The IT Academy program offers classroom and online learning, hands-on labs, and access to hundreds of courses, books, cutting-edge resources, and collaboration tools. In addition, check out these benefits accessible to you through your school’s IT Academy program:
Certification:Basic skills or advanced IT – IT Academy training leads toward Microsoft certification that can help you earn college credits and put your resume at the top of the stack with industry validated, qualifications recognized by employers around the world. Certified Employees reported a higher average salary of 5.4 percent over non-certified employees. (source: Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, Mar 2011).
Learn more at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx.
Compete in the Imagine Cup: Join students from around the world with passion for technology and innovation to solve real problems. Learn how Microsoft and sponsors like Nokia are helping students bring these solutions to life.
Find out more at www.imaginecup.com.
Go Underground – Student Mobile Application Development: Join thousands of student developers. Start building awesome apps for Windows Phone. Find code, support, fun surprises, and more.
Click here to get started: http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/findyourcolony/default.aspx
Design and Develop with Dreamspark: Dreamspark is simple: it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big technology breakthrough. Get started now at www.dreamspark.com.
Dream Big with Students to Business: Microsoft can help you get a foot in the door at your dream job with Students to Business! Develop your network with the help of Microsoft and 395,000 organizations using Microsoft technologies. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/studentstobusiness.
Investigate the Microsoft Learning IT Career Portal: If you are a student looking for a job in IT, the Microsoft Student Career Portal can help you get the proper training and earn Microsoft Certifications. Start your career in IT today at www.microsoft.com/learning/student-career.