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Microsoft IT Academy E-Learning Online


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Title: Microsoft IT Academy E-Learning Online

Microsoft IT AcademyE-Learning Online
  • Presenter
  • Dr. Lloyd D. Brooks, The University of Memphis

WHY Microsoft IT Academy?
  • The Microsoft IT Academy program enables academic
    learning institutions to
  • connect the world of education to the world of
    work by enabling faculty and students to acquire
    new technology skills in an academic setting.
  • benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and
    cutting-edge software tools.
  • experience real-world challenges in the classroom
  • develop certification opportunities, boost skill
    levels, and increase productivity.

Access Codes
  • First-time use of the Microsoft E-Learning site
    requires submission of an Access Code to unlock
    your E-Learning courses.
  • The Access Code facilitates distribution of
    e-learning courses as determined by your

Getting Started
  • Use the web browser to access the following
    address http//
  • Click on the Windows Live ID sign in button in
    the upper-right corner of the web page.
  • There are 2 options available at this point
    dependent upon whether or not you have an
    existing MSN or Microsoft account.

Windows Live ID
  • If you already have a Hotmail address, MSN e-mail
    address, or Microsoft Passport, it is already a
    Windows Live ID.
  • Simply sign in to Microsoft by entering your
    E-mail address and password in the right panel
    and clicking the Sign In button.

New Live ID
  • If you do not already have a Windows Live ID,
    click on the Sign up now button in the right
    panel of the screen shown on the next slide and
    follow the instructions to register a new
  • You can use any existing e-mail address as the
    Windows Live ID account.
  • When all instructions are completed, a message
    will appear as shown below indicating that a
    VERIFICATION EMAIL has been sent to your email
  • You must accept and complete the verification
    process before accessing the E-Learning materials.

Signing In
Create a Strong Password
Check E-mail and Verify
  • You should see a verification confirmation.
  • Click the Continue button.

Signing In
  • The sign in process is required each time you
    enter the IT Academy Student Online Campus or
    Microsoft E-Learning sites.
  • If needed, fill in the online form from Microsoft
    and click the Continue button.
  • Once the sign in process is complete, a
    first-time visitor must enter the e-learning
    Access Code provided by your administrator/instruc

  • You should be signed in at http//itacademy.micros to enter an Access Code.
  • From the Take TrainingPortal, choose toEnter
    AccessCode and complete theAccess Code
    Redemption processby entering thealpha-numerice
    -learning AccessCode.

NOTE Access codes are case sensitive and may
include hyphens. Enter the Access Code exactly
as furnished by Microsoft IT Academy to enable
access to the site.
EU License Agreement
  • After entering your Access Code, confirm that you
    have read and accepted the End User License
    Agreement by selecting the checkbox, enter your
    school email address, and then click Enter to
    submit your entry.
  • When your Access Code is received successfully,
    you will be directed to the Microsoft E-Learning
    Site as shown on the next slide. Each Access
    Code is associated with one E-learning Library of
    coures as shown.

My Learning/Learning Catalog
  • Click on My Learning to access course material
    for which you are enrolled as determined by the
  • If this is your first time accessing the content,
    click on Learning Catalog to select your course

Learning Catalog
  • If needed, select the option to update your
    catalog language preference to English. This
    will filter the courses in the catalog.
  • Select checkbox(es) for the desired course(s) and
    "Add to My Learning" to add product(s) to your My
    Learning portal. Click the Add to My Learning
    button at the bottom of the catalog screen. Once
    you have selected the course(s) you wish to use
    for training and have added them to My Learning,
    click on the My Learning tab at the top of the
    screen. You are now ready to begin the training

Begin/Resume Course
  • In My Learning, click on the name of the course
    you wish to begin and click the Begin Course or
    Resume Course if you are returning to My Learning.

To begin course activities, click on the lesson
title link or the Begin button on the Content-tab
  • After you have submitted your e-learning Access
    Code as described above, submission of the code
    is not required again unless entering an Access
    Code for additional Library course content, and
    you may go directly to the E-Learning site
    following sign in.
  • To access the site directly, go to the e-learning
    area of the Student Online Campus at
  • Click the sign in button in the
    upper-right corner of the page and sign in with
    your Microsoft Windows Live ID email address and
  • Continue to the Microsoft E-Learning site by
    clicking GO to access the Take Training portal.
    Select My Learning to continue course training.

  • For E-Learning support click Contact Us at the
    bottom of the E-Learning Central Home page for
    live chat, email contact or call 1-877-383-2829
    for assistance.
  • Also, refer to the E-Learning Central FAQ by
    clicking the Help button below the Sign Out
    button at the top of the screen.

Test Your Computer
  • Test each computer you use for minimum system
    requirements and needed downloads by accessing
    http// and
    clicking the E-Learning Help (FAQ) button.
  • Then, select "How do I know if my system is
    compatible?" and select the Click here to Test
    Your Computer option.
  • Click the Scan My System button, and follow all
    instructions for updates and downloads. When
    completed correctly click Scan Again and all
    Status items will appear with a green check box.

  • Click Scan My System.
  • Complete any needed downloads and/or upgrades.
  • For Labs, the version of Microsoft Office must be
    installed, i.e. 2003 or 2007.

Ready to Begin