Paving the Path to an Ivy-League College with Certification

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is considered one of the top universities in the United States. Getting accepted, however, is definitely not an easy task. In 2016, only 7.9% of applicants were accepted. Basically, overcoming the odds and being accepted is no small feat. Just ask former MOS World Champion, Tyler Millis. Tyler is definitely […]

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Making Art a Career with ACA Certification

Jamaica is well known as a tropical paradise. Beautiful beaches, island music, and amazing people. No one knows this better than 2013 ACA World Championship participant, Acquille Dunkley. Acquille migrated from Jamaica to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2010. Moving to the US gave him his first exposure to the Adobe Certified Associate program, and, […]

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Getting Paid before a Job Offer: MOS Certification Changes the Rules

Now this seems counterintuitive. How can you get a big check before you actually get a job? Just ask Floridian student and Microsoft Office Specialist, Cory Bolles. Cory participated in the 2013 MOS US National Championship, winning his category and moving on to take third place at the MOS World Championship. Now earning a $1000 […]

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North Carolina Celebrates 300,000 Certification Milestone

Today, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction celebrates a fantastic milestone – students and teachers have earned more than 300,000 professional certifications through the state’s Microsoft Imagine Academy, launched seven years ago.  North Carolina first piloted the Microsoft IT Academy in high schools in 29 counties during the fall semester of 2010-­11. Students and […]

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MOS Certification Got Me a Job at 15!

Certifiably confident, and rightfully so! In a recent interview with a past MOS US National Championship competitor, we were surprised to see just how much certification can change a student’s perspective on more than just technology. Ashley Masters, a senior at Kalama High School in Washington state, former MOS US National Championship competitor and FBLA […]

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