On June 28th, at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference, Microsoft announced the availability of the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 training and certification program.  By earning a Microsoft Office certification credential, you can prove your expertise in using the latest Microsoft Office programs. Certification can help differentiate those in today's competitive job market and broaden academic opportunities by displaying advanced skills. For more information on the training and certification please visit here.

On July 7th, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. 

The MTA is a new, entry-level certification designed to help individuals take the first step toward a career as an IT professional or developer.  The certification helps schools teach and validate fundamental technology knowledge, provides students with a foundation for their careers, and helps them gain the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies. It also helps institutions stand out with an innovative technology curriculum while offering students an opportunity to earn a Microsoft Certification right in the classroom.

More information on the MTA can be found here.

About Tom Swanson

Tom Swanson has worked with computers for over 20 years and has taught computer networking for over 10 years. Tom's certifications include MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE 2003 and 2000, MCSA: Messaging, MCDST, CIW Associate and CIW Certified Instructor.

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