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Computer Training: Microsoft Imagine Academy, lynda.com, and edX

Access Microsoft's online e-learning programs for technology training.

lynda.com

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lynda.com provides on-demand technology, creative, and business training taught by industry experts.  Access is available through Washington state public libraries, including:

Spokane Public Library

Spokane County Library District

edX

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Microsoft offers both self-paced (free) and instructor-led (fee-based) online courses on the edX platform. edX courses, taught by Microsoft experts, let you learn through hands-on experience with broad reach, cutting-edge technologies in areas including cloud services, mobile development, and data sciences. 

What is Microsoft Imagine Academy?

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The Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy program provides access to online learning resources covering four content areas: Microsoft Office applications, computer science, data science, and IT infrastructure.  The resources are free of charge for all Washington residents and employees.

Start by completing the brief form at the bottom of the Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy webpage

On the Imagine Academy content page, you will find downloadable learning materials, available in two formats: a single OneNote file containing learning resources covering all four content areas, or separate Excel files, each covering one of the available content areas, Microsoft Office applications, computer science, data science, and IT infrastructure.

Save the learning content to your personal local or cloud storage to be able to directly go back to your learning when desired. Materials saved to local device storage can be used offline. If needed, a free download of the Microsoft OneNote application is available.