CertMatters.Live Online 2020, Prodigy Learning’s annual educator professional development event was held as an even bigger series of short interactive sessions, during May and June 2020.
CertMatters.Live Online 2020 was an incredible few weeks of leading educators and industry leaders (including Anthony Salcito, VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft) from across the globe sharing their best practices in delivering digital skills and certifications.
Did you know 2,559 Job opportunities on a recent LinkedIn Job Search require ‘Cloud Computing’ skills in the UK? Or that Creativity Skills are unanimously demanded in the Global Business World. Companies such as World Economic Forum, Bloomberg LP, and The Economist agree Creativity is one of the three most important skills to thrive in 2020 and beyond. Were you aware that 82% of all job vacancies require Digital Skills? Or that by 2026 the USA will need 2.2 Million coders?
How can you close the digital skills gap, introduce learners from an early age to Computer Science and prove their Cloud Computing, Creativity, Digital and Coding Skills? Certification.
CertMatters.Live Online 2020 allowed educators and industry leaders from around the world (yes, there were attendees from the USA, Australia and New Zealand!) to tune in from the comfort of their own homes during lockdown to learn, share and discuss all the latest in digital skills, certifications and future employability. The key to securing employment in the future, underpinning each webinar is Certification.
“Certification is the gateway to securing jobs. There’s a need for employers to hire skills for the upcoming transformation. Certification proves a candidate is ready for the world of work” Anthony Salcito.
In partnership with Headline Sponsor – Microsoft, an even bigger CertMatters.Live Online 2020 ran from the 13th May through to 24th June 2020 during lockdown. Catch up on-demand with all the incredible sessions below.
Catch up On-demand @ certmatters.com:
- Developing Azure Skills to Secure Cloud-Computing Careers with Anthony Salcito, Clare Riley and Derek Foster. Watch the session on-demand here.
- First Steps to Computer Science Careers in North Carolina with Dr. Mary Hemphill and Michele Lee. Watch the session on-demand here.
- Creativity is the Top New Skill you need in 2020 with Tom MacIldowie and Taylor Sharpe. Watch the session on-demand here.
- Building Valuable CV’s: Embed PQ’s & Global Digital Skills Competition with Robert Bradley and top UTC Reading Student. Watch the session on-demand here.
Microsoft MOS and Adobe ACA UK & Ireland Virtual Championship Finals
In addition to our Educator led sessions, Prodigy Learning continued the annual tradition of inviting the BEST of the BEST students from across the UK & Ireland to compete and prove their Microsoft and Adobe digital skills. This year, the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) UK and Ireland Championship Finals were held virtually as part of CertMatters.Live Online.
Crowned virtually by Microsoft and Adobe, three MOS Champions and an ACA Champion each won the trip of a lifetime to represent UK & Ireland in the Certiport World Championship Finals in Disneyland, Florida in 2021.
Inaugural Microsoft Azure UK Championship Final
The inaugural Microsoft Azure UK Championship Final took place virtually during CertMatters.Live Online. Students participating in the Azure Fundamentals pilot from Universities around the UK completed a challenge involving application of skills learnt by certifying in Microsoft’s AZ900 Azure Fundamentals.
Two University of Lincoln students designed an innovative solution to a current global challenge and were crowned 2020 Microsoft Azure UK Champions.
SAVE THE DATE
As incredible as it was to deliver CertMatters.Live via an online series for 2020, Prodigy Learning is delighted and excited to see you in-person in London at CertMatters.Live 2021.
CertMatters.Live 2021 will take place on June 11, 2021 in The Crystal, London and is not to be missed, make sure to secure your ticket for free now, click here.