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Test prep. tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes practice tests and tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations. Spanish language instruction also included. Visit LearningExpress
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Microsoft Imagine Academy
UPDATE Oct. 2, 2018: The Imagine Academy online platform was discontinued Oct. 1. Two replacement options to note:
Imagine Academy’s downloadable learning resources are available from the State Library . The content will become available over the next few weeks. The available courses:
Microsoft Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
Computer Science: Technopreneurship: From Pitch to Prototype, Introduction to Python, HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, and Software Development Fundamentals
Data Science: MS Excel 2016, Database Fundamentals, Intro. to Data Science, Working with Non-Relational Data, Using Data in Software Applications, Analyszing and Visualizing Data with MS Excel 2016, and Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials
IT Infrastructure: Networking Fundamentals, and Security Fundamentals
Coming in November: Statewide access to Lynda.com!
This program is available to all Washington State residents through a partnership between the State Library, Microsoft, and libraries throughout the state.