PARTNERS IN BUSINESS
NCTA
SEPTEMBER 2011
STAY
RELEVANT
EMPLOYED
AND
Jeffrey Lewis
Director, Channel
Certiport Inc.
WHO AND WHAT IS CERTIPORT?
www.certiport.com
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
INABILITY
TO APPLY SKILLS
IN A PRACTICALENVIRONMENT
“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
NOW HIRING:
EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTANT
RELEVANCE
IN REAL-WORLD PERFORMANCE
THE
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
RELEVANCE
IN REAL-WORLD PERFORMANCE
THE
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
TOP
IT SKILLS
FOR 2011
Programming
and
Application
Development
Web 2.0
Data Center
Telecommunications
Help Desk
and Technical
Support
Business
Intelligence
Project
Management
Security
JULY 2010
Business
Acumen and
Communication
Skills
Networking
Collaboration
Architecture
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
Certification
to prove
competency
Foundational
Knowledge
Microsoft Office Specialist
Adobe
Certified
Associate
AutoCAD
Certifications
Office Mngmnt
Accounting
Construction
Engineering
Print, Graphics and
Media
Web Technologies
Finance
Marketing
Academia
Professionals
Potential
Career
Path
Business
Professionals
CAREER PATH
QuickBooks
Certified
Foundation – Education/Degree
MCAS CERTIFICATION
WITHIN CURRICULUM
Program Developed by Kelly Sell and Lisa Starkey
Presented by Kristen Vickery
INCORPORATED MCAS
CERTIFICATION WITH 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
Overall Increase—203%
100%
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
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.
COURSE GRADING SCALE
40% Labs
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
10% MCAS Certification
10% Skills Assessment Quizzes
MCAS PROJECT SCORE
BREAKDOWN
CSI 120 MCAS Score Breakdown
100% 660 and Higher PASS
90% 594 - 659
80% 528 - 593
70% 462 - 527
60% 396 - 461
50% 330 - 395
40% 264 - 329
CSI 122 MCAS Score Breakdown
100% 660 and Higher PASS
90% 594 - 659
80% 528 - 593
70% 462 - 527
60% 396 - 461
50% 330 - 395
40% 264 - 329
CSI 125 MCAS Score Breakdown
100% 700 and Higher PASS
90% 594 - 699
80% 528 - 593
70% 462 - 527
60% 396 - 461
50% 330 - 395
40% 264 - 329
CSI 126 MCAS Score Breakdown
100% 700 and Higher PASS
90% 594 - 699
80% 528 - 593
70% 462 - 527
60% 396 - 461
50% 330 - 395
40% 264 - 329
CSI 124 MCAS Score Breakdown
100% 690 and Higher PASS
90% 594 - 689
80% 528 - 593
70% 462 - 527
60% 396 - 461
50% 330 - 395
40% 264 - 329
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
MOS Worldwide
Competition
THE WINNER OF
MICROSOFT
OFFICE 2010 & 2007
 Word
 Excel
 PowerPoint
Go!
Become a
CATC!
Go!
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!
THANK YOU!
Jeffrey Lewis
Email:
[email protected]
Web :
www.certiport.com
Phone:
801.310-2775
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