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Welcome to the September 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

A New Member Website for the New School Year

A New Member WebsiteThe Microsoft IT Academy Program Member website has been redesigned and simplified to help you find what you need more quickly and efficiently. Visit the new website, roam around, and give us your feedback!

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 


What's New/Program Updates

Extensive Lesson Plans Available on Eleven Different Technologies

Lesson PlansTake advantage of the most relevant and time-saving resource designed to help you customize your instruction and better engage students at all technology skill levels. Check out our ready-to-use lesson plans today.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 


Benefit Highlights

Microsoft Academy Service Partner Program Continues to Expand

Microsoft Academy Service Partner ProgramMicrosoft Academy Service Partners can help you better utilize your IT Academy member benefits. We’re pleased to announce another partner has joined the program; Everonn Education Ltd. in India. Find a full list of worldwide partners ready to help you use your benefits.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 

Reminders

Renew It. Don't Lose It!

Renew your IT Academy Program membershipRenew 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: 09/22/2011

 


Special Events and Offers

Special Discount on Microsoft Press Books for IT Academy Members

Microsoft Press BooksAs an IT Academy member, you are entitled to a 50 percent discount on all Microsoft Press e-books and a 40 percent discount on print books (shipping not included). Shop now and use the coupon code ITA50 for your discount at checkout.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 


Curriculum

New Digital Literacy Courses Incorporate Office 2010 and Windows 7

Digital Literacy CoursesVersion three of the Microsoft Digital Literacy standard curriculum is now available in English. This new version includes screenshots and simulations from Office 2010 and Windows 7 to illustrate hands-on examples for students. Recommend this course to students who need to improve their digital literacy.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 

Resources

Learn How to Build Windows Phone Apps

Learn How to Build Windows Phone AppsWe are pleased to offer a Jump Start presentation focused on building Windows Phone apps with Visual Studio 2010. Watch the HD-quality video recordings on channel 9 and consider incorporating them into your Windows Phone 7 developer or Visual Studio courses.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 



Four-in-One Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 Study Guide Now Available

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2010 Study Guide We are pleased to announce that the MOS 2010 Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert, Excel Expert, Access, and SharePoint Exams is now available. Find ordering information.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 



Student Employability

Rise to the Challenge with Microsoft Technology Associate

Microsoft Technology AssociateLearn how you can optimize student career and college readiness by integrating Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams and certification into your entry-level IT programs. Find information about the latest MTA offer.

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Original Publication Date: 09/22/2011

 

News for Administrators and Educators

September 2011

In This Issue

·         » Feature Story

·         » What's New/Program Updates

·         » Benefit Highlights

·         » Reminders

·         » 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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