Announcing Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification benefits for IT Academy members

Microsoft IT Academy Program

We are pleased to announce that starting September 1, 2011, IT Academy members can take advantage of improved Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification benefits!

So what are the changes?

As an IT Academy member, you will be able to request ten complimentary MOS Microsoft Office Specialist  exam vouchers and twenty complimentary MTA Microsoft Technology Associate exam vouchers annually for your professional development.


10 x MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Vouchers

About Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the world-recognized standards-based certification - the premier credential chosen by students seeking to validate their skills using the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system. MOS promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for the student, optimizes course effectiveness and classroom efficiency for the teacher, and strengthens the programs, curricula, relevance and stature of the institution.


20  MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) Vouchers

This benefit is renewable every twelve months aligned with the expiration date of your IT Academy membership.

About Microsoft Technology Associate Certification

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is a cost-effective, industry-relevant solution to validate fundamental technology knowledge in demand today. MTA provides Schools, Colleges and Universities with the prestige of offering an official Microsoft certification to help attract and retain high-caliber students, drive further education acceptances, and increase internship, work experience and employability opportunities. MTA provides students with low investment career exploration paths and confidence to continue studies in technology, compete more successfully on admissions, and differentiate themselves amongst peers.


So what can these vouchers be used for?


- Teacher Readiness – teachers can use these vouchers and subscribe to our Microsoft Certified Trainer Programme (MCT) that they get for free through IT Academy already

- Student Employability and Technology Adoption – MOS and MTA are great additions to a student CV.  MTA is an ideal introduction to Microsoft technology, programming and Windows Phone App development as well as the perfect route towards MCP certification

In order to take advantage of this offer, each IT Academy member will need to become a test center. Just be sure to use your complimentary exam vouchers each year - unused exam vouchers will not roll over with your IT Academy membership renewal.

How to become a test centre


How to Redeem.

On or after September 1, 2011, simply log in to the IT Academy member site and navigate your way to the Certification Exams benefits page. On either the MTA or MOS certification tabs, click on the "Redeem My Voucher Benefit" link. This link will take you to a registration page hosted by Certiport, Microsoft's exam solution provider for both MOS and MTA. The registration page will walk you through the process to request and redeem your complimentary exam vouchers. You will receive another email with the appropriate member site links once this new benefit is active.

Additional Links

Microsoft Learning

Microsoft MTA

Certiport Portal


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