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Microsoft® IT Academy

Research shows that a college degree complemented with industry-recognized certification is a key differentiator for success in the 21st century. The Microsoft® IT Academy Program provides industry-recognized certification courses in information technology with comprehensive curricula, software and resources for students and instructors. Penn Highlands has partnered with Knowledge Solutions International (KSI) to become a Microsoft® IT Academy member, providing high-end, hands-on IT training for today's job seekers in this highly competitive field.

Through KSI, Penn Highlands offers a full spectrum of the most sophisticated computer systems design, development, operations and security courses in the world. Most of these courses are designed to prepare students and workers to successfully pass certification exams pertinent to their IT professional area of expertise. Nationwide, the leading banking, industrial, healthcare, research, service and Internet-based businesses rely on these courses to ensure their continued competitiveness and security through the enhanced knowledge of their employees.

To see the complete catalog of IT course offerings available through Penn Highlands and KSI, please click on the KSI link above. Below is a small sampling of courses available. All courses offered by KSI are available by registering through Pennsylvania Highlands Workforce Development & Continuing Education by calling 814.262.3815. We also offer reasonably-priced financial assistance options for interested parties.

Microsoft® IT Academy Programs (earn Microsoft® Certifications in these areas)

  • Desktop Support 
  • Desktop Administrator
  • Helpdesk A+ 
  • Helpdesk and Technical Support
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • MOS Microsoft Office 2013 Specialist
  • MCSA SQL Server 2012
  • MCSA Network Administrator 2012
  • A+ Microsoft Technician Support in the Cloud