Bellingham Technical College takes pride in being responsive to the educational and training needs of our community. BTC's Continuing Education department provides publicly offered short-term education for lifelong learning, career advancement, and professional development. With offerings ranging from industry certifications to personal recreation, our portfolio meets the evolving needs of a highly skilled workforce and provides enrichment for community members through continuous learning.

Are you an experienced leader in your industry ready to share your knowledge with the community? If you have an idea for a course you’d like to teach, or are interested in joining our team of trainers, please contact us at cce@btc.edu or 360.752.8458.

Accounting & Finance

  • Finance

  • Certificate in Finance Essentials

    This online certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The courses will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you'll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Financial Planning and Control

    Decision-making within an organization often hinges on the numbers. So what financial tools do managers need to be familiar with to make sound, defensible decisions? This introductory-level course is meant to teach finance concepts to non-financial managers, and considers tools for decision-making such as cost benefit analysis, break even analysis, and Balanced Scorecard. The course also teaches the basic finance concepts such as return on investment (ROI), fixed and variable costs, and payback period.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • How to Read a Financial Statement

    Financial statements can look intimidating and, as a non-financial manager, you may feel like ascertaining the right conclusion from a financial statement is like finding a needle in a haystack. This course covers financial reports and their meaning. You will learn the fundamentals and importance of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and how they can be used to manage a business. You will also be exposed to financial (ratio) analysis.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Business Statistics

    Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data in order to make more effective decisions. As such, statistics is critical to a successful business. This introductory-level course is meant for non-financial managers. Understanding statistical techniques can help any manager responsible for marketing, management, accounting, sales, or other business functions. This course will also cover graphical representations of data that your stakeholders may expect when reviewing the results of any statistical analysis.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Finance

    Understanding basic finance is important for any managerial position, even non-financial managers. This introductory-level course starts at the beginning, discussing finance as an organizational setting and legal forms of business. The course continues on to cover the responsibilities of financial managers, roles of finance in a typical business organization, and relevant financial markets of interest to financial managers. Further, the course will discuss corporate financing and the role the stock market plays in the business world.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Time Value of Money and Risk

    Is a dollar more valuable today or tomorrow? What about a year from now? This introductory-level course covers time value of money (TVM) principles and risk and return. You will review the basic TVM techniques used in evaluating all financial decisions and their cash flow implications. For Risk and Return, you will learn how risk influences investment decisions, and how to calculate risk and rates of return. Further, you will explore the benefits of diversification and the use of the portfolio concept in investing.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Understanding and Managing Budgets

    A budget is a detail of expenses and incomes for a set period of time. This introductory-level course covers budgets and how they are used in organizational settings including the uses and functions of master budgets, operating budgets, sales, production and cost of goods sold budgets, and cash budgets. You will also learn about the budgeting process, and how organizations are using different budgeting techniques to overcome operating challenges.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • International Trade

  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep

    The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional program certifies that a candidate is competent in four primary areas or domains: Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance. Within each of these four areas, five "threads" or topics are covered: Documentation; Legal and Regulatory Compliance; Intercultural Awareness; Technology; and Resources. Tasks and knowledge statements based on these areas and threads tested through the CGBP exam. This suite of courses provides an overview of essential skills for conducting international business. Each individual course contains a 25-question practice exam as well as tips and documentation to help you prepare for the exam. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion. Courses included in this certificate program are listed at the bottom of this page.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $799.00

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  • Global Business Management

    This online and self-paced Global Business Management prepares learners to take NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Business Management knowledge area aligned with NASBITE's practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Business Management area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The Global Business Management course reviews essential skills for the practice of management in an international business context. It covers practical applications of management including: setting a mission and vision for the global business enterprise; developing a global business plan; conducting research in an international environment; understanding the nuances of cultural, legal, political, and regulatory differences; and using technology to support global trade.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $275.00

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  • Global Marketing

    This online and self-paced Global Marketing prepares learners to take NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Marketing knowledge area aligned with NASBITE's practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Marketing area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The Global Marketing course reviews the essential skills for the practice of marketing in an international business context. It covers practical applications of marketing including: assessing the external environment; performing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis; conducting international market research; developing a marketing plan and budget; determining the global marketing mix (product, price, placement, and promotional strategies); and conducting competitor analysis.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $275.00

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  • Global Supply Chain Management

    This online and self-paced Global Supply Chain Management prepares learners to take NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Supply Chain Management knowledge area aligned with NASBITE's practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Supply Chain Management area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The course provides an overview of essential skills for managing supply-chain logistics in an international business context. It covers practical applications of supply-chain management including: transportation modes; taxes, duties and quotas; trade agreements; packaging requirements; use of intermediaries; documentation requirements; legal and regulatory requirements; insurance; trade conventions; and the offshore procurement process.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $275.00

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  • Global Trade Finance

    This online and self-paced Global Trade Finance prepares learners to take NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Trade Finance knowledge area aligned with NASBITE's practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Trade Finance area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The Global Trade Finance course provides an overview of essential skills for managing financial transactions in international trade. It covers practical applications of trade finance including: political and economic risks, foreign exchange tactics and risks, credit and payment risks, optimal terms of payment, arranging financing, and setting the business's overall financial plan.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $275.00

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Child & Family Studies

These classes offer a safe, non-biased atmosphere where you can meet other parents and caregivers, build relationships, help you prepare for having a child, and find answers to parenting questions. More information can be found here: Child & Family Studies

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs

    This course provides an introduction to key topics in accounting and finance for those involved in new ventures. It reviews financial accounting basics, including GAAP Principles and financial statements, and also covers key issues in finance, broadly defined as any financial or monetary activity that involves a company.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Business Law for Entrepreneurs

    When starting a new venture, understanding the relevant laws can make or break your success. This course covers the basics of business law for an entrepreneur. It reviews legal structures for a new venture, intellectual property, employment law, contracts, government regulation, and personal and real property.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship

    This online certificate program introduces key issues in entrepreneurship for those looking to start a business on their own. What does it take to build and grow a business from scratch? What personal characteristics are shared by successful entrepreneurs? What types of resources are available to budding entrepreneurs, and where can you find them? Learners who complete this program will have the answers to those questions and others that are essential to the success of their businesses. This certificate is suitable for new business owners, as well as anyone considering the challenges of entrepreneurship.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $599.00

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  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    Having an entrepreneurial spirit and a good idea is a great foundation to starting your own business. But you may need a bit more to succeed. This course explores the different aspects of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs create and establish successful new ventures. It reviews issues and activities involved in starting a new business, including the decisions that must be made before an enterprise can be launched and established.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Leadership and Management for Entrepreneurs

    This course explores the leadership and management issues entrepreneurs face as they create and establish successful new ventures. It reviews the key managerial roles of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling and their application in entrepreneurial settings. Further, the course addresses self-management for the entrepreneur--how an entrepreneur can manage his or her own time and maintain a proper work-life balance.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    This course reviews the strategic issues that an entrepreneur faces while starting a new venture or business, and highlights the questions about market acceptance that must be answered during every stage of the entrepreneurial process.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Smal Business Management

  • Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses

    Following basic accounting principles is an essential and necessary part of any business, regardless of size. As a small business owner, it is crucial to recognize the importance of maintaining proper financial records. Accounting records help identify sources of revenue, monitor the progress of business operations, assist in identifying areas that need improvement, and aid in preparing accurate financial statements. This course will introduce you to fundamental accounting concepts and develop your ability to record and analyze business transactions, and prepare the four major financial statements.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis for Small Businesses

    Many small business owners find creating a budget to be an intimidating process. However, creating and maintaining a budget for your business is a crucial component of success. Budgets assist in maintaining control of your business activities, and provide a road map to ensure you are spending money in the right places at the right time. Similarly, tracking performance and analyzing financial data provides insight into what is working, and what isn't, in terms of your business. Knowing how to interpret the information found in your business's financial statements is an important skill to develop. Financial analysis allows you to understand your business's financial position better and can help you make better financial decisions. This course will introduce you to the budgeting process and financial analysis. In module one, you will develop your ability to prepare budgets, generate pro forma financial statements, and analyze budget variances. Module two will focus on analyzing the financial position of your business through financial ratio analysis, benchmarking, and break-even analysis.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Certificate in Small Business Management

    Owning or managing a small business has a lot of benefits. Small business owners may have the freedom to control their schedules, be able to focus on work that they find fulfilling, and find opportunities to positively impact their communities. But in addition to benefits like these, small business management brings with it some unique challenges. Owners of small businesses often play many roles and must have a wide body of knowledge. In a single day, a small business owner may be required to do any number of varied tasks, like approve a project plan budget, train a new employee, and develop a marketing campaign. This certificate will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas in small business management.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $499.00

    Register for this class
  • HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses

    The people who make up your business are among your most valuable assets. Proper management of those human resources is critical for creating and sustaining a skilled and engaged workforce, developing a positive business culture, and generating a competitive advantage. Human resource personnel are involved in tasks like recruiting, selecting, compensating, training, developing, and disciplining employees. Who carries out these tasks varies depending on a business' size and organization. Large organizations may have a dedicated HR manager or even an entire HR department. In smaller businesses, on the other hand, HR responsibilities may be carried out by the CEO or business owner, delegated to staff, or outsourced. Regardless of whether they will be responsible for carrying out HR tasks themselves, small business owners should be aware of important human resource issues, options, and controversies. This course reviews key areas in human resource management, like crafting job descriptions, finding the right people for those jobs, fairly compensating employees, and responding to performance issues. We also survey important employment laws and some best practices for creating a workplace that is safe and healthy for employees. Experts provide commentary and share their personal experiences relating to common HR issues.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Introduction to Small Business Management

    Introduction to Small Business Management is designed for prospective and current small business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers who want to understand the basics of running a successful small business. Managing a small business can be quite challenging, and this course provides an overview of small business operations, including business planning, legal issues, financial management, human resources, managing people, marketing, and customer care. Small business owners and managers should be better prepared to effectively deal with common problems and capitalize on market opportunities based on what they've learned.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Law for Small Businesse

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs must have a working knowledge of many different fields, including the law. This course covers the basics of business law as it pertains to small businesses, franchises, and entrepreneurial endeavors. The topics include legal structures for new ventures, contracts, intellectual property rights, real property, employee rights, tax responsibilities, and product warranties and liabilities. While small business owners should be familiar with these issues, there is no substitute for having qualified legal counsel. Therefore, the course also explores the relationship between a small business and its legal representatives, how to find a small business lawyer, and at what stage legal counsel should be sought.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class
  • Leading and Managing Small Businesses

    Small business leaders are responsible for inspiring employees to do their part to bring about the organization's goals. Good leaders must have a vision of where the business is going, possess strong communication skills, and be able to bring out the best in the people they lead to make that vision a reality. While the fundamentals of leadership and management are the same in large and small business settings, one or two bad leaders can more quickly have a detrimental impact on a small business. This course will prepare you to lead and manage employees in your organization, whether you are navigating through periods of change, growth, or stress. You will learn about some of the qualities and values shared by successful leaders, like decisiveness, adaptability, and humility, as well as common managerial challenges and techniques, strategies, and best practices to overcome those obstacles.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Project Management for Small Businesses

    Small business management involves overseeing both small and large projects. Not all projects require extensive planning, but project management techniques can help teams of all sizes meet their goals more efficiently. This course introduces fundamental project management concepts, reviews common project pitfalls, and explains the importance of each of the five stages of the project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Small Business Marketing

    Small business operators are often faced with the daunting task of advertising and building a brand with a restricted budget. They must also effectively use social media and search engine optimization to differentiate themselves from their competition and attract potential customers. This course is designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and other professionals who want to understand the basics of small business marketing. The material explains how to utilize social media marketing, content marketing, and search engine metrics strategically to reach not necessarily a wide audience, but the right audience. After completing this course, small business owners and marketers will be better prepared to promote their services and products in the highly competitive virtual world.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class
  • Small Business Management

  • Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses

    Following basic accounting principles is an essential and necessary part of any business, regardless of size. As a small business owner, it is crucial to recognize the importance of maintaining proper financial records. Accounting records help identify sources of revenue, monitor the progress of business operations, assist in identifying areas that need improvement, and aid in preparing accurate financial statements. This course will introduce you to fundamental accounting concepts and develop your ability to record and analyze business transactions, and prepare the four major financial statements.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis for Small Businesses

    Many small business owners find creating a budget to be an intimidating process. However, creating and maintaining a budget for your business is a crucial component of success. Budgets assist in maintaining control of your business activities, and provide a road map to ensure you are spending money in the right places at the right time. Similarly, tracking performance and analyzing financial data provides insight into what is working, and what isn't, in terms of your business. Knowing how to interpret the information found in your business's financial statements is an important skill to develop. Financial analysis allows you to understand your business's financial position better and can help you make better financial decisions. This course will introduce you to the budgeting process and financial analysis. In module one, you will develop your ability to prepare budgets, generate pro forma financial statements, and analyze budget variances. Module two will focus on analyzing the financial position of your business through financial ratio analysis, benchmarking, and break-even analysis.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class
  • Certificate in Small Business Management

    Owning or managing a small business has a lot of benefits. Small business owners may have the freedom to control their schedules, be able to focus on work that they find fulfilling, and find opportunities to positively impact their communities. But in addition to benefits like these, small business management brings with it some unique challenges. Owners of small businesses often play many roles and must have a wide body of knowledge. In a single day, a small business owner may be required to do any number of varied tasks, like approve a project plan budget, train a new employee, and develop a marketing campaign. This certificate will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas in small business management.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $499.00

    Register for this class
  • HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses

    The people who make up your business are among your most valuable assets. Proper management of those human resources is critical for creating and sustaining a skilled and engaged workforce, developing a positive business culture, and generating a competitive advantage. Human resource personnel are involved in tasks like recruiting, selecting, compensating, training, developing, and disciplining employees. Who carries out these tasks varies depending on a business' size and organization. Large organizations may have a dedicated HR manager or even an entire HR department. In smaller businesses, on the other hand, HR responsibilities may be carried out by the CEO or business owner, delegated to staff, or outsourced. Regardless of whether they will be responsible for carrying out HR tasks themselves, small business owners should be aware of important human resource issues, options, and controversies. This course reviews key areas in human resource management, like crafting job descriptions, finding the right people for those jobs, fairly compensating employees, and responding to performance issues. We also survey important employment laws and some best practices for creating a workplace that is safe and healthy for employees. Experts provide commentary and share their personal experiences relating to common HR issues.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Introduction to Small Business Management

    Introduction to Small Business Management is designed for prospective and current small business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers who want to understand the basics of running a successful small business. Managing a small business can be quite challenging, and this course provides an overview of small business operations, including business planning, legal issues, financial management, human resources, managing people, marketing, and customer care. Small business owners and managers should be better prepared to effectively deal with common problems and capitalize on market opportunities based on what they've learned.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Law for Small Businesse

    Small business owners and entrepreneurs must have a working knowledge of many different fields, including the law. This course covers the basics of business law as it pertains to small businesses, franchises, and entrepreneurial endeavors. The topics include legal structures for new ventures, contracts, intellectual property rights, real property, employee rights, tax responsibilities, and product warranties and liabilities. While small business owners should be familiar with these issues, there is no substitute for having qualified legal counsel. Therefore, the course also explores the relationship between a small business and its legal representatives, how to find a small business lawyer, and at what stage legal counsel should be sought.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class
  • Leading and Managing Small Businesses

    Small business leaders are responsible for inspiring employees to do their part to bring about the organization's goals. Good leaders must have a vision of where the business is going, possess strong communication skills, and be able to bring out the best in the people they lead to make that vision a reality. While the fundamentals of leadership and management are the same in large and small business settings, one or two bad leaders can more quickly have a detrimental impact on a small business. This course will prepare you to lead and manage employees in your organization, whether you are navigating through periods of change, growth, or stress. You will learn about some of the qualities and values shared by successful leaders, like decisiveness, adaptability, and humility, as well as common managerial challenges and techniques, strategies, and best practices to overcome those obstacles.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Project Management for Small Businesses

    Small business management involves overseeing both small and large projects. Not all projects require extensive planning, but project management techniques can help teams of all sizes meet their goals more efficiently. This course introduces fundamental project management concepts, reviews common project pitfalls, and explains the importance of each of the five stages of the project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

    Register for this class
  • Small Business Marketing

    Small business operators are often faced with the daunting task of advertising and building a brand with a restricted budget. They must also effectively use social media and search engine optimization to differentiate themselves from their competition and attract potential customers. This course is designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and other professionals who want to understand the basics of small business marketing. The material explains how to utilize social media marketing, content marketing, and search engine metrics strategically to reach not necessarily a wide audience, but the right audience. After completing this course, small business owners and marketers will be better prepared to promote their services and products in the highly competitive virtual world.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

    Register for this class

Health, Wellness & Safety

  • Emergency Management

  • AEM/CEM Exam Prep (US Version)

    The AEM/CEM Prep Course was designed in partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). This course is designed for emergency management professionals seeking the AEM or CEM credential. The course walks learners through submitting an application and offers essay writing tips. Primarily, the course reviews key terms and concepts that may appear on the AEM/CEM exam. Learners can check their understanding throughout the course with interactive games, review checkpoints, and exams. Certified Emergency Managers provide expert commentary, using their knowledge and experience to guide learners through the course. Plus, learners can gauge their exam readiness with two full-length practice exams, which mirror the real AEM/CEM exam. Please note that this course cannot be used to meet the AEM/CEM emergency management or general management training requirements at this time.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S

    Emergency management is a critical and expanding field; climate change has increased the extent and frequency of natural disasters, and terrorism is a growing threat. Therefore, emergency managers play an increasingly vital role across the whole community and all levels of government. This course is designed for learners who are studying emergency management for the first time, preparing for a new career or job role in emergency management, or seeking to refresh their knowledge of foundational concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $199.00

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  • Security Awareness

  • Security Awareness Training

    MindEdge's Security Awareness Online Training teaches employees to identify and prevent security breaches before they happen. For four cents per day per employee, your staff will have year-long, anytime, anywhere access to our highly-rated online security awareness training. This comprehensive training spans the facets of security awareness from in-office to remote security, email to phishing attacks, malware to ransomware, cloud to social media, and more.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $15.00

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Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • aPHR Exam Prep Course

    This completely online and self-paced, six-module Human Resources management course provides comprehensive preparation for the Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR™) certification exam. The course includes exam-taking tips, a detailed diagnostic test, practice questions at the end of each module, and a full-length, 125-question practice exam. Over 300 practice questions address the six knowledge areas covered in the aPHR exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $349.00

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  • Certificate in Human Resource Management

    An effective human resource management strategy is a valuable asset to any company, but those running small businesses often cannot justify designating a full-time HR professional to manage employee relations, compensation, policy-making, performance management, and employee appraisals. This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. What does an employer need to know about anti-discrimination regulations? What are the key aspects of pay policies? How can employers avoid the traps of the employee selection process? In this suite of courses, you will discover the answers to these and other important questions. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and structure your learning about human resource management. Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Compensation and Benefits

    Understanding compensation practices and policies is crucial for any business owner, HR professional, or manager. In this introductory-level course, you will consider issues surrounding the key aspects of pay policy: legal requirements, pay equity within an organization, competitive pay within the relevant industry, how and when to grant raises, and different ways payment can be structured. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit as you develop your compensation expertise.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cybersecurity for Human Resources Professionals

    This course introduces cybersecurity concepts to those who work in the field of human resources. Particular focus is placed on working in conjunction with more technical departments in delivering to employees effective training and policies regarding corporate security. The course also engages learners on security concerns specific to the type of data handled by human resources departments.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Data and Human Resource Management

    Big data and data analytics are changing how businesses run and managers do their jobs. In this course, you will explore how human resource managers use data to provide better support to the employees they manage and to contribute to the strategic practices of their organizations. You will learn about different kinds of data and analyses, and you will consider how data collection and organization may factor into problem-solving processes. We will also review issues pertaining to data collection and employee privacy and confidentiality.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Employee Rights

    From establishing an ethics code to handling disciplinary issues, human resource managers play a key role in protecting the rights of employees by ensuring they are treated fairly, and that appropriate laws and policies are enforced. In this course, you will learn about issues relating to employee rights in the workplace. We'll consider the relationship between HR and ethics, employment laws that protect the rights of workers, and appropriate procedures for disciplining and terminating employees. The second half of the course will focus on unions and labor relations.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Employee Safety

    The safety of employees should be a primary concern for employers. Human resource managers play a crucial role in ensuring workplaces are not only as safe as possible, but also in compliance with safety-related rules and guidelines. This course introduces various workplace hazards and health issues and explores the relationship between employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Employee Selection

    Hiring the right staff for the job can be make or break. In this introductory-level course, you will learn about the process of selecting the best candidate from a large, diverse pool of high-quality applicants. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, the course discusses how to conduct an effective job interview, asking questions that elicit relevant information, and avoiding questions that might be seen as discriminatory. You will also consider how to discover more about a candidate through the use of reference checks, background checks, and testing. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit as you develop your understanding of this critical human resources element.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Employment Opportunity is an important concept for HR managers, employees, and job applicants to understand. In this introductory-level course, you will learn about many of the major employment laws, Equal Opportunity issues, and the anti-discriminatory regulations employers must be aware of in hiring, promoting, and firing employees. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit while learning about this important topic in human resources management.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • HR Ethics Series Bundle

    Human resources professionals are charged with supporting the success of their organizations in ways that are ethical and socially responsible. Ethical organizations must consider questions about what is right and fair in all decision-making processes. Because HR professionals are involved in designing and enforcing policies that impact the people who work in an organization, they play an especially powerful role in shaping the ethical culture. Each of these 1.5-hour courses explores the relationship between human resources and creating an ethical workplace. While some delve into theoretical and philosophical questions about how we can know what is right and wrong, others focus on applying theory to practice in an organizational setting. After completing the courses in this bundle, the learner will be prepared to play an essential role in shaping the ethical culture in their workplace. Each self-paced course features an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, case studies, and assessments.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $259.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Building an Ethical Organization

    Why do ethical people commit unethical acts? While individual morality certainly plays some role in ethical decision-making, the whole is larger than the sum of its parts. Corporate culture is integral to inspiring the best from employees and identifying any ethical problems immediately. HR professionals are critical for building and maintaining an ethical organization, as they are responsible for advertising jobs, screening applicants, and onboarding, training, and monitoring employees. This course lays out the components of an ethical organization with special attention on how HR facilitates the process of building and maintaining an ethical corporate culture.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Capitalism, Inequality, and Justice

    Because it is the driving force behind economic organizations worldwide, capitalism is a term that business leaders, executives, and employees should know well. Another reason to know this term well: it is at the center of much debate and controversy. At the same time that capitalism is praised for its ability to stimulate innovation and spur economic growth, it is criticized for its contribution to inequality and injustice around the world. This course will explore the topic of capitalism and its relationship to ethics, justice, and inequality.

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  • HR Ethics Series: Common Ethical Challenges

    There are certain ethical challenges that employees and organizations are likely to face. Many of these challenges arise due to the commercial nature of business. Business owners and leaders are interested in generating a profit and accruing assets, and because of this, morally troubling situations can be difficult to identify, evaluate, and navigate clearly. This course examines ethical challenges that companies and organizations may encounter and steps for how to address them. While all members of an organization are responsible for promoting and preserving an ethical culture within the organization, this course pays special attention to the role that human resources professionals play in mitigating ethical challenges.

