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Microsoft Imagine Academy

This program offers Washington State residents free access to Microsoft’s online E-Learning program for technology training. Microsoft Imagine Academy offers training in a number of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, and Access, as well as advanced topics such as programming and database development.

Getting Started with Microsoft Imagine Academy
Returning Users
For Beginners
Learning Plans
Certification Test Centers

Getting Started with Microsoft Imagine Academy

When you’re ready to start an E-Learning program, you’ll need to have a Microsoft email account. A Live, Hotmail, Outlook, or Xbox account will work. If you don’t already have one, please click here to create one.

Once you have your Microsoft account, you’ll be ready to sign in as a first time-user by clicking here. (If you are a returning user, please click here.) Enter your Microsoft email (the Access code will already be filled in), and click Submit.

Returning Users

Once you’ve signed in for the first time, you can access the site by clicking on the returning user link here.  You won’t need to enter your library card as a returning user.

For Beginners

If you’d like a technology overview before jumping into Microsoft Imagine Academy, Microsoft Digital Literacy offers introductory courses on the internet, online safety, and computer basics.  No sign-in is required—you’ll just need headphones or speakers.

Learning Plans

Getting Started with Windows 10
Did you recently upgrade to Windows 10? Let Microsoft Imagine Academy help you get the most out of the newest operating system.

Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials
Discover what you need to know to successfully use Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word 2013.

Microsoft Office 2010 Suite
Explore beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes in Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and more.

Getting Started with Windows 8
Learn how to navigate the Windows 8 start screen, and interact with the Windows 8 desktop.

Basic Computer Skills
Learn about a variety of topics, including computer security and privacy, evaluating online resources, social networking, productivity programs, and more.

Certification Test Centers

Once you’ve completed your courses, you can apply for Microsoft Certification at the following locations.  You will be responsible for any costs associated with testing.

Certifications include:
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)

North Spokane Library
Spokane Valley Library
Guidelines for MOS Testing at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries

Esprit Technologies, Inc. (formerly Productivity Point)
10020 East Knox Ave.Suite 500
Spokane, WA 99206

New Horizons Computer Learning Center – Spokane
920 N. Argonne Rd.Suite 305
Spokane, WA 99212

Certiport Authorized Testing Center Locator