Higher Education Commission announces Certification from Home Platform across Pakistan
making first 2,000 Exams of Microsoft MOS and MTA free for students
Bridging the gap between Education and Employability
Recently - Pakistan has joined the league of some of the top countries of the world by providing a Certification from Home Platform for Microsoft Certifications for its students. An agreement was reached between the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and Microsoft to provide this Certification free of cost to the first 2000 students who register for the opportunity. It’s a major step not only for bridging the gap between education and employability but also for helping students acquire professional skills while they have more time during this COVID period.
Microsoft and HEC have been working together in a strategic partnership over the last decade to promote the use of information technology in the Higher Education sector. The partnership covers all public and private sector universities in the country, with multiple programs aimed at upskilling the youth and providing them with multiple platforms that can be used to help build up their capacity and showcase their technical potential at a global level.
Under this strategic partnership, a certification platform has been launched to provide students with a prescribed curriculum roadmap, a kind of blueprint for technical skill development and certification. Specific areas of study include Productivity, Computer Science, Data Science, and IT Infrastructure. The offered Certifications of MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) and MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) provide useful credentials for individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers. The exams covered include all the productivity tools under Office 365, but also cover tech-intensive certification paths, such as Cloud Fundamental courses covering Azure Fundamentals, Dynamics 365 Fundamentals and Microsoft 365 Fundamentals.
Many students have found that they have more time at hand during the long COVID-19 break, which can give them the space to focus on developing marketable skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. To support such students, HEC plans to introduce the Certification from Home Platform initiative for students across Pakistan. Under this initiative, the first 2,000 students who register for certification would get a free certification offer on their choice of available MOS or MTA offerings. The students can conveniently select the technology area of their choice and not only learn at home with in-depth tutorials and self-study videos but also take the Exam online from the comfort of their home.
How to register for the exam:
Registration Opens: Tuesday 28th July 2020
Register at https://events.hec.gov.pk/event/microsoft-certifications-msia-2020-microsoft-certifications-from-home-platform/ and book your appointment for the FREE* exam today.