Microsoft Imagine Academy

    The Microsoft LinkedIn Learning Program supports Learning Pathways for 4 areas of study identified by industry experts as leading to high-demand, future-ready employability; these are productivity, computer science, IT infrastructure, and data science.

    Learn: Prepare and learn using resources from LinkedIn Learning, accessed with a valid library card and PIN.  Additional print resources are available to support the MOS certifications. 

    Practice: Take a practice exam.  To be eligible for a free certification voucher, you must pass a practice exam in the GMetrix software program.  A passing score of 85% or better is required.  Visit the GMetrix website to Download GMetrix and create a free account. Contact us for an access code.

    Certify: Create a free account at certiport.com and read through Certiport’s page for test candidates: Exams from Home.  Schedule a test by contacting us.  Note: Test dates are limited, so please be prepared to offer at least 3 options for availability to test with 1-2 weeks and advance notice.


    Please don’t hesitate to call your local YVL community library if you need assistance. You can find community library location information here.


    Regardless of the certification(s) you choose, these internationally recognized industry credentials will enable you to confidently enter or advance in the workforce with proven technical skills, which can significantly increase your chances of finding employment, getting a raise, or advancing your career.

    The certification that is right for you depends on your current skill level, and the job or career you are pursuing. In partnership with the Washington State Library, via funding from Washington State for the Microsoft LinkedIn Learning Program, Yakima Valley Libraries offers to our library card holders, free of charge, these certifications and exams:

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