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Do you want to strengthen your resumé, learn how to use basic computer programs, or improve your advanced technology skills? The Microsoft Imagine Academy offers more than 400 free online courses and resources that are now available at the North Olympic Library System, as well as other libraries around the state.

Throughout the economic downturn, NOLS has focused on helping people acquire the information and knowledge they need to compete for 21st century job opportunities. The Imagine Academy provides a new platform for people to learn and improve their technology skills. Academy courses are offered at three levels: basic computer literacy, Microsoft Office skills, and advanced skills for IT professionals. All courses are free, but charges apply if users wish to take a test to receive official Microsoft certification. More information about the areas of study can be found in the graphic below.

The Microsoft Imagine Academy is made possible through a public-private partnership between Microsoft, the Washington State Library, the Office of Secretary of State, the Washington State Legislature, and more than 400 Washington libraries, including NOLS.

To register for the Imagine Academy and begin exploring the hundreds of courses available, click here. If you are accessing the Imagine Academy from a location other than NOLS, you will be required to log-in to your library account first.

For help enrolling in the Microsoft Imagine Academy, contact or call the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500.

Microsoft Imagine Academy areas of study chart