Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gwinnett Tech is Now a Microsoft IT Academy

Gwinnett Tech is now a Microsoft IT Academy, a designation that offers a host of benefits to students enrolled in the college's Computer Science programs.

The Microsoft IT Academy provides technology students access to the latest Microsoft products and resources, including free software, e-learning materials, the company's E-Reference Library and Microsoft's developer products.

"We're focused on giving our students the most up-to-date education possible, so our partnership with Microsoft is a major plus for students. Being able to access such a wide variety of Microsoft products, services and educational tools is an amazing resource for a student to have," says Anthony Rojo, division director for Computer Sciences at Gwinnett Tech.

As a member of the Microsoft Developer Academic Alliance, Gwinnett Tech can provide students with free licenses for the latest Microsoft software. Students will also have access to Microsoft's Designer Academic Alliance. This allows students in design-related courses to use the latest Microsoft Express tools.

The college's relationship with Microsoft is also great news for students taking the various Microsoft Certification tests. They will now receive discounted testing fees, and have the Second Shot option, which allows them to re-take a Microsoft Certification test for free if they fail the first attempt.

GTC faculty members will benefit, too, with full access to the E-Reference Library, including 500 full-text technical titles from MS Press.

Gwinnett Tech offers associate of applied science degrees and diplomas in computer programming, computer simulation/game development, networking, information security and Web site design, plus a host of certification options in fields like Cisco CCNA and CCNP, cyber crime and more.

For more information about Gwinnett Tech's Computer Science offerings or other programs, contact 770-962-7580 or visit www.gwinnetttech.edu.
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