Microsoft IT Academy - Essential Membership for $900.00 at Academic Superstore
You will need one of the following documents:
College Students / Parents
  • Instant Online Verification
  • Dated Student ID from the current semester or school year
  • Course Schedule
  • Registration Receipt for this semester
  • Letter of Enrollment on school letterhead.
K-12 Student / Parents
  • Report Card
  • Dated Student ID from the current semester or school year
  • Registration Receipt
  • Letter of Enrollment on school letterhead
Teachers, Faculty, or Staff
  • Link to your faculty web page
  • Current Faculty ID
  • Letter of Employment on school letterhead
  • Pay Stub (cross out confidential information)
Home School
  • Membership in Home School Association
  • Receipt for Home School Curriculum
  • Letter of intent to home school from a state agency
School Districts, Colleges, Universities
  • Your Purchase Order
Non-Profit Organizations
  • Copy of IRS 501(c)3 form
  • IRS letter stating that you are a 501(c)3
Product ID: 1021787 | Mfg Part #: ITA-Essential
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The completion of two forms is necessary before purchasing IT Academy. Please contact your sales representative for the Manual Order Form and Terms & Conditions. An active OVS, EES school or campus agreement is required to purchase this product.

he Microsoft IT Academy program enables academic learning institutions to connect the world of education to the world of work by enabling faculty and students to acquire new technology skills in an academic setting. Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to experience real-world challenges in the classroom environment.

The Essential level provides benefits for institutions that teach Microsoft Office courses.

Microsoft E-Learning portfolio
The extensive e-learning portfolio provides rich multimedia courses that include simulations, games, videos, and interactive text to help students master skills, and to provide instructors with ongoing professional development opportunities. The Essential level portfolio provides courses on Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, Office Professional 2007, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

Instructor e-learning course management tool
Instructors directly manage student access to e-learning courses by providing student-level or class-level access codes. Instructors can drop and add students, create access codes, and send group e-mail messages.

Microsoft Digital Literacy
The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum provides essential computing skills for learners who are new to computing. The flexible e-learning, assessment, and downloadable Microsoft Office Word formats enable instructors to adapt and assign Digital Literacy lessons for students who may not have these skills already or who may need remedial help.

Academic textbooks
Available only to academic institutions, the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) series provides the perfect curriculum for semester- and quarter–based courses. Supplements include an instructor resource center, teaching notes, virtual labs, assessments, and sample syllabi.

Lab licenses
Essential level members can request up to 50 licenses for Office Professional Edition 2003 and/or Office Professional 2007 for classroom use.

Microsoft Certifications
Academic institutions receive academic pricing on select Microsoft Certification exams. Discounts vary depending on exam type and geographic location.

Become a Microsoft Certification Testing Center
Help students and faculty earn the credentials they need to transform their knowledge and skills into a valuable career. As a Microsoft IT Academy, you are preapproved to provide convenient, on-site Microsoft Certification exam testing at your Microsoft IT Academy location.

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) are the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions. Each IT Academy receives one MCT membership and a 25 percent discount on additional MCT memberships for qualified instructors. At the Essential level, instructors with certifications on the 2007 Microsoft Office system are now eligible for MCT membership.

Welcome kit
Members receive a welcome letter, plaque, and posters and guides to help them get started with their IT Academy membership.

Microsoft IT Academy program members logo
Members receive access to the Microsoft IT Academy logo for marketing use.

IT Academy locator
Prospective students can quickly locate Microsoft IT Academy institutions in their areas.

  • Membership Cycles:
    January 1 - December 31
    July 1 - June 30

  • Enrollment Periods:
    October 1 - March 31
    April 1 - September 30

The IT Academy member benefits to your institution include:

  • More than 300 official Microsoft e-learning courses for faculty, staff and students for Advanced members, approx. 85 courses for Essential members

  • Academic discounts on Microsoft exams for students, faculty and staff (more than 50% savings for ITAs)

  • Academic discounts on course books for ITAs

  • Classroom lab software licensing included

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) membership free for first faculty; 25% discount for additional instructor memberships

  • Use of the Microsoft brand and logo in school/campus marketing

  • School listing on the Microsoft domain in the IT Academy locator search tool