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Is your school a Microsoft IT Academy?

What is a Microsoft IT Academy?         An IT Academy is a College and Career ready Education Program.  It is designed for all academic institutions that want to educate their students on technology and have the skills needed to get certifications.  These certifications provide the student with proof that they have understood and […]

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Making a Difference Through Certification

Making a Difference Through Certification

Job Search As I prepared to graduate from Brigham Young University last December, I promised myself that I would only go to work for a company that was doing something good for the world. In addition to that requirement, I also wanted to find a job that would give me the opportunity to do international […]

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CTE Students Earn MOS & MTA Certifications & Crown Three National MOS Champions at BPA National Leadership Conference

Being an Illinois native, I was excited to return to Chicago for the last week of April to join exceptional students and advisors from BPA at their National Leadership Conference (NLC). These students (and their unbelievably dedicated advisors) have been preparing throughout the year and competing at regional and state events to earn a spot […]

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What Is It That You Do When You Do What You Do?

One of the most common questions I am asked when meeting new people is “where do you work?” My well-rehearsed response—I work at Certiport based out of American Fork [Utah] where we develop and market certification exams—inevitably prompts the dreaded follow-up question: “Oh, and what do you do there?” Although I dread it, this is […]

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I’m Already an Expert; Why Would I Need Certification?

My name is Stephen McSweeney, and I’m proud to be a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certified Master. I’ve worked here at Certiport in various capacities since 2005, and am currently the Vice President of Strategic Accounts. I have long considered myself a digital literacy expert; my background is in educational IT, having taught related courses […]

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