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UK Information Technology Services (UK ITS), in partnership with Microsoft, will continue to offer free training, certification prep, and certification exams for Microsoft products through the Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative (ESI). Due to a renewal of the enterprise contract with Microsoft, ESI is available to all UK students, faculty, and staff with linkblue credentials. ESI contains over 3,000 hours of training and exam prep courses on infrastructure and cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data, and more. Additionally, UK students, faculty, and staff can take Microsoft certification exams for free. 

To sign up for free training or exams, visit and log in with your UK credentials. For more information about ESI and instructions on how to log in, visit How can I receive free training and exams covering Microsoft technologies? in the Tech Help Center

For questions about ESI, please email UK ITS Communications at For more information about other technology training available, see the Technology Training Center.