Improve your IT Skills@ Barnsley College’s IT Academy

Increase your qualifications with a Microsoft Certificate delivered by Barnsley College IT Academy

Whether you’re an established professional or new to the field, Microsoft Certified IT training will give you the expertise you need in a specific product or technology. When you learn from our Certified Trainers, you can be confident that what you learn will be accurate, complete and up-to-date. Set in a traditional classroom training setting in the IT Academy Fujitsu Innovation Suite, in the SciTech Campus, you will make the most of up-to-date technology in a relaxed atmosphere. All our tutors are fully qualified and have an excellent knowledge of all subjects relating to IT and in particular the Microsoft Qualifications.

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Accredited Status

Barnsley College IT Academy have accredited status with Certiport to deliver Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Training. We are also a registered Examination Centre allowing students, staff and the general public to undertake Microsoft, Cisco, CIW & CompTIA Examinations.

All modules are separate and certified as individual units. The units are as follows:

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS):

Microsoft Access 2013 or 2016

Microsoft Excel 2013 or 2016

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or 2016

Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016

Microsoft Outlook 2013 or 2016

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 or 2016

Microsoft OneNote 2013 or 2016

Each MOS training course lasts approximately 6 hours. This can be attended as a one day course, or alternatively broken into 3 sessions of 2 hours which will be delivered in the evening to accommodate businesses.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA):

Software Development Fundamentals (C#, VB) 98-361

Software Testing Fundamentals 98-379

Database Fundamentals 98-364

Windows Server Admin Fundamentals 98-365

Networking Fundamentals 98-366

Security Fundamentals 98-367

HTML5 App Development Fundamentals 98-375

Our training also comes with the option to sit a Microsoft Certified Exam in a chosen field. The exam package (for both qualifications) includes 100 online practice exams for you to take to prepare for the exam. This includes practice tests, training material & ebooks. The exam is valid for 1 year and the exam can be taken at any point within the one year period.

When you pass a Microsoft Certification exam, you become a member of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community, with access to all of the benefits provided through the Microsoft Certification Program. You can use your Microsoft account to access your benefits and exams dashboard and to find lots of ways to keep your skills relevant, applicable and competitive.

Exams you pass and certifications you earn become part of your official transcript, which you can allow potential employers to access directly. A Microsoft Certification is an industry standard which is recognised worldwide and which can help open doors to potential job opportunities.

You can contact Barnsley College IT Academy at any of the following:

Tel: 01226 216555



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