Curriculum Alignment


Aligning Microsoft IT Academy to Business & Computer Science Courses

Computer Applications I | Computer Applications 2 | Business Communications & Presentations
Business Essentials | Computing in the Modern World | Fundamentals of Web Design | Advanced Web Design| Introduction to Animation & 3D Design

Computer Applications I

A. Social Ethical, and Human Issues

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA1-1. Students will understand and apply the social, legal, and ethical issues related to technology used in personal and professional endeavors. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics

Digital Literacy: Computer Security and Privacy

Lesson Plans: Windows 7

B. Productivity

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA1-2. Students will use technology as a tool to increase productivity in completing a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics

Digital Literacy: The Internet and the World Wide Web

Lesson Plans: Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010

 

BCS-CA1-3. Students will use word processing and/or desktop publishing software through a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Digital Literacy: Productivity Programs

MOAC: Word 2010

eLearning Course 10294: Beginner Skills in Microsoft Word 2010

eLearning Course 10391: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Word 2010

eLearning Course 10354: Beginner Skills Training in Publisher 2010

Lesson Plans: Word 2010

Lesson Plans: Publisher 2010

BCS-CA1-4. Students will use spreadsheet software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. Digital Literacy: Productivity Programs

MOAC: Excel 2010

eLearning Course 10296: Beginner Skills in Microsoft Excel 2010

eLearning Course 10393: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Excel 2010

Lesson Plans: Excel 2010

BCS-CA1-5. Students will use database software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. Digital Literacy: Productivity Programs

MOAC: Access 2010

eLearning Course 10382: Beginner Skills in Microsoft Access 2010

eLearning Course 10383: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Access 2010

Lesson Plans: Access 2010

BCS-CA1-6. Students will use presentation software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. Digital Literacy: Productivity Programs

MOAC: PowerPoint 2010

eLearning Course 10295: Beg. Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

eLearning Course 10523: Inter Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Lesson Plans: PowerPoint 2010

B. Communications

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA1-7. Students will understand how telecommunications can be used to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, teachers, experts, and other audiences. Digital Literacy: The Internet and the World Wide Web

eLearning Course 10360: Working with Microsoft Lync 2010

Digital Literacy: Creating an Internet Email Account

Digital Literacy: Find and Evaluate Web Resources

Selections from Expression Web Curriculum

BCS-CA1-8. Students will use a variety of forms of communication in the successful pursuit of employment. Digital Literacy: Writing a Great Resume by Using Microsoft Word

C. Information Research

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA1-9. Students will use technology to access, review, evaluate, and select information from multiple resources for reporting purposes. Digital Literacy: Digital Lifestyles

Digital Literacy: Find and Evaluate Web Resources

D. Problem Solving

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA1-10. Students will develop strategies for solving problems. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics

 

Computer Applications II

A. Productivity

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA2-1. Students will use technology as a tool to increase productivity in completing a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Digital Literacy: Digital Lifestyles

MOAC: Word 2010

eLearning Course 10392: Advanced Skills in Microsoft Word 2010

BCS-CA2-2. Students will use word processing and/or desktop publishing software through a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. MOAC: Word 2010

eLearning Course 10391: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Word 2010

eLearning Course 10392: Advanced Skills in Microsoft Word 2010

eLearning Course 10354: Beginner Skills Training in Publisher 2010

Lesson Plans: Word 2010

Lesson Plans: Publisher 2010

BCS-CA2-3. Students will use spreadsheet software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. MOAC: Excel 2010

eLearning Course 10393: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Excel 2010

eLearning Course 10394: Advanced Skills in Microsoft Excel 2010

Lesson Plans: Excel 2010

BCS-CA2-4. Students will use database software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. MOAC: Access 2010

eLearning Course 10383: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Access 2010

eLearning Course 10384: Advanced Skills in Microsoft Access 2010

Lesson Plans: Access 2010

BCS-CA2-5. Students will use presentation software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. MOAC: PowerPoint 2010

eLearning Course 10523: Inter Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

eLearning Course 10386: Adv. Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Lesson Plans: PowerPoint 2010

B. Communications

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA2-6. Students will utilize appropriate methods to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, teachers, experts, and other audiences. Selections from Expression Web Curriculum

