Customers can now order Microsoft IT Academy subscriptions and Microsoft Certification exam vouchers through their Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing agreement. Increase the value of your academic agreements while you provide your customers a complete education technology solution. Read on to learn more.
What is the Microsoft IT Academy Program?
The Microsoft IT Academy Program is a global annual subscription program which provides all the curriculum and resources for academic institutions and teachers to train and certify themselves and their students on MS Technology. It comes fully loaded with all the learning resources on the latest technologies including O365, Win8 and Apps Development. The program benefits can be accessed and redeemed online through the IT Academy Members portal and includes over 700 elearning courses, eBooks, Educators resources, exam vouchers and marketing resources to promote the institution as an innovative ICT leader to students, parents and the wider community.
To date, there are more than 15,000 IT Academy members in more than 130 countries.
What is Microsoft Certification?
Microsoft has the largest Certification program on the planet. Launched 21 years ago it’s a globally recognized certification program used as a benchmark for employment. Spanning all of our technologies the Certification framework validates skills from
An end user or Information Worker through our Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) track
Budding technologists through our Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) track which tests core technology concepts
For those wanting a career as an IT Professional or Developer we offer multiple career paths through our Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) tracks
We also recently added the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification which is for Educators only and is a standard for measuring the use and integration of technology in the teaching and learning process.
Certification validates an individual’s expertise in a specific technology and gives global recognition of those skills to potential employers. Many studies have shown us that Microsoft Certification helps individuals go to the top of the list for interviews and gets them the best salaries.
Even better – all the learning resources in The IT Academy program map to Microsoft Certification. So as an individual is learning they are also preparing to take a globally recognized Certification. Sell them together as a great learning solution!
Grow the Value of Your Academic Agreements with Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Certifications all available through Volume Licensing Apart from the obvious value and benefits for our academic customers, as a partner ITA & Certification gives you the following opportunities
Grow your business: Increase the value of your academic agreements with new products that can be renewed annually
Deepen account engagement: Help customers meet budget constraints by saving your customer money and time elsewhere in their business with a comprehensive technology education solution
Start new conversations: Lead with a message supporting comprehensive professional development solution for staff and student employability
Win against Competitors: Differentiate your solution with these great assets. Your competitors DO NOT HAVE THEM! In doing so you will help academic institutions stand out from the crowd and enhance their students’ career prospects with a complete technology education solution that enables their students to achieve industry recognized skills through training and certification.
IT Academy & MCP Class Packs Available through Open Academic
From September 1, 2013, the Microsoft IT Academy Program [54R-00160] and MCP Certification Class Packs [H5T-00011] are available in Open Academic. Use the ‘qualified SKU numbers’ as shown and the 5 license minimum requirement is waivered! This means you can sell ITA and/or MCP Class packs as standalone products on Open Academic.
Academic 2nd Shot!
Customers who purchase MCP exams through Volume Licensing receive a second shot on their Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams. Offer available Sep 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 and valid for MCP exams delivered through Prometric test centers. More information at www.prometric.com/microsoft/ITAcademy
As a benefit to IT Academy members, e-learning is available through a new Online Learning platform. Partners supporting IT Academy institutions with transitioning to the new platform may benefit from the following trainings and quick start guides:
Quick Start Guides
Quick Start Videos
We hope you are excited as we are about these fabulous assets. To help you get the word out we have provided some great sales resources to give you a good level of understanding of both the Microsoft IT Academy Program and Microsoft Certifications: