I do not usually write specifically about the school where I work, at our blog, but thought this may be of interest to DPs keen to improve student and staff skills, with Adobe and Microsoft tools, in a very concrete way.
The certification offered includes the following qualifications:
- (ACA) Adobe Certified Associate
- (MTA) Microsoft Technical Associate
- (MOS) Microsoft Office Specialist
Click on the above links to find out more about each.
How does it work?
Staff and students are able to run software in ‘tutorial mode’ for selected Microsoft products and Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. This provides candidates with feedback about areas for development. When the students feels they are ready to ‘sit the test’ they have approximately 50 minutes to attempt to gain the official certification.
Certiport are correct when they say, “in an increasingly competitive work world, employers need more than familiar users of digital communications technology — they need proficient users.”
Students and staff have a good opportunity to develop skills using this system to gain further qualifications.
Maybe your school should consider it?