certification.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Special Events and Offers

Attend TechEd Europe for Insight on the Latest Technologies and Hands-on Technical Training

TechEd EuropeJoin us in Amsterdam June 26-29, 2012 for TechEd Europe, an event offering more than 1,000 educational opportunities, insight on the latest Microsoft technologies, and hands-on technical training. Get specific event details.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Make Your Connection to Learn about the Latest Technologies and In-demand Career Skills

Make Your ConnectionYou, your colleagues, and your students are welcome to attend our Microsoft Certified Community Connection (MC3) online seminars and courses. We offer a variety of topics that are sure to help aid in learning, professional development, and career preparation. Make your MC3 connection.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

Resources

Offer Your Students a Simpler Path to a Future in Cloud-based Solutions

Cloud-based SolutionsHelp your students get started down the path to a career as a cloud developer with a complimentary online course recording you can show in the classroom or suggest students watch on their own. Access the Windows Azure Jump Start online course recording.

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Original Publication Date: 02/23/2012

 

News for Administrators and Educators

February 2012

In This Issue

·         » Feature Story

·         » Benefit Highlights

·         » Reminders

·         » Certification and Exams

·         » Special Events and Offers

·         » Resources

Access Your Benefits

·         » Educator Resources

·         » About E-Learning

·         » Certification Exams

·         » Microsoft Certified Trainer

·         » Marketing Resources

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