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					PARTNERS IN BUSINES
                  NCTA
          SEPTEMBER 2011


STAY

RELEVANT
 EMPLOYED
AND




             Jeffrey Lewis
        Director, Channel
             Certiport Inc.
WHO AND WHAT IS CERTIPORT?
                                                                www.certiport.com


Certiport:            The world leader in performance-based certification exams and practice
                      tests for academic institutions and corporate markets




    Certiport     Over 2 million       Certiport           Certiport          Certiport is
 delivers exams    exams are           manages a          works with           based in
      in 142      administered       sophisticated      more than 400       American Fork,
 countries and      annually          portfolio of      subject matter      Utah where it
  24 languages      though a            leading          experts in 20      has more than
                      global         practice test       countries to            180
                   network of             and            ensure exam         employees…
                     10,000           certification     objectives are
                    Certiport          programs           consistent          And we’re
                   Authorized                            with market        hiring certified
                     Testing                                needs             specialists
                     Centers
INABILITY
TO APPLY
IN A PRACTICALENVIRONMENT
   SKILLS
                    “Employers have
                    long complained
                      that too many
                   young people leave
                     college without
                    the employability
                      skills they are
                       looking for.”

                      - Deloitte & Touche
NOW HIRING:
 EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTANT

                        Technical Skills
                                              and Prior Expe
                                                                   rience
                        •    Five to seven y
                                             ears prior supe
                            experience in th                 rvisory
                                              e financial rep
                            ledger area.                      orting/general

                    •Experience wo
                                     rking in a law fi
                     professional se                   rm or
                                     rvices firm is p
                                                      referred.
                 • Experience
                                with Intuit Acc
                    other automate                ounting system
                                     d accounting sy               or
                                                        stem a plus.
                • Must be PC
                                proficient and
                   fast -paced sett              able to thrive in
                                    ing.                           a
                •       Must have stro
                                        ng experience
                        Excel, Access &               with Microsoft
                                        Word.
NOW HIRING:
 EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTANT

                        Technical Skills
                                              and Prior Expe
                                                                   rience
                        •    Five to seven y
                                             ears prior supe
                            experience in th                 rvisory
                                              e financial rep
                            ledger area.                      orting/general

                    •Experience wo
                                     rking in a law fi
                     professional se                   rm or
                                     rvices firm is p
                                                      referred.
                 • Experience
                                with Intuit Acc
                    other automate                ounting system
                                     d accounting sy               or
                                                        stem a plus.
                • Must be PC
                                proficient and
                   fast -paced sett              able to thrive in
                                    ing.                           a
                •       Must have stro
                                        ng experience
                        Excel, Access &               with Microsoft
                                        Word.
   THE RELEVANCE
IN REAL-WORLD PERFORMANCE




             Certification drives effective use of
             technology, improving the
             professional performance of
             Information Workers and IT
             professionals and developers – and is
             proven to increase an individual’s
             efficiency in their job role
   THE RELEVANCE
IN REAL-WORLD PERFORMANCE




             Certification positively impacts both an
             employee’s individual capability and his
             or her ability to work within a team. A
             third of supervisors believe that MOS-
             certified employees are more competent
             and more productive than other
             employees. Moreover, MOS-certified
             employees require less supervision and
             are able to accept additional
             responsibilities more often than
             noncertified employees.
ADVANCING
   YOUR CAREER




 “71% of people polled who earned Microsoft certification attributed a
 promotion or raise to getting their certification.”
                                                        - Robert Half International
CHOOSING A
    CREDENTIAL
                             JULY 2010




                                                                  Collaboration
                                                                  Architecture
                                               Communication
                                                Acumen and
                                                 Business


                                                   Skills




                           Business
                                                               Networking
                          Intelligence
         Programming
                                               Project
        and Application
                                             Management
         Development
                          Telecomm-
                                                                Security
                          unications
                                             Help Desk and
           Web 2.0                             Technical
                                                Support
                               Data Center
  IT SKILLS
         FOR 2011
TOP
TOP 10
IT CERTIFICATIONS
Certification      Description
A+                 CompTIA's entry level certification; often a prerequisite

CCIE               One of the high-level certifications offered by Cisco
CCNA               Cisco's entry level certification
ITIL               Advanced certification for IT Services Management
MCITP              Microsoft's advanced certification for IT Pros
MCPD               Microsoft's advanced certification for developers

MCTS               Microsoft's entry level certification for IT Pros and Developers

MTA                Microsoft Technical Associate - Explore a technology career

PMP                Advanced certification for project managers
OCP                Oracle Certified Professional


       Visit www.measureup.com for more information on these certifications
 CHARTING A
           CAREER PATH




                                                                                         Print, Graphics and
                                                                      Web Technologies




                                                                                                                                                          Office Mngmnt
                Professionals


                                Professionals




                                                                                                                              Construction
                                                                                                                Engineering




                                                                                                                                             Accounting
                                 Academia


                                                Marketing
                  Business
  Potential




                                                            Finance




                                                                                                Media
    Career
      Path




Certification
                                                                           Adobe
    to prove      Microsoft Office Specialist                             Certified
                                                                                                                AutoCAD                      QuickBooks
                                                                                                               Certifications                 Certified
competency                                                                Associate




Foundational
  Knowledge
                                        Foundation – Education/Degree
MCAS CERTIFICATION WITHI
             CURRICULUM
        Program Developed by Kelly Sell and Lisa Starkey
                          Presented by Kristen Vickery
INCORPORATED MCAS CERTIFICATION WIT
CURRICULUM


Fall 2008--Certified over 10 faculty in all five
subject matter.