C. Information Research

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA2-7. Students will use technology to access, review, evaluate, and select information from multiple resources for reporting purposes. Digital Literacy: Computer Security and Privacy

Digital Literacy: Digital Lifestyles

Digital Literacy: Find and Evaluate Web Resources

D. Problem Solving

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CA2-8. Students will develop strategies for solving problems. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics

 

Business Communication and Presentation

A. Foundations of Communication

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-BCP-1. Students will understand the nature of and practice written communication by planning and writing documents that are appropriate for the situation, purpose, and audience. Course 10294: Beginner Skills in Microsoft Word 2010Lesson Plans: Word 2010Course 10354: Beginner Skills in Publisher 2010Lesson Plans: Publisher 2010
BCS-BCP-2. Students will understand the nature of and practice oral communication by communicating in a clear, courteous, concise, and appropriate manner. n/a
BCS-BCP-3. Students will listen discriminately and respond appropriately to oral communication. n/a

B. Societal Communication

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-BCP-4. Students will locate, assess, and use information from a variety of print and online sources. Digital Literacy: Find and Evaluate Web Resources
BCS-BCP-5. Students will read and analyze for content, interpretation, and inference. n/a

C. Workplace Communication

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-BCP-6. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using a variety of written techniques in business and personal environments. Course 10391: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Word 2010Course 10392: Advanced Skills in Microsoft Word 2010Lesson Plans: Word 2010
BCS-BCP-7. Students will effectively demonstrate the ability to communicate using a variety of oral and listening techniques in business and personal environments. n/a
BCS-BCP-8. Students will demonstrate a variety of written and oral skills in the pursuit of employment in the communication and multimedia fields. n/a

D. Technological Communication

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-BCP-9. Students will understand the laws and licenses involved in multimedia production. n/a
BCS-BCP-10. Students will understand hardware, software, and the preparation needed to create a multimedia presentation for business or personal use. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics
Digital Literacy: Digital Lifestyles
Digital Literacy: Productivity Programs
BCS-BCP-11. Students will use multimedia software to effectively produce a variety of personal and business media-rich projects. Selections from Expression Web Curriculum
Course 10523: Inter Skills in PowerPoint 2010Course 10386: Adv. Skills in PowerPoint 2010

Lesson Plans: PowerPoint 2010

Business Essentials

Standard Category Microsoft IT Academy Resources
Communications Course 10294: Beginner Skills in Microsoft Word 2010Lesson Plans: Word 2010Course 10354: Beginner Skills in Publisher 2010Lesson Plans: Publisher 2010
Leadership and Teamwork n/a
Business Concepts Digital Literacy: Computer BasicsDigital Literacy: The Internet and the World Wide Web

Digital Literacy: Productivity Programs

Digital Literacy: Find and Evaluate Web Resources

Entrepreneurial Discovery n/a
Ethics Digital Literacy: Computer Security and Privacy
Forms of Business Ownership n/a
Functions of Management n/a
Budgeting and Finance Course 10294: Beginner Skills in Microsoft Word 2010Course 10391: Inter. Skills in Microsoft Word 2010Lesson Plans: Excel 2010
Business Law n/a
Risk Management n/a
Marketing Digital Literacy: Digital Lifestyles
Job Acquisition Process Digital Literacy: Writing a Great Resume by Using Microsoft Word

 

Computing in the Modern World

CAREERS, ETHICS, AND HISTORY OF COMPUTING

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-1. Students will explore the different careers available in the field of computing. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics
BCS-CMW-2. Students will identify key developments and individuals relating to the history of computing and explore emerging technologies. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics
BCS-CMW-3. Students will examine the professional and ethical issues involved in the use of computer technology Digital Literacy: Computer Security and Privacy

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE COMPONENTS

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-4. Students will describe the major hardware and software components of a computer and their interactions. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics
BCS-CMW-5. Students will compare and contrast computer features. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics
BCS-CMW-6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how numbers and characters are represented in a computer. Digital Literacy: Computer Basics
BCS-CMW-7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how pictures, sounds, and video are represented in a computer. Digital Literacy: Digital Lifestyles

NETWORKING BASICS

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-8. Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic components of computer networks.

