Free Microsoft Develpoer Tools for High School and College Students

We all want our children to succeed and we want to help them achieve their career goals.  If your child (or children) are interested in programming (I have one who is studying software engineering), then Microsoft has a program for you and your budding super-developer in your family.

Through Microsoft DreamSpark, high school and college students around the world* can download Microsoft Developer tools and also get discounts on learning and certification products. Notify your child’s high school administrators and once they sign up with the program, students will be able to start getting hands-on with the latest tools from Microsoft. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition? Got it. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer? Got that too. Windows Server 2008? Of course! Go to the website and take a look – there are currently 16 products listed for download.

While you’re there, click on the Get Training link. You’ll see free eBooks, Learning Snacks and exam discounts. As part of the DreamSpark initiative, Microsoft Learning will be distributing up to 150,000 MCTS exam vouchers good until June 30, 2009. Students must redeem the voucher and schedule their exam online at the Prometric website by June 30, 2009, so don’t hesitate. Contact your local high school or college administrators today.  There is nothing to lose and much to gain with this offer!

*(except China, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam)

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