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IT, HR and the Value of Certification in Both Fields

Posted by Jackie Berdy on Oct 16, 2018 12:36:12 PM


To state the obvious, information technology has impacted our lives both professionally and personally in ways that only the most forward thinking of us ever imagined. It’s not a stretch to say that virtually every company relies on technology for their business even if it’s only for email, a website or billing.

Like technology, HR is foundational in some way, shape or form in every company. Even small companies, which might farm out HR functions to employers associations or other entities, have elements of HR, such as hiring, payroll, and benefits, at their core. As companies grow, both the IT and HR functions play an increasingly impactful role.


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Topics: certification, HR, IT

Certifications & Skill Demand

Posted by Cherie McInturff on May 8, 2018 10:46:00 AM

The State of Certifications and the Rise of Skill Demand


Employer demand for specialized skills has been on the rise in recent years. At a research workshop held by the National Academy of Sciences in 2008, labor economists reflected on job growth in what they defined as the “high-wage professional, technical, and managerial” sector. In labor market terms, they identified skill demand as a feature of workplaces moved to develop in tandem with changes in technology. The panelists also pointed to policies and trends intended to upgrade skills in low-wage service jobs and techno service work.

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Topics: certification, CompTIA, AWS

How to make your Certification Global

Posted by Christine Avery on Feb 6, 2018 7:43:21 AM
How to make your Certification Global

A good certification program can have a profound impact on an industry organization. When done well, the most basic effects of a certification program include the improvement of technical competency, increased availability of 

talent, and the validation of user skills for consistent performance. Beyond these basic benefits, there is another level. Certification programs can deliver value while commanding leadership that is clearly visible on a global scale, thereby generating strong brand loyalty. 


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Topics: certification, global certification

Understanding MOOCs

Posted by Cherie McInturff on Jan 10, 2018 7:46:37 AM


The availability of non-traditional educational opportunities is flourishing in the age of widespread Internet access, allowing for an expansion of new learning modalities in how information is conveyed. From traditional students and professionals to skilled workers and the insatiably curious, new ways of learning have created opportunities for anyone with internet access and the drive to seek out information. There is a massive demand for educational services, however, a one-size-fits-all approach is not the most efficient way to add value, particularly in professional settings. Certificates are now more common than associates or master’s degrees, demonstrating that educational opportunities no longer must adhere to the rigid format of brick and mortar classrooms. So, in this brave new world of knowledge acquisition, what does the new normal look like?

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Topics: certification, learning Management System, tech, MOOCs, online course

Product Feature Spotlight: Sponsor Templates

Posted by Christine Avery on Oct 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Branding, Controlling and Selling your Certifications


Leverage Sponsor Templates to Gain Flexibility and Visibility

Most certification bodies, or sponsors, are in a position to develop classes, eLearning, books and other resources to prepare candidates for their certification exams. The use of these various learning components requires a defined workflow in many cases, such as completion of course prerequisites, gaining approvals before the release of certification exams, and for some sponsors, the separation of revenue streams from certification and training activities to meet compliance requirements.

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Topics: xvoucher, Learning Exchange, templates, visibility, certification, control

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