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1 Microsoft IT Academy

2 Kingscliff High School Comprehensive country state high school Comprehensive country state high school Far north coast of NSW (south of Gold Coast) Far north coast of NSW (south of Gold Coast) 1260 students 1260 students 100 ATSI students 100 ATSI students Mature teaching Mature teaching staff staff

3 Guy Wright Teaching Experience Taught in NSW DET high schools for 26 years Taught in NSW DET high schools for 26 years Currently Head Teacher ICT, VET and Computer Coordinator at Kingscliff High School Currently Head Teacher ICT, VET and Computer Coordinator at Kingscliff High School TILT Facilitator for TILT + and Networking TILT Facilitator for TILT + and Networking Microsoft Certified Professional (Networking and Office) Microsoft Certified Professional (Networking and Office) Part Time Industry Experience (necessary for industry currency)***** NetMedia Gold Coast NetMedia Gold Coast Corporate Trainer and Internet Developer (Clients included; KPMG, Jupiters Casino, Dreamworld, Gold Coast City Council, Bond University) Corporate Trainer and Internet Developer (Clients included; KPMG, Jupiters Casino, Dreamworld, Gold Coast City Council, Bond University) 2001 Futurekids Australia Professional Development training to QLD schools Professional Development training to QLD schools Wright Multimedia Freelance Computing Services including Optima dealership Freelance Computing Services including Optima dealership (enables me to keep up to date for students) (enables me to keep up to date for students)

4 KHS wins major NAQS 2003 “National Awards for Quality Schooling”. Larry Anthony (Local MP), David Walshe Larry Anthony (Local MP), David Walshe (Principal KHS), Brendan Nelson (Federal Minister of Education) and Mrs. Walshe, Awards ceremony NAQS awards for 2004 total $1million Many schools use the NQSF to help with school improvement initiatives

5 Raffles Girls School $1.6 Million spent in this room, very impressive $1.6 Million spent in this room, very impressive They use Class server and Sharepoint Portal server They use Class server and Sharepoint Portal server KHS will be able in the near future to swap Class Server resources. KHS will be able in the near future to swap Class Server resources.

6 Microsoft IT Academy Welcome to an overview of the Microsoft IT Academy program Please contact Margo Metcalf on for further enquiries or Free Online assessments at:

7 Today’s Presentation What is IT Academy? What is IT Academy? What are the benefits? What are the benefits? How does it work? How does it work? KHS and IT Academy KHS and IT Academy Certification overview Certification overview Show resources Show resources

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9 What is IT Academy Annual membership alliance with Microsoft that resources academic institutions to deliver Microsoft training for 21st Century workforce Annual membership alliance with Microsoft that resources academic institutions to deliver Microsoft training for 21st Century workforce Full range workforce development program -- Training for careers and certification from the Desktop to IT Professional Full range workforce development program -- Training for careers and certification from the Desktop to IT Professional A program for schools to increase teacher competencies and student outcomes, providing them with a world’s best practice standard – Microsoft certification A program for schools to increase teacher competencies and student outcomes, providing them with a world’s best practice standard – Microsoft certification

10 What exactly is IT Academy? Broadening of AATP benefits & resources Broadening of AATP benefits & resources Opportunity to expand your students’ career prospects – from desktop to developer skills Opportunity to expand your students’ career prospects – from desktop to developer skills Annual membership programme open to Annual membership programme open to High Schools High Schools TAFE Colleges TAFE Colleges Universities Universities Three levels Three levels Office Specialist Office Specialist IT Pro (high schools only) IT Pro (high schools only) IT Pro Plus IT Pro Plus

11 Microsoft Office Specialist Typical package Online with mentoring to certification Online with mentoring to certification 3 exams 3 exams 20% MS Press discount 20% MS Press discount Monthly Newsletter Monthly Newsletter Access to “members-only” site Access to “members-only” site Lesson plans, tips and tricks and help desk and more Lesson plans, tips and tricks and help desk and more Marketing resources Marketing resources Access to branded merchandise Access to branded merchandise Online locator Online locator Choice of:- 10 Licences of How to Master series CD (interactive training/testing for Office) 10 Licences of How to Master series CD (interactive training/testing for Office) 15 Exams in Office 15 Exams in Office Courseware (site licence for paper based training in Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Courseware (site licence for paper based training in Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 10 copies of Microsoft Press books 10 copies of Microsoft Press books----- Can Add A+ online Can Add A+ online IC3 will be added shortly IC3 will be added shortly Certi-Prep Assessment/training/testing CD’s Certi-Prep Assessment/training/testing CD’s Packages can be tailored to suit your needs

12 I feel the following are a must to include in your Office package Cert-Prep CD’s Online training How to Master in IC3, Office and A+ (A+ would have to be negotiated)

