Training Resources

UCLA provides faculty, staff and students a variety of online, 24/7 educational tools, classes, and books that allows everyone with a UCLA ID to access just-in-time training including: 


Online Resources


Safari Books Online: a premier on-demand digital library providing over 12,400 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: MVA provides free online training by world-class experts to help you build your technical skills and advance your career. Make it your destination of choice to get started on the latest Microsoft technologies and join this vibrant community. Want a richer experience? Register for MVA to take advantage of these great benefits for free.

  • Get seamless online learning experiences Learn the latest technology on your terms. Pick up where you left off across any device, or download videos for offline viewing.
  • Manage your playlists. Create and manage playlists that align to the technical skills you want to acquire.
  • Track your progress. Test your knowledge with self-assessments, and earn certificates of completion for the courses you've mastered.
  • Access experts through live Q&A Learn from world-class experts. Attend live events, and participate in live Q&A with instructors.
  • Get member-only offers Enjoy free access to e-books, exclusive discounts on Microsoft Press books, and more.

*Microsoft IT Academy has been discontinued.

UCLA KnowledgeBase: an information bank or knowledgebase to help faculty, staff, students and campus help desks get accurate, current info about technology, administration and library solutions in this increasingly interdependent environment.

UCLA on iTunes U: distributes digital content developed at UCLA via the iTunes desktop application.

IT Services Training Center

UCLA IT Services YouTube: Watch How-To Videos on tools such as Skype for Business, VoIP, Confluence, Lync, and Office 365.

Gartner: UCLA has an enterprise wide Gartner membership that enables UCLA faculty, staff, and students to access Gartner research documents

Statistical Consulting: data analysis examples illustrating statistical analysis techniques and sample data from different statistical packages (R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, Mplus, and more).


In-Person Resources


OIT Workshops and Seminars: learn a variety of programs from R, SAS, SPSS, Python, Mplus, and other research tools at a training course.

UCLA Campus Human Resources (CHR): CHR offers hands-on software classes for Microsoft Office programs, and educational and career development certification programs for career employees.

UCLA Library Research Workshops: UCLA Library offers a variety of research workshops designed to teach relevant skills and concentrate on tools for analysis (such as text mining, data visualization, and spatial analysis); tools for organizing and managing your research (citation software, data management); and advice on publishing and presenting your research (copyright, poster presentations).

QCB Collaboratory Workshops: The QCB Collaboratory conduct hands-on workshops tailored to individuals in the Biosciences Community who are interested in learning data analysis, programming and statistical techniques, which include the analysis of next generation sequence data. The topics include Introduction to the Unix command line, NGS data analysis, R Programming, RNA-Seq, BS-Seq, and many other. Registration is free to UCLA faculty, staff, and affiliates. 


Other Training Resources


Not associated with UCLA.  There are other useful online training websites available for purchase or free online:



LinkedIn Learning (Formally

Khan Academy