Higher Education Commission has taken many technology initiatives in agreement with Microsoft for setting up and award the status of Microsoft IT Academy to all private and public sector universities and Certiport Testing Center to all public sector universities across Pakistan and AJ&K.
These programs shall provide online training materials, specifically certified courses for Microsoft products, demonstrating industry recognized qualifications in Productivity, Computer Science and IT Infrastructure to a large number of students and that too free of cost.
This initiative has been taken under the Prime Minister's Laptops Scheme for the benefit of all, Faculty and students.
HEC's Initiative is a huge step towards the realization of HEC's vision of having an education system which produces graduates and scholars whose skills are certified against a singular scale, a scale recognized in every country around the globe.
The Microsoft IT Academy program provides a complete IT education solution that bridges the world of education with the world of work. The program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students.
Peoples' University of Medical and Health Sciences for women, Shaheed Benaziarabd, in pursuance of the vision and directive of higher education commission has launched the IT academy and has been approved as Certiport testing center at its IT department.
♦ Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) teaching framework
♦ Microsoft Online Learning curriculum
♦ Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum
♦ Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans
♦ Academic discounts on Certification exams
♦ Validate students technology skills:
♦ Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams
♦ Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
♦ Microsoft Certifications Solutions Associate/ Expert (MCSA/MCSE)
♦ Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams measure competency in the area of
♦ Information and Communication
♦ Technologies (ICT)
♦ Become a testing center and offer onsite exams
♦ Guides and exam vouchers for Educators: -
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)
♦ Teaching with Technology Curriculum
RESOURCES AND PARTNERSHIP:
♦ Microsoft Imagine Academy member's website:
♦ Program information, support materials and resources
♦ Posters to promote Microsoft Imagine Academy with students
♦ Customizable, print-ready Certificate of Completion
MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST (MOS)
Our new project-based testing for MOS 2013 provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.
The Certiport advantage includes a unique, three-step pathway for guiding students to MOS certification:
I. LEARN how to use Microsoft Office using content-rich materials including textbooks, online eCourseware, and video resources.
II. PRACTICE using interactive exam preparation tools and practice exams
III. CERTIFY and validate skills taking Certiport performance-based exams.