Plumstead Christian School has partnered with the MSDN Academic Alliance to provide additional resources to high school students interested in pursuing computer science and information technology educational opportunities. Interested students must contact the PCS Tech Department
, or see Mr. Burbage to obtain a copy of the "Student Use Agreement". After signing the agreement students will be provided with an access code and instructions for accessing the offered benefits of the program.
The Dreamspark program allows students to download and install fully licensed versions of Microsoft developer's software including:
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
SQL Server 2008 Developer
Expression Studio 3
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2003
XNA Game Studio 3.1
CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 R2
Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2
SQL Server Express
Visual Studio 2005 Professional and
The licenses for these products do not expire, even after the student graduates!
Students also will have access to FREE e-books, and a Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass.
Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass
The Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass is a special no-cost online learning opportunity for students. IT Academy Student Pass provides free e-learning courses to verified students who are interested in extending their technical skills with Microsoft technologies.
The IT Academy Student Pass offers 12 to 22 hours of FREE e-learning courses, aligned to the first set of topics you need to master for the first Microsoft certification exam within the track. Each track is unique, and most will require you to take additional e-learning courses to complete all of the topics you need to succeed on the certification exam.
The goal of the IT Academy Student Pass is to give you a head start by providing hours and hours of rich, award-winning e-learning content that sets the stage for the learning to come.
To download free software and access all other DreamSpark content, you need to login at DreamSpark with a Windows Live ID account and then use the following URL (replacing the XXX part with a number provided by Mr. Burbage: