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About the Microsoft IT Academy:

Microsoft responds to IT Education, Training, and Employment demands. IT Academy offers Over 300 courses and over £40,000 of Value to Education

The Microsoft IT Academy program is exclusively available to accredited academic institutions and CASA-eligible organizations to provide an affordable learning solution and toolkit from Microsoft to benefit schools. One subscription per campus will cover everyone students, faculty and staff; this is a great way to save on training.

You can provide your customers with official Microsoft educational resources on the latest Microsoft technologies. Courses are available to students and faculty working toward proficiency with everyday business applications as well as to those pursuing advanced IT training. Membership can help to accelerate course development with a comprehensive package of courseware, e-learning programs, course management tools, and more. Schools also realize significant discounts on exams and courseware as part of the IT Academy program.

IT Academy members in the UK also receive a free Live Meeting training session and on-boarding support to ensure usage of their IT Academy benefits are maximized. This on-boarding is provided by our appointed Microsoft UK Academic Engagement Provider.

Please contact our Microsoft Academy Service Partner Consultant or  Click Here for Details of the Microsoft Academy Program

IT Academy Benefit Highlights:

  • Reduced costs for technology training through an extensive portfolio of benefits for students, and for faculty and staff professional development. E-learning provided to just four students or teachers saves schools the equivalent of their annual membership fee.

  • Save faculty time with a “ready to go” solution for technology education.

  • E-learning - over 300 courses available, as well as a course management tool allowing instructors to administer courses and monitor students’ progress.

  • Link academic learning to real-world skills to prepare students with the IT skills needed for the workforce.

  • Access for teachers to get direct link and form communities with Microsoft’s network of more than 15,000 certified instructors teaching on Microsoft technologies around the globe.

  • E-Reference Library – members receive three complimentary faculty subscriptions to a digital, fully searchable online database of more than 600 technology titles published by Microsoft Press. Faculty members can save time finding that specific technical reference they need for teaching and research. Plus 60% discounts are available for additional faculty and for student subscriptions.

  • Workforce credentials – Certifications available in IT Academy help prepare students for the work world ahead and are globally recognized, workforce credentials, recognized by Microsoft customers and partners worldwide.

  • Flexibility to incorporate IT Academy content to existing curriculum pathways and learning solutions.

IT Academy Facts:

  • Microsoft IT Academy is one of the fastest growing industry-academic partner programs- growing from 6,000 member institutes to 9,000 during 2010

  • Microsoft IT Academy provides students, faculty and staff with access to hundreds of official Microsoft e-learning courses for one low membership price

  • Microsoft IT Academy contributes to workforce development initiatives on campus and student employability objectives

  • Microsoft IT Academy helps connect student learning with workforce skills

  • Microsoft IT Academy provides flexibility for inclusion in credit, degree-granting programs and certificates as well as non-credit programs

  • Microsoft IT Academy provides schools, faculty and students with exclusive exam and textbook discounts

  • Microsoft IT Academy provides learning resources for campus community members to better understand and leverage the technology stack and range of software solutions in your Campus or School Agreement

  • Microsoft IT Academy provides opportunity to differentiate the institution as a leader

  • Microsoft IT Academy allows Institutions  to brand programs and the institution with the Microsoft IT Academy logo

  • Microsoft IT Academy membership gets Institutions and key contact information listed in the academy locator tool on the Microsoft public website

For more information on the Microsoft IT Academy program benefits, please visit www.microsoftitacademy.com