Authorized Academic Training Program (AATP)

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What is AATP (Authorized Academic Training Program)?

AATP was a program offered by Microsoft to secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. Approved schools were provided with tools by Microsoft to facilitate courseware delivery that prepares students for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications.

The Authorized Academic Training Program (AATP) gave schools a powerful advantage in the competitive technical education market. AATP enabled schools to serve their communities by educating future employees to fill demands for technically certified computer professionals.

There was no fee for joining the AATP program. Some of the benefits of joining the program include

  • A 100-user software license received upon purchase of a Microsoft product—provided the product is the subject of a course being taught that uses Microsoft Official Curriculum or Microsoft Approved Study Guides. Note that these licenses are for student and instructor use in the classroom only.
  • Special academic pricing on Microsoft Official Curriculum and Microsoft Approved Study Guides.
  • Online course outlines, evaluation tools, curriculum materials, certification fact sheets, and preparatory exams.
  • Access to the private AATP Internet site.

Microsoft Schools programs

Currently, Microsoft is running the Microsoft Schools Program and Microsoft Showcase Schools. A global community of schools engaged in K-12 education transformation to improve student learning outcomes.

  • Microsoft Schools are focused on leading and learning. Schools which are working to consider how to transform education and integrate technology into their classrooms, building and lessons would benefit from joining the Microsoft Schools program.
  • Microsoft Showcase Schools are a global community of schools engaged in innovative change to improve teaching and learning using Microsoft’s K-12 Education Transformation Framework. With the support and guidance of Microsoft, Showcase Schools create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, stimulating development of essential life skills so students are empowered to achieve more.

To learn more about Microsoft Schools visit: Microsoft Schools programs.