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Courses

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2018 Summer
OL 0005 CAPM Project Management Certificate (PMBOK Guide 6th Edition)

Register at any point during the course dates and receive one full year of access!
PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
Whether you're a student, new to project management, changing careers, or already serving as a subject matter expert on project teams, the CAPM® can get your career on the right path or take it to the next level. Who should apply?
If you're a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.
Sample of Modules include: Responding to Risk (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition), Procurement Planning (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition),Procurement Management (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition), Planning Stakeholder Engagement (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)
The CAPM® examination is comprised of 150 multiple choice questions. For complete certification information visit www.pmi.org.

Course Date(s)
May 5 - August 31
$1,599
2018 Summer
OL 0016 Emotional Intelligence In the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence for Advanced-Problem Solving in the Workplace. Emotional intelligence (EI) includes the four critical skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. EI is combining our thoughts and feelings to take the most effective action, discerning the emotions of others, and building relationships. Those with high EI are better able to work in teams and adjust to change. Learn to identify behaviors that are hallmarks of high emotional intelligence, and explore its connection to advanced workplace performance.

Course Date(s)
May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0052 Project Management Certificate (PMBOK Guide 6th Edition)

We offer an online certificate program to help you develop your project management skills or prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® 6th edition exam which becomes available on March 26, 2018. You'll work at your own pace and have one year to complete the 31 web-based modules required to earn the certificate. Course content is aligned with the project management knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide, - 6th Edition, PM Institute, Inc., 2017. This course fulfills PMI®'s educational requirement for all persons applying for PMP certification (application and information can be obtained at www.pmi.org).

Course Modules include but are not limited to:

Project Management Introduction (PMBOK® Sixth Edition)

Project Fundamentals (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)

The Process Groups (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)

Project Initiation and Planning (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)

Managing Project Work (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)

Project Changes and Closing (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)

Capturing, Analyzing, and Using Project Lessons Learned

Strategically Focused Project Management

Plan and Define Project Scope (PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition)

Course Date(s)
May 5 - August 31
$1,599
2018 Summer
OL 0104 Accounting Manager Professional Certificate

This online professional certificate will prepare you for a successful career as an accounting manager. Development of accounting practices and financial management practices including cash flow, working with income statements and balance sheets, and employee retention strategies.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0117 Accounting Technician

This online certificate will enhance your skills in accounting by developing the knowledge and understanding of accounting terminolgy bookkeeping concepts and payroll fundamentals. Learn about the analysis, interpretation and reporting of financial events. Understand essential accounting and bookkeeping theory and practices.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0119 Customer Service Fundamentals

Customer service is the first, and perhaps only, contact for customers in most industries. Exceptional customer service can travel by word of mouth, but poor customer service usually travels faster. It can greatly impact your customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Customer service fundamentals can help provide the foundational skills required to provide exceptional service. This certificate explores the elements of excellent customer service including such concepts as customer service in the field, over the phone, and internal to an organization; along with conflict resolution, and creating service commitments and standards.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0120 Effective Time Management

This certificate is aimed at any individual who needs and wants to develop their time management skills. Learn ways to analyze your current use of time, the energy cycle, and the impact of personality on time usage. Also learn how to prioritize and plan for efficient and effective use of your time, as well as avoid time stealers. This includes tools for effective time management, ways to establish goals and set priorities, and techniques for managing your environment.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0121 Leadership Essentials

Leaders in complex business environments require a multitude of essential skills to face the various situations that may arise. They must be able to motivate, empower, and influence individuals. They require the skills to communicate mission, vision, and value statements, as well as to lead innovation and adapt to changing business climates. They must have a critical understanding of organizational politics and emotional intelligence. This program will assist leaders to carefully design a personal development plan.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0122 Management Essentials

Gain a foundational understanding of key management skills. Learn how to give clear direction, delegate tasks to direct reports, and implement strategies for their constant development. Learn the challenges that managers must deal with when handling difficult people and situations. Also learn how to effectively manage a diverse team.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0125 Purchasing and Vendor Management

Purchasing and vendor management are important organizational functions, as purchases account for a large share of an organization's total costs. Yet the changing nature of today's business environment and the move toward decentralization have extended the purchasing role to departmental levels that include non-purchasing professionals. Acquire these critical skills with this course's overview of purchasing and vendor management functions, the stages of the general purchasing process, and the development of a purchasing strategy within the context of a corporate strategy.

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May 5 - August 31
OL 0128 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

Cloud services vary in size and complexity. In a computing environment where client data assets are remotely hosted, data asset security becomes an important factor when considering the potential transition to cloud services. Students taking this Certificate will learn about security management/measures, auditing, including authentication, authorization, Business Continuity (BC), Disaster Recovery (DR), failover, various aspects of application security and access, best practice management approach to designing, deploying, and administrating a cloud datacenter and service, various topics associated with legal and compliance issues with cloud services which are governed within a regulatory framework. The course covers the essential topics for the ICS2's Certified Cloud Security Professional examination, Domain 1-6 requirements.