    Location: Online

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  • HR Ethics Series: Corporations and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Corporations have a fiduciary responsibility to produce profits for shareholders, but people increasingly believe that corporations have other responsibilities as well. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) recognizes the company's duty to its community, customers, and the environment as well as to shareholder value. This course defines corporations and discusses CSR best practices and important laws, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, that constrain some unethical business practices. The course focuses on how the HR department can best support CSR and sustainability.

    Location: Online

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  • HR Ethics Series: Defining Business Ethics

    This course provides an introduction to business ethics, laying a foundation for how the study of right and wrong can (and should) shape the way organizations conduct business. While everyone within an organization is responsible for upholding high ethical standards, this course will focus specifically on the role that human resources professionals play in establishing and maintaining an ethical culture within an organization. The course addresses the importance of a code of conduct and professional and legal standards within the business organization. It lays out different ethical systems and how they provide frameworks for making ethical decisions.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Ethical Decision Making

    Business leaders, managers, and staff at all levels of an organization will face decisions in their pursuit of moving the business forward—however, some decisions may be easier to navigate than others. When faced with a situation where no clear answer rings out, how do you decide on the best course of action? This course introduces learners to the principles and processes involved in making ethical decisions—that is, making decisions that are based on close examination of different ethical frameworks, the notion of right and wrong, and moral standards. This course pays special attention to situations within the realm of human resources, where upholding an ethical approach to decision making is crucial.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Globalization and Ethics

    Due in large part to advancements in technology, transportation, and trade, businesses now operate in an ever-expanding global economy, where communities and countries rely on one another to buy and sell needed goods and services. While many believe that globalization produces more opportunities for businesses to expand, grow, and profit, others have witnessed tremendous inequalities, harsh working conditions, and the environmental impact of globalization. This course examines the qualities of globalization and the issues and ethical challenges that can arise when businesses and organizations participate in the global economy.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Issues in the Workplace

    Among the more important ethical obligations of organizations are those that involve the health, safety, and fair treatment of employees. Employers have a moral and ethical obligation to protect employees against discrimination, harassment, and harm. This course reviews common workplace issues and strategies for how to address them. Because human resources professionals play a crucial role in supporting employee well-being, this course pays special attention to the role of HR in preventing and resolving issues in the workplace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Leadership and Organizational Ethics

    Everyone knows that leadership is important in business ethics, but what kind of characteristics does an effective ethical leader have? How should an ethical leader deal with a crisis? Through business scenarios and real-world examples, this course addresses how leaders build ethical organizations. It addresses leadership by example and the practices leaders institute in the organization, including how leaders can effectively deal with a crisis or an ethical lapse.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Ethics Series: Theories of Ethics

    Ethical dilemmas confront those in business with the fundamental question: "What's the right thing to do?" But the "right" thing is often difficult to determine and an unexamined patchwork of ideas inform the decision. In order to better understand how to judge right and wrong, this course introduces some foundational ethical systems and explores their implications for business decisions, with a particular focus on the role human resource professionals have in safeguarding ethics in a business environment. Should a business focus on following the rules or on the effects the decision will have? Can self-interest play a role in making an ethical decision? This course presents the ethical theories of utilitarianism, ethical relativism, egoism, and Kantian ethics. It also explores the role religion plays in the development of ethical systems.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Buzzworthy Benefits

    Employers are looking for ways to attract and retain top employees. Employees are seeking working conditions that reflect their needs and wants. By offering the right employee benefits, both employers and employees can reach their goals. In this course, you will learn about increasingly popular employee benefits, including paid leave for new parents, student loan assistance programs, and employer-sponsored volunteerism policies.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

    While diversity and inclusion are popular topics in the media and for many progressive organizations, the concepts of diversity and inclusion can be slippery and elusive. What are diversity and inclusion? How are they related to each other? How do you know if your organization is diverse and practices inclusivity? What diversity and inclusion initiatives produce measurable results? In this course, you will examine the concepts of diversity and inclusion and will gain the tools necessary to support an inclusive workplace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Employee Classification

    Successful businesses and organizations rely on workers to perform daily tasks and to keep things running smoothly. Regardless of size, mission, or product, all organizations must determine which roles and responsibilities are necessary to meet business needs. Human resources professionals play a key role in helping organizations assess the number of workers needed, the duties and responsibilities associated with specific roles, and whether or not to hire employees or independent contractors to perform specific tasks. This course provides HR professionals with an overview of different employee classification types, important regulations related to employee classification, and action steps for maintaining compliance.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Handling Workplace Violence

    Conflict is inevitable in every workplace environment but can typically be resolved with strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills. However, there are times when conflict escalates to a level that puts a worker's well-being or safety at risk. Such dangerous conflict can have devastating effects on an organization, dissolving its focus and resources and even causing it to shut down operations completely. This course will explore the causes and signs of violence in the workplace and will provide tips on how to diffuse dangerous behavior and restore a positive, safe workplace environment.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Marijuana and the Workplace

    Medical marijuana is legal in more than half the states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), and the recreational use of marijuana is legal in many. Yet, federal law still identifies marijuana as an illegal drug. In this course, you will learn about the importance of creating and communicating clear workplace policies that address employee drug use. You will also learn to identify signs that an employee might be impaired and how to address those concerns when they come up. You will have the opportunity to explore the legal status of marijuana in your state.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Pay Equity

    The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, yet a 2020 report by hired.com found that 63 percent of men receive higher salaries than women performing the same job. In this course, you will explore the importance of developing workplace policies that address unfair gaps in employee pay. You will learn about tools that can help inform those policies—like survey and pay audits—and best practices for their implementation. This course presents federal and state legislation on pay equity, and it provides an opportunity for you to explore your state's laws and how they impact your workplace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR Hot Topic: Promoting Employee Well-being

    Promoting employee well-being is essential for a healthy organization. While this may seem obvious, it can easily be overlooked in an effort to meet other organizational goals. In this course, you will learn what it means to develop a working environment that prioritizes employee health, happiness, and comfort. You will explore various techniques for creating a positive workplace culture and identify common stressors that may threaten employee well-being. You will also learn about the effects employee well-being has on a company's financial success and productivity.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $39.00

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  • HR in Times of Crisis

    When faced with a crisis, such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or pandemic disease, organizations must consider the safety and wellbeing of their employees. Learn how businesses respond before, during, and after crises and the critical role that human resource (HR) professionals play in this process. Explore both short-term and long-term responses, including management reorganizations and protocols for employees in essential and nonessential industries. This course also examines how effective communication strategies, health and wellness programs, insurance options, and government actions help businesses respond to and recover from crises.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • HR Management (ACE CREDIT)

    This online course introduces learners to the basics of human resources management. Throughout seven segments, learners will explore the core goals and strategies of the HR function, examine best practices for employee selection and development, develop an understanding of compensation structures, and consider both the value of workforce diversity and laws relevant to its pursuit. The self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to practice HR management skills. This course is made up of the following segments: Introduction to Human Resource Management Employee Selection Talent Management and Career Development Performance Management Data and Human Resource Management Compensation and Benefits Equal Employment Opportunity This course has been evaluated by The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) with a recommendation for 2 credits, lower division, in human resource management. A student's grade in the course will be based on their performance on a final, cumulative exam. The final exam is composed of 40 multiple-choice questions. Students will have 1.5 hours to complete the exam. The exam is proctored. For more information, please see the syllabus. If students do not earn a passing score of 70% on their first attempt, they will have the opportunity to take the exam 1 additional time (2 total attempts). Students must wait 24 hours between exam retakes. A passing score of 70% of above is required to request college credit for this certificate.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $498.00

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  • Introduction to Human Resource Management

    Human resource management includes the vital tasks of recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, appraising, disciplining, rewarding, and developing the employee--both for business and nonprofit enterprises. Since all managers have HR responsibilities, it is important that they have an understanding of the key concepts of this increasingly important function, especially since many decisions they make about employees have possible legal ramifications. This introductory-level course draws on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Performance Management

    In its broadest sense, "performance management" is what every good manager does every day: makes sure employees know what they need to do to achieve the organization's goals, checks to make sure the employees are doing those things, praises employees for doing the right things, and uses constructive criticism when that is not the case. A formal performance management system simply makes sure all those management tasks get done consistently across an organization. This introductory-level course considers these varied elements of performance management. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit while mastering these important elements of human resource management.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • PHR Exam Prep Course

    This completely online and self-paced, six-module Human Resources management course provides comprehensive preparation for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. The course includes exam-taking tips, a detailed diagnostic test, practice questions at the end of each module, and a full-length, 175-question practice exam. A total of 365 practice questions address the six knowledge areas covered in the PHR exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $349.00

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  • SPHR Exam Prep Course

    This completely online and self-paced, five-module Human Resources management course provides comprehensive preparation for the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam. The course includes exam-taking tips, a detailed diagnostic test, practice questions at the end of each module, and a full-length, 175-question practice exam. A total of 350 practice questions address the five knowledge areas covered in the SPHR exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $349.00

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  • Talent Management and Career Development

    Drawing on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, this introductory-level course covers the challenges and issues that organizations face in developing and retaining their employees.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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Industry and Trades Certifications

  • LEED Green Building

  • LEED Green Associate v4 Exam Prep

    This self-paced course introduces key concepts and terms to prepare learners to earn their LEED Green Associate v4 accreditation. The course is divided into modules that explain LEED process, LEED certification, and the knowledge domains associated with the seven LEED rating systems in a simple and straightforward way that can be quickly and easily understood.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $299.00

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  • Operations

  • Logistics and Distribution Management

    This course explores the fundamental concepts and ideas of logistics and distribution management. It delves into the various logistics information management systems, analyzes their financial aspects and technological influences, and explains how to manage and measure their performance. This course is divided into modules that explain logistics management, inventory management, and warehousing and distribution. Throughout these modules, course participants will review and distinguish between inbound logistics, outbound logistics, reverse logistics, and third-party logistics; explore the tools and techniques for tracking and valuing inventory, including ABC analysis; and learn the functions of packaging and methods for transporting goods through simple and complex distribution channels

    Location: Online

    Cost: $149.00

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  • Operations Management

    This course explores the fundamental concepts and theories practitioners will need to successfully guide operations in manufacturing and service organizations. Modules in this self-paced course introduce key foundational material, describe the interplay of supply chains and demand management, and explain the role that processes and process management play in robust operations. Specific tools, techniques, and methodologies (including Lean, total quality management, and Six Sigma) are presented to show their applicability to operational strategies.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $299.00

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  • Procurement and Supply Management

    This course explains the evolution from the transactional purchasing or procurement function into the strategic process of supply management. It introduces key concepts and ideas that can be used to successfully source and manage suppliers and to deal with issues that may arise across the supply chain. The course is divided into modules that explain supply management basics; describe strategic, ethical, and sustainable sourcing; and discuss supply chain leadership and integration. Course participants will explore supply management from several viewpoints; align sourcing, communication, and management strategies; and incorporate ethical and sustainable practices into the supply chain. Trends and changes to the profession due to the Internet and emerging technologies are also discussed.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $199.00

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  • Supply Chain Management Basics

    As a supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the job of managing the processes that ensure the steady and reliable flow of components and inputs has never been more difficult. This course introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $299.00

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Leadership & Business Skills

  • Computer Applications

  • Excel Advanced Skills

    This course is designed for the learner who already has a solid understanding of Excel's basic tools and functions. The course teaches learners some of the more advanced skills and features available in Excel, which may be useful in data analysis. These skills include style templates, conditional formatting, data validation, data manipulation, and pivot tables.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Excel Basics

