MS Imagine Academy

As a MS Imagine Academy member institution, MTSU is able to provide it’s faculty, staff and students access to Microsoft’s Imagine Academy: a collection of learning resources, self-paced tutorials and certification exam preparation materials. The materials are categorized into Productivity, Computer Science and IT Infrastructure materials where users can search a catalog of over 250 tutorials for self-directed learning. Tutorials include:


Office 2010/2013/2016, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, OneNote, SharePoint

Computer Science

Software Development, Web Development, Microsoft.NET, Gaming, HTML5, Software Testing

IT Infrastructure

Windows, Windows Server, Networking, Database Fundamentals and Security 

Ways to interact with the Imagine Academy materials

There are multiple ways that users can interact with the Academy materials:

  1. Staff and student users can explore the catalog of courses and view self-paced tutorials on a wide variety of topics; upon completion of a tutorial, users can print a “Completion Certificate” to document their learning. Click on Learner Access on the left.

  2. Faculty can create a collection of tutorials, send a “Learning Plan” to their students and follow the progress as students complete the learning, or download materials from the “Microsoft Official Academic Curriculum (MOAC)” and incorporate those materials into their classes. Click on Faculty Access to submit a request form for faculty access.

Official MS Certifications

As part of a MTSU “Imagine Academy” initiative, members of the MTSU community may be eligible to take certification exams at no cost:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2013 & 2016) 
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (Database, Networking, Mobile Devices, Software Development, HTML5 App development, and Cloud Fundamentals) 
  • Microsoft Certified Educator

To request to take one of the certification exams:

  • Complete one or more of the Imagine Academy tutorials to prepare for taking the exam; upon complete of tutorial (s), print a “completion transcript” which will be used to verify that you are part of the MTSU Imagine Academy.

  • Prior to your testing appointment, create a certiport testing account. Do NOT progress to the sections scheduling a payment for an exam.

  • Contact the University Testing Center (898-2743) to request the exam.