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Help for SAM online learning tool users

SAM is an interactive, online learning tool that will help you master Microsoft Office skills and computer concepts that are essential to your academic and career success. SAM features self-paced learning of applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, Internet Explorer, and Outlook. Use SAM to build your skills and confidence with real-life simulations and be prepared for life after graduation.

How to find your product on CengageBrain

  1. Search for your SAM product. ISBN search is recommended.

  2. This will take you to your SAM product.

  3. Click "add to cart" and proceed through registration and checkout.

You can search for the SAM products in the search box at the top.

How to register and access

Purchases from

  • After completing your purchase, you'll be taken to your "My Home" page where you'll see your SAM product listed with an "Open" button.
  • Select the "Open" button and you'll be provided with your Pin Code and registration and access instructions, including a link to the SAM site.
  • Return to your CengageBrain "My Home" page or bookmark the SAM site for easier future access.
  • You will also receive registration and access instructions by email.

Purchases from your bookstore

  • If you purchased access at your bookstore, click here to register.
  • Click the blue "New User" button on the right side of the screen.
  • Follow the prompts, starting with entering the 8 digit institution key provided by your professor.
  • For additional registration help, try this video walkthrough.

Need more help?

If you are having problems with a SAM product that you purchased from or a microsite, please contact our Support Team.

If you are having problems with a SAM product that you purchased from your bookstore, please contact them.