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Welcome to the February 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

Help Your Colleagues Discover Time-Saving Resources and New Ideas

IT Academy NewsletterEncourage your colleagues—educators and administrators—to subscribe to the IT Academy member newsletter. The ideas and resources found in each edition can benefit everyone at your institution. If you subscribe to this newsletter, please share it with your colleagues and encourage them to subscribe. If this newsletter was forwarded to you by a colleague, subscribe today to ensure that you get the latest IT Academy news delivered right to your desktop. Subscribe to the IT Academy member newsletter today!

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

What's New/Program Updates

Prometric to Continue as the Microsoft Certification IT Exam Delivery Provider

Prometric Enters Five Year AgreementMicrosoft Certification exams will continue to be available to candidates in more than 160 countries around the world through Prometric’s extensive test center network. Read the full press release from Prometric.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Benefit Highlights

Get Help Using Your IT Academy Benefits

IT Academy membershipMake sure you get the most out of your IT Academy membership. Your local Microsoft Academy Service Partner can help you better understand and effectively use your benefits. Contact one of our partners in your area today.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Spend More Time Teaching and Less Time Planning

EducatorsTake advantage of our complimentary, downloadable lesson plans, our most relevant and time-saving resource designed to help you customize your instruction and better engage students at all technology skill levels. Download these lesson plans from the IT Academy Member site.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Success Stories

Find New Ways to Improve the Success of Your IT Academy

Conalep Nuevo LeónCheck out the IT Academy member success stories for real-life accounts from administrators and educators outlining how they improve the success of their IT Academies. Read some IT Academy member success stories.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Reminders

Renew Your IT Academy Membership Before It Expires

IT Academy MembershipDon’t lose access to your benefits. Renew your IT Academy membership before it expires. If you are unsure about your membership expiration date, you may find it by accessing your profile on the member site (sign in required).

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Certification/Exams

There’s Still Time to Get Your 20 MTA Certification Exams at No Charge

MTA CertificationThe Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is a new entry-level exam and certification from Microsoft that validates essential building-block knowledge for aspiring IT professionals and developers. IT Academy members are entitled to 20 MTA certification exams at no charge. Register for your 20 complimentary MTA exams today.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Special Events/Offers

Help Your Students Gain IT Career Success

Career FactorCareer Factor allows you to follow the real-life stories of people all over the world striving to succeed in the field of IT. The insights gained can help you, your colleagues, and your students determine which paths and actions are effective, and which are not, in the pursuit of IT career success. Meet the Career Factor participants.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Curriculum

Help Your Students Acquire the Right Skills

Microsoft Official CoursesTake advantage of Microsoft Official Courses (MOC) to help your students get the education they need to take their skills—and their careers—to the next level. Learn more about MOC.


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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Resources

Enjoy Easy Access to Microsoft Learning Training Videos on YouTube

Microsoft Learning TrainingThe new Microsoft Learning YouTube channel offers unlimited access to training on Windows 7, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and other Microsoft products and technologies at no cost. Visit the Microsoft Learning YouTube channel today!

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Download a Complimentary Learning Snack Application for Your Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7Microsoft Learning Snacks are brief, bite-size training videos to help you, your colleagues, and your students learn more about a Microsoft product or technology. The Learning Snack App for Windows Phone 7 is quite possibly the best training experience on the phone. Download the complimentary Snack App from your Windows Phone 7 to make accessing, viewing, and learning from snacks even easier.


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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Student Employability

Watch Real Students Discuss the Value of Microsoft Certification

ITA YouTubeWatch real students discuss the connection between Microsoft Certification and the job market, how they believe Microsoft Certification can give them credibility with potential employers, and their plans for the future. Play video (YouTube.com, length: 2:33)

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

Top Job Roles for Interns and Graduates

Microsoft Students to BusinessIn a recent survey, Microsoft gathered some interesting information about the skills, job roles, and types of companies that are planning to hire this year. Encourage students to visit the Microsoft Students to Business website for career guidance and information about internships.

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Original Publication Date: 02/24/2011

 

News for Administrators and Educators

February 2011

In This Issue

·         » Feature Story

·         » What's New/Program Updates

·         » Benefit Highlights

·         » Success Stories

·         » Reminders

·         » Certification/Exams

·         » Special Events/Offers

·         » Curriculum

·         » Resources

·         » Student Employability

Access Your Benefits

·         » About the ITA Member Site

·         » Educator Resources

·         » About E-Learning

·         » Certification Exams

·         » Microsoft Certified Trainer

·         » Marketing Resources

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