    As big data continues to change the way businesses operate and drive strategy, the ability to efficiently and effectively organize and analyze data is crucial. Managers need to be able to utilize tools to identify trends and help make better business decisions. Microsoft's Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software to organize and manage data related to business operations. This course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Excel, including data entry, basic formula calculations, and formatting and style operations. During the course, you will learn how to build a spreadsheet from scratch and gain a greater understanding of the most popular Excel commands and functions.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Excel Tips & Tricks

    This course features 25 of the most popular Excel tip and tricks for both novice and advanced Excel users. In this course, you will learn time-saving techniques to boost efficiency, increase productivity and workflow, and improve and advance your skills. Topics include data entry, data organization, data cleaning, elements of style, data sorting, data filtering, and spreadsheet display tips. This course also covers three of the most popular lookup and reference functions: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and Find + Replace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Microsoft Project Basics

    This course introduces learners to Microsoft's project management software, MS Project. Learners, particularly aspiring project managers, are provided a step-by-step tutorial on mastering basic functions that are essential for any project. MS Project is a popular tool for project managers that allows them to develop schedules, allocate resources and duties to specific tasks, and track a project's progression. It also allows managers to oversee the budget and analyze workloads. This introductory course will focus on the Microsoft Office 2019 version of MS Project. Learners are required to have access to MS Project 2019 in order to complete this course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Microsoft Project Intermediate

    This intermediate-level course provides learners with essential skills for mastering Microsoft's project management software, MS Project. Aspiring project managers are provided a step-by-step tutorial on various functions that are required for every type of project. This course assumes that learners have a basic familiarity with MS Project. MS Project is a popular tool that allows project managers to develop schedules, allocate resources, and track progress. It also allows managers to perform variance analysis and combine multiple projects. This intermediate course will focus on the Microsoft Office 2019 version of MS Project.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Microsoft Word Basics

    This is an introductory-level course designed to both build a foundation of essential skills in Microsoft Word and to gain a greater understanding of its interface and design elements. The course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Word, including writing, proofing, finalizing, and printing a document.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Powerpoint for Business

    As technology continues to change the way that we engage in business communications, the art of presenting has also undergone a shift. No longer can presenters rely solely on their spoken words to deliver their messages. Now, audiences expect to see multimedia slideshows that both inform and entertain. This course will consider how to plan and design effective slideshow presentations using Microsoft's PowerPoint software. It includes practical tips and examples for mapping the presentation, incorporating research, using templates, selecting visual elements, and delivering the presentation.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • QuickBooks Online Basics

    QuickBooks Online Basics is an introductory-level course designed to build a foundation of essential skills in QuickBooks® Online. In this course, learners will develop a greater understanding of the basic bookkeeping and accounting functions that the software enables. The course content focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in QuickBooks®, including setting up a company file and chart of accounts, entering customer and vendor information, recording sales, creating invoices, managing payables and receivables, creating and customizing reports, and using the Audit Log.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Visual Powerpoint

    In today's professional landscape, PowerPoint presentations can be effective platforms for sharing information and garnering audience interest and support. At the same time, a poorly designed PowerPoint slideshow can quickly turn an audience away. By focusing on how to apply basic design principles to slideshow creation, this course will help learners use Microsoft's PowerPoint 365 software to build visually engaging slideshow presentations. Learners will consider how to select images and photographs for use in slides, the importance of arrangement and placement of images, the use of tools like Shapes and SmartArt, methods for presenting data, and the selection of colors and fonts that increase the readability of content.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cybersecurity

  • A Managers Guide to Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity

    This course provides an overview of cloud computing and the business and security considerations of transitioning to a cloud environment or from one cloud service provider to another. The course is presented in two modules. In addition to providing information that aligns with industry standard content from the Cloud Security Alliance, this course also includes a module that presents different real-world scenarios to learners, asking them to apply what they have learned to situations they might encounter in the workplace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Access Control and Identity Management Scenarios

    Access control is the restriction of access to a computer system. So how does a cybersecurity professional manage this access control? This course introduces the principles of access controls, beginning with the central modes of information security and continuing through various attacks and defenses. It provides an overview of Identity Management and the resources used on modern-day information systems, including Web and cloud-based ones. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on access control and identity management that professionals face in the real-world.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Application Development for Cloud Computing

    This course is intended to provide professionals who have some technical experience an overview of the application development process, how it applies to cloud computing, and the prevalent security concerns related to today's applications. It is not a software engineering course and does not require any programming knowledge. The content of this course covers much of the Application Security domain developed by the (ISC)2 and Cloud Security Alliance as part of the Cloud Computing Security Practitioner (CCSP) exam and certification. Further, the course also incorporates content that may be found on the CompTIA Cloud+ exam. As such, it should serve as useful preparation for anyone pursuing these certifications.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Application, Data, and Host Security Scenarios

    When you download an app, or access a database, you want to trust that the software engineer who developed the app had an eye toward security. This course covers the security of applications, data, and hosts in information systems. It provides a comprehensive examination of software development and change management. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on real-world application, data, and host security. Although not required, having some experience or working knowledge in IT concepts is helpful in taking this course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Asset Security

    Companies must protect their assets. Just as locks go on the doors to protect physical assets, electronic and data assets must also be guarded. Asset security involves the full support of everyone in an organization, from corporate-level personnel down to front-line employees. Various security controls will be described that help protect privacy, along with data leakage prevention (DLP). Although it is not necessary, having some foundation in IT concepts is helpful in taking this course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $499.00

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  • CISSP Exam Prep Course

    The CISSP Exam Prep Course prepares test-takers for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam, as administered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The CISSP certification is recognized worldwide and adheres to the strict standards of ISO/IEC 17024. As security breaches outpace the available pool of security experts, the need for information security professionals with proper certifications will continue to grow. Among other titles, obtaining the CISSP certification prepares one for a position as a Security Analyst, Chief Information Security Officer, or as a Security Architect.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $549.00

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  • CISSP Practice Exams and Exam Strategies

    This course is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take ISC2's CISSP® Exam. It contains two 120-question practice exams, which cover The International Information System Security Certification Consortium's eight domains.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Cloud Data Security

    This course is comprised of two modules. The first addresses many of the important concepts of cloud-based data and the security responsibilities of both cloud consumers and cloud service providers. The second module offers a series of scenarios that relate to cloud data security to ensure you have mastered the material.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Security

    This course is comprised of two modules. The first addresses many of the challenges for both cloud consumers and cloud service providers in securing the infrastructure and platforms used in cloud computing. The second module offers a series of real-world scenarios designed to give learners a sense for how the concepts might be applied in their everyday work. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who have some knowledge of internet-related technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cloud Operations Security

    This course begins by covering security issues with regard to operating cloud services. While it covers many aspects relevant to a cloud service provider, it should be particularly valuable to helping cloud consumers understand how security responsibilities may be divided between consumer and provider. The second module engages the learner with real-world scenarios that represent the challenges to securing cloud operations. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who have some knowledge of internet-related technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Communication and Network Security

    This course covers topics related to communications and network security. It begins with a lesson in the different types of networks and different transmission technologies. It also covers the two main models that govern how networks work: the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, as well as their related layers. The course includes a detailed discussion of the many protocols that allow networks and network devices to communicate with one another and includes a discussion of firewalls and wireless networks. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Compliance and Operational Security Scenarios

    This course contains a discussion of the role of security governance and risk management in information security. It looks at the policies and standards that are needed to operate an effective information security function and to oversee good information security practices. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on compliance and operational security to allow you to practice the concepts learned in the material. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep Course

    The CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep Course prepares test-takers for the Security+ exam, as administered by CompTIA. The CompTIA certification is recognized worldwide and adheres to the strict standards of ISO/IEC 17024 and is approved by the US Department of Defense to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. The course contains a variety of content presentation methods to help teach the concepts and vocabulary, and ultimately, learners are given ample opportunity to assess their skills with a multiple choice practice exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Cryptography Scenarios

    This course contains an introduction to the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering. It examines the role of encryption in information security and considers common encryption methods. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on cryptography to help you apply the concepts to situations you may see in the real world. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cybersecurity for Healthcare Professionals

    In this course, manager's are introduced to essential information security principles and concepts. These concepts are critically important in the healthcare sector as a data breach can have far-reaching consequences for individuals and organizations. Beyond financial losses and the embarrassment of having personal information exposed online, a security breach in healthcare can result in a patient becoming seriously injured or killed. This course is designed to help manager's navigate crucial cybersecurity concepts as applied to HITECH and HIPAA-covered entities. Learners will explore the reasons why breaches occur, the motivation of attackers, and how to protect Personal Health Information (PHI) while it is in use, in storage, and in transit across a network.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Fundamentals of Application Security

    The assignments in this course introduce many of the concepts of application development and the security issues that relate to them. The course covers various software development models and considerations and introduces learners to basic security concepts such a cryptography and the common vulnerabilities and exposures list. In this material, we will also introduce the basic concepts of cybersecurity, including cryptography, and illustrate how the many vulnerabilities found in applications today can trace their origin to some point in the development process. While this is not a "coding" course, it provides examples of coding techniques and explores and contrasts the many different models of software development. Ultimately, this content should prove valuable to managers, developers, and security professionals who are looking for a comprehensive understanding of how the many components of the application creation process come together under an umbrella of security.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Identity and Access Management

    This course introduces students to the principles of access controls, beginning with the central modes of information security and continuing through various attacks and defenses. The course presents different kinds of authentication techniques, how they work, and how they are distinguished from each other. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

    Globally, incidents of data breaches, identity thefts, and cybercrimes are on the rise, along with the explosive growth of online personal data and the expansion of computer networks. This course teaches the fundamental concepts of information security one will encounter in the cybersecurity field. This course will set the groundwork with basic vocabulary and then introduces concepts such as access controls, risk management, cyber attacks, and digital forensics. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Introduction to IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    As organizations become increasingly globalized and as legal environments quickly evolve, the importance of governance, risk management, and compliance continues to gain in importance. Regulatory compliance forces organizations to better manage their data as noncompliance can lead to penalties, fines, and worse. With the proper governance and risk management structures in place, an organization can better manage data and risk to improve business outcomes while adhering to regulations. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in furthering their knowledge of governance, risk management, and compliance as these relate to information technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Introduction to Malware

    Malicious software, better known as malware, has become a central element in not just cybersecurity but daily life. It has played a role in everything from our politics to our economy, to our personal lives. However, it remains a poorly understood and reported subject. This course provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to malware and how to defend against it. Instruction is divided into two modules. The first provides an overview of the history and mechanisms of malware. The second module offers a series of real-world scenarios in which the learner must apply several of the concepts covered in the first module.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Network Security Scenarios

    This course examines communications and network security. It covers the different types of networks and different transmission technologies and the two main models that govern how networks work, the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, and their related layers. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios that will help you apply what you've learned to situations you may encounter in the real world. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Real-World Cloud Cybersecurity Scenarios

    This suite of five related courses covers various aspects of securing cloud services. Its structure is based on the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification administered jointly by the Cloud Security Alliance and (ISC)2. Each course is comprised of two modules. The first provides content related to the course subject matter. The second module engages the learner with real-world scenarios in which he or she must apply the content of the first module. This bundle is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security. Some understanding of basic IT concepts is helpful. Individual courses included in this bundle are listed below.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $329.00

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  • Real-World Cybersecurity Scenarios

    What would you do in the face of an actual information security problem? These courses each include a module devoted to fictional scenarios, based on real-world challenges that cybersecurity professionals face. Each course is self-paced and contains interactive games, real-world examples, expert videos, quizzes, assessments, and focused instruction. Each of the courses in this bundle helps refine and enhance the skills that cybersecurity and IT professionals need. The concepts and principles covered focus attention on the needs of the expanding computer information security industry. This bundle is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security. Some understanding of basic IT concepts is helpful. Individual courses included in this bundle are listed below.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Security and Risk Management

