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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Microsoft to Launch IT Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico

A partnership of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Microsoft will launch an information technology academy meant to train transitioning service members at the U.S. Marine Corps‘ installation in Quantico, Virginia. The ERAU-Microsoft Software and Systems Academy will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Marine Corps’ National Museum on Jan. 8, the …

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Former Commerce Sec Penny Pritzker Nominated to Microsoft Board of Directors

Penny Pritzker, former secretary of the Commerce Department, has been nominated to serve on Microsoft‘s board of directors. The company said Monday Pritzker will be presented for election at its annual meeting for shareholders on Nov. 29 alongside Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International. “Penny and Arne are both strong leaders …

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Microsoft, CompTIA Partner on IT Training Program for Military Vets

Microsoft has partnered with information technology trade group CompTIA to help U.S. transitioning service members pursue civilian information technology careers through an IT training program. CompTIA said Tuesday Microsoft has accepted the association’s Network+ and Security+  vendor-neutral skills certifications as prerequisites to the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy training course. The 18-week program aims …

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Microsoft to Offer Cybersecurity Administration Training for Military Vets

Microsoft has introduced a cybersecurity learning path under the company’s technology training program for military veterans and transitioning service members. The company said its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy will offer the Cybersecurity Administration program that will tackle access controls; cryptology; risk identification, monitoring and analysis; incident response and recovery; and network and communications security. “The …

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Microsoft Awards Grants to 12 Entrepreneurial Businesses to Support Internet “Democratization” Plan

Microsoft has awarded 12 entrepreneurial businesses with seed grants and resources — including BizSpark tools such as free software, services and technology support — to help the expansion of the company’s hardware, applications, connectivity and power systems. The company said Monday the Affordable Access Initiative grants support the $1 billion investment plan of …

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Microsoft Donates $1M for Naval Academy Foundation’s Cyber Studies Building; Chris Cortez Comments

Microsoft has donated $1 million in gift to the Naval Academy Foundation as additional funding for the construction of a cybersecurity studies building. The Naval Academy Foundation plans to build a five-story, 206,000-square-foot facility for handling classified materials, the Naval Academy Alumni Association said Thursday. “Our support of the center …

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