Authorized Academic Training Program (AATP)

Definition of Authorized Academic Training Program (AATP) in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is AATP (Authorized Academic Training Program)?

A program offered by Microsoft to secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. Approved schools are provided with tools by Microsoft to facilitate courseware delivery that prepares students for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications.

The Authorized Academic Training Program (AATP) gives schools a powerful advantage in the competitive technical education market. AATP enables schools to serve their communities by educating future employees to fill demands for technically certified computer professionals.

There is no fee for joining the AATP program. Some of the benefits of joining the program include

  • A 100-user software license received upon purchase of a Microsoft product—provided the product is the subject of a course being taught that uses Microsoft Official Curriculum or Microsoft Approved Study Guides. Note that these licenses are for student and instructor use in the classroom only.
  • Special academic pricing on Microsoft Official Curriculum and Microsoft Approved Study Guides.
  • Online course outlines, evaluation tools, curriculum materials, certification fact sheets, and preparatory exams.
  • Access to the private AATP Internet site.