Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Honored with Champions of Digital Literacy Award

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Certiport recognizes Randy Dorn for work in promoting Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate certifications for Washington students.

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Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today presented the Champions of Digital Literacy Award to Randy Dorn, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dorn was chosen for his work advocating technology training including Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate certification for all high schools in Washington State.

In his three years as Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dorn has improved the state assessment system, argued successfully against cuts to education funding, and expanded early learning opportunities for all students. In 2011 his office partnered with Certiport Platinum Solution Provider CCI Learning Solutions to implement the Microsoft IT Academy Program. Since the program launched, more than 14,000 certification exams have been taken in Washington.

“Under Randy Dorn’s direction, the State of Washington has become a model for statewide certification implementations to help students gain real world skills they can apply to the job market or in the classroom,” said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. “Randy has also worked to integrate technology learning into the state’s common core standards to provide students across the state with access to relevant and in-demand technology skills that will accompany them throughout their academic and professional careers.”

The Champions of Digital Literacy Award was established in 2003 to honor the exemplary efforts of individuals across the globe who transform the landscape of education and employment through championing the adoption of digital literacy standards. Each year, nominations are received from around the world and award recipients are selected based on the measurable scope and social impact of their efforts.

“The Microsoft IT Academy and the certifications we are offering are a game-changer for the entire state,” said Randy Dorn, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Our program is putting Washington at the forefront in helping students prepare to enter the twenty-first century workforce, and we appreciate the recognition from Certiport for our efforts.”

About CCI Learning Solutions

CCI Learning Solutions offers complete solutions for teaching and validating essential skills needed in today's workplace. As an industry leader, its extensive services and products include pre-assessment software; approved courseware for instructor led classes, e-learning courses and blended training solutions. In addition to being a Microsoft Academy Service Partner in North America, CCI is also a Platinum Certiport Solution Provider, distributing Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, Adobe Certified Associate, Autodesk Certified User, HP Accredited Technical Associate and Internet and Computing Core (IC³) certifications. For more information, please visit http://www.ccilearning.com or follow CCI on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ccilearning.

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 158 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

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