Microsoft Imagine Academy (Azure Dev Tools for Teaching)

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 list of hundreds of tutorials for self-directed learning. Tutorials include:


Office 2016, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Computer Science

Software Development, HTML5, Python, Technopreneurship

Data Science 

Excel, Database Fundamentals, Intro to Data Science, Working with Non-Relational Data, Using Data in Software Applications, Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials

IT Infrastructure

Networking and Security Fundamentals

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 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.

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 tables of tutorials on a wide variety of topics. To access: Log into PipelineMT and then click Resources within the left navigation to choose MS Imagine Academy for access instructions.

  2. Faculty can create a collection of tutorials or download materials from the “Microsoft Official Academic Curriculum (MOAC)” and incorporate those materials into their classes.


Faculty Access Request:

MTSU Faculty who wish to access MOAC materials or create course specific Learning Plans – will need to request access to the membership account codes. Complete the form below to submit your request. Following approval, you will receive instructions and the access code.


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