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Microsoft IT Academy

Missouri State University full-time staff, faculty, students, and alumni now have an exciting new opportunity for online training through Microsoft’s IT Academy! Microsoft IT Academy program provides you with the opportunity to enhance your technology skills so you can advance your education and your career. Over 400 self-paced, interactive, and engaging online training classes are available in several languages. Courses are also available to prepare for Microsoft application certifications. For certification tracks, use Microsoft’s Interactive Certification Roadmap.

See below for a partial list of available courses and learning plans. Contact the Help Desk to request your access link.


Help Resources

Microsoft IT Academy Experts Guide
Microsoft IT Academy’s Help Site
Course Catalog

The learning plans and courses listed below are only some of what is available to you through Microsoft IT Academy. If you are interested in a specific application or certification, contact the Help Desk to request additional information.

Learning Plan Catalog
Included Courses
Digital Literacy Skills Training CollectionComputer Basics
Computer Security and Privacy
Digital LIfestyles
Finding and Evaluating Resources on the Web
Productivity Programs
The Internet and the World Wide Web
Using Social Networking to Connect with the World
Windows 8 Essentials Training CollectionWindows 8 Desktop Essentials
Windows 8 Start Screen Essentials
Office 2013 Training CollectionAccess 2013 Essentials
Excel 2013 Essentials
Excel 2013 Expert
Office Web Apps Essentials
OneNote 2013 Essentials
Outlook 2013 Essentials
PowerPoint 2013 Essentials
Word 2013 Essentials
Word 2013 Expert
Office 365 Skills Training CollectionOffice Web Apps Essentials
Communicating and Collaborating with Microsoft Office 365
Sharing and Working with Teams Using Microsoft Office 365
Project 2010 Skills Training CollectionSetting Up Projects in Microsoft Project 2010
Building a Project Schedule in Microsoft Project 2010
Tracking and Managing Projects in Microsoft Project 2010
Customizing and Sharing Projects in Microsoft Project 2010
..and even More!Office 2010 Training Collection
Office for Mac 2011 Essentials
Project 2013 Essentials
Visio 2013 Essentials
Microsoft Dynamics 2013 Training Collection
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Training Collection
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Training Collection
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training Collection
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Training Collection
Windows Server Virtualization Training Collection
MCITP Prep (Exam 70-646): Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
MCTS Prep (Exam 70-640): Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Training Collection
MCSA Prep: Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Collection

Additional Free Microsoft Resources – Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. Microsoft Virtual Academy is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure.