What is Microsoft IT Academy Program ?

The Microsoft IT Academy Program is a college- and career-ready education program available to all accredited academic institutions. Dr. MGR University is one of its member since 2011.The Microsoft IT Academy programme focuses on skill development towards increasing employability. The IT Academy Program also provides educators and staff with professional development opportunities.

This subscription-based membership offers a world-class technology curriculum with lesson plans, E-Learning, student projects, and assessments.Resources available through the IT Academy Program give educators the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest Microsoft technologies and easily integrate these technologies into new or existing curricula.
With these resources, educators can tailor classes to meet the needs of students of all ages and levels of experience.

What Benefits Our Students will get ?

  • Microsoft software will be provided to students for labs, classrooms, and PCs.
  • Students can access web-based E-Learning courses.
  • Various official courseware and certifications on discount price.
  • Free subscription to Microsoft DreamSpark and MSDN which provides various academic tools.
  • Increase our students’ employability with relevant technology courses that help them get jobs after graduation.
  • Offer educators and other staff members the opportunity to enhance their own professional development.
  • Gain access to resources that will help you save time and money.
  • Unlimited access to E-Learning portfolio courses focused on the Microsoft Office applications plus Windows desktop courses, Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and many other Microsoft technologies.

  • The ability to administer content and manage our students’ progress with the online Instructor Learning Management System.
  • Essential computer skills training with Microsoft Digital Literacy.
  • One complimentary enrollment in the Microsoft Certified Trainer program for a qualified educator at your institution and 25 percent discount on enrollments for any additional instructors.
  • A 60 percent discount on the Full E-Reference Library, which is a collection of E-Reference Libraries for Microsoft Press.
  • Academic pricing on Microsoft Official Academic Courses (MOAC).
  • Academic pricing on Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC).
  • Academic pricing on Microsoft Certification exams.

  • Up to 100 lab licenses for Windows 7, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, or Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010.
  • Five complimentary annual subscriptions to the Full E-Reference Library from Microsoft Press and a 60 percent discount for additional subscriptions.
  • One complimentary subscription to Microsoft DreamSpark.
  • One complimentary, Not for Resale (NFR) version of Microsoft TechNet Subscription Professional.
  • Educator resources such as downloadable and customizable lesson plans to help you save class preparation time, personalized course completion certificates, and a complementary tool that enables you to create your own online courses.
  • Marketing resources to help you promote your IT Academy, such as inclusion in the IT Academy locator tool plus a welcome kit, posters, email templates, flyers, brochures, and much more!

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Certifications from Microsoft:

Microsoft Certifications are available for most Microsoft technologies and all skill levels. Achieving a Microsoft Certification helps provide you with relevant skills that can lead you to a fulfilling career, while giving you access to valuable Microsoft Certification Program benefits.

These benefits include access to the member site and a vast, global network of other certified professionals. Microsoft Certifications are available for most Microsoft technologies and all skill levels.

Achieving a Microsoft Certification helps provide you with relevant skills that can lead you to a fulfilling career, while giving you access to valuable Microsoft Certification Program benefits. These benefits include access to the member site and a vast, global network of other certified professionals.

  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)

    The Microsoft Certified Architect program recognizes and provides advanced certification to practicing architects in an enterprise setting.

  • Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)

    The MCM program helps experienced IT professionals demonstrate and validate their ability to successfully design and implement solutions that meet the most complex business requirements.

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

    An MCITP certification demonstrates comprehensive skills in deploying, supporting, and optimizing IT infrastructures.

  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

    An MCPD certification demonstrates comprehensive skills in designing, developing, and deploying applications for a particular job role.

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

    The MCTS certification helps enable IT professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise.

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

    An MTA certification helps students explore career options in technology, prepare for advanced studies and MCTS exams, and demonstrate fundamental knowledge of hardware or IT infrastructure or software technology.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Master

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Masters have more than a working familiarity with Microsoft Office programs—they are technically skilled to take advantage of the breadth of features efficiently and effectively.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Expert

    The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification helps demonstrate an individual's overall comprehension and expertise on specific Microsoft Office programs.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist

    A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is globally recognized for demonstrating advanced business skills in using Microsoft Office 2010, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Windows Vista; or highly developed skills in using other Microsoft desktop software.

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Workshops and Training :

  • Microsoft One Day Workshop on Windows Phone 7 Application Development

  • December 21st 2011

    Organized by:-

    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology

    About the Workshop:-

    One day workshop on Windows Phone 7 Application Development was held on 21/12/2011. Mr.Karthick Ragupathy was the Resource person for the session. Mr. Karthick explained in detail about the Windows Phone 7 Operating System. As it was a hands-on session students were able to create their own application for Windows Phone 7 Operating system.

