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Report
Academic offerings from
Microsoft
Pooya Darugar
[email protected]
Technical Education is changing…
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Platforms and run times are pervasive
Tools make difficult tasks easier than ever
Systems are smarter than ever
Companies want production ready skills
Interoperability is central to skill sets
The web is pervasive
The cloud is coming
The Great Challenges Ahead
• Building a foundation of technical
professionals that can effect the nation’s
direction towards knowledge economy
• Teaching the right skills to match the job
market
• Inspiring entrepreneurs
• Taking the next generation of technology into
the classroom
Microsoft’s Position
Responsibility and Balance
Responsibility as industry leader to ensure
we are helping push the industry forward.
New ideas, new approaches, new
technologies.
Balance in the classroom to ensure students
have a fair chance at job openings when
they graduate.
How We Engage
Ecosystem
Faculty
Students
How can Microsoft help Students?
Software
Skills
Experience
Jobs
DreamSpark
MSDNAA
SOFTWARE
Software Access
• MSDN Academic Alliance – 100+ Free
Products for faculty and students
administered by a school (Labs)
• Microsoft DreamSpark – Over 14 software
products and training resources free for
students.
• Microsoft BizSpark – Developer tools,
support and visiblity for startups.
Companies must be privately held, < 3
years in business, < $1 million in revenue.
DreamSpark gives students professional level developer and
designer tools and training at no charge. Available to any student
currently enrolled at a recognized secondary or higher education institution
Retail Products
Free Products
Visual Studio 2008 Professional
Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Professional
Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition
Expression Studio 2.0
Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition
SQL Server 2008 Developer
Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition
Windows Server 2003 Standard
SQL Server Express
XNA Game Studio 2.0
Virtual PC – Windows
XNA Creators Club Online Academic Subscription
IT Academy Student Pass – Online Training
MCTS Certification Voucher Limited Offer
Microsoft Student Partners
Student Tech Clubs
IT Academy Student Pass
SKILLS
TRAINING
Program Objective
‘Empowering academic institutions to help students realize their skills and
career potential through relevant, high-quality training programs’
What is it?
A annual subscription program that provides access to benefits, tools and resources that
help teachers train and certify their students on Microsoft Technology.
Who can join?
K-12 schools, Polytechnics, Colleges, Universities, accredited sources of continuing education.
What are the Requirements?
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Must be an academic institute
Appoint a Program Administrator (to receive communications and updates from Microsoft)
Hardware must meet specifications as laid out in Program Guide
When using Microsoft Official Curriculum – Teacher must be certified in that particular course (1
exam)
Program benefits should be used only for enrolled students (not for commercial purposes)
Adhere to Program Terms & Conditions (use of benefits ie; licenses for teaching and learning etc)
Benefits – Supporting Teaching & Learning
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Curriculum
Basic
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Lab Resources
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Professional
Development
Digital Literacy
Elearning
Microsoft Official
Curriculum
Instructor Guides
Lab Licenses
MSDN AA
TechNET
eReference
Library
eLearning
Microsoft
Certified Trainer
Program
Save Teachers Time
Lowers Costs
Keeping Current
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Certification
Marketing
Academic
Pricing on
Certification
Academic
Second Shot
Private members
site
Locator tool
Program Logo
Welcome Kit
Validating Skills
Partnership
“Apart from the student perspective, participating in the Microsoft IT Academy Program also presents many
benefits for our institutions. For one, becoming a Microsoft IT Academy enhances the relevance, quality
and therefore, competitiveness of the existing information technology curriculum in our institutions.”
Prof Dr Hj Shahrin bin Hj Sahib,
Chairman of the ICT Dean’s Council - Malaysia
Microsoft Certification
Microsoft Certification…
•Validates skills
•Provides a leading edge in the job market
•Demonstrates a reliable benchmark in addition to a
certificate or degree
•Enables a career development path for ongoing
advancement of Microsoft technology skills
Become a Certification Testing Centre
•For Office Certification – Certiport
•For IT Pro & Developer – Thomson Prometric
IT Academy Student Pass
• 12-22 hours of FREE eLearning resources focused on
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Web Development
Database Development
.NET Development
Windows Server
Windows Client
• All collections of training designed to get students to
the first level of Microsoft certification in that track
• For more information, visit
http://www.itastudentpass.com
Activities in the club
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Presentations
Study groups
Imagine Cup participation
Training and certification groups
Hands-on-labs
Suggestion of possible Curriculum at
Universities
• Software Distribution or support via
MSDNAA
Imagine Cup
EXPERIENCE
What is the Imagine Cup?
World’s premier technology competition for
students.
Imagine Cup is an international initiative for students
and faculty from all around the world to use their
creativity and ingenuity empowered by Microsoft
technology to address some of the world’s toughest
social problems.
Millennium Goals
THEME
United Nations Millennium Development
Goals
“Imagine a world where technology helps
solve the toughest problems facing us
today.”
Vision: “Imagine Cup is an international
initiative for students and faculty from
all around the world to use their
creativity and ingenuity empower by
Microsoft technology to address some
of the world’s toughest social
problems.”
2010 Competitions
Project Competitions
Knowledge and
Skills Challenges
Digital Arts
Software Design
Game Design
IT Challenge
Digital Media
Imagine Cup Past Experiences
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Launch Imagine Cup 2007 in the presence of Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak al
Nahyan – Minister of Higher education
1 team of 4 girls represented Gulf in the Korea WW Past
finals
Imagine Cup student gets an internship inside Microsoft
Imagine Cup girls receive recognition letters signed by Bill Gates and handed
Present
in by Minister of higher education
Imagine Cup students participate in “Clean up the World”
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1 team from each country participating in worldwide finals software design
category
Future
CNBC Arabia show follows Imagine Cup Gulf teams
progress to worldwide
finals
New Hotel
Imagine Cup Gulf 2009
Student2Business
JOBS
Jobs: Microsoft Students to Business (S2B)
Connecting
students with
entry-level jobs
and internships
in the
Microsoft
partner
community.
Academic Programs
Microsoft.com/Student
Faculty
Faculty
Access to
Software
• MSDNAA
• Faculty
Connection
Resources
• Academic Resource
Center
• Curriculum
Development
• Faculty Events
Global
Recognition
•MSR RFP process
Connect with peers from around
the world
Ready made Curriculum
And much more
How We Engage
Ecosystem
Faculty
Students
Academic Programs
THANK YOU
• [email protected]
• http://blogs.msdn.com/pooyad
QUESTIONS
APPENDIX
Students
Access to
Software
MSDNAA
DreamSpark
Vibrant
Community
Student Partners
Tech Clubs
Channel 9
/Student
Explore
Learn
Chance to
Show the
World
Connection to
Opportunity
Imagine Cup
Student Partners
Master
Students2Business
Employment
Faculty
Access to
Software
• MSDNAA
• Faculty
Connection
Resources
• Academic Resource
Center
• Curriculum
Development
• Faculty Events
Global
Recognition
•MSR RFP process
Ecosystem
Advanced
Technology
• Visual Studio
• OS
• Office
• Azure
• Silverlight
• XNA
• Surface
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Resources
• MSDN
• BizSpark
• MS Partner
Programs
Community
•INETA
•Channel9
•CodePlex

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