13 IT Pro Faculty training (instructor led / online) x 1 Faculty training (instructor led / online) x 1 50% discount on technical training for additional teachers 50% discount on technical training for additional teachers 50 instructional lab licenses (software you are training) 50 instructional lab licenses (software you are training) 20% discount on MS Press titles 20% discount on MS Press titles Up 75% off RRP for MOC Up 75% off RRP for MOC Discounts on certification testing Discounts on certification testing Monthly newsletter Monthly newsletter Marketing resources (logo, templates etc) Marketing resources (logo, templates etc) Access to branded merchandise through “members- only” site Access to branded merchandise through “members- only” site Referrals – IT Academy locator Referrals – IT Academy locator

14 IT Pro Plus Faculty training (instructor led / online) x 2 Faculty training (instructor led / online) x 2 50% discount on technical training for additional teachers 50% discount on technical training for additional teachers $1195 for additional teacher under Office Specialist $1195 for additional teacher under Office Specialist 50 instructional lab licenses (software you are training) 50 instructional lab licenses (software you are training) 20% discount on MS Press titles 20% discount on MS Press titles Up 75% off RRP for MOC Up 75% off RRP for MOC Discounts on certification testing Discounts on certification testing TechNet Plus subscription (monthly updates) TechNet Plus subscription (monthly updates) Monthly newsletter Monthly newsletter Marketing resources (logo, templates etc) Marketing resources (logo, templates etc) Access to branded merchandise through “members-only” site Access to branded merchandise through “members-only” site Referrals – IT Academy locator Referrals – IT Academy locator

15 Training IT Pro Plus and IT Pro IT Pro Plus and IT Pro Dimension Data Dimension Data Microsoft Office Specialist (IT Pro and Office Specialist levels only) Microsoft Office Specialist (IT Pro and Office Specialist levels only) Intouch Intouch

16 Hardware Requirements Minimum (Office Specialist) Pentium II, or equivalent, PC with processor speed 300 MHz Pentium II, or equivalent, PC with processor speed 300 MHz 4GB hard disk 4GB hard disk 256 MB 256 MB CD-ROM/DVD CD-ROM/DVD VGA monitor (17-inch) VGA monitor (17-inch) PCI bus must meet 2.1 specs† PCI bus must meet 2.1 specs† Maximum (Technical) Pentium III, or equivalent, PC with processor speed 700 MHz Pentium III, or equivalent, PC with processor speed 700 MHz 16GB hard disk 16GB hard disk 1 GB 1 GB CD-ROM/DVD CD-ROM/DVD Super VGA monitor (17- inch) Super VGA monitor (17- inch) PCI bus must meet 2.1 specs† PCI bus must meet 2.1 specs†

17 Cost IT Pro Plus (level 1) IT Pro Plus (level 1) $4,400 (inc. GST) $4,400 (inc. GST) Microsoft Office Specialist level may be included Microsoft Office Specialist level may be included IT Pro (level 2) IT Pro (level 2) $2,300 (inc. GST) $2,300 (inc. GST) Microsoft Office Specialist (level 3) Microsoft Office Specialist (level 3) $1,600 (inc. GST) $1,600 (inc. GST)

18 Academic World Wide Office Specialist Competition By June By June Fastest and most accurate candidate in Word and Excel 2002 Fastest and most accurate candidate in Word and Excel 2002 Win a trip to Shanghai to compete in the World Championships Win a trip to Shanghai to compete in the World Championships Win an Xbox Win an Xbox The world wide winner will then go to Redmond The world wide winner will then go to Redmond Schools can apply to become an Authorised Testing Centre Schools can apply to become an Authorised Testing Centre

19 Kingscliff High and the IT Academy

20 KHS staff attitude before training

21 Summary of KHS ICT strategy Summary of KHS ICT strategy What was intended Integrate ICT into all learning programs Integrate ICT into all learning programs Improve Staff/Student ICT skills, by providing staff training Improve Staff/Student ICT skills, by providing staff training Expand range and quality of ICT programs by establishing strong partnerships with other education agencies, NSW BOS, major national and international companies Expand range and quality of ICT programs by establishing strong partnerships with other education agencies, NSW BOS, major national and international companies What happened Rewrote all policies to include ICT Rewrote all policies to include ICT 12-14% improvement in students ICT skills & 15% improvement in ICT skills of staff 12-14% improvement in students ICT skills & 15% improvement in ICT skills of staff New core ICT course in Years 7 (IC3 online learning) New core ICT course in Years 7 (IC3 online learning) MOS Testing Centre for Years 9,10&11, (Microsoft/Intouch) MOS Testing Centre for Years 9,10&11, (Microsoft/Intouch) Microsoft (IT Academy) Networking. Mapped to include Certificate III networking Microsoft (IT Academy) Networking. Mapped to include Certificate III networking

