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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Microsoft Imagine Academy

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Microsoft Imagine AcademyMicrosoft IT Academy (NOW called Microsoft Imagine Academy) is digital curriculum and certifications on fundamental technology skills -- as well as courses critical for students to be successful in today’s technologically evolving world. It is FREE for all Minnesota State Mankato faculty, staff and students to use.

  • Online Learning courses (more than 200 courses)
  • Digital Study Guides - mapped to certification
  • Certification preparation
  • Certification:
    • Discounts on Microsoft official certification exams
    • Validate student technology skills:
      • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
      • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams
      • Microsoft Certifications Solutions Associate/Expert (MCSA/MCSE)
    • Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)
    • Certification roadmap

Want to Start Using Microsoft Imagine Academy? Login using your StarID, or create a Microsoft account!

  • Login using your StarID - enter the format - and then use your StarID password on the MSU login page.
  • If you need a Microsoft email (live, msn, hotmail, account in order to use the IT Academy,  create a new MS email account, click: Once you have a Microsoft email account, continue will the next step
  • Navigate to the secure downloads page to get the access code for MS IT Academy: . Log in using your Minnesota State Mankato credentials (same as D2L and MavMail) 
  • Navigate to Microsoft Imagine Academy (IT Academy): 
  • Type in the access code and your Microsoft email you created to log in.

Already Created an Account? Login and Begin Learning!

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Q: Can I use my StarID and MNSU.EDU email address?

A: Yes! You can choose to use your StarID login (school account) or your existing Hotmail or Life account linked to your MNSU.EDU email address. If you already have a Microsoft account, there is no need to create another one.

Q: What do I do if I forgot my password for my Microsoft account?

A: Forgot Password