    This course covers the role of governance and risk management in information security. It looks at the policies and standards that are needed to operate an effective information security function and to oversee good information security practices. The course also includes a look at how modern organizations manage information security risks and how to conduct a risk analysis. It concludes by examining the process for providing information security training and education. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Security Assessment and Testing

    This course covers security assessment and testing, focusing on potential disruptions that can affect organizations and how they can be addressed with assessments and plans. Students will have the opportunity to practice how to assess the impact of disasters that may arise as well as to develop their own versions of these plans. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Security Engineering

    This course contains an introduction to the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering. It examines the role of encryption in information security and considers common encryption methods. In addition, the course discusses ciphers, their substitutes, and how they work. Public key infrastructure and management is also covered. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

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    Cost: $79.00

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  • Security Operations

    This course contains a detailed overview of security operations: administrative controls, trusted recovery and change and incident management. This course establishes a foundation in auditing, monitoring and detection in information security. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Software Development Security

    This course covers software development security while focusing on the systems development life cycle, operating systems, and their environments. Additional topics include the role of various databases in security and how to recognize and guard against attacks on software. Students will have the opportunity to apply application security controls. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

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    Cost: $79.00

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  • Threats and Vulnerabilities Scenarios

    This course examines the process of identifying and mitigating threats and vulnerabilities in information systems. It covers common categories of threats and vulnerabilities and the resources used to detect them. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on threats and vulnerabilities. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in information technology security, with an eye towards handling real-world scenarios.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Data Analytics

  • Certificate in Data Analytics

    This certificate in data analytics provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. This certificate will present the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape. Learners are exposed to quantitative decision-making tools and techniques, which tie into real-world case studies. Each course in this certificate utilizes games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, real world case studies, and other engaging content to ensure rapid mastery of the content and direct application. Course videos and lessons focus on use of both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance

    When using data analysis to improve organizational performance, it's vital to employ the tools that bring the data to life and keep people engaged in the process. Organizations in both the public and private sectors often use tools and frameworks to deliver the data, and the information the data might suggest, to its staff. This intermediate-level course will explain some of these measures and tools, describe some specific measurements, and explain the relationship between assessment and strategy. Summarizing the data with the correct tool can be the gating factor to reaching staff and effecting changes that spur performance improvement.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Data Analysis in the Real World

    This course discusses data-driven decision making across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, and government. This course also offers recommendations for decision-making based on data analytics for each sector. The course will begin with an introduction of Big Data, then continue into a deeper dive on its implications within each sector.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Data Analysis

    Whatever your profession. Whatever your field. As a professional, and certainly as a leader, you will be asked to make a decision based on data. This course will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making. Since quantitative analytics is used in various settings, this intermediate-level course also offers insight into how research is used in different sectors. From a management perspective, the course highlights appropriate quantitative methods and ways to ensure quality and accuracy through research design.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Statistical Process Control

    Statistical Process Control is all about boosting quality. Quality management can not only deliver value to customers and stakeholders, it can also enable data-driven decision making that helps organizations gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This intermediate-level course will introduce the basics of quality management, explaining the difference between quality control and quality assurance, providing methods for application of analysis, showing different applications of the Seven Basic Quality Tools. It all culminates in a brief case study, which illustrates the concepts covered.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Statistics as a Managerial Tool

    Managing today can require good instincts. However, instinct is not enough to manage the huge amounts of available data and the complex variables of the business world. Statistics can help managers and leaders make sense of these complexities, back-up their assertions, and feel confident about when to take the risks and when to pump the breaks. This intermediate-level course examines statistics as a managerial tool. It also looks at common graphical representations of data and how these can be effective tools to explain situations and support persuasive arguments for a course of action.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Tools of Data Analysis

    There are a number of statistical tools and techniques that are commonly used by organizations to inform decision-making. These tools span numerous business functions and support many different objectives. This intermediate-level course describes, evaluates, and analyzes different statistical techniques and their real-world limitations and benefits. The course features crossover analysis, break-even analysis, cluster analysis, decision tree analysis as well as an introduction to regression.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Emerging Technologies

  • A Managers Guide to Artificial Intelligence

    This course introduces learners to basic artificial intelligence concepts and trends. Artificial Intelligence plays an increasingly important role in many industries. The emergence of this new technology promises to bring unprecedented efficiencies for organizations and enhance business performance. In today's global economy, managers will need to know how AI can be leveraged to keep their organizations competitive, as well as understand the potential ethical issues associated with employing AI technologies such as deep learning, machine learning, and the various AI-enabled recognition technologies.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • A Managers Guide to Block Chain

    Blockchain is on the forefront of emerging technologies and is the foundation of modern cryptocurrencies. If you're a manager with little exposure to blockchain as a concept, this course will help you build an understanding of the concepts and how the technology might apply to your business. This course is an introduction to blockchain as an underlying technology for cryptocurrencies and other applications. The assignments delve into critical parts of blockchain, such as consensus mechanisms and cryptography. They also look at blockchain's impact on verticals such as healthcare, Fintech, and government, along with democracy, governance, and social impact.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • A Managers Guide to Robotics

    This course will introduce many of the concepts and metrics for management to consider when evaluating whether an investment in robotics is the right decision for the operation. The course begins by defining automation types and processes before exploring the business functions involved in making the decision to execute an automation enhancement. In addition to delving into pragmatic issues, this course also explores the strategic and ethical issues of replacing human workers with robots.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Emerging Technology for Managers

    This Certificate in Emerging Technology for Managers addresses blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Learners who have completed this suite of courses are knowledgeable in how each technology affects business processes and how each contributes to a discussion about the future of labor. In the current business environment, managers and leaders should have a baseline understanding of these emerging technologies. Certificate holders are informed about cryptocurrencies and how blockchain is restoring trust and security in Internet transactions. Learners have examined how artificial intelligence is leading to gains in efficiency and performance, along with concepts and metrics for management to consider when evaluating an investment in robotics.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $199.00

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Marketing & Social Media

  • Marketing

  • An Overview of Marketing

    Marketing has become vital to the success of an organization in today's competitive world. This course provides an introduction to marketing and marketing planning, and addressing the definition of marketing, the marketing mix (the Four Ps), the strategic importance of marketing, and customer values and satisfaction. The course continues into topics of marketing planning including market research, pricing, distribution, and targeting.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Digital Marketing

    The content in this certificate aligns with the Online Marketing Certified Associate (OMCA) credential, which is offered by OMCP. Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. This Certificate in Digital Marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses in this suite offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $549.00

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  • Content Marketing

    This course offers an introduction to content marketing, a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience. With an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics, the course examines ways that marketers can tailor their content to meet the specific needs of potential customers as they travel through the sales funnel. Learners will explore how content is used to build brand awareness and establish the brand as a trusted source of expert advice.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $89.00

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  • Conversion Rate Optimization

    Conversion Rate Optimization is the process of steady and incremental marketing improvement to yield stronger results. In this course, learners will discover the five key steps to Conversion Rate Optimization and how the process interacts with other facets of digital marketing. Through a variety of instructive techniques, including subject matter expert videos and case-study scenarios, this course provides learners with the knowledge and resources to be more effective professionals.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Digital Marketing (ACE CREDIT)

    <p> This online course introduces learners to the principles, strategies, and technology of digital marketing. Video commentary from marketing professionals provides insight into the challenges and best practices of the field. The self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of digital marketing and practice relevant skills. </p> <p> Topics covered in the course: <ul> <li>Content Marketing</li> <li>Search Engine Optimization</li> <li>Paid Search/Paid Advertising</li> <li>Conversion Rate Optimization</li> <li>Digital Marketing Strategy</li> <li>Web Analytics</li> <li>Google Analytics</li> <li>Marketing Automation</li> <li>Social Media Marketing</li> <li>Mobile Marketing</li> </ul> </p>

    Location: Online

    Cost: $648.00

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  • Digital Marketing Strategy

    As consumers increasingly turn to the digital marketplace of the Internet, organizations recognize that they can better reach and connect with their customers, clients, or prospects through digital marketing. There are many benefits to effective digital marketing including improved brand perception, more efficient lead generation, and better customer satisfaction levels. That can translate into the sale of more products and services. Creating a digital marketing strategy is crucial to meeting the marketing goals of the organization. This course offers a step-by-step introduction to the process of creating such a strategy, with an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is the most popular web analytics software on the market. Whether in small business management or as part of a larger marketing effort, an understanding of how to design and execute campaigns in Google Analytics is becoming increasingly important for marketing success. This course will teach learners to use the application's tools to uncover marketing and sales data, attract web traffic, increase conversions, and create targeted marketing campaigns. The material assumes no prior knowledge of web analytics.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Marketing Automation

    This course is designed to help learners develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and techniques that they will encounter as practitioners in the marketing automation field. Module 1 explores the buying cycle and purchase funnel, along with measuring content strategies and calculating the value of customers, followers, likes, and mobile loyalists. Module 2 introduces the single customer view as it relates to cultivating leads and covers customer relationship management and email marketing, with emphasis on multi-touch campaigns and lead scoring. It also discusses loyalty programs and methods for measuring their effectiveness. Finally, learners will combine this knowledge with business concepts in order to better inform marketing decisions for their firm.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Mobile Marketing

    In the age of smartphones, it is a foregone conclusion that marketing efforts should be accessible on a mobile device. This course offers an introduction to mobile marketing, looking at strategies for reaching target audiences through multiple channels, including websites, email, social media, and mobile apps. With an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics, the course explores ways that marketers can leverage the unique benefits of mobile devices to drive profitable customer action.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Online Marketing Certified Associate (OMCA) Test Prep Bundle

    This completely online and self-paced program provides comprehensive preparation for the Online Marketing Certified Associate (OMCA) certification exam. It includes a voucher for the OMCA™ online exam (retail value $225) and a code for two practice exams. The requirements for OMCA™ certification include: A passing score on the OMCA exam. A secondary degree or equivalent (e.g., High School diploma or GED). Either successfully completing this MindEdge Test Prep Bundle or 600 hours of experience

    Location: Online

    Cost: $649.00

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  • Paid Search (PPC)

    Paid Search advertising, also called pay-per-click (PPC), is used to pay for traffic to visit a website. In this course, learners will explore search marketing, the search process, and the buying cycle. Also included is how to set up a successful PPC account, how to set and measure goals, and how to optimize keyword usage using a variety of strategies. Learners will then examine components of effective ads and landing pages, how to optimize ad targeting, and when to use search or display advertising. The course then delves into research and analysis considerations, such as report creation, improving quality score, and using A/B and multivariate ad testing. Course material is presented through the use of text, videos, games, and other engaging content.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) encompasses the practices and metrics of trying to increase a web site's ranking with search engines. This course will engage learners through a variety of assignments that span the history and technology of the World Wide Web. Students will learn how to leverage both content and technical features in order to increase ranking while also learning about the latest tools to measure performance. These aspects are then incorporated into real-world scenarios that challenge students to apply what they have learned.

