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Microsoft Boosts IT Certification Effort

Microsoft is moving toward the next phase in its Elevate America initiative, which the company began in February 2009 as a way to encourage returning veterans to get IT skills and certifications.

Now it's looking to broaden the effort by partnering with nonprofits for career development and training. Datamation takes a look at Microsoft's expanded push to get more potential IT employees trained and certified.


Microsoft is reaching out to nonprofit organizations in an effort to expand a jobs program it started that's designed to provide easy access to technology training to Americans in need of employment.

To date, Pamela Passman, corporate vice president of Microsoft Global Corporate Affairs, said in a post to the Microsoft on the Issues blog that Microsoft has distributed more than 800,000 training and certification vouchers for Microsoft products in some 32 states under its Elevate America aegis.

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Microsoft Expands IT Certification Program