Category Archives: MTA

North Carolina Celebrates Its Student Milestone – 200,000 Microsoft Certifications

Seeing young people learning and achieving more in schools is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work. This week, some wonderful news came from the schools in North Carolina, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.


Today, the state superintendent of North Carolina announced that North Carolina schools have achieved the significant milestone of more than 200,000 Microsoft certifications!


In the fall of 2010, Microsoft and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction piloted the first-ever statewide Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) program in the United States. In the span of just five years, students and teachers in North Carolina have earned more than 200,000 professional certifications in Microsoft technologies.Visit the author's original post

Give students a head start in computer science studies and careers

Interest in computer science amongst incoming college freshmen is surging to record levels. That’s promising news given the widely-reported shortfall of code-literate graduates to fill computing jobs, with an projected one million more jobs than qualified graduates by 2020. Now academic institutions face a time-sensitive resource gap: responding to student demand for computer science curriculum in a race to produce enough skilled workers to fill the demand for future jobs.

Bring Computer Science to your Classroom

To help meet demand at your school, Microsoft IT Academy has expanded its Computer Science curriculum with engaging and flexible learning tools that guide any student from foundational computer science concepts to advanced programming.… Visit the author's original post

Certiport Announces Inaugural CERTIFIED Educator Conference, June 18-20

As a technology educator, you know that industry-recognized certification gives schools a way to validate technology skills while helping students build credentials for college entry, internships and jobs. Now's your chance to bring the full power and potential of technology certification to the classroom. 

What: CERTIFIED 2015 
When/Where: June 18-20, 2015 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida
Why: Connect with educators and experts to bring the full power and potential of technology certification to the classroom
Learn more:

Join educators and industry experts at the 2015 CERTIFIED Educator Conference, June 18-20 in Orlando, Florida—three days of insightful keynotes, deep dive breakout sessions, and face-to-face discussions and activities designed to help educators serve their students, improve their teaching, and enhance their career.… Visit the author's original post

What’s New in Certification: MTA and MOS Exam Updates

To help you and your students keeps skills sharp on trending new technologies in 2015, the IT Academy and LeX team are updating a selection of MTA and MOS certifications.


MTA: New and Retiring Courses

We are pleased to introduce new MTA exams for use in conjunction with current additional resources (such as lesson plans, MOAC, Microsoft Press Study Guides, and online learning), designed to better support the core IT Infrastructure area of study and help students prepare for related certifications.These exams will replace a set of exams retiring on July 15, 2015. 

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