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    Cost: $79.00

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  • Social Media Marketing

    Using social media in marketing is practically a requirement in today's highly connected digital world. But it can be confusing and complex to dive into social media marketing without some foundation in the basics. This course focuses on teaching the principles, best practices, and strategies for incorporating social media into a marketing plan. The first module teaches the various ways that social media can be used for marketing, including defining a clear brand voice, improving reputation, and engaging with customers. The course then looks at the practical way marketers can incorporate social media activities into a focused marketing plan. Learners identify how to integrate their social media with mobile, a hub website, and email marketing. They also learn how to use strategic metrics for tracking success.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Web Analytics

    This course is designed to help learners develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and techniques that they will encounter as practitioners in the web analytics field. Topics of major concern that are discussed in Module 1 include a summary of web analytics concepts and important terms, along with the organizations and personnel who use web analytics. The course defines key performance indicators and discusses how they are chosen and implemented. A discussion of segmentation follows, with strategies for how to categorize website visitors. Students will also learn how to plan and assess website business strategies using web analytics. In Module 2, learners will explore reporting and dashboards as they relate to web analytics. Students will gain an understanding of how to plan for and design dashboards and how qualitative research offers deeper business insights. In addition, students will learn how to conduct split and multivariate testing, and implement web analytics best practices.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Web Design

  • Certificate in Web Design

    A well-designed website is essential for any organization today, with so many people consuming much of their information online. This suite of courses will teach you the skills you'll need to build a website of your own. Building a website involves a lot more than just writing code. Before you start on that, you need to understand what you want your website to do, how it will look, who you want it to reach, and what message it should send. The first five courses in the suite will introduce you to the basics of designing a functional and attractive site, the HTML and CSS languages you'll need to execute your design, and best practices for designing and building a website that responds intelligently to the needs of users. The capstone course will guide you through a scenario-based web design project from conception to completion. Each course features video commentary by web design professionals and interactive learning exercises that will allow you to test your knowledge of web design concepts and practice coding.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • CSS for Web Design

    This course will introduce basic features of Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS. CSS is a versatile programming language that is used to style web pages by specifying how HTML and XML documents should appear. CSS makes it possible to control the presentation of elements on a page, including their color, dimensions, position, and behavior. A series of lab exercises provide students with opportunities to practice the tools and concepts they learn throughout the course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • HTML for Web Design

    This is an introductory-level course designed to provide a fundamental understanding HyperText Markup Language, commonly abbreviated as HTML. HTML is the standard markup language used to create webpages. Along with CSS, and JavaScript, HTML is a cornerstone technology used to create webpages as well as to create user interfaces for mobile and web applications. The course will cover HTML tags for images, links, lists, and tables, as well as how to organize page structures. Learners will gain experience using various HTML elements by developing a variety of different HTML documents through several lab assignments.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Web Design

    Introduction to Web Design is an introductory-level course providing the groundwork for building effective websites optimized in design, structure, usability, and accessibility. You will learn the fundamental principles of visual design and user experience to build webpages that are aesthetically pleasing and intuitive to navigate. The course will guide you through the website design process, from identifying your content strategy and information architecture, to choosing a layout and other design elements such as visual hierarchy, whitespace/negative space, color, and typography. During the course, you will also learn how to launch a website by selecting a domain host and website address. The course also introduces the three main website languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • JavaScript for Web Design

    This course introduces learners to the fundamentals of scripting and basic programming concepts while exploring the ways JavaScript can add functionality to web pages. Through several lab exercises, learners will progress from developing simple JavaScripts to more complex functions. From this base knowledge, they will then be introduced to popular JavaScript libraries and other similar tools and frameworks in use today.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Responsive Web Design

    This course will introduce you to responsive web design (RWD) by reviewing basic principles and foundational techniques for designing websites that are viewable on all devices. While this is an introductory course, the material does require that the learner has at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. After completing the course, students will be able to create custom CSS layouts and use media queries to optimize websites for different screen sizes.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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Sustainable & Non-Profit Management

  • Nonprofit Management

  • Advanced Grant Writing

    Pushing your grant writing skills to the next level is an exercise in focusing on the details. This course shows you how to ask iterative questions of yourself, your team, and your proposed program in order to sharpen and refine your grant proposal and push it to the top of the pack. By looking closely at how a logic model can shore up your proposal at each key stage, this course will demonstrate how to push your planning, evaluation, and budgeting from good to great.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $159.00

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  • Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization

    If you're involved in a nonprofit organization, you likely know all too well the importance of budgeting. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting. You will also learn about the organization-wide budget and different budget systems. After introducing the basics of budgeting in a nonprofit, the course continues on to slightly more advanced budgeting topics such as capital budgets, cash flow budgets, and opportunity budgets. You will also learn how nonprofit organizations are using different budgeting techniques to handle operating challenges.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Capital Campaigns

    A capital campaign raises money that a nonprofit organization uses for any physical asset, such as purchasing or renovating a building. It's a critical part of managing in the nonprofit sector. This introductory-level course covers the key terminology and practices surrounding running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. You will learn about the phases of conducting a capital campaign (evaluation, feasibility study, organization, solicitation, and post-campaign activities) as well as how to avoid common pitfalls in capital campaigns.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management

    This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. After completing all the courses, learners will engage in a simulation meant to test the concepts covered in the courseware. Some courses in this certificate award CFRE credits.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $699.00

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  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

    Fundraising is one of the central activities of a nonprofit organization and nonprofit management. To help finance operating budgets, nonprofits must raise money every year. In addition, special projects and improvements to facilities may be needed. In these situations, fundraisers will often launch large capital campaigns or apply for foundation grants. This course offers an introduction to fundraising for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on the fundamental issues.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $150.00

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  • How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement

    Understanding what the numbers say about the health of your nonprofit is critical to being able to manage the organization successfully. This course will develop your ability to appropriately interpret the major financial accounting statements that are used by nonprofit organizations. You will gain an understanding of the types of financial statements that are used by nonprofit organizations, and how they differ from for-profit financial reporting. Also, the course demonstrates the power and limitations of accounting information in assessing financial performance and decision-making. You will also learn the uses of financial statement analysis, or ratio analysis for nonprofit organizations.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Grant Writing

    Writing grants is often a critical part of gaining funding for any nonprofit organization's mission. Strategic grant writing aligns the needs of a nonprofit with funding sources, whether foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals. This introductory-level course offers a guide to the basics of grant writing. The course explores the relationship between grant writing and an organization's strategy for fundraising. It also outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlights grant writing best practices.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $150.00

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  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management

    There are many differences between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Before delving into the details of nonprofit management, this course serves as a critical introduction to the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations. You will gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues that leaders face in this exciting and growing field. You will also be exposed to the major areas of responsibility for nonprofit leaders, including strategy, managing employees and volunteers, fundraising, grant writing, board governance, marketing, innovation, and social media.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization

    The success of any nonprofit organization can rely on the quality of its leadership. You know a good leader when you see one, but how can you become one? This course begins by examining leadership theories as well as key qualities and ethics within leadership. After establishing this foundation, the course focuses on leadership in the nonprofit sector, including the leadership shortage and possible solutions.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Leading the Courtney Museum Simulation

    Whether you have years of experience in the nonprofit sector, or you're considering a possible career shift, this simulation is designed to challenge and engage participants while exploring key real-world leadership issues confronted by nonprofit managers. The learner assumes the role of executive director of the troubled Courtney Museum, and deals with a series of personnel, marketing, financial, and board and community relations issues. As the learner makes tough decisions, an adaptive scoreboard reflects the impact of those choices on the museum's prospects. Video commentary from experienced nonprofit leaders provides qualitative context and explores the consequences of choosing different paths for reviving the museum.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development

    Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. And board members are a special type of volunteer, helping to guide the direction of a nonprofit, promote the organization in the community, and ensure that the nonprofit's mission is fulfilled. Learning how best to manage the board and other volunteers is a critical part of nonprofit management. This course covers the fundamentals of board and volunteer development as well as recruiting, effective communication, and retention.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $150.00

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  • Nonprofit Ethics and Compliance

    Because they rely on the public's trust, nonprofit organizations must adhere to the highest ethical standards; even a hint of impropriety could jeopardize a nonprofit's reputation, its fundraising, and eventually its mission. At the same time, nonprofits with 501 (c)(3) status must be scrupulous in their compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. This course provides a detailed introduction to nonprofit ethics and compliance, examining a range of topics including: mission and vision statements; governance policies; conflicts of interest; fundraising ethics; IRS compliance; state laws and regulations; and the role of the compliance officer. This self-paced course, filled with videos and interactive case studies, will help you understand one of the most important areas of nonprofit management.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Nonprofit Management (ACE CREDIT)

    <p> This online course introduces learners to current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Video commentary on these crucial topics provides insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. The self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. </p> <p> This course is made up of the following components: <ul> <li>Introduction to Nonprofit Management</li> <li>Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations</li> <li>Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization</li> <li>Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development</li> <li>Budgeting in a Nonprofit Organization</li> <li>How to Read a Nonprofit Financial Statement</li> <li>Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations</li> <li>Introduction to Grant Writing</li> <li>Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations</li> <li>Social Media for Nonprofits</li> </ul> </p>

    Location: Online

    Cost: $798.00

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  • Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

    When we think of marketing, we typically think of the activities that a for-profit company engages in. However, marketing is an important function for nonprofit organizations as well. Effective marketing is how nonprofit organizations determine the needs of their clients and their donors. As in the for-profit world, nonprofit marketing includes advertising, promotion, public relations, and customer relationship management. This course examines how nonprofits use marketing to publicize their mission and to gather contributions of time and money. The course also discusses marketing planning in the nonprofit organization.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Social Media for Nonprofits

    Effective use of social media as a marketing tool is often essential for nonprofits to get attention in this digital world. This course introduces learners to the use of social media in communicating, marketing, public relations, and fundraising for nonprofits. It explores the major social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest) as vehicles for nonprofits to reach their members, volunteers, and donors.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Starting Your Own Nonprofit Organization

    This course is a how-to guide for anyone who's got a great idea about how to give back to the community—but doesn't know how to turn that idea into a reality. The course begins by considering a fundamental question: Is starting a nonprofit the best way to achieve your philanthropic goals? For those who answer "Yes," the course then discusses the key steps in getting a nonprofit off the ground, including incorporating your organization; applying for tax-exempt status; drafting a business plan; choosing a board of directors and writing bylaws for the organization; recruiting employees and managing volunteers; and addressing the crucial issue of fundraising. Rich with videos and interactive content, this course provides a detailed and highly practical introduction to the fast-growing world of nonprofits.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

    We hear a lot about successful for-profit companies and the successful strategies they have developed. Even though nonprofit organizations are not concerned with profit maximization, they too can benefit from following a strategy. A nonprofit's strategy constitutes its decisions about what it will do and how it will do it. Nonprofit managers are critical to successfully implementing strategy since they are responsible for carrying out the actions that will support it. By understanding a nonprofit's strategy and how it helps the organization fulfill its mission, a manager can do a better job implementing the strategy.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Sustainable Management

  • An Overview of Sustainable Management

    Sustainable management is managing a firm so that it generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. The business case for sustainable management is that it can help a company's long-run profitability and success. This course provides an overview of sustainable management, and discusses the role of government and regulation in sustainable management practices.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Sustainable Management

    Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations. A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $459.00

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the concept of organizations taking responsibility for their impact on society and the environment. Businesses which embrace CSR promote the public interest through what they do (for example, encouraging community growth and development) and what they refrain from doing (for example, eliminating or avoiding practices that harm stakeholders, regardless of whether such practices are legal). CSR is the inclusion of the public interest into corporate decision-making.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Measuring Sustainable Management Performance

    One well-known business saying is that you can't manage what you can't measure. With the growing importance of sustainable management, business leaders must find the appropriate tools and techniques for measuring their organization's sustainability performance. This course reviews the measurement of sustainable management practices and performance.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics

    Leaders are increasingly being held responsible and accountable for the manner in which they lead—and if they are adhering to ethical behavior when they make decisions. Organizations have learned that the costs of unethical actions can be high, both legally, and from the perspective of brand image and reputation. At the same time, research is showing that good business ethics translates to good business results. Leading in an ethical manner can provide a clear advantage in building a thriving enterprise.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Taking the Helm at Coastal Industries Simulation