Spring 2009--Incorporated MCAS Industry
certification within the curriculum
 Free Testing Vouchers Due to a Perkins Grant
 Marketed to college community, alumni, and Anne Arundel
  County Community
 Enrollment—159 students
MCAS CERTIFICATION RESULTS
SPRING 2009
> 159 students completed the course and took
  certification exams.

        Overall Pass Rate —26%42 students received certification
  60%


  50%


  40%



  30%


  20%



  10%


   0%
        CSI 120      CSI 122        CSI 124       CSI 125          CSI 126
FALL 2009—LAB FEES INCREASED

> Fall 2009—Vouchers fees included the
  Assessment training software and MCAS
  vouchers.
> Enrollment decreased to 136 students
STRATEGIES USED TO INCREASE PASS
RATES

 § Changed Curriculum and Testing Software

 § Purchased membership to the Microsoft IT
   Academy
    § 40% discount on MCAS testing vouchers for our
      students
    § Large discount for Certiprep Training Software
    § Free software for college employees and students
    § Free e-Learning for college employees and students

 § Incorporated industry training software from
   Certiport
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED APPLICATION
SPECIALIST (MCAS) RESULTS

   100%
                    Overall Increase—203%
   90%


   80%


   70%


   60%


   50%                                                           Spring 2009
                                                                 Fall 2009
   40%


   30%


   20%


   10%


    0%
          CSI 120        CSI 122   CSI 124   CSI 125   CSI 126
SPRING 2010 AND FALL 2010
    MCAS PASS RATES
Overall pass rate was 75% (138 students Spring 2010
                         122 students Fall 2010)
CROSS-LISTED COURSES WITH CONTINUIN
EDUCATION

> Feedback from Student Opinion Forms…

> Students only wanting to take the application
  courses for enrichment can sign up through
  Continuing Education and not pay the larger
  lab fee.
COURSE GRADING SCALE



40% Labs
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
10% MCAS Certification
10% Skills Assessment Quizzes
MCAS PROJECT SCORE BREAKDOWN
ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS TO EACH
SEMESTER’S MCAS TESTING


> Assign certified faculty to teach the
  courses.

> Students pay for vouchers through lab
  fees.

> Purchase Training Assessment vouchers
  and MCAS vouchers.
PROCESS TO EACH SEMESTER’S MCAS
TESTING

> Process letters to each student with installation
  instructions for Certiprep training software and
  assign training vouchers.

> After withdraw date, students register for
  testing timeslot.

> Sections are set up in Certiport.

> Lab is locked down and installations take place.
PROCESS TO EACH SEMESTER’S MCAS
TESTING

> Faculty are assigned proctoring schedules.

> Students take their MCAS test on their
  registered time.

> Scores are recorded in the grade book

> Statistical results are reported to the Dean
  for tracking.
CONCLUSION

> Meets the Needs of Our Students in Industry—
  Student Success!!!

> Quotes from our Students
   § “What you have done with this certification
     opportunity has been great…It is so important for
     us to have these industry certifications for our jobs.
     Thank you”
   § “ After being laid off from my job with the State, I
     went back to school and took the Access course
     and received my certification. The State hired me
     back to work with databases. I am getting a hirer
     salary than what I received prior to being laid off.
     Thank you!”
ARE YOU
CERTIFIABLE?
MICROSOFT OFFICE
                                       ASSESSMENT



                                         Microsoft Word 2010

 You are formatting the text for a book. You want new chapters to
 always start on right-hand pages. What kind of break should you insert
 before each new chapter?

     A – Odd Page
     B – Even Page
     C – Continuous
     D – Page
     E – Column
MICROSOFT OFFICE
                                       ASSESSMENT



                                         Microsoft Word 2010

 You are formatting the text for a book. You want new chapters to
 always start on right-hand pages. What kind of break should you insert
 before each new chapter?

     A – Odd Page
     B – Even Page
     C – Continuous
     D – Page
     E – Column
MICROSOFT OFFICE
                                       ASSESSMENT




     Microsoft Excel 2010
 Your worksheet has labels in Row 1. You want those labels to be
 visible when you scroll through the worksheet. Which option should
 you use?

     A – Freeze Panes
     B – New Window
     C – Split
     D – Switch Windows
MICROSOFT OFFICE
                                       ASSESSMENT




     Microsoft Excel 2010
 Your worksheet has labels in Row 1. You want those labels to be
 visible when you scroll through the worksheet. Which option should
 you use?

     A – Freeze Panes
     B – New Window
     C – Split
     D – Switch Windows
MICROSOFT OFFICE
                                        ASSESSMENT




                                      Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
 You want to use 20 images in your Pictures folder to create a slide
 show of the pictures as quickly as possible. What should you use?

     A – A template
     B – The Publish Slides feature
     C – A layout
     D – The Photo Album feature
MICROSOFT OFFICE
                                        ASSESSMENT




                                      Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
 You want to use 20 images in your Pictures folder to create a slide
 show of the pictures as quickly as possible. What should you use?

     A – A template
     B – The Publish Slides feature
     C – A layout
     D – The Photo Album feature
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    Ø PowerPoint
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THANK YOU!


Jeffrey Lewis
Email:   jlewis@certiport.com
Web :    www.certiport.com
Phone:   801.310-2775

				
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