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54d531dd1ee85 The Microsoft IT Academy and MOS Certification Program can give students an advantage in college and the workforce.
The Microsoft IT Academy and MOS Certification Program can give students an advantage in college and the workforce.

Microsoft IT Academy & MOS Certification Program

February 06, 2015

Welcome to the Microsoft IT Academy and MOS Certification page.  The IT Academy program provides a complete IT education solution for students to bridge the world of education with the world of work. The program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students.

The IT Academy program offers a variety of tools to empower teachers and schools to deliver a motivating, relevant, collaborative, and engaging learning experience for today’s students!  Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is a premier industry recognized certification that provides validation of students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office applications.

A face-to-face training for program participants is scheduled for March 4th in Salina.  Additional details and the training agenda are available here.

Here are some of the resources you will need to get started with the IT Academy and MOS Certification Program today:

IT Academy First Steps        Checklist for IT Directors

Microsoft IT Academy Member Website

The IT Academy member site is your portal to accessing all of your benefits. To get started with your membership and get familiar with the many benefits available to you as an ITA member. Visit https://www.microsoft.com/itacademy  and click on Member sign-in.

Microsoft IT Academy OneDrive

This site has been created to give you the most up to date Quick Start Guides and resources for Getting Started with your IT Academy benefits.  You will find instructions to access and down-loading a variety of ITA benefits!   This site also includes the ITA curriculum alignment towards a variety of business courses.  Click on the State Specific folder to locate the Kansas folder.  Visit the OneDrive page at http://sdrv.ms/YAHHyM.

ITA Customer Support

For help with the IT Academy benefits, contact customer support at 1-800-508-8454 or acadsupp@microsoft.com.  Customer support hours are 7:30am ‑ 7:30pm CST.

ITA State Partner Support

For additional help or troubleshooting, email your state deployment team at ksita@microsoft.com.

Certiport Customer Support

For help with the certification and testing center benefits and technical questions, please contact customer support at 1-888-999-9830 #6.

New to Certification?

Sara Cox from Certiport has been designated as your Certification deployment lead.  In addition to the Certiport Customer Support, additional questions can be sent directly to Sara at Sara.Cox@pearson.com or you can visit the Kansas Certiport site at www.certiport.com/kansas

Additional Resources

Here is a PowerPoint file with additional details about the IT Academy Program that can be used to inform students, parents, and teachers.  MS IT Academy Program Introduction PPT

Here is the information in PDF form that can be emailed or printed.  MS IT Academy Program Introduction PDF.

Here is a PowerPoint file with additional details about the MOS Certification Program that can be used to inform students, parents, and teachers.  MOS Certification Program Introduction PPT.

Here is the information in PDF form that can be emailed or printed.  MOS Certification Program Introduction PDF

 

 
 

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