    Throughout this simulation, you will play the role of the new chief executive officer of Coastal Industries, a fictional manufacturer of industrial transformers. During the simulation, you will be asked to make a series of decisions as Coastal Industries adopts sustainable management practices. These decisions will involve the company's operations, its standing in the community, and its relations with local government and state and federal regulators. Each of your decisions will affect Coastal Industries in different ways.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting

    In order to pursue the goal of sustainability, corporate and government leaders must manage companies and economies in terms of balancing and optimizing the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic impacts. The Triple Bottom Line concept, also known as the "3Ps" ("People, Planet, and Profit"), is both a metaphor for thinking about sustainability as well as the basis for a practical framework for accounting and reporting on organizations' activities and impacts. The TBL concept borrows the well-known and widely accepted idea of financial accounting and its "bottom line" and expands it.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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Technology & Computers

  • Computer Applications

  • Excel Advanced Skills

    This course is designed for the learner who already has a solid understanding of Excel's basic tools and functions. The course teaches learners some of the more advanced skills and features available in Excel, which may be useful in data analysis. These skills include style templates, conditional formatting, data validation, data manipulation, and pivot tables.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Excel Basics

    As big data continues to change the way businesses operate and drive strategy, the ability to efficiently and effectively organize and analyze data is crucial. Managers need to be able to utilize tools to identify trends and help make better business decisions. Microsoft's Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software to organize and manage data related to business operations. This course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Excel, including data entry, basic formula calculations, and formatting and style operations. During the course, you will learn how to build a spreadsheet from scratch and gain a greater understanding of the most popular Excel commands and functions.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Excel Tips & Tricks

    This course features 25 of the most popular Excel tip and tricks for both novice and advanced Excel users. In this course, you will learn time-saving techniques to boost efficiency, increase productivity and workflow, and improve and advance your skills. Topics include data entry, data organization, data cleaning, elements of style, data sorting, data filtering, and spreadsheet display tips. This course also covers three of the most popular lookup and reference functions: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and Find + Replace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Microsoft Project Basics

    This course introduces learners to Microsoft's project management software, MS Project. Learners, particularly aspiring project managers, are provided a step-by-step tutorial on mastering basic functions that are essential for any project. MS Project is a popular tool for project managers that allows them to develop schedules, allocate resources and duties to specific tasks, and track a project's progression. It also allows managers to oversee the budget and analyze workloads. This introductory course will focus on the Microsoft Office 2019 version of MS Project. Learners are required to have access to MS Project 2019 in order to complete this course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Microsoft Project Intermediate

    This intermediate-level course provides learners with essential skills for mastering Microsoft's project management software, MS Project. Aspiring project managers are provided a step-by-step tutorial on various functions that are required for every type of project. This course assumes that learners have a basic familiarity with MS Project. MS Project is a popular tool that allows project managers to develop schedules, allocate resources, and track progress. It also allows managers to perform variance analysis and combine multiple projects. This intermediate course will focus on the Microsoft Office 2019 version of MS Project.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Microsoft Word Basics

    This is an introductory-level course designed to both build a foundation of essential skills in Microsoft Word and to gain a greater understanding of its interface and design elements. The course focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in Word, including writing, proofing, finalizing, and printing a document.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Powerpoint for Business

    As technology continues to change the way that we engage in business communications, the art of presenting has also undergone a shift. No longer can presenters rely solely on their spoken words to deliver their messages. Now, audiences expect to see multimedia slideshows that both inform and entertain. This course will consider how to plan and design effective slideshow presentations using Microsoft's PowerPoint software. It includes practical tips and examples for mapping the presentation, incorporating research, using templates, selecting visual elements, and delivering the presentation.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • QuickBooks Online Basics

    QuickBooks Online Basics is an introductory-level course designed to build a foundation of essential skills in QuickBooks® Online. In this course, learners will develop a greater understanding of the basic bookkeeping and accounting functions that the software enables. The course content focuses on mastering the fundamental tasks performed in QuickBooks®, including setting up a company file and chart of accounts, entering customer and vendor information, recording sales, creating invoices, managing payables and receivables, creating and customizing reports, and using the Audit Log.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Visual Powerpoint

    In today's professional landscape, PowerPoint presentations can be effective platforms for sharing information and garnering audience interest and support. At the same time, a poorly designed PowerPoint slideshow can quickly turn an audience away. By focusing on how to apply basic design principles to slideshow creation, this course will help learners use Microsoft's PowerPoint 365 software to build visually engaging slideshow presentations. Learners will consider how to select images and photographs for use in slides, the importance of arrangement and placement of images, the use of tools like Shapes and SmartArt, methods for presenting data, and the selection of colors and fonts that increase the readability of content.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cybersecurity

  • A Managers Guide to Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity

    This course provides an overview of cloud computing and the business and security considerations of transitioning to a cloud environment or from one cloud service provider to another. The course is presented in two modules. In addition to providing information that aligns with industry standard content from the Cloud Security Alliance, this course also includes a module that presents different real-world scenarios to learners, asking them to apply what they have learned to situations they might encounter in the workplace.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Access Control and Identity Management Scenarios

    Access control is the restriction of access to a computer system. So how does a cybersecurity professional manage this access control? This course introduces the principles of access controls, beginning with the central modes of information security and continuing through various attacks and defenses. It provides an overview of Identity Management and the resources used on modern-day information systems, including Web and cloud-based ones. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on access control and identity management that professionals face in the real-world.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Application Development for Cloud Computing

    This course is intended to provide professionals who have some technical experience an overview of the application development process, how it applies to cloud computing, and the prevalent security concerns related to today's applications. It is not a software engineering course and does not require any programming knowledge. The content of this course covers much of the Application Security domain developed by the (ISC)2 and Cloud Security Alliance as part of the Cloud Computing Security Practitioner (CCSP) exam and certification. Further, the course also incorporates content that may be found on the CompTIA Cloud+ exam. As such, it should serve as useful preparation for anyone pursuing these certifications.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Application, Data, and Host Security Scenarios

    When you download an app, or access a database, you want to trust that the software engineer who developed the app had an eye toward security. This course covers the security of applications, data, and hosts in information systems. It provides a comprehensive examination of software development and change management. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on real-world application, data, and host security. Although not required, having some experience or working knowledge in IT concepts is helpful in taking this course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Asset Security

    Companies must protect their assets. Just as locks go on the doors to protect physical assets, electronic and data assets must also be guarded. Asset security involves the full support of everyone in an organization, from corporate-level personnel down to front-line employees. Various security controls will be described that help protect privacy, along with data leakage prevention (DLP). Although it is not necessary, having some foundation in IT concepts is helpful in taking this course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $499.00

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  • CISSP Exam Prep Course

    The CISSP Exam Prep Course prepares test-takers for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam, as administered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The CISSP certification is recognized worldwide and adheres to the strict standards of ISO/IEC 17024. As security breaches outpace the available pool of security experts, the need for information security professionals with proper certifications will continue to grow. Among other titles, obtaining the CISSP certification prepares one for a position as a Security Analyst, Chief Information Security Officer, or as a Security Architect.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $549.00

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  • CISSP Practice Exams and Exam Strategies

    This course is designed to give learners an assessment of their readiness to take ISC2's CISSP® Exam. It contains two 120-question practice exams, which cover The International Information System Security Certification Consortium's eight domains.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Cloud Data Security

    This course is comprised of two modules. The first addresses many of the important concepts of cloud-based data and the security responsibilities of both cloud consumers and cloud service providers. The second module offers a series of scenarios that relate to cloud data security to ensure you have mastered the material.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Security

    This course is comprised of two modules. The first addresses many of the challenges for both cloud consumers and cloud service providers in securing the infrastructure and platforms used in cloud computing. The second module offers a series of real-world scenarios designed to give learners a sense for how the concepts might be applied in their everyday work. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who have some knowledge of internet-related technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cloud Operations Security

    This course begins by covering security issues with regard to operating cloud services. While it covers many aspects relevant to a cloud service provider, it should be particularly valuable to helping cloud consumers understand how security responsibilities may be divided between consumer and provider. The second module engages the learner with real-world scenarios that represent the challenges to securing cloud operations. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who have some knowledge of internet-related technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Communication and Network Security

    This course covers topics related to communications and network security. It begins with a lesson in the different types of networks and different transmission technologies. It also covers the two main models that govern how networks work: the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, as well as their related layers. The course includes a detailed discussion of the many protocols that allow networks and network devices to communicate with one another and includes a discussion of firewalls and wireless networks. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Compliance and Operational Security Scenarios

    This course contains a discussion of the role of security governance and risk management in information security. It looks at the policies and standards that are needed to operate an effective information security function and to oversee good information security practices. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on compliance and operational security to allow you to practice the concepts learned in the material. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep Course

    The CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep Course prepares test-takers for the Security+ exam, as administered by CompTIA. The CompTIA certification is recognized worldwide and adheres to the strict standards of ISO/IEC 17024 and is approved by the US Department of Defense to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. The course contains a variety of content presentation methods to help teach the concepts and vocabulary, and ultimately, learners are given ample opportunity to assess their skills with a multiple choice practice exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Cryptography Scenarios

    This course contains an introduction to the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering. It examines the role of encryption in information security and considers common encryption methods. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on cryptography to help you apply the concepts to situations you may see in the real world. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Cybersecurity for Healthcare Professionals

    In this course, manager's are introduced to essential information security principles and concepts. These concepts are critically important in the healthcare sector as a data breach can have far-reaching consequences for individuals and organizations. Beyond financial losses and the embarrassment of having personal information exposed online, a security breach in healthcare can result in a patient becoming seriously injured or killed. This course is designed to help manager's navigate crucial cybersecurity concepts as applied to HITECH and HIPAA-covered entities. Learners will explore the reasons why breaches occur, the motivation of attackers, and how to protect Personal Health Information (PHI) while it is in use, in storage, and in transit across a network.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Fundamentals of Application Security

    The assignments in this course introduce many of the concepts of application development and the security issues that relate to them. The course covers various software development models and considerations and introduces learners to basic security concepts such a cryptography and the common vulnerabilities and exposures list. In this material, we will also introduce the basic concepts of cybersecurity, including cryptography, and illustrate how the many vulnerabilities found in applications today can trace their origin to some point in the development process. While this is not a "coding" course, it provides examples of coding techniques and explores and contrasts the many different models of software development. Ultimately, this content should prove valuable to managers, developers, and security professionals who are looking for a comprehensive understanding of how the many components of the application creation process come together under an umbrella of security.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Identity and Access Management

    This course introduces students to the principles of access controls, beginning with the central modes of information security and continuing through various attacks and defenses. The course presents different kinds of authentication techniques, how they work, and how they are distinguished from each other. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

    Globally, incidents of data breaches, identity thefts, and cybercrimes are on the rise, along with the explosive growth of online personal data and the expansion of computer networks. This course teaches the fundamental concepts of information security one will encounter in the cybersecurity field. This course will set the groundwork with basic vocabulary and then introduces concepts such as access controls, risk management, cyber attacks, and digital forensics. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Introduction to IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    As organizations become increasingly globalized and as legal environments quickly evolve, the importance of governance, risk management, and compliance continues to gain in importance. Regulatory compliance forces organizations to better manage their data as noncompliance can lead to penalties, fines, and worse. With the proper governance and risk management structures in place, an organization can better manage data and risk to improve business outcomes while adhering to regulations. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in furthering their knowledge of governance, risk management, and compliance as these relate to information technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $129.00

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  • Introduction to Malware

    Malicious software, better known as malware, has become a central element in not just cybersecurity but daily life. It has played a role in everything from our politics to our economy, to our personal lives. However, it remains a poorly understood and reported subject. This course provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to malware and how to defend against it. Instruction is divided into two modules. The first provides an overview of the history and mechanisms of malware. The second module offers a series of real-world scenarios in which the learner must apply several of the concepts covered in the first module.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Network Security Scenarios

