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Program Your Students’ Computing Skillset

Preparing your students for a successful career in Computing starts in the classroom. Sixty percent of employers say it’s common for job applicants to lack the technology skills important for success in their career—let’s change that! Challenge your students to apply course concepts from MindTap Computing in the real world so they become confident and fluent in Computing concepts.


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How? With Cengage Unlimited! This digital subscription offers students unlimited and on-demand access to all Cengage digital learning platforms, ebooks, online homework and study tools—in one place, for one price. This means that for $119.99 a semester, students can access a library of more than 22,000 products.

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MindTap Collections

Finding content and technology to match your course just got easier. Get what you—and your students—want with the NEW MindTap Collections!

MindTap Collections bring together the most current, comprehensive content from Windows 10, Office 365/2016, soft skills, and more into a single Learning Path.

Cut down on prep time with a preloaded eBook, SAM assignments, multimedia and study tools, and choose your favorite series: Illustrated, The Shelly Cashman Series® or New Perspectives.

These easily update each semester with the latest Computing features and functionality. Modules are developed as they become relevant.

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Transform your students into Microsoft Office® and computer concept wizards with SAM—the engaging and interactive online learning environment. Students observe, practice, then actively apply their new skills live in the application.

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Learning the Microsoft Office suite is an important workplace skill. Uncover the three key components that empower student confidence with MOS.

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This instructor struggled to find material that made his online students feel they’re getting their money’s worth—enter MindTap Computing.

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Stay Engaged with Virtual Computing Events

The Technology Behind Modern Data Centers

Listen as Cengage author, Ted Simpson, highlights today’s virtualization technology as the backbone of Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) and Cloud computing. You’ll learn about the advantages and challenges of implementing a VDI infrastructure and explore popular VDI products from VMware and Microsoft. 

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Take in the full Cengage Computing Experience with pre-recorded webinars, presentation slides and more that cover
trends and tips in Computing education. 

Higher Ed Faculty Community

Add your voice to the Computing conversation at our Faculty Community.

Meet our Computing Featured Faculty Partners

Rachelle Hall, Glendale Community College

I am a full-time instructor at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona in the Business and Information Technology Department.

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Kelly Hinson, Gaston College

I am an Information Technology instructor with Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina.

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Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College

I've been a Professor in the Information Technology Department at Seminole State College in Florida since 1994, but I've been a computer "trainer" since the early 1980s.

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