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Keys to Becoming a Successful Learning Leader

Understand strategies your company can use to identify and empower a group of committed people to support your eLearning programs. The goal of this series is to help your company cultivate a group of people who care about the outcomes of the training program. In Turning Employees into Learning Champions, we introduced the concept of a core learning group and discussed the roles that need to be filled. Now we’ll continue with discussion about the responsibilities of the core learning group and communication strategies.

Responsibilities

What should a core learning group be responsible for? This is a group of champions, not necessarily a group of tacticians. At the heart of the group’s training related activities should be tasks that further the company’s learning objectives. Simply put, the core group should be comprised of people that are up to date on learning activities and doing things to make sure they stay successful.

Holly Huntley, Global Chief Learning Officer for CSC, a technical services company in Falls Church, Virginia, has a Top Ten list for learning leaders.

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New Release: Network+ N10-006 Series

View Network+ Course List in our IT Enterprise Catalog List

The Network+ Certification by CompTIA is an international and vendor-neutral certification that has been endorsed and recognized by industry computing manufacturers and organizations. This course provides foundational knowledge of the principles, techniques, and tools needed to successfully prepare for the N10-006 exam.

In this course, you will learn the network infrastructure services for the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Certification exam. The topics that will be covered include: TCP/IP, Network Infrastructure Services, Troubleshooting Networks, LAN Infrastructures, Advanced Networking Concepts and much more. These courses are paired with a variety of demos and quizzes giving a real world look at some of the concepts that will be discussed.

The Courses listed below are can be taken in any order, as a review of a particular concept or exam domain. However, if you are just becoming familiar with PC operating systems and basic networking, it is recommended that you view the courses sequentially.

Network+ N10-006 Course Series Overview:

As a CompTIA certified Network+ technician you need to be aware of various cable types & connectors, their characteristics, capabilities, and limitations. You’ll also need to understand various connectors that are involved. This course is designed to prepare the student for the Network+ certification. Students will take a look at network standards and the organizations that create them, as well as the importance of standardization. We have paired this course with demos that will help give a visual example of the concepts that will be talked about.

 

LearnSmart is recognized by CompTIA as part of the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program (CAPP).

Our courses qualify as Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Network+ N10-006 Series Course Breakdown:

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Successful Usage: “Carrot & Stick”

Tips for Successful Usage: “Carrot & The Stick”

Increase Employment Training with an eLearning Incentive Program

How are you going to get your employees to take advantage of their eLearning? By utilizing a successful eLearning incentive program through the balance of “carrot” incentives and “stick” follow-up so that you can get your target users, your employees, to “buy-in”.

With more employment training and usage your ROI will automatically increase.

By understanding the way your employee works and thinks is key to provide the right balance of “carrot” incentives and “stick” motivators & follow through.

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Single Sign On!

We are Now Offering Single Sign On!
SSO Access to Your Training

We heard your demand and now offer a single entry point to our LearnSmart portal  

logo  Eliminate the need the need to remember another username and password beyond your initial login   

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New CompTIA Network+ Exam Addresses Growth of Software Defined Networks, Heightened Security Preparedness

CompTIA is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals with over 400,000 people worldwide being CompTIA Network+ certified.

CompTIA Network+ is compliant with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment, the international standard designed to ensure that certification bodies around the world operate in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner.

Providing network technicians, engineers, administrators, analysts, cable technicians and help desk technicians, and other IT enthusiasts valuable skills, this exam and credential validates that an individual has the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure and manage today’s networks.

“The days of setting up a network and walking away are long gone. Today’s networks require constant oversight, adjustment and protection,” noted James Stanger, senior director, product management, CompTIA. “We’ve updated our exam to reflect this new reality.”

A new version of Network+ (N10-006) launched on February 28, 2015. CompTIA will retire Network+ exam N10-005 in August 2015.

The new exam has been updated to reflect the current thinking of industry professionals as well as to reflect technologies used today, with a greater emphasis on practical knowledge, especially how to identify and use elements of a network infrastructure. Significant changes include:

  • Additional IPv6 concepts.

  • Emphasis on troubleshooting.

  • Additional security knowledge.

  • Knowledge of how to administer key systems

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November2014

LearnSmart New Releases Update for November 2014

Find out more about the newest releases that are available in our Knowledge Libraries. To learn more about these courses and LearnSmart Knowledge Libraries, contact a LearnSmart Sales Representative today at 1-800-418-6789.

We have added two new series!

  • Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure Series

    The following courses teach the principles, techniques, and tools you’ll need to successfully prepare for and pass the 70-413 certification exam. You’ll become proficient in the skills needed to deploy and virtualize Windows Server 2012. You’ll also spend time going through demonstrations that will sharpen your required skills to plan and implement a server infrastructure. The topics covered in these courses align with the exam objectives as published by Microsoft. Each exam domain is covered over five courses.

  • Workforce Generation Series

    In the workplace, there is a generational mix where each age group has specific attributes and attitudes. As a manager, it is your responsibility to bridge generational gaps and aid multi-generational teams or departments to function cohesively. Explore each generation’s individuality and how to appropriately interact with them to unite the team. When you understand the basic distinctions of the workforce generations comprising your employed staff, you can begin reaping the benefits by putting that knowledge to good use. Each of these topics is covered over five courses. The first three courses were previously released, and now the final two are available!

  • Problem Performance Management Series

    Through this series, you will gain substantial insight into why employees and teams have performance problems, the causes of various performance problems, and different methodologies for correcting those performance problems. It is important to remember that, even though some employees may experience performance problems, more often than not, they are still contributing substantially to the organization. Focus on gaining the information and skills you’ll need to effectively handle performance problems in the workplace. Four titles are included in this series!

  • Show Me & Test Me Demonstration Video Training

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October2014

LearnSmart New Releases Update for October 2014

Our newest releases include courses that introduce you to the tools you’ll need to create jaw-dropping digital illustrations. Learn what it takes to become the next Creative Director for Apple, or how to create higher quality images for marketing purposes. You’ll find these courses available in our Knowledge Libraries.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Series

Explore the new features offered in Adobe® Illustrator CS6, such as the touch type tool, font search, and CSS extraction. These Illustrator courses will teach you everything you need to know to create vector assets that can be used in any design project, ranging from logos to advertising graphics. You will learn to intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on their artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels. At the completion of this series, you will be prepared for the Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS6 (ACA) exam. Each exam domain is covered over three courses:

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September2014

LearnSmart New Releases Update for September 2014

Explore the newest course releases added to LearnSmart Knowledge Libraries. These releases are courses that explore the intricacies to Windows Server 2012 services, Access database tools, as well as the new gadgets in Outlook. Dive into these courses to become a more-efficient professional, or become a certified system administrator:

1. Microsoft Access Series
2. Microsoft Outlook Series
3. Microsoft’s Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (70-414) Series

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August2014

LearnSmart New Releases Update for August 2014

Our newest releases include courses that introduce you to the 21st Century workforce, and prepare you to work with the diverse generations found in this workforce. All of these courses are available in our Knowledge Libraries. To learn more about these courses and LearnSmart Knowledge Libraries, contact your LearnSmart Sales Representative today at 1-800-418-6789.

Workforce Generations Series

In the workplace, there is a generational mix where each age group has specific attributes and attitudes. As a manager, it is your responsibility to bridge generational gaps and aid multi-generational teams or departments function cohesively. Explore each generation’s individuality and how to appropriately interact with them to unite the team. When you understand the basic distinctions of the workforce generations comprising your employed staff, you can begin reaping the benefits by putting that knowledge to good use. Each of these topics is covered over five courses:

1. Workforce Generations
2. Leading Silents and Baby Boomers
3. Leading Generations X and Next
4. Cross-Generational Teams
5. Developing Generations

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Creating IT Futures through Training

LearnSmart partners with Ricoh in an effort to train veterans using LearnSmart courseware. LearnSmart supplied Ricoh with 200 licenses, valued at over $80,000 in products for IT training. The eLearning training included in the contract will be used by Ricoh to serve veterans through its veteran program.

Ricoh offers an Information Technology program aimed at taking participants through phases of development and equips them with skills and knowledge in areas such as Microsoft Office certifications; web design, cryptography, and mobile app development. Training offered through LearnSmart’s IT Knowledge library also provides real-world experience in leadership and project management. These skills enable veterans to increase their skillset, and thus become more attractive candidates for employment in the information technology industry.

“We have a history of serving veterans” says Jay Gandee, President of LearnSmart. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ricoh to give back to those who’ve served our country.”

To support the effort, LearnSmart opened its complete IT library to veterans participating in the program.

Director of Brand Development Mark Norris says, “It is extremely important to have access to the information and techniques foundational to your subject area of expertise and pivotal to advancing in your career. This is an excellent opportunity for veterans.”

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