    This course examines communications and network security. It covers the different types of networks and different transmission technologies and the two main models that govern how networks work, the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, and their related layers. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios that will help you apply what you've learned to situations you may encounter in the real world. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Real-World Cloud Cybersecurity Scenarios

    This suite of five related courses covers various aspects of securing cloud services. Its structure is based on the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification administered jointly by the Cloud Security Alliance and (ISC)2. Each course is comprised of two modules. The first provides content related to the course subject matter. The second module engages the learner with real-world scenarios in which he or she must apply the content of the first module. This bundle is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security. Some understanding of basic IT concepts is helpful. Individual courses included in this bundle are listed below.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $329.00

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  • Real-World Cybersecurity Scenarios

    What would you do in the face of an actual information security problem? These courses each include a module devoted to fictional scenarios, based on real-world challenges that cybersecurity professionals face. Each course is self-paced and contains interactive games, real-world examples, expert videos, quizzes, assessments, and focused instruction. Each of the courses in this bundle helps refine and enhance the skills that cybersecurity and IT professionals need. The concepts and principles covered focus attention on the needs of the expanding computer information security industry. This bundle is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security. Some understanding of basic IT concepts is helpful. Individual courses included in this bundle are listed below.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Security and Risk Management

    This course covers the role of governance and risk management in information security. It looks at the policies and standards that are needed to operate an effective information security function and to oversee good information security practices. The course also includes a look at how modern organizations manage information security risks and how to conduct a risk analysis. It concludes by examining the process for providing information security training and education. This course requires some basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Security Assessment and Testing

    This course covers security assessment and testing, focusing on potential disruptions that can affect organizations and how they can be addressed with assessments and plans. Students will have the opportunity to practice how to assess the impact of disasters that may arise as well as to develop their own versions of these plans. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Security Engineering

    This course contains an introduction to the key concepts of cryptography and security engineering. It examines the role of encryption in information security and considers common encryption methods. In addition, the course discusses ciphers, their substitutes, and how they work. Public key infrastructure and management is also covered. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Security Operations

    This course contains a detailed overview of security operations: administrative controls, trusted recovery and change and incident management. This course establishes a foundation in auditing, monitoring and detection in information security. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Software Development Security

    This course covers software development security while focusing on the systems development life cycle, operating systems, and their environments. Additional topics include the role of various databases in security and how to recognize and guard against attacks on software. Students will have the opportunity to apply application security controls. This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Threats and Vulnerabilities Scenarios

    This course examines the process of identifying and mitigating threats and vulnerabilities in information systems. It covers common categories of threats and vulnerabilities and the resources used to detect them. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on threats and vulnerabilities. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in information technology security, with an eye towards handling real-world scenarios.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Data Analytics

  • Certificate in Data Analytics

    This certificate in data analytics provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. This certificate will present the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape. Learners are exposed to quantitative decision-making tools and techniques, which tie into real-world case studies. Each course in this certificate utilizes games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, real world case studies, and other engaging content to ensure rapid mastery of the content and direct application. Course videos and lessons focus on use of both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $399.00

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  • Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance

    When using data analysis to improve organizational performance, it's vital to employ the tools that bring the data to life and keep people engaged in the process. Organizations in both the public and private sectors often use tools and frameworks to deliver the data, and the information the data might suggest, to its staff. This intermediate-level course will explain some of these measures and tools, describe some specific measurements, and explain the relationship between assessment and strategy. Summarizing the data with the correct tool can be the gating factor to reaching staff and effecting changes that spur performance improvement.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Data Analysis in the Real World

    This course discusses data-driven decision making across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, and government. This course also offers recommendations for decision-making based on data analytics for each sector. The course will begin with an introduction of Big Data, then continue into a deeper dive on its implications within each sector.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Introduction to Data Analysis

    Whatever your profession. Whatever your field. As a professional, and certainly as a leader, you will be asked to make a decision based on data. This course will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making. Since quantitative analytics is used in various settings, this intermediate-level course also offers insight into how research is used in different sectors. From a management perspective, the course highlights appropriate quantitative methods and ways to ensure quality and accuracy through research design.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Statistical Process Control

    Statistical Process Control is all about boosting quality. Quality management can not only deliver value to customers and stakeholders, it can also enable data-driven decision making that helps organizations gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This intermediate-level course will introduce the basics of quality management, explaining the difference between quality control and quality assurance, providing methods for application of analysis, showing different applications of the Seven Basic Quality Tools. It all culminates in a brief case study, which illustrates the concepts covered.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Statistics as a Managerial Tool

    Managing today can require good instincts. However, instinct is not enough to manage the huge amounts of available data and the complex variables of the business world. Statistics can help managers and leaders make sense of these complexities, back-up their assertions, and feel confident about when to take the risks and when to pump the breaks. This intermediate-level course examines statistics as a managerial tool. It also looks at common graphical representations of data and how these can be effective tools to explain situations and support persuasive arguments for a course of action.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Tools of Data Analysis

    There are a number of statistical tools and techniques that are commonly used by organizations to inform decision-making. These tools span numerous business functions and support many different objectives. This intermediate-level course describes, evaluates, and analyzes different statistical techniques and their real-world limitations and benefits. The course features crossover analysis, break-even analysis, cluster analysis, decision tree analysis as well as an introduction to regression.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Emerging Technologies

  • A Managers Guide to Artificial Intelligence

    This course introduces learners to basic artificial intelligence concepts and trends. Artificial Intelligence plays an increasingly important role in many industries. The emergence of this new technology promises to bring unprecedented efficiencies for organizations and enhance business performance. In today's global economy, managers will need to know how AI can be leveraged to keep their organizations competitive, as well as understand the potential ethical issues associated with employing AI technologies such as deep learning, machine learning, and the various AI-enabled recognition technologies.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • A Managers Guide to Block Chain

    Blockchain is on the forefront of emerging technologies and is the foundation of modern cryptocurrencies. If you're a manager with little exposure to blockchain as a concept, this course will help you build an understanding of the concepts and how the technology might apply to your business. This course is an introduction to blockchain as an underlying technology for cryptocurrencies and other applications. The assignments delve into critical parts of blockchain, such as consensus mechanisms and cryptography. They also look at blockchain's impact on verticals such as healthcare, Fintech, and government, along with democracy, governance, and social impact.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • A Managers Guide to Robotics

    This course will introduce many of the concepts and metrics for management to consider when evaluating whether an investment in robotics is the right decision for the operation. The course begins by defining automation types and processes before exploring the business functions involved in making the decision to execute an automation enhancement. In addition to delving into pragmatic issues, this course also explores the strategic and ethical issues of replacing human workers with robots.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Certificate in Emerging Technology for Managers

    This Certificate in Emerging Technology for Managers addresses blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Learners who have completed this suite of courses are knowledgeable in how each technology affects business processes and how each contributes to a discussion about the future of labor. In the current business environment, managers and leaders should have a baseline understanding of these emerging technologies. Certificate holders are informed about cryptocurrencies and how blockchain is restoring trust and security in Internet transactions. Learners have examined how artificial intelligence is leading to gains in efficiency and performance, along with concepts and metrics for management to consider when evaluating an investment in robotics.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $199.00

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Personal Enrichment & Recreation

  • GED

  • GED Exam Prep: Math Reasoning

    This completely online and self-paced, GED Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED Test. Learners are guided along a learning path of topics, including Numeracy and Operations, Beyond Integers, Algebra Basics, Graphing and Functions, Geometry and Measurements, and Statistics and Data Analysis. These topics prepare learners for the four major areas of the Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED Test: Basic Math, Geometry, Algebra, and Graphs and Functions. This course includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $29.00

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  • GED Exam Prep: Reasoning Through Language

    This completely online and self-paced, eleven-module GED Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Test. Topics covered include essential reading skills, interpreting text, interpreting words and phrases, analyzing the structure of a text, discerning an author's purpose, evaluating arguments and claims, analyzing similarities, common grammar issues, and writing an extended response. The course includes exam-taking tips, two full-length practice exams, diagnostic tests at the beginning of each module, and practice questions at the end of each module.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $29.00

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  • GED Exam Prep: Science

    This completely online and self-paced, GED Test Prep course provides comprehensive preparation for the GED Science Test. The GED Science Test Prep provides the fundamentals of science reasoning within three subject areas: Life Science; Physical Science; and Earth and Space Science. This course, along with the GED test itself, achieves this by testing your ability to apply essential Science Practices to analyze and draw inferences from reading passages, charts, and related material. This course includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions for each content topic, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. The practice exams within this course are designed to align as closely as possible to the questions test-takers will encounter on the official GED exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $29.00

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  • GED Exam Prep: Social Studies

    This completely online and self-paced, five-module GED Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the GED Social Studies Test. The course includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. More than 200 practice questions address the Social Studies Practices and four Content Topic areas covered in the GED Social Studies Test.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $29.00

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  • GED Test Prep - Four Part Bundle

    This completely online and self-paced, GED Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the GED Test. GED has four distinct sections: math, science, social studies, and reading through language arts. Each of these sections is represented with a separate course, allowing learners to more closely focus on those areas of the GED curriculum where the most scaffolding is needed. Each of the four courses includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. The suite of four courses contain more than 400 practice questions in total, and are designed to align as closely as possible to the questions test-takers will encounter on the official GED exam.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $99.00

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  • Online Learning

  • Certificate in Online Learning

    Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education. This Certificate in Online Learning offered by the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) draws upon the lessons learned by the creative, editorial, and technical teams at MindEdge Learning. MindEdge Learning, founded in 1998, has developed online courses and simulations used by hundreds of thousands of students in higher education and the private sector. This certificate offers instruction on the major models, tools, and techniques in creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied, in practice, to online design and instruction. Further, the certificate provides a brief survey of the technology employed in online learning, best practices for teaching online, strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum, and the basics of developing accessible online learning. Each of these self-paced courses offer an assortment of interactive exercises, selected readings, and self-assessments. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion. Courses included in this certificate program are listed at the bottom of this page.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $320.00

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  • Introduction to Online Learning

    Learners who are engaging in online coursework have high expectations for their learning experience. And many institutions try to develop online coursework as a way to reduce cost and control the content of the training, but without regard for the complexities of the technology. This course introduces the major models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied in practice to online design and instruction.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Narrative Learning

    Storytelling and the use of narrative case studies can be a highly effective way to teach. Often, we learn best by doing, and in the context of online learning, "doing" often means utilizing case study and role-playing methods. This course introduces the major techniques and strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum. It presents different types of narrative learning and identifies the best means to utilize each. Finally, it explores the efficacy of narrative learning and how it can be applied to online design and instruction.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • Online Learning Accessibility

    In developing any online learning material, federal regulations require adherence to specific accessibility standards. Students with disabilities must be given equal access to learn the content. This can be a major road block to an organization trying to develop online coursework. This course covers the basics of online learning accessibility standards and reviews best practices for accessibility.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $49.00

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  • Teaching Online

    Even the most experienced teachers often need help transitioning into the world of teaching online. When you don't meet your students face-to-face teachers must adjust their tactics and strategies to help them identify struggling students and to ensure students are engaging and learning the material. This course offers a brief survey of the major models, tools, and techniques in teaching online.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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  • The Technology of Online Learning

    The technology of online learning is constantly evolving. Not only is the technology of content presentation becoming more complex, but the delivery, integration, grade syncing, and expanding learning management system markets all add the puzzle. As a developer of online courses, this course seeks to give you the vocabulary and tools you need to ask the right questions and understand the fundamental concepts of technology in online learning. It reviews the key software and hardware options available, and it covers best practices in using technology.

    Location: Online

    Cost: $79.00

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