There are two new certifications now available through Microsoft IT Academies. Which ones will your students be interested in? Let us know!
1. Micrososft reDeveloper (MCSD) Certification - For IT Academy students interested in careers as developers, we are delighted to announce the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD): Web Applications certification. This certification is for developers who want the skills to build applications demanded in today’s market using Model View Controller (MVC), Azure, HTML5, and Cascading Style Sheets 3 (CSS3). Today's customers expect high-quality, interactive line-of-business and consumer applications. With Visual Studio 2012, developers can use a single integrated solution to create modern, interactive Web applications that seamlessly integrate with data-driven services. Earning this certification can help your students build the skills needed to create tomorrow’s applications and provides a competitive advantage in the industry. Developers who achieve this challenging certification must regularly demonstrate their up-to-date and relevant skills on rapidly changing development technologies through recertification. Learn more about the MCSD: Web Applications certification.
2. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Certification - Microsoft recently reinvented its certification program, reflecting the need to validate a broader and deeper set of technology solutions skills, as the IT industry shifts to cloud computing. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications focus on a student’s ability to design and build technology solutions. Whether on-premise, private cloud, or hybrid, the MCSE certification proves a candidate’s ability to integrate multiple technology products and even multiple versions of a single technology. To learn more, visit the Microsoft Learning website for details on the MCSE certifications: MCSE for Private Cloud, SQL Server 2012, Server Infrastructure or Desktop Infrastructure.
Most of our students do not have the practical/real world experience required to succeed at the MCSA/E level.
For FY12/13 we will concentrate on MTA. Our IT Academy in the UK we are gearing up for our October 2012 start, to teach non-Computer Science students the essentials of programming and exposing them to the world of App Development. We will seek to achieve this through a combination of utilising our Microsoft Student Partners, some faculty members and the Microsoft Technology Associate courseware from Wiley.
Our "programming literate" students (from CS/Electronics) are very keen to learn how to develop Apps and our new 24/7 App Dev Suite (complete with both Windows 8 PCs, Touch enabled monitors and Apple iMacs) is an ideal incubation space for our students to let their creative juices explode.
I am looking forward to the release of the courseware for the MTA 98-373 exam: Mobile Development Fundamentals due for release later this year. As an IT Pro MCSE myself, I am looking forward to embracing the change!
I shall let you know how we get on.