Did you know that residents of Washington State can get free access to technology training from Microsoft? The Spokane County Library offers access to Microsoft’s e-learning program, and all you need is a library card!
From the library:
When you’re ready to start an E-Learning program, there are a couple of things you’ll need to have, including:
- 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.
- If you plan to access Microsoft IT Academy from home, you’ll need a valid Spokane County Library District card the first time. If your card starts with 60922, or you don’t have a card at all, don’t worry! You can still use Microsoft IT Academy. You’ll just need to come to any one of our ten locations, and we can help you get set up.
If you’d like a technology overview before jumping into Microsoft IT 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.
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.
- Esprit Technologies, Inc. (formerly Productivity Point)
10020 East Knox Ave.Suite 500
Spokane, WA 99206
178 S. Stevens St.
Spokane, WA 99201
920 N. Argonne Rd.Suite 305
Spokane, WA 99212
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
For more information about the Microsoft IT Academy, visit: http://www.scld.org/microsoft-it-academy/