Monday, December 2, 2013

Microsoft IT Academy Free With Seattle Public Library Card

The Seattle Public Library now offers access to theMicrosoft IT Academy program.

The information says:

Microsoft IT Academy offers online courses in technology skills, including basic computer skills, Microsoft Word and Excel, and other Microsoft programs such as SharePoint, SQL Server, and more.

Microsoft IT Academy courses are free to all residents of Washington state. Courses are accessible via the Library’s website.

If you have a Library card at The Seattle Public Library, you are able to start right awaynow. If you don't have a Library card, you can visit us in person for instructions or Ask the Washington State Library for help.

Create a Microsoft account to  use Microsoft IT Academyif you do not already have one.  You can use an existing email where you will verify your account.

You can choose your learning plan:


  • Basic Computer Skills
    Learn computer basics, social networking and how to find information on the Web. Access to additional courses about digital literacy.
  • MS Office 2010 SuiteCourses about the Office 2010 version of Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Word.
  • MS Office 2013 EssentialsCourses about applications in the Office 2013 Suite.
  • Other Microsoft CoursesCourses for Microsoft programs such as Dynamics, Exchange Server, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, Visual Studio Windows Client and Server, and much more. Enter a keyword in the search box or click on Browse to select from the available programs.


Microsoft IT Academy is a partnership between Microsoft and the Washington State Library, and is funded through the Washington State Legislature.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.

(photo courtesy of SPL website)

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