22 PLAN OF ICT ACROSS KINGSCLIFF HIGH SCHOOL (2004) ALL STUDENTS ICT FOCUSED STUDENTS YEAR 7 Integrated Technology lessons across all KLA’s (Infusion Kit + BOS) Online learning/ assessment tools supplied by Microsoft and Intouch including Office, IC3 and A+ courseware Certi- Prep 10 Week ICT Course, including IC3 and MOS courseware and delivered by specialist ICT and staff YEAR 8 YEARS 9&10 Extension of skills BOS curriculum & Microsoft MOS YEARS 11&12 VETIT – 80 Hours MOS. Microsoft Certified Professional courses in Windows 2000 are currently taught in the KHS IT Academy. Including Certificate 111 in Network Administration. Software Design – including Microsoft Visual Basic.net (2005) Note: BOS = Board of Studies; MOS = Microsoft Office Specialist; AATP = Microsoft Authorised Academic Training Provider; ICT = Information Communication Technology; KHS = Kingscliff High School; Infusion Kit supplied by Futurekids; VETIT – Vocational Education and Training course “Information Technology ” Over the next six months, local feeder primary schools will be given access to our new learning Portal.

23 Kingscliff

24 Why KHS became an IT Academy? Industry standard Staff training Staff training Training resources for students Training resources for students Quality assessment and skill analysis tools Quality assessment and skill analysis tools TechNet (Microsoft’s complete toolkit, updates, training movies) TechNet (Microsoft’s complete toolkit, updates, training movies) Microsoft branding for school Microsoft branding for school

25 Benefits for KHS teachers Excellent training Up to 10 days industry standard training Up to 10 days industry standard training Dimension Data (true professionals) MCTs Dimension Data (true professionals) MCTs Last year 2 teachers studied upgrade to Windows 2003, 1 teacher and 1 tech studied ISA server 2000 Last year 2 teachers studied upgrade to Windows 2003, 1 teacher and 1 tech studied ISA server 2000

26 Benefits for KHS teachers? Lead to: Students learn from more knowledgeable teachers Students learn from more knowledgeable teachers Quality lessons taught in IT Academy Quality lessons taught in IT Academy Informed IT decisions at school Informed IT decisions at school Developed a secure E-learning platform with Class Server and Sharepoint Portal server, with ISA (would not have been possible without industry standard training) Developed a secure E-learning platform with Class Server and Sharepoint Portal server, with ISA (would not have been possible without industry standard training) My principal would not have paid for training if we were not in IT Academy. My principal would not have paid for training if we were not in IT Academy.

27 Benefits for students & teachers - Courseware Structured quality teaching materials Structured quality teaching materials  The MOC courseware used to deliver most of Certificate III in Network Administration is Excellent.  The Office training is first rate. With the combination of Cert-Prep and Office Pro students and staff can interactively assess/test and retrain in the Office applications, IC3 and A+ electronically with a minimum of effort.

28 Benefits for students & teachers - Qualifications  Some staff and students have gone on to gain Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifications that are recognized across the world  These tools are currently being used in both the senior and junior school. In the year 11 VET IT classes these tools are an effective method of formally evaluating many of the IT competencies required.

29 Benefits for KHS students This Certificate III course is very sought after by the local students, not only by from KHS. This Certificate III course is very sought after by the local students, not only by from KHS. This year we have two external students and one from a local private school. This year we have two external students and one from a local private school. One of the external students works for an IT firm and has chosen to attend this IT Academy for his professional development. One of the external students works for an IT firm and has chosen to attend this IT Academy for his professional development. 2003, four students gained their Certificate III in Network Administration 2003, four students gained their Certificate III in Network Administration

30 What benefits has the school seen from the program? The school has benefited from quite a deal of positive publicity from being a Microsoft IT Academy. The school has benefited from quite a deal of positive publicity from being a Microsoft IT Academy. Immediately the community understands that we are delivering a quality IT education to our students founded with quality industry level skills. Immediately the community understands that we are delivering a quality IT education to our students founded with quality industry level skills. My principal loves the Microsoft Plaque My principal loves the Microsoft Plaque

31 TechNet Plus Subscription Excellent resource for KHS  Technical information CDs (white papers)  Training CD’s (from Microsoft experts)  Resource Kits (Essential for administering our network)  Service Packs readily available without having to download  Security/Driver Updates and patches  BETA/Evaluation CDs  Allowed us to trial software which was later implemented in our online portal.

