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Yearly Archives: 2012

Center News & Updates: Fall 2012

Greetings from the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology (coeforict.org). We want to welcome you and your students at all your respective education institutions to the 2012-2013 school year. The Center has mapped out many familiar and new projects, events, initiatives, resources, and services for you this year.

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Register for November Certified Ethical Hacking Now!

Sign up for Certified Ethical Hacking, November 5-9 2012, at Edmonds Community College, sponsored by CyberSecurity Academy, Edmonds Community College, and the Washington State HTCIA. Daily class times will be from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Your Future in IT

The Center has launched and is fine-tuning a new website, Your Future in IT, for students who need information, guidance, resources, and academic planning tools to find out what courses they need to take and what career options they have when they either already know they want a career in IT, or they want to know more about an IT academic and career pathway.

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Register for Microsoft’s “Topline: Windows 8 App” Workshop for Faculty

Register for Microsoft’s “Topline: Windows 8 App” workshop. It is free and is taking place Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM and goes through Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Microsoft’s Redmond campus.

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Working Connection Reports: Best Practices, Curriculum, Lesson Plans, & More…

You can now download the Working Connections Institute reports detailing what was learned as a result of the training; new best practices; implementation plans for the fall 2012 classroom; and, any changes in technology that was covered in the training. (Including problem-based learning, Windows 8, Office 15, and Android Programming)

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IT Future Summit at Microsoft Keynote and Presenter Videos Available

The IT Futures Summit at Microsoft Keynote and Presenter Videos are now available. See the featured video, “Structured Signs and Infinite Games” with Donald Brinkman, Microsoft at the IT Futures Summit (May 18, 2012). Watch all the videos now…

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Find out what Katie Metcalf, a Human Resources data analyst manager for Microsoft, does in her job.

How someone who didn’t “love” math ended up with a computer science degree and now works for Microsoft…

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“Behind the Scenes” at the IT Futures Summit at Microsoft (May 18, 2012)

Take a “behind the scenes” look at the IT Futures Summit at Microsoft (May 18, 2012). ” I have been coming to the Summit for at least five years. This one has been the best for far. The presentations, the technology advancements, and the hospitality were all great. The food this year was immaculate.”

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Careers in IT: The Real Story “Behind the Scenes” (April 18, 2012)

Watch behind the scenes of Careers in IT: The Real Story. Here from the students, the presenters, the director and get a look at what it takes each year to make this event happen. Click on the image to the left and take a few minutes to consider the fun, excitement, and hear why an educational and career pathway in IT is where you want to be.

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2012 Working Connections National Fellowship Recipients

The Center of Excellence awarded four fellowships to educators from Bates Technical College, Bellingham Technical College, Clark College, and South Puget Sound. Congratulations go out to Adam Coleman, Judith Graham, Lee Falta, and, George Neal, all who will share with the state their experiences and what they learned at the Working Connections in Iowa this June.

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