NCEA Level 3 IT Academy

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Webster

Charlie Oehlrich (First PowerPoint), Logan Windelborn (First Excel) at Regional Microsoft Specialists Championship

Microsoft IT Academy prepares students for industry-recognized certifications.

By earning a Microsoft Certification students will:

  • Demonstrate their skills in the latest technologies
  • Have increased confidence in their skills
  • Achieve a greater degree of success in their pursuit of higher education or a career
  • Gain recognition among peers and employers, and a distinct edge in the competitive job market
  • Chart a career development path for ongoing Microsoft skills Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates mastery of Microsoft Office skills that are valuable demonstrating productivity in a wide range of jobs and other life pursuits. Earning MOS certification proves the ability to use Office applications for on the job needs and provides valuable distinction to help students enter higher education or the workforce. MOS certification is an industry, worldwide recognized qualification. It is an accepted worldwide standard.

All Microsoft Specialists Examination (MOS-Word, MOS-Excel, MOS-PowerPoint) are equivalent to four credits each at NCEA Level 2, that is 11 credits possible overall. Students could gain these 12 credits from gaining the MOS Certificates, plus the ten credits Unit Standards available through NCEA.

Upon gaining the MOS Specialists Certification students will move to MOS-Expert-Master Level which will provide the opportunity to gain an additional 15 credits. Students could gain a Certification as a MOS Expert in Word ,nd MOS-Expert in Excel, MOS Specialists in Access. In gaining all of these they are recognized as a Microsoft Master.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 108 v8 Apply text processing skills to produce business documents
U.S. 29789 v1 Use a presentation application to produce an interactive multimedia presentation
U.S. 29791 v1 Capture and prepare digital media for integration into other applications
U.S. 29792 v1 Use a desktop publishing application to produce documents
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator

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