 

 

  • MTA Exam Review Kit: Networking
    Fundamentals (MTA exam customers)

 

  • Coming Soon: 98-366 Microsoft Official Academic Course

 

BCS-CMW-9. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the issues involved in connecting a computer to a network.
BCS-CMW-10. Students will demonstrate an understanding of key issues in data transmission.
BCS-CMW-11. Students will demonstrate knowledge of networking trends and issues.

WEB DESIGN/INTERNET ESSENTIALS STANDARDS

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-12. Students will demonstrate the ability to search for information and evaluate search results. Digital Literacy: Find and Evaluate Web Resources
BCS-CMW-13. Students will examine Internet security issues and recognize the importance of working in a secure environment. Digital Literacy: Computer Security and Privacy
BCS-CMW-14. Students will evaluate, compare, and contrast Web sites. Digital Literacy: The Internet and the World Wide Web

PROBLEM SOLVING

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-16. Students will discuss examples that identify the broad interdisciplinary utility of computers and algorithmic problem solving in the modern world.

 

 

  • MTA Exam Review Kit: Networking
    Fundamentals (MTA exam customers)

 

  • Coming Soon: 98-361 Microsoft Official Academic Course
BCS-CMW-17. Students will apply strategies to solve various problems.
BCS-CMW-18. Students will apply algorithmic thinking to solve problems.
BCS-CMW-19. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic steps in algorithmic problem solving.

PROGRAMMING

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-20. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic programming concepts. MTA Student Study Guide: 98-361:
Software Development Fundamentals

LIMITS OF COMPUTING

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-21. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the limitations of algorithms. n/a
BCS-CMW-22. Students will identify limits on computing imposed by the laws of physics. n/a

DATA STRUCTURES

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-CMW-23. Students will show the ability to use an ordered data structure. MTA Student Study Guide: 98-361:
Software Development Fundamentals

 

Fundamentals of Web Design

BASIC WEB SITE CONSTRUCTION & TECHNIQUES

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-FWD-1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the planning, development, and implementation of web sites. MTA Student Study Guide: 98-375
HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
BCS-FWD-2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of government, ethical, and industry accessibility compliance issues. Digital Literacy: The Internet and the World Wide Web

LANGUAGES

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-FWD-3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of markup languages. n/a
BCS-FWD-4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of languages, markup tags, and good coding practices commonly used to create web pages. MTA Student Study Guide: 98-375
HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS & LAYOUTS

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-FWD-5. Students will identify and demonstrate appropriate use of graphical elements for web pages. MTA Student Study Guide: 98-375
HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
BCS-FWD-6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of web page layout fundamentals. MTA Student Study Guide: 98-375
HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

E-COMMERCE

Standard Microsoft IT Academy Resources
BCS-FWD-7. Students will create web pages using GUI-based HTML editing and graphics software. Selections from Expression Web Curriculum
BCS-FWD-8. Students will demonstrate an understanding of e-commerce practices. n/a

Advanced Web Design

Standard Category Microsoft IT Academy Resources
OVERVIEW OF WEB DESIGN

 

 

  • MTA Exam Review Kit: 98-375: HTML5 Application development Fundamentals (MTA exam customers)

 

  • Coming Soon: 98-375 Microsoft Official Academic Course
PLANNING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTATION, & EVALUATION
DIGITAL MEDIA ON THE WEB
ADVANCED LAYOUT FEATURES
SITE DEVELOPMENT WITH HTML EDITORS & SCALABLE VECTOR GRAPHIC PROGRAMS
ADVANCED FEATURES OF MARK-UP & SCRIPTING LANGUAGES
WEB SERVERS & DATABASES

Introduction to Animation and 3-D Design

Standard Category Microsoft IT Academy Resources
STORYBOARD FUNDAMENTALS

 

 

  • MTA Exam Review Kit: Gaming Development
    Fundamentals (MTA exam customers)

 

  • Coming Soon: 98-374 Microsoft Official Academic Course

 

3D ANIMATION SKILLS
APPLYING MATERIALS & MAPS
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
CAMERA TECHNIQUES
ANIMATION RENDERING