March Monthly Community Connect

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March 12, 2013

March

Monthly
Community
Connect

Microsoft
Academy Service
Partner

Agenda

Welcome + New Partner Introductions

New IT Academy Program Announcements

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 Exams and Testing Experience

Events and Announcements

1

2

3

4

Partner Q&A

6

Welcome + New Partner
Introductions

Ginelle Cousins, MASP Academy Marketing Manager

New IT Academy Program
Announcements

Heidi Johnson, IT Academy Program Manager

IT Academy
Satisfaction
Survey

Coming to your customers

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Time To Renew

Certified Career Day

https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=12850&LangLocaleID=1033&AffiliateData=MCCDEmail

POLL

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MOS 2013 Release Dates

MOS 2013 Exams Released

Exam

English

418: Word
Core

4 Mar 2013

420: Excel
Core

4 Mar 2013

422: PowerPoint

4 Jun 2013

424: Access

4 Jun 2013

419: Word Expert

3 Sep 2013

421: Excel Expert

3 Sep 2013

423: Outlook

1 Oct 2013

425: SharePoint

TBD

426: OneNote

TBD

Additional languages: Korean,
Chinese Traditional, Japanese,
Spanish, Arabic, German, French,
Italian, Dutch, Chinese Simplified,
Portuguese, Russian schedule
being finalized

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A New MOS Exam Experience

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MOS 2013 Exam Prototype

This is the live Office 2013 application
during testing. In this case, Microsoft
Office Word 2013.


The application is fully functional

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MOS 2013 Exam Prototype

New tiled testing format
enables test candidates to
easily access all relevant
exam materials.


All Windows can be
resized to meet student
needs.

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MOS 2013 Exam Prototype

This is the project guidelines tile.


Test candidates can read in
-
depth instructions, and
reference them on
-
demand
throughout the exam.


This tile can be resized to
facilitate easier review.

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MOS 2013 Exam Prototype

This tile will contain a reference
image of what the final
document should look like.


This will be a lower resolution
image to help test takers
visualize layout and other
required elements of the exam.


This tile can be resized to
facilitate easier review.

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Example Document Image


New Logos to promote MOS!

POLL

The Microsoft
®

Office Specialist 2010
business impact

89%
of supervisors interviewed said
Microsoft Office
-
certified
employees are more productive
because of their certification.
1

82%
of employers believe
certification directly benefits their
organization
.
1

80%
and more of the work day, on average, is
spent
using Microsoft Office
, according to studies of
administrative and back
-
office staff.
2

1

Post Microsoft Office Certification Impact on the Job (
Certiport

Survey, 2007)

2

Microsoft Office Specialist: Improving the Workplace, Robert Hunt, Ph.D. and Sean P.
Gyll
, Ph.D., 2001

The Microsoft
®

Office Specialist 2010
academic

impact

SOURCE: Post Microsoft Office Certification Impact on the Job (
Certiport

Survey, 2007)

87%
of certified students feel that they are able to
complete
more
assignments
in
less time
because they are
Microsoft
Office
certified.

62%
of certified students feel the valuable, time
-
saving skills learned
through certification allow them to
focus on the end results
of projects,
rather than the tools used to accomplish the task.

60%
of MOS
-
certified
respondents said they take on
more complex or difficult projects

since passing their
exams.

Academic Success Stories

“In the past, using Excel for
statistics lab sessions was a
problem because students
didn’t have the same Excel
skill
levels
. Since they now
must complete Excel
certification before taking
the class, they can focus on
learning statistics rather
than how to use Excel.”


Priscilla
Hagebusch


Clinical professor
, A.B
. Freeman School of
Business,
Tulane
University



http
://www.certiport.com/Portal/common/documentlibrary/Tulane_Success_
Story.pdf

Events & Announcements

Ginelle Cousins, MASP Marketing Manager

March 13, 2013

8
-
5 PM PST

Programming in C#
Jump Start


Features Microsoft Technical
Evangelist Jerry Nixon and co
-
founder of Crank211 Daren
May.

Loosely follows exam 70
-
483.

March 14, 2013

8
-
12 PM PST

Microsoft Tools for
VMware Integration &
Migration Jump Start


Delivers best practices and
insights on how to manage,
monitor and automate
VMware using System Center
2012.

March 19, 2013

8
-
12 PM PST

Tuning SQL Server
2012 for SharePoint
2013


Sr.Product

Mktg

Manager Bill
Baer and
MicroTechPoint

CEO
& Founder Brian Alderman
will deliver an engaging,
demo
-
rich techniques.

MVA Jump Starts in March

Building Web Apps
with ASP.NET Jump
Start


An accelerated intro to
building modern web apps
with ASP.NET, targeting key
scenarios for building mobile
ready websites, social web
applications, and modern
HTML5 browser features.

Build Apps for Both
Windows 8 and
Windows Phone 8
Jump Start


An engaging, demo
-
rich
course, featuring best
practices and techniques to
help developers deliver apps
for both Windows 8 and
Windows Phone 8.

Advanced Windows
Store App
Development with
HTML5 Jump Start


An accelerated course, full of
great demos. Discover
advanced techniques to help
build Windows 8 apps that
stand out.

MVA Jump Starts on demand

MOAC Courses in IT Academy

700

Educators globally
have downloaded
digital MOAC
since availability in
December 2012

New Gaming
Content

live end of March

70
-
536


.NET Framework


Application Development
Foundation


70
-
562 .
NET Framework 3.5


ASP.NET Application
Development



70
-
564
: Designing and
Developing ASP.NET
Applications Using the
Microsoft .NET Framework
3.5

MOAC Courses in IT Academy

Step 1: Download
student files from
ITA site


Step
2: Register
and download
Instructor files
from
Wiley site

Accessing MOAC

MCSA for Windows
Server 2012 & SQL
Server 2012


Certification paths


Study
group/Community
Challenge


Link to Cert pack


Cert Success Stories


E
mail sign up

90 Days to MCSA!

http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/mcsa90/default.aspx?WT.mc_id=MSLS_MCSA90#fbid=chh1BC5CgWn

Join the live
events at the
IT Academy
Virtual Event
Series


Mar 21

│ Apr 11 │ May 23

March 21
st
, 2013:
Meet the IT Academy
Director who will walk through the ITA
benefits that can help address the demand of
today’s technology workforce.

Twitter

Blog

Virtual Events

Newsletter

Become a follower
today for daily
tweets on industry,
program and
product updates


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MS_ITAcademy

Sign up for RSS
feeds to get the
latest. Posts from
program and team
contributors 1
-
2X
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Link here.

Attend quarterly for
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live demos and
more in an
interactive forum.


Link here
.

Get updates,
academic and
product highlights
in a quarterly
communication as
program member.


Engaging the ITA Community

Partner Q&A

Ginelle Cousins, MASP Partner Marketing Manager