Microsoft was our original DIVA partner, and I met with the Scottish Lead Centre Manager (Deryck Nutley) this morning to get an update on changes to the Microsoft curriculum.
It is a challenge for SQA's small team to keep up with vendor changes and sometimes our qualifications fall out of sync with industry awards. This was a case in point. Microsoft has recently updated its curriculum to encompass Vista and Windows Server 2008, and Deryck outlined the changes needed to SQA HN units to reflect these changes.
The good news is that it was agreed to make these changes so expect to see some new HN units that map onto the latest Microsoft awards by May. These units will be added to existing HN awards, such as HNC/D Computing and HNC/D Networking.
Contact Joe Wilson if you want to know more about DIVA or Caroline if you want to know more about the links between vendors and SQA Computing awards.