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This spring, The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to add free Adobe (ACA) and QuickBooks (QBCU) certification exams as a part of the Microsoft Imagine Academy Program.

In an effort to aid those seeking these certifications during this time of social distancing, exams are temporarily being offered virtually as Exams from Home. As always these exams are free and open to all residents or college students in Washington State.

To register for a certification exam or find out more information about Exams from Home, please visit

About Certification Exams

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified

User (QBCU) are industry-recognized certifications that demonstrate your skill and can aid in your career development.

Please check Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets all the technical requirements needed to take certification exams through our Exams from Home service.

Classes and Study Guides

We offer several options to help review for these tests. You can:

Preview the exam interface;

Take a LinkedIn Learning class online with your Library card (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, QBCU); or

Review an O'Reilly Complete Public Library study guide or take an online class with your Library card (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, QBCU).

Digital versions of the MOS 2013 Study Guides are also available for download - email to request the login to download the study guides.

Hard copies of the MOS 2016 Study Guides are also available for check out

We also offer online practice tests to you prepare:

Take a LearnKey class online (ACA, MOS, MTA, QuickBooks). Email to receive instructions on how to access LearnKey.

Take a GMetrix practice test online (ACA, MOS, MTA, QuickBooks). Email to receive instructions on how to access GMetrix.


Microsoft Imagine Academy is a partnership between Microsoft and the Washington State Library, and is funded in part through the Washington State Legislature.

The Library's dynamic approach to building community that enriches lives includes programming that brings people, information and ideas together to respect and embrace the well-being of the people we serve. Job resources, digital learning and digital creativity classes are some of the creative solutions the Library finds to meet the public's changing needs and interests.

For more information, visit our certificate page, call the Library at 206-386-4636, or send an email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.