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With access to a wide range of tools and materials included in the program, Instituto Piaget now offers its students the possibility to obtain some of the most recognized Microsoft certifications in the market.
Microsoft Learn for Educators allows educational institutions participating in the program to access online training, content and modules provided by the technology company to later offer courses in line with Microsoft certifications. This access is granted to qualified teachers who will be in charge of transmitting the contents to the students in the way they feel most convenient and flexible – whether in the classroom, in online classes or asynchronously.
The Piaget Institute has 13 members of its faculty involved in the initial phase of the program. All students of the Institute will be able to propose and access courses and certifications, with those from the digital and management areas more oriented to this first phase.
In thematic terms, the courses are offered on Microsoft Azure, the cloud computing platform developed by Microsoft. The objective is to train students who are taking their first steps in the field of this technology. Thus, member institutions will be able to offer Microsoft certifications such as Azure Data Fundamentals, Azure Al Fundamentals, Azure Fundamentals and Power Platform Fundamentals. Each course covers the objectives of the Microsoft certification exam through classes based on real-world scenarios and hands-on exercises.
“Participation in the Microsoft Learn For Educators program represents an asset for the Piaget Institute as a differentiating factor in the quality of its teaching”, says Ricardo Simões Santos, director of the Jean Piaget School of Technology and Management and responsible for implementing the program. The professor adds that “it is the Institute’s objective to position itself as one of the main educational institutions in the digital area in Portugal, so participation in disruptive and differentiating projects are the natural consequence of its commitment”.
Dan Ayoub, Microsoft’s director general for education, highlights above all the company’s role in training future professionals: “Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators. Microsoft is committed to providing the learning paths, tools and educational resources needed to help prepare students for success in their future careers. ”