    Mr.Karthick explained about “APPMakr” for creating Applications without coding. He was able to clear all the students queries.

    Mr.Karthick encouraged the students to take part in the I UNLOCK JOY Event. At the end of the day more than 80 applications were created by the students.

    The valedictory session was presided by Head Of the Department Dr.V.Cyril Raj as token of appreciation he handed over a memento to the Speaker and addressed the gathering.

  • Microsoft IT Academy Two Day Workshop & Certification on Web Development Fundamentals

  • 19 & 20th December 2011

    Organized by:-

    Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology

    About the Workshop:-

    It is an international certification by Microsoft which is known as Microsoft Technology Associate. The Resource person Mr. Sharvan Kumar K from Edu-Kintect , Academic partner of Microsoft handled the two days workshop. More than 100 students and many faculty members participated in the workshop.

    He explained in detail about the technology and students had a hands-on session on the technology. Students showed their real interest to attend the workshop & were much interested to know about web page creation and hosting.

    At the end of second day all the participants were conducted for online certification using Certiport. Most of the students certified successfully.This was the first step of achievements towards their carrier with Microsoft.

    And in the valedictory session ,Head Of the Department Dr.V.Cyril Raj addressed the gathering and collected the feedback about the Sessions.Finally as the token of appreciation he handed over a memento to the Speaker.

Following Softwares are available :

What is DreamSpark ?

it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology—or just get a head start on your career. DreamSpark gives you the chance to develop world-class software, Web applications, cool and creative designs as well as amazing games. Microsoft believes that students can do amazing things if they only have the right resources.

Microsoft was started when many of the founders were still students, so we know anything is possible. To make this happen, they are aligning with universities, associations, and other communities around the world to make sure that DreamSpark reaches everyone as fast as possible.

DreamSpark puts some of the world’s most powerful software in the hands of students and educators. Develop apps, games, tools and designs.

So, get a head start on a career, do better in class, or even show the world new things that technology can do…..all with DreamSpark.

Microsoft provides following softwares:

Developer & Designer Tools

  • 1. Visual studio2101 professional
  • 2. Microsoft Expression Studio 4 ultimate
  • 3. Windows Phone and App Hub
  • 4. Kinetic for windows SDK BETA
  • 5. XNA Game Studio 4
  • 6.Kodu Game Lab
  • 7.Small Basic
  • 8.Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio
  • 9. Microsoft Mathematics 4
  • 7. Windows server 2008 standard Edition
  • 8.Windows Embedded Standard 7

Servers & Applications

  • 1. Sql server 2008 R2 developer
  • 2.Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • 3.SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • 4.Windows Virtual PC 2007
  • 5.SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

Training & Certification

  • 1.Pluralsight On Demand

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Following competetion programs are available :

  • Imagin Cup

  • What is Imagine cup ?

    The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition, enabling student innovators around the world to use creativity and technology to solve the toughest problmes we face today - making a positive impact that will transform the world in we live.

    you can choose from three team competitions—Software Design, Game Design: Xbox/Windows, and Game Design: Phone. If you are already signed up to compete in one of the three competitions you can increase your chances to share your world-changing ideas by signing up to compete in the Kinect Fun Labs, Windows Metro Style App, Windows Azure or Windows Phone Challenges. We have put together this quick reference guide for all of the competition and Challenge round dates and requirements. Each of the Competitions and the team Challenges asks you to - imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. Get involved, stand out, and raise your skills.

    Steps to get started:

    Step 1. Register.We need some basic information from you before you can get started. Step 2. Sign up to compete in one of the competition or challenge categories: .Software Design .Game Design: Xbox/Phone .Game Design: Phone .IT Challenge .Kinect Fun Labs Challenge .Windows Metro Style App Challenge .Windows Azure Challenge .Windows Phone Challenge Step 3. Read the Official Imagine Cup Competition Rules and Regulations before you start competing. Step 4. Start building your solution, game or take your first IT Challenge Quiz.

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  • I UNLOCK JOY Program

  • What is this Program all about?

    Bangalore Microsoft announced the details of the developer programme for Windows Mobile in India with I unlock Joy, a unique Application Development and Submission Program, where technology professionals and students get an opportunity to develop applications and showcase creativity.

    There are three categories of program:-

    Register for the I UNLOCK JOY campaign


    A registered participant can submit THREE/FOUR qualified Windows Phone Application in the Marketplace and gets a chance to win a Windows Phone. In this category, the Applications must be distinct and of non-trivial utility value for the Application User. A “Spam” or close replicas of existing Windows Phone Applications are disqualified. Submit all your application at CLAIM GOODIES option on i unlock joy website within a time period

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