32 Why Get Certified? Opportunity Opportunity Expanded career options Expanded career options Formal recognition Formal recognition Impressive to employers and clients Impressive to employers and clients Microsoft certification is valued and relevant Microsoft certification is valued and relevant Rigorous and fair exams Rigorous and fair exams Exams require real-world experience Exams require real-world experience Relevant to job function Relevant to job function

33 Networking Certifications Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) One MCP exam One MCP exam Minimum certification required for Microsoft IT Academies to teach IT Pro courses Minimum certification required for Microsoft IT Academies to teach IT Pro courses Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) 3 Core and 1 elective exam 3 Core and 1 elective exam Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 4 Core and 3 elective exams 4 Core and 3 elective exams

34 Certification Pathways MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCSD MCAD

35 Microsoft Office Certifications

36 What will I need to know? Microsoft Word – Core Level Enter, select & edit text Enter, select & edit text Work with fonts & formatting Work with fonts & formatting Work with folders & different views Work with folders & different views Use templates & wizards Use templates & wizards Work with margins, alignments & print settings Work with margins, alignments & print settings Use indents, columns & tables Use indents, columns & tables Insert WordArt and graphics. Insert WordArt and graphics.

37 What will I need to know? Microsoft Word – Expert Level Use styles, Use styles, Apply advanced formatting techniques, Apply advanced formatting techniques, Explore master documents, Explore master documents, Split and merge documents, Split and merge documents, Insert footnotes, endnotes and cross-references, Insert footnotes, endnotes and cross-references, Work with macros, use tables, charts and forms, Work with macros, use tables, charts and forms, Work with hyperlinks and prepare a document for the Web. Work with hyperlinks and prepare a document for the Web.

38 What will I need to know? Microsoft Excel – Core Level Work with columns and rows, Work with columns and rows, Understand formulas and functions, Understand formulas and functions, Format text, Format text, Create charts, Create charts, Work with databases and lists, Work with databases and lists, Use logical, financial and date functions and 3-D worksheets. Use logical, financial and date functions and 3-D worksheets.

39 What will I need to know? Microsoft Excel – Expert Level Use templates, Use templates, Work with macros, Work with macros, Use data forms, Use data forms, Understand and use naming, Understand and use naming, Work with ranges, group and outlines, Work with ranges, group and outlines, Import from HTML files, Import from HTML files, Create pivot tables, Create pivot tables, Work with shared workbooks and use validation options. Work with shared workbooks and use validation options.

40 The length of time needed to become certified depends on: How experienced you are How experienced you are How much you prepare How much you prepare Whether you take training Whether you take training The method of training you choose The method of training you choose Other factors Other factors

41 Resources  Certi-Prep interactive testing software  Microsoft Press publications  “How to Master” series by OfficePro  Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC)  Office paper based courseware

42 CertiPrep interactive testing software

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44 Microsoft Press Publications Termination

45 Microsoft Press Publications OSI Model

46 “How to Master” series by Office-Pro “Hot spot” style questions

47 “How to Master” series by Office-Pro Multiple Choice

48 “How to Master” series by OfficePro Drag and Drop

49 Your Individualised learning path On completion of the assessment you will be presented with a skills gap report

50 Courseware in hardcopy – whole school licenses

51 Microsoft Press Books Your choice of 10 press books (any combination):- 1. Excel 2. Word 3. PowerPoint 4. Access 5. Project 6. Office System 7. Outlook 8. FrontPage

52 Lesson Plans will be available online An example of the types of exercises found within the lesson plans:- POPULATION DISTRIBUTION - GEOGRAPHY

53 Literacy Study - English

54 Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) Personal Contact Required Files

55 Useful Contact Information IT Academy IT Academy Phone Phone Certification Certification Phone Phone Certification exam preparation guides Certification exam preparation guides Felicia Brown, Education Programme Manager Felicia Brown, Education Programme Manager Phone Phone

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57 Software used at KHS Windows2000/2003 Server Windows2000/2003 Server Windows XP on all Desktops Windows XP on all Desktops ISA Server 2000 ISA Server 2000 ISA Server 2004 Beta ISA Server 2004 Beta Sharepoint Portal Server 2000 Sharepoint Portal Server 2000 Exchange Server 2000 Exchange Server 2000 Microsoft Class Server Microsoft Class Server SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2000 MS OfficeXP MS OfficeXP Macromedia Studio MX Macromedia Studio MX Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop And administration software And administration software

58 Think.com Ideal for Primary School students and teachers Create web pages Communicate with students from across the globe Share information and interests in a safe environment

59 Get Assessed Free online assessments available in all Office applications for your teachers, students and parents

60 Microsoft Office Specialist Get Assessed Get Assessed Get Training Get Training Get Certified Get Certified Get Ahead Get Ahead One Clear Pathway…………


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