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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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Ricoh

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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LearnSmart Connects With Local Youth Training Organization

For the second time in as many years, LearnSmart is supporting Computer Mentors Group in an effort to “Bridge the Digital Divide” by donating both cash and product.

This year LearnSmart is donating over $10,000 in product, plus it is making a cash donation of $2,000. The donation will be used by Computer Mentors Group to support its summer version of the STEM Corps High School Program.

View press release:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/learnsmart-connects-with-local-youth-training-organization-264978901.html

STEM Corps High School Program is a unique Information Technology program that takes students through phases of development and provides them tools like Microsoft Office certification; skills in web design, videography and mobile app development; and real-world experience in leadership and project management. These skills make students attractive candidates for internships and employment in the Information Technology industry.

STEM Corps is offered as both an after-school and summer program, and has just completed enrollment for the summer program. The youth will use the LearnSmart eLearning system to assist them in obtaining Microsoft Office certifications. They will then continue using the eLearning system to enhance their skills that will be used to accomplish a summer project for other non-profit organizations in the area.  Last summer the projects included two websites, a phone app, a graphical project, and a video for five (5) different non-profit organizations. The program is free and works with youth ages 14 through 18 years of age.

“Supporting youth and the local non-profit community is a natural for us” says Jay Gandee, president of LearnSmart. “For this reason, LearnSmart proudly partners with Computer Mentors Group in their efforts to train the next generation of Information Technology professionals.”

To support the effort, LearnSmart has opened its complete library to the youth and employees of Computer Mentors Group.

“I want to personally thank LearnSmart for the donation” says Ralph Smith director of Computer Mentors Group. “As a non-profit we run a very lean organization and this donation of both eLearning and cash will assist us to be able to help more youth and other non-profit organizations.”

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June2014

LearnSmart New Releases Update for June 2014

Our newest releases include courses on becoming a well-equipped leader, courses that review how to establish sexual-harassment-free workplaces, and courses on working with a multi-generational workforce represented in the 21st Century. All of these courses are available in our Knowledge Libraries:

1. Front-Line Leadership Series
2. Sexual Harassment Prevention – Quick Refresh
3. Workforce Generations

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May2014

LearnSmart New Releases Update for May 2014

Our Knowledge Libraries are expanding. We are continually adding new titles. The newest releases include titlesfocusing on preparing you to implement a successful execution culture, on learning more about OSHA standards to establish a safe workplace, on reviewing the ethics associated with doing business. To learn more about these video trainings and other courses in the LearnSmart Knowledge Libraries, contact a LearnSmart Sales Representative today at 1-800-418-6789.

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