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Microsoft Information Technology Academy brings online learning to UGA

UGA’s Training and Development, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and EITS have collaborated to bring the Microsoft Information Technology Academy to the university.

“Microsoft IT Academy is an online learning solution that offers a vast library of Microsoft technical training, including Windows 7 and Office 2010 at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels,” said Christine Miller, assistant dean for information technology in the Franklin College.

Microsoft IT Academy enables faculty, staff and students to develop their technical skills and, if desired, prepare for technical certifications.

The program provides access to self-paced training, with training materials that may be used for instructor-led training. Faculty members may deliver instructor-led versions of all courses in the program, and any staff member who successfully completes a course may lead an instructor-led version of the course.

“We encourage everyone to visit our website ( to learn more about the program,” said Aaron Lines, an IT professional principal in Franklin College. “The site includes a FAQ and links to the access codes required for the courses.”

Lines also said that the Microsoft IT Academy includes a six-part series on project management using Microsoft Project 2010. Another benefit to the program is access to the Microsoft Learning Content Development System, which allows structural designers to develop interactive learning modules.