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  • Question

  • This is great info.  I am in the same position.  I teach Office classes and am thinking about getting the MCT certification.
    My question is about "Approved Courseware".  See 4.6 on the MCT Program Guide. I currently use books from Cengage (and others) to teach my classes.  Will I be required to purchase specific Microsoft Approved Courseware to teach Office classes?  -- Thanks, Carlene

    Friday, February 17, 2012 3:58 PM

Answers

  • For a course to be recognised as an official Microsoft course, you will need to use Microsoft Approved courseware.

    With regards to the current courses you teach, I'm not sure you're allowed to teach them as you’re not a MCT.  You should also post your question on one of the Born to Learn forums as well as a lot of MCT's use those forums (http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/forums/f/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0)


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark answered if I've answered your question and vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:12 AM
    Moderator
  • If you want to teach a Microsoft Official Courseware ("MOC" course) you have to use their materials. There are no MOC courses for Office, so no problem there.

    If you work for a Learning Partner ("CPLS") and you want to teach a subject for which there is a MOC then you have to use MOC. You can only use third party materials to teach courses for which there is no equivalent MOC. Since there are no MOC for Office, this is also moot.

    You don't have to be a MMI or MCT to teach Office, but of course being an MCT demonstrates your commitment to being a professional trainer to your clients. It also gives you access to community events and support from other MCTs around the world for their advice and experience, including through Born to Learn private MCT forums as mentioned by Jeff.

    You can become an MCT for "Information Worker" ("IW", ie Office, end-user things like Sharepoint), training at a reduced cost compared to "IT Pro" (Windows, Exchange, SQL, Dynamics, that sort of thing) or Developer rates. I'm not sure what the IW benefits package includes compared to the others.

    Hope this helps

    Adam

    (MCT for Dynamics CRM and MOS Master Instructor - feet in both camps)


    Hope this helps Adam Vero, MCT

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:59 AM

All replies

  • For a course to be recognised as an official Microsoft course, you will need to use Microsoft Approved courseware.

    With regards to the current courses you teach, I'm not sure you're allowed to teach them as you’re not a MCT.  You should also post your question on one of the Born to Learn forums as well as a lot of MCT's use those forums (http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/forums/f/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0)


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark answered if I've answered your question and vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:12 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Carlene,

    try below Microsoft Office 2007 Courseware

    http://ccilearning.com/Microsoft/MicrosoftOfficeSpecialist/MicrosoftOffice2007Courseware/tabid/761/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    may be helpful to you.

    Regards

    Olivia

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:36 AM
  • Hi Carlene,

    try below Microsoft Office 2007 Courseware

    http://ccilearning.com/Microsoft/MicrosoftOfficeSpecialist/MicrosoftOffice2007Courseware/tabid/761/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    may be helpful to you.

    Regards

    Olivia


    I'm not sure how this relates to the OP's question.

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Please mark answered if I've answered your question and vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:52 AM
    Moderator
  • If you want to teach a Microsoft Official Courseware ("MOC" course) you have to use their materials. There are no MOC courses for Office, so no problem there.

    If you work for a Learning Partner ("CPLS") and you want to teach a subject for which there is a MOC then you have to use MOC. You can only use third party materials to teach courses for which there is no equivalent MOC. Since there are no MOC for Office, this is also moot.

    You don't have to be a MMI or MCT to teach Office, but of course being an MCT demonstrates your commitment to being a professional trainer to your clients. It also gives you access to community events and support from other MCTs around the world for their advice and experience, including through Born to Learn private MCT forums as mentioned by Jeff.

    You can become an MCT for "Information Worker" ("IW", ie Office, end-user things like Sharepoint), training at a reduced cost compared to "IT Pro" (Windows, Exchange, SQL, Dynamics, that sort of thing) or Developer rates. I'm not sure what the IW benefits package includes compared to the others.

    Hope this helps

    Adam

    (MCT for Dynamics CRM and MOS Master Instructor - feet in both camps)


    Hope this helps Adam Vero, MCT

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:59 AM