Implement Certifications in Academic Programs Learning Path
Published Aug 12 2021 11:55 AM 2,329 Views

Ever wonder how you can infuse Industry certifications into your academic curriculum? In this new learning path Implement certifications in academic programs - Learn | Microsoft Docs, we will take you into the ins and out of implementing certifications in academic program. 


Microsoft certification gives students and educational institutions the tools they need to chart their own course and realize their potential. Certification validates your skills, which means you’ll have what you need to stand out as a great candidate. Employers regularly use certification as a criterion for hiring.

By the end of this learning path you will be able to: 

  • Understand the benefits of implementing certification in degree programs 
  • Choose the level of certification that is suitable for your course or program needs 
  • Identify the academic and industry requirements for implementing certifications 
  • Describe the processes involved in creating a new program proposal document 
  • Choose the most suitable learning outcomes for your course or program 
  • Map certification outcomes to academic learning outcomes 
  • Understand how to launch a new course or program with certification 

Key Opportunities for students with certification skills 
New hires who are certified reach full productivity a month sooner than non-certified hires, and they have more opportunities for advancement. ( )

Adopting certification into academic programs helps address the global digital skills gap, particularly in the cloud computing space. (Microsoft Skills Report)

In this learning path, you'll learn how to implement Microsoft Certifications in new or existing academic degree programs. You'll be introduced to different approaches for implementing certification at the course and program level and the benefits it offers students. A real-life case study and contextualized examples are used throughout the learning path to walk through a complete cycle of designing a new technical degree program that implements certification.

If you would like to find out more about incorporating Microsoft Fundamentals certification courses as part of a degree programme then please view the associated webinar here, which was part of the Microsoft Education Skills Webinar series.

Resources on Cloud Curriculum 
Published Papers in the ACM Digital Library

On Demand Webinar

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