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1 PARTNERS IN BUSINESS NCTA SEPTEMBER 2011

2 WHO AND WHAT IS CERTIPORT? Certiport delivers exams in 142 countries and 24 languages The world leader in performance-based certification exams and practice tests for academic institutions and corporate markets Over 2 million exams are administered annually though a global network of 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading practice test and certification programs Certiport works with more than 400 subject matter experts in 20 countries to ensure exam objectives are consistent with market needs Certiport is based in American Fork, Utah where it has more than 180 employees… And we’re hiring certified specialists

3 “Employers have long complained that too many young people leave college without the employability skills they are looking for.” -Deloitte & Touche

4 Technical Skills and Prior Experience Five to seven years prior supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area. Experience working in a law firm or professional services firm is preferred. Experience with Intuit Accounting system or other automated accounting system a plus. Experience with Intuit Accounting system or other automated accounting system a plus. Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast -paced setting. Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Access & Word.

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6 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

7 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.

8 “71% of people polled who earned Microsoft certification attributed a promotion or raise to getting their certification.” -Robert Half International

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10 Programming and Application Development Web 2.0 Telecomm- unications Business Intelligence Project Management Help Desk and Technical Support SecurityNetworking Collaboration Architecture Business Acumen and Communication Skills Data Center

11 CertificationDescription A+CompTIA's entry level certification; often a prerequisite CCIEOne of the high-level certifications offered by Cisco CCNACisco's entry level certification ITILAdvanced certification for IT Services Management MCITPMicrosoft's advanced certification for IT Pros MCPDMicrosoft's advanced certification for developers MCTSMicrosoft's entry level certification for IT Pros and Developers MTAMicrosoft Technical Associate - Explore a technology career PMPAdvanced certification for project managers OCPOracle Certified Professional Visit for more information on these certifications

12 Business Professionals Academia Professionals Marketing Finance Microsoft Office Specialist Web Technologies Print, Graphics and Media Adobe Certified Associate Foundation – Education/Degree Engineering Construction AutoCAD Certifications Accounting QuickBooks Certified Office Mngmnt

13 MCAS CERTIFICATION WITHIN CURRICULUM Program Developed by Kelly Sell and Lisa Starkey Presented by Kristen Vickery

14 INCORPORATED MCAS CERTIFICATION WITH CURRICULUM >Fall Certified over 10 faculty in all five subject matter. >Spring 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

15 MCAS CERTIFICATION RESULTS SPRING 2009 >159 students completed the course and took certification exams.

16 FALL 2009—LAB FEES INCREASED >Fall 2009—Vouchers fees included the Assessment training software and MCAS vouchers. >Enrollment decreased to 136 students

17 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

18 MICROSOFT CERTIFIED APPLICATION SPECIALIST (MCAS) RESULTS Overall Increase—203%

19 SPRING 2010 AND FALL 2010 MCAS PASS RATES Overall pass rate was 75% (138 students Spring students Fall 2010)

20 CROSS-LISTED COURSES WITH CONTINUING 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.

21 COURSE GRADING SCALE 40% Labs 20% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 10% MCAS Certification 10% Skills Assessment Quizzes

22 MCAS PROJECT SCORE BREAKDOWN

23 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.

24 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.

25 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.

26 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!”

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28 Microsoft Word 2010 A – Odd Page B – Even Page C – Continuous D – Page E – Column 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?

29 Microsoft Word 2010 A – Odd Page B – Even Page C – Continuous D – Page E – Column 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?

30 Microsoft Excel 2010 A – Freeze Panes B – New Window C – Split D – Switch Windows 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?

31 Microsoft Excel 2010 A – Freeze Panes B – New Window C – Split D – Switch Windows 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?

32 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 A – A template B – The Publish Slides feature C – A layout D – The Photo Album feature 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?

33 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 A – A template B – The Publish Slides feature C – A layout D – The Photo Album feature 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?

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35 Offer business critical and IT certifications students and community Add additional proctoring fees Send a US winner to MOS WWC in Las Vegas next year!

36 THANK YOU! Jeffrey Lewis Web :www.certiport.com Phone:


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