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Welcome to the October 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

State of Virginia Adopts IT Academy Program

IT AcademyThe state of Virginia recently signed an agreement to deploy the IT Academy program statewide to provide IT training to every high school student in Virginia. Their goal is to produce the most technology-savvy and literate workforce in the world. Check out the full press release in the Microsoft News Center.

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

What's New/Program Updates

Microsoft Certification Supports Career Development and Growth

Microsoft CertificationAchieving a Microsoft Certification is a great way for your students to demonstrate what they’ve learned and enter the IT workforce with proven technical skills. Encourage your students to get certified. Explore the correlation between Microsoft Certification and student employability.

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

Benefit Highlights

New Microsoft Academy Service Partners to Help You Use Your Benefits

Microsoft Academy Service PartnersMicrosoft Academy Service Partners can help you better utilize your IT Academy member benefits. We’re pleased to announce seven new partners have joined the program; IC Central in Australia, Ka Solution in Brazil, MD Systemhaus in Germany, Corner Software Solutions in Israel, Systemtech Services in Nigeria, BR Global Learning and Consulting in Puerto Rico, and IDE in Turkey. Find a full list of worldwide partners ready to help you use your benefits.

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

Reminders

Renew Your IT Academy Membership Early for a 15 Percent Discount

Renew Your IT Academy MembershipAlthough you’re eligible to renew your IT Academy membership anytime during the 90 days prior to your membership expiration date, if you renew in the first 60 days of that period, you receive a 15 percent discount. It’s quick, easy, and all online. Renew today!

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

Resources

Find Tips and Tools to Get Organized and Enhance Productivity

Microsoft OfficeAs the new school year kicks into high gear, you, your colleagues, and your students can find tips and tools to help boost productivity and get organized. Microsoft Office in Education offers suggestions and access to various resources to help you perform your best. Visit the Office in Education blog.

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

Give Your Students Extra Training Opportunities

Channel 9Make sure your students know they can access Jump Start courses for extra help understanding new and emerging Microsoft technologies. Jump Start courses are a great way to fill in any gaps in understanding in between the formal course training and implementation on the job. Find Jump Start course information on Microsoft TechNet and channel 9.

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

Student Employability

Help Students Find Entry-level Jobs and Internships

Students to BusinessRecommend your students make use of the Students to Business (S2B) website to increase their employment opportunities. On this website, they can get help finding a job or internship, completing the application process, and get career mentoring after job placement. Check out the S2B website today and recommend this helpful resource to your students.

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Original Publication Date: 10/27/2011

 

News for Administrators and Educators

October 2011

In This Issue

·         » Feature Story

·         » What's New/Program Updates

·         » Benefit Highlights

·         » Reminders

·         » Resources

·         » Student Employability

Access Your Benefits

·         » Educator Resources

·         » About E-Learning

·         » Certification Exams

·         » Microsoft Certified Trainer

·         » Marketing Resources

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