Train Online: HELPFUL TIPS
The option to access online training and courses has become extremely popular because of convenience and cost. You can learn at your own pace and you are not tied to a schedule or location.
Research from MIT shows that online training vs. traditional classroom training gives you the same results and in some cases better results. Besides that fact, online training typically is more cost-effective and therefore more accessible on tighter budgets.
Why do people choose online training?
1) Students absorb information better than traditional classroom settings
2) Fewer distractions than in a classroom environment
3) More students finish the course when compared to a classroom
4) Not as many time constraints
How does it work?
You need a computer with good internet access. Online training and courses run on any internet browser and any computer operating system.
How should you approach the training?
Even though you are working from home, you should have a structured schedule. In other words, have a set time and duration for your training each week.
So if you can only train three nights a week, you will be more successful if you have your schedule locked in (for example Mon, Wed, Thur from 6 to 8). You get the idea.
Since you spent the money and you are investing your time to better your economic situation, be disciplined. You are only cheating yourself if you are not.
What can I expect?
If you choose online training, expect to be in a self-paced environment. In addition, you will have tests, interactive tutorials, videos, questionnaires and other tools the instructor will provide. Each instructor is different in their methods, so you will get different tools depending upon the instructor.
Normally courses are designed in shorter chunks than a traditional classroom setting. Additionally, these courses are usually segmented into 10 to 15 minutes chunks because research shows it helps students stay focused and absorb more. Studies show the brain can wander in a traditional classroom with an instructor talking for 45 minutes. The reality is, traditional schools don’t have the flexibility or structure to have shorter segments.snapshot
QuickStart Online Training
If you are looking for some of the top certifications to boost your career and earning potential, Quick Start is what you have been looking for.
For example, QuickStart is a Cisco Learning Partner as well as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Citrix Authorized Learning Center.
As if that isn't enough, QuickStart is the ONLY IT Training company in the US that has attained the dual status of both Microsoft and Cisco training partners.
One more thing, QuickStart offers a wide assortment of online training and courses so get busy and start training online.
For businesses that want to accelerate their employees' growth, group training is the way to go.
Some of the advantages of private and group training are:
- Say goodbye to expensive travel and location expenses
- You set the schedule
- Your employees get to learn in their own facilities
- Content is tailored to your specific needs
- Expect savings around 30 to 40% off of your current training budget
- Highly experienced instructors
There are many options for individuals to advance their careers. For example, you can take individual courses or go with a subscription-based program.
Also, they offer Learning paths like a web developer BootCamp, Microsoft Certifications, Microsoft Azure Certifications as well as Cisco Bootcamps and Certification programs. Their courses and certification programs are geared for the serious learner.
Some of the courses by topic are:
- Cloud Computing
- User Experience (UX/UI Design)
- App Development
- Dev Ops
- Big Data & Big Science
- Leadership and Management
- Business Productivity
- Information Security
For Government & Military
QuickStart has a dedicated government team that works with hundreds of state and local governments as well as the military and educational facilities.
When you combine their dedicated government team with the only IT Training Company in the US that has dual status for both the Microsoft Gold partner for learning solutions (Gold CPLS) and Cisco Learning Partner (CLP)....it's almost a no-brainer.
Ok, so how does it work?
It's up to you. Choose from free courses to paid subscription plans that will allow you to train online for pennies on the dollar when compared to a traditional classroom environment. By the way, I'm talking about courses that are geared for certifications as well as courses that give you college credits if that's what you are after.
Buckle up and start training!
Lorman Online Training
Lorman is the king of certification classes. They offer a great selection of certification accredited classes and continuing education credits in multiple formats.
If you are in need of certification and continuing education credits, Lorman is your go-to source to train online. They have been in business for 32 years and they boast over 1.4 million professionals going through their programs.
Why are they so successful? First off, for most professionals wanting to enhance their credentials, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm is not a good time to go online and train. So, Lorman offers a wide variety of formats to accommodate your needs.
Here's a partial list of the industries their certification classes cover:
Employment & Labor
Here's a partial list of the continuing ed credits they offer:
Audio & Manuals
The Lorman Certification process
Their certification process is as easy as it sounds: 1) Choose a certificate program 2) Register for the certification and 3) Complete the coursework within 90 days.
