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Microsoft Computer Based Training

As part of Boise State University’s site license for Microsoft products, Computer Based Training covering a wide range of Microsoft software is offered at no cost to full-time faculty (including Adjuncts) and staff.

How to Access Microsoft Computer Based Training

  1. You must use a Boise State email address, and you also need a Microsoft Live account (such as,, or (You can create such an account to associate with your Boise State email.)
  2. Contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk by phone (208-426-4357) or email ( to obtain the code for accessing the Microsoft Computer Based Training website.
  3. Note: This program code is assigned to Boise State University for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside of Boise State.
  4. Open a web browser and go to, select “Sign in” and choose “Microsoft Account.”
  5. Use your existing Microsoft Live account:
    1. Alternatively, you may create a Microsoft Live Account by selecting “Sign up now” to create a new account.  You can link it to your Boise State email.  Microsoft will send you a verification email for your new account.
    2. If you create a new account, you will need to verify it. Microsoft will send you a verification email. Click on the link in the email.
  6. Once you log on to the online learning website, you will need to enter the access code you received from the Help Desk in step 2 above.
  7. You will be prompted to accept the terms of agreement and complete your profile. Enter your contact email and your location.
  8. Once you have completed your profile you can browse courses and add them to your profile
  9. Choose a course title to launch the offering. You will have 12 months from time of launch to complete that course.

Need Assistance?

For questions, contact the Help Desk at 208-426-4357, or email