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Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Microsoft enables digital transformation in the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft is engaged in sales and marketing, research, development, and customer services and support and offers its global cloud services – M365, Azure, and D365- from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation across start-ups, businesses, and government organizations.

Career-related Studies (CRS)

The Microsoft Corporation and the International Baccalaureate (IB) cooperation provides the opportunity for Microsoft Skills Learning Path (MSLP) courses to be the Career-related study component of the Career-related Programme (CP) in IB World Schools globally.

Under the cooperation between the IB and Microsoft, students taking the CP are now eligible to take on two programmes as their Career Related studies (CRS).

The CP student will have to undertake these two programmes within the duration of the two-year CP, to fulfill the requirements for their Career-related Study (CRS):

 

Microsoft Skills Learning Path (MSLP)

Part A  Microsoft Skills Modules

(one of the below)

Part B Microsoft Certifications

(complete at least two certificates)

  • AI
  • Coding 
  • Data Science

Microsoft Skills Modules (MSLP) Part A

The first programme will consist of one of the following: MSLP AI, Coding or Data Science courses. Any one of them can be taken as a track.

These programmes enable the future workforce to acquire Coding, Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Sciences skills early in high school and build a solid foundation to be industry ready.

Structure

Coding

Ai

Data Science

Preparation Modules

(Volume-1, 2 and 3)

Preparation Modules

(Volume-1, 2 and 3)

Preparation Modules

(Volume-1, 2 and 3)

CP Year 1
  • Introduction to Coding and ethical practices
  • Lists, sets, tuples and dictionaries
  • File Handling in Python
  • Data structuring using python
  • AI and Cloud Platform

 

 
CP Year 2
  • Ethical practices in coding
  • Fundamentals of sorting
  • Pattern matching and regular expression
  • Fundamentals of searching
  • Getting used to database operations
  • Deeper dive into AI
  • Introduction to deep learning
CP Year 1
  • Fundamentals of AI and Data
  • AI and Office Applications- Speech, Translator, Browser, Language learning
  • Supervised Machine Learning
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Building & Programming Deep Learning
  • Introduction to R Studio
CP Year 2
  • Understanding Python – refresh
  • Bots- Smart City Applications
  • Web BOT and customisations
  • Responsible Conversational AI
  • User Privacy
  • Creating Insurance/Retail Bots
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Group Project Work

 

CP Year 1
  • Introduction to data governance and security
  • Assessing and forecasting of data
  • Randomization
  • Solving data science problems using R Studio
 
 

 

 
CP Year 2
  • Data privacy and important country wise regulations
  • Univariate and multi variate analysis
  • Classification and regression algorithms
  • Unsupervised learning

 

 

 

What students will learn

  • Build computational thinking and develop problem-solving skills.
  • Improve critical thinking and exposure to real-life situations to solve problems.
  • Design thinking and basic programming skills.
  • Students will build capabilities in areas of AI, Coding, and Data Sciences, and be able to apply the concepts in real-life scenarios
  • The students will also develop competencies in specific tech areas if they take up Certifications such as MS Azure/Data/Ai/Security Fundamentals. They could explore any of the eight MS Fundamental areas as listed on the MS Learn platform. 

Microsoft Certifications under MSLP Part B

The second programme will consist of Microsoft Fundamental Certifications. Microsoft strongly recommends students undertake at least two programmes of the Microsoft Fundamental Certifications, given that these courses are designed to work in tandem with each other.

Structure

  1. CP students will get access to online training on Microsoft Learn.
  2. CP schools determine at least two certifications that are right for them and start learning. Microsoft Certifications cover technical topics from Azure to AI, to data analytics and cybersecurity. 

Exam

Microsoft Fundamental Certifications

 

AZ-900

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Fundamentals

AI-900

Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

Fundamentals

DP-900

Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals

Fundamentals

MS 900

Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

Fundamentals

SC-900

Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals

Fundamentals

PL-900

Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Fundamentals

MB-910

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (CRM)

Fundamentals

MB-920

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (ERP)

Fundamentals

What students will learn

  • Through this, Microsoft shall empower, enable and encourage students from the CP to gain expertise in new technologies through training and appear for certification exams leading to industry-recognized Microsoft certification. 
  • Microsoft Learn provides self-paced, digital learning resources to build technology skills and understanding. 

Timetable

Below is the example of how the CRS, for a CP student with MSLP by Microsoft Corporation as the CRS:

Period

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1st period

Self-study of Resources by Microsoft

Self-study of Resources by Microsoft

Self-study of Resources by Microsoft

Self-study of Resources by Microsoft

Self-study of Resources by Microsoft

2nd period

DP Subjects

MSLP: Microsoft Skills Module

DP Subjects

CP Core

MSLP:  Microsoft Skills Module

3rd period

DP Subjects

Module Lab

DP Subjects

CP Core

Module Lab

 

 

 

Break

 

 

4th period

CP Core

DP Subjects

CP Core

DP Subjects

DP Subjects

5th period

CP Core

DP Subjects

CP Core

DP Subjects

DP Subjects

 

 

 

Lunch

 

 

6th period

Self-study/ Imagine Cup Junior/ Minecraft Education Edition

Self-study/ Imagine Cup Junior/ Minecraft Education Edition

Self-study/ Imagine Cup Junior/ Minecraft Education Edition

Self-study/ Imagine Cup Junior/ Minecraft Education Edition

Self-study/ Imagine Cup Junior/ Minecraft Education Edition

7th period

MSLP: Microsoft Skills Module

MSLP:

Microsoft Certifications

MSLP:

Microsoft Certifications

MSLP:

Microsoft Certifications

MSLP:

Microsoft Certifications

8th period

Module Lab

Module Lab

Module Lab

Module Lab

Module Lab

Recognition

As this pathway has been designed for employment and the workplace, IB World Schools and students should check whether this pathway might also give access to higher education.

More information

The programme is offered in the English language and the methods of delivery are through Face-to-Face or hybrid.

IB World Schools can contact the trainer in their region to assist in organizing training in their schools for teachers and students.

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