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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certificate Program

About the Course

Microsoft Azure is an intermediate level course designed for students to gain a technical grasp of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals combines short trainings, browser-based interactive coding and task-based achievements to help individuals advance their technical skills and prepare for certifications.

Goodwill’s eight-week training program prepares students to take the Microsoft Azure Certification exams. Instruction and exams are offered online and free of charge thanks to a generous grant from Microsoft.

Learn more about Microsoft’s Global Skills Initiative and how they are providing financial grants and technical support to nonprofit organizations, like Goodwill, to enable their skilling initiative for 5 million unemployed workers who need it most.

What Do You Cover?

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Data Analytics
  • Windows server
  • Azure terminology
  • Network operations
  • Cloud storage
  • Goodwill’s Career Readiness Education & Development (CRED)


This course prepares student to take the following exams:

  • Azure Data
  • AI Fundamentals
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft 365
  • Dynamics 365
  • Power Platform
  • Goodwill’s CRED Credential

Skills Learned

  • Create, modify and maintain digital tools, products and experiences
  • Build, maintain and manage systems
  • Build the protection for digital technologies from threats and vulnerabilities
  • Use data to analyze and solve problems in transformative ways


  • Age 16 or older
  • Internet connected device (assistance may be available)


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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals is available online through Goodwill Connect – our new Digital Work Opportunity Center.

Students are assessed prior to enrollment and the Goodwill Vocational Team generates an Individualized Employment Plan based on each student’s unique interests and goals.

We are offering rolling enrollment.

To register: Text “DWOC Connect”  To: 565-12

Computer Skills Program

This program temporarily closed.

About the Course

Update or refresh your computer skills with Goodwill’s Computer Skills Training program. Our intermediate-level 12-week course prepares students for employment in today’s high-tech office environment. Learn to communicate via email, set up schedules, and create spreadsheets or general word processing documents. We provide a small student-to-instructor ratio and tailor the program to meet the student’s needs and career goals. Training is held in a computer lab that replicates a typical office setting.

What Do You Cover?

  • A 12-week training program
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 365
  • Introduction to cloud-based file management (OneDrive)
  • Career Readiness & Development


  • Microsoft Office Specialist Word
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
  • Goodwill’s CRED Credential

Additional Information

For students with disabilities, adaptive workstations are available including sit/stand stations, adaptive or ergonomic keyboards and mouse options.  Assisting software programs including JAWS Screen Reader, Zoom Text Screen Enlargement and Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition are also available for students.

Certification is provided to students successfully completing required lessons and satisfactorily passing required tests.


Tacoma – 12 Weeks

9:00am – 12:00pm


Longview – TBD


Milgard Work Opportunity Center
714 South 27th St.
Tacoma, WA
(253) 573-6564


Work Opportunity Center
1030 15th Ave
Longview, WA
(360) 501-8340

Requirements: Age 18 or older, high school diploma or GED, must pass a basic computer skills assesment.

Attend an Information Session

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month

1:00pm – Drop-ins welcome


3rd Floor of Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center

714 S. 27th St., Tacoma, WA

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Success Story

Jaci Sweet

Jaci Sweet loved her job in the home health nursing field but was ultimately let go because the position demanded technical competencies that she did not possess. “I didn’t have the computer skills I needed to work behind a desk and do the managerial side of the position.”


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