Welcome to IT Specialist Academy

From Wednesday, September 1st to Friday September 24th, Certiport will host the first-ever IT Specialist Academy, an immersive online professional development experience for IT educators. Get exposed to the power of Certiport’s IT Specialist certification pathway, learn from industry experts about the future of the IT industry, and get trained on how to up the IT training in your classroom.

IT Specialist Academy will feature

  • weekly webinars featuring IT experts and educators, including curriculum and practice test experts from LearnKey and Certiport. Check out the full line-up below.
  • informative blog posts on multiple topics, including IT Specialist curriculum and practice exams, tactics from other educators to sharpen your students’ IT skills, and how to prepare your students with 21st Century IT skills.

Stay tuned for the exciting month filled with IT Specialist events and news. Plus, those who attend all the live webinars will receive a professional development certificate, demonstrating the hours you spent learning and growing through IT Specialist Academy.

Webinar Topics and Schedule

IT Specialist 101: A Deep Dive into Certiport’s Newest Certification Program

New to certification or looking to expand your school’s certification offerings? Join us for a deep dive into all things IT Specialist certification with experts from Certiport. Learn about what exams exist today, the best pathway for students to follow, and what exams are coming soon!

Date: Wednesday September 1, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM ET
View the recording here

Teacher to Teacher: How to Build Your IT Program

Many students can be intimidated by coding and IT skills, especially if they have no experience with advanced technologies. In this webinar, veteran educators sit down and tell us how they built their IT programs, plus how they simplify coding and IT education to spark students’ interest and curiosity.

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here.

IT Specialist Learning Partners: Who’s Who

As one of our newer programs, you may be wondering if IT Specialist certification will work for you and your students. Join us as LearnKey showcases their IT Specialist curriculum, and how you can integrate it into your classroom. Plus, get a peek into the IT Specialist practice test resources from CertPREP.

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 4 PM ET
View the recording here.

How to Prepare Students for Careers in IT

You work daily to prepare your students for the future workforce. In this webinar, we’re sitting down with IT professionals across various disciplines. We’ll talk about how they see their fields changing, what skills are on the horizon, and how educators can prepare their students for jobs that might not exist yet.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 4 PM ET
Register here.

Don’t worry if one of the dates or times listed won’t work with your schedule. Register for the webinar and you’ll get first access to a recorded presentation to view on your own time. We can’t wait to learn with all of you!