Let's dive into the Lorman pricing model
Udemy Online Training
Udemy has one of the largest online class offerings with over 100,00 online training and courses available. And they offer two programs; one for individuals and the other for businesses.
- Web Development
- Mobile Apps
- Programming Languages
- Game Development
- Software Testing
- Software Engineering
- Development Tools
IT & Software
- IT Certification
- Network & Security
- Operating Systems
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
- Design Tools
- User Experience
- Game Design
- Design Thinking
- 3D & Animation
- Architectural Design
- Interior Design
Teaching & Academics
- Online Education
- Social Science
- Teacher Training
- Test Prep
- Project Management
- Business Law
- Data & Analytics
- Home Business
- Human Resources
- Real Estate
- Digital Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media Marketing
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Analytics & Automation
- Public Relations
- Video & Mobile Marketing
- Content Marketing
- Growth Hacking
- Affiliate Marketing
- Product Marketing
Health & Fitness
- General Health
- Mental Health
- Self Defense
- Safety & First Aid
- Music Fundamentals
- Music Techniques
- Music Software
Finance & Accounting
- Accounting & Bookkeeping
- Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
- Finance Cert & Exam Prep
- Financial Modeling & Analysis
- Investing & Trading
- Money Management Tools
- Digital Photography
- Photography Fundamentals
- Photography Tools
- Commercial Photography
- Video Design
- Personal Transformation
- Personal Finance
- Career Development
- Parenting & Relationships
- Religion & Spirituality
- Personal Brand Building
- Self Esteem
- Stress Management
- Memory & Study Skills
- Arts & Crafts
- Food & Beverage
- Beauty & Makeup
- Home Improvement
- Pet Care & Training
All Udemy courses are self-paced so you choose when and where you study. I do recommend that you treat your online training similar to a regular classroom environment. In essence, pick the days and times you study and develop a schedule that you stick to each week. Your progress will be enhanced by taking this approach.
The thing I love about their structure is the lifetime access to your courses and you can review the instructors for any category and choose the one that fits your style.
Another cool feature Udemy offers if you decide to train online is their "personalized recommendations" feature. You answer some questions and their software will direct you to the classes you should consider taking.
Click on the "Request Demo" button below and find out why top organizations are choosing Udemy for Business as their go-to company for employee up-skilling and learning.
Also, watch the video about how Pinterest utilizes Uemy for their business learning.
Watch Pinterest's Success Story utilizing Udemy for Business
The Pinterest learning and development team work with Udemy for Business to incorporate a upskill learning initiative throughout the company.
It's a combination of giving employees new skills to take on projects they did not have the experience to take on or courses to strengthen current roles and create more confidence in their positions.
Future Learn Online Training
Future Learn offers access to online degree programs from US and European Universities with a large number of FREE online training and courses.
As mentioned, many of their advanced courses are free. Consequently, you only pay if you want the certification or degree documentation.
Choose from short courses, In-depth programs for professional or academic accreditation, or online degrees.
How does it work?
Browse through the course list and find a class that interests you. The courses will run between 6 and 10 weeks. You can also find some shorter courses from 2 to 3 weeks in duration.
Some people to learn with friends and discuss lessons over the phone.
How much does it cost?
You can take the short courses for free, you can upgrade or you can buy unlimited.
Access your course to completion plus 14 days after the course closes.
Access your course indefinitely
Access the course tests if applicable to the course
Receive a printed and digital certificate of completion
Access 100's of short courses and tests for one year
Receive a printed and digital certificate of completion
Completed the short courses at your own pace
Online Training And Courses Categories
Business & Management
Creative Arts & Media
Health & Psychology
Languages & Cultures
Nature & Environment
Politics & Modern World
Science, Engineering & Math
Tech & Coding
With Future Learn for business, you can get an entire team together for a private or custom course to really immerse them on a subject for a new direction at the company or for a special client.
Also, businesses use Future Learn to upskill or enhance large groups of employees to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Another valuable tool for employers is using learning as a reward system. Give your employees the gift of learning with vouchers for class upgrades.
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