Target Audience
This course is intended for IT professionals including managers, engineers, and technical staff intending to take the CCSP examination.

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OL 0129 CompTIA A+ 220-801

The CompTIA A+ 220-801 examination measures necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional. Upon completion of this certificate students will have the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software for end users, understand the basics of networking and security/forensics, properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students will also know how to provide appropriate customer support; understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment.

Target Audience
Computer technicians who have the equivalent knowledge of at least 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field.

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OL 0130 CompTIA A+ 220-802

This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows Operating System, installing and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating systems, optimizing the Microsoft Windows operating system, using common Control Panel features, and the basics of networking, information security and security best practices. Students will also learn how to troubleshoot hardware and software problems when working with mobile devices, video, laptops, tablets and printers
This course prepares the learner for CompTIA A+ exam 220-802.

Target Audience
Computer technicians who have the equivalent knowledge of at least 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field.

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OL 0132 CompTIA Security+ SYO-401

Comptia Security+ is a vendor neutral security certification that tests foundation knowledge of security skills in a computer environment. This course exams control fundamentals and the CIA traid, along with the types of malware that can affect computer systems and the mechanisms and applications that can be used to combat this malware. This course will help to prepare the learner for the security+ SYO-401 certification.

Target Audience
Security professionals with a minimum of two years’ experience in IT administration with a focus on security who have day-to-day technical information security experience and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations.

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OL 0138 Software Programming Fundamentals

This course presents the basic concepts of computer programming and introduces learners to structured programming concepts, coding design, and style. Learners will be introduced to selection and repetition programming constructs, structured data types, and procedures. This course aims to teach generic programming concepts and skills using pseudo code to illustrate and work through algorithms and programming logic and discusses some of the most common best practices that should be used in the planning and coding stages. It also discusses best practices when considering security issues, efficiency, and maintenance.

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OL 0140 Unix OS Fundamentals

Unix is one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. It has gained success in personal use markets, such as desktop PCs (with Unix-based operating systems like Linux and Mac OS X), and in smartphones with the Android operating system. Used by individuals, companies, and organizations for a variety of applications, commercial Unix systems include Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, and HP-UX. Learn to the basics of Unix, a brief history of Unix and the various brands of Unix and Linux; the various implementations of Unix, either in a network or single workstation environment; Unix's basic user interfaces, from command line to the X Window System; and some fundamental Unix commands, such as logging in or out of a Unix system and performing basic Unix file operations.

Target Audience
Individuals and companies who want to get a thorough grounding in Unix principles and operation.

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OL 0141 VMware: Datacenter Virtualization with vSphere 5 Part 1 and 2

One of the biggest developments in IT infrastructure management is the emergence of server virtualization. Virtualization is well suited for most business applications and is widely in use for all but the most demanding workloads. vSphere 5 is a virtualization software suite that can create virtual counterparts which correspond to, or replace, the physical components of a datacenter. Part One will discuss the physical and virtual relationships between components. VMware products, such as ESXi and vCenter Server are licensed differently depending on their implementation. Factors such as the size of your environment, the resource needs of VMs, and the vSphere features one wishes to utilize will determine license type, configuration, and costs. This course can be used in preparation for the VCP5 exam.

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2018 Summer
OL 0142 Management in Customer Service

Participants of this customized course will learn the foundational skills required to provide exceptional customer service, gain a foundational understanding of key management skills and assist leaders to carefully design a personal development plan.

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May 5 - August 31
2018 Summer
OL 0142.01 Management in Customer Service Non-Credit CEU

Participants of this customized course will learn the foundational skills required to provide exceptional customer service, gain a foundational understanding of key management skills and assist leaders to carefully design a personal development plan.

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May 5 - August 31
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2018 Summer
OL 0143 SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Behavioral competencies, such as providing leadership and behaving ethically at all times, help people – specifically HR professionals – in performing their jobs effectively and applying HR principles and practices to the success of the organization. The content in this course is based on the Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) 2015 of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). While the course helps learners to prepare for the SHRM-CP/SCP certification exams, it is equally useful for HR professionals who want to develop capabilities for improving their effectiveness in the workplace and advancing their career. Behavioral competencies help HR professionals to perform their roles effectively and apply HR principles throughout the wider organization.


Target Audience

This course is aimed at junior or senior level human resource professionals, HR managers, and all individuals preparing for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification examinations of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Compensation and benefits analysts, administrators, staffing managers and recruiters will also have interest in this certification path. Courses in this curriculum are created keeping in mind certification as well as non-certification users of the content.

Course Date(s)
May 5 - August 31
$1,329

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