News and Updates

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Product Launch: Certified Credit Counselor

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce a new addition to the catalog that will prepare your students for an industry-preferred credential in credit counseling, one of today’s growing fields.

Advanced Career Training

The following course will be added to the catalog on October 16, 2018:


Certified Credit Counselor (Exam Included)

Certified Credit Counselors empower and counsel the financially stressed, implement financial plans with clients, and educate clients on finances. This course provides a pathway to gaining the nationally-recognized Credit Counseling Certification from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. Students will learn core financial and credit concepts vital to helping clients and receive their certification upon successfully passing the final exam.

COURSE CODE: GES2027 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995


What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. You can start promoting these courses immediately. Otherwise, you will need to add them manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

Reminder:

If you plan to add the Advanced Career Training titles to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

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Course Discontinuations and Replacements

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Read below about how you can supplement the following soon to-be-discontinued courses to better serve your students:

Fundamentals Courses

The following courses will be discontinued on November 14, 2018:

  • Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6 (id6)
  • Intermediate Dreamweaver CS6 (nd6)
  • Introduction to Windows 8 (w8i) 

These courses will be discontinued and removed from partner catalog due to low enrollments and outdated content. While there are no exact alternatives for our Dreamweaver CS6 titles, we encourage you to direct students to Introductions to Windows 10 in lieu of our Windows 8 title.

Advanced Career Training Courses

The following course will be discontinued on February 5, 2019:

  • Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative (GES106)

This course is being retired due to outdated course content. GES106 will be replaced with an updated pharmaceutical sales representative title that leads to nationally-recognized certification. More information about the replacement course can be found here: Upcoming Product Launches.


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as the discontinued courses will be removed from your catalog automatically on the above-mentioned date. If you are not already offering the suggested alternative courses, they are currently available in the course catalog.

If you plan to replace these Advanced Career Training titles on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. For more information, please contact your account manager.

What Enrolled Students Need to Do:

Students currently enrolled in these courses will able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum.

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Product Launches: CompTIA+, QuickBooks 2018, and Pharmaceutical Sales

ed2go prides itself on offering courses that align with workforce demand. We’re pleased to announce several upcoming additions to the catalog that will prepare your students for nationally-recognized certifications in some of today’s high-demand industries.

Read on for more information about these new titles and what you need to do to add them to your course catalog.

Fundamentals Courses

The following Fundamentals course launches on September 25, 2018:


CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

The revised CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep course is designed to prepare students to take and successfully pass the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Students will gain an array of technical knowledge that aligns with exam objectives (N10-007), critical skills used by many network technicians today.

COURSE CODE: npc| SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $110

 

Advanced Career Training Courses

The following bookkeeping course bundles will be added to the catalog on October 2, 2019:


Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 with Payroll Practice and Management

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 with Payroll Practice and Management covers all critical areas of payroll administration and management. Whether students are interested in starting a career in payroll or are an experienced professional seeking a certification, this bundle will prepare them for the American Payroll Association’s Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam. This bundle does not come with QuickBooks 2018, so it is the better option for students with previous access to the software.

COURSE CODE: GES2025 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,495


Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 with Payroll Practice and Management (Software Included)

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 with Payroll Practice and Management (Software Included) is ideal for students who do not have previous access to 2018 software but want to take the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam or start a career in payroll accounting. The cost of the software is factored into the bundle price, so students can access QuickBooks 2018 at wholesale. Upon completion, students will be able to sit for the American Payroll Association’s Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam.

COURSE CODE: GES2026 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,595


The following pharmaceutical sales course bundle will be added to the catalog on October 9, 2019:


Certified Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Exam Included)

The Certificated Pharmaceutical Representative bundle will help students launch a career in sales and marketing within the pharmaceutical industry. Students will become well-versed in the rules, regulations, and best practices of promoting prescription drugs. They will also learn key medical terms, making them an asset to any pharmaceutical sales team. Upon successfully completing this course bundle, students will receive an industry-recognized Pharmaceutical Representative Certification (PRC).

COURSE CODE: GES192 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195


 

What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. You can start promoting these courses immediately. Otherwise, you will need to add them manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

Reminder:

If you plan to add the Advanced Career Training titles to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Secret to Enrolling More Workforce Students

Connecting and collaborating with workforce agencies to enroll students is tricky. We’ve piloted some surefire ways to understand exactly where workforce growth is coming from.

Attend this webinar to learn more about how we can help you succeed.
Key Learning Objectives:
    • Why simply adding programs to the ETPL isn’t enough
    • Let us do the work for you – What we can do on your behalf
    • How we connect you with local workforce agencies
    • How you can get started now

The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 11:00 am PDT.

Register Now!

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Accounting System Invoice Issues
In an effort for increased transparency, we wanted to provide an update on our invoice and payment schedule.

All partner checks for April, May, and June have been mailed out. In addition, we anticipate that checks for July will be mailed the week of September 10. All August checks also are on track to be dispersed the week of September 26.

As we settle August invoices, September and future checks will return to a standard cadence. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, payment will be settled two-to-three weeks after the month closes. We understand that the new accounting system (Enterprise 1) rollout may have caused prolonged delays of payment, and we appreciate your ongoing patience.

In addition, we are aware of some inconsistencies with invoices and are working diligently to correct these. If you have additional accounting and billing inquiries, please contact us at ed2goaccounting@cengage.com

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Product Launches: New Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

Students have busy lives, so they need flexible learning options that fit their schedule. In August 2018, we rolled out our Self-Paced Tutorials (SPT) courses to give students more control of their learning environment. SPT courses let students work through the course material on their own time, at their own pace.

We added 48 more SPT titles to the catalog, all of which correspond to an existing instructor-led Fundamentals course.

When a student wants to enroll in the Fundamentals titles listed below, they can now choose between two learning modalities — self-paced or instructor-led:

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More information on SPT courses can be found here.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Partner Help Desk.

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Course Discontinuations and Replacements

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Read below about how you can supplement the following canceled and soon to-be-discontinued courses to better serve your students:

Advanced Career Training courses discontinued on September 7, 2018:

  • CTFL Certification Training (GES389) has been discontinued due to outdated content. While there are no exact alternatives for this course, we encourage you to browse other career training courses.
  • Certified SAS Base Programmer Certification Training (GES391) and Apache Cassandra Training (GES380) were cancelled due to outdated curriculum. Our Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES 336) course is an ideal alternative for students looking to master database software and build their professional profile.
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) (GES382) has been cancelled due to outdated course content. We offer two Information Systems titles that will prepare your students for industry-preferred certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (GES367) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). According to Burning Glass data on current workforce demand, CISSP is the 22nd most valuable certificate in today’s job market, while CISA ranks 35th.

Advanced Career Training courses discontinued on October 8, 2018:

  • Personal Fitness Trainer (GES115) will be discontinued due to outdated course content. However, NASM Certified Personal Trainer + Corrective Exercise (GES162) focuses on corrective exercise and assessment, closing with a certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. This course also teaches muscle activation and inhibitory techniques, opening career pathways in athletic training and physical therapy.
  • Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer (GES105) will be discontinued due to outdated course content.  NASM Personal Trainer + Performance Enhancement (GES161) teaches integrated, total-body personal training and concludes with National Academy of Sports Medicine certification, the preferred credential of sports training professionals.

What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as the discontinued courses will be removed from your catalog automatically on the above-mentioned date. If you are not already offering the suggested alternative courses, they are currently available in the course catalog.

If you plan to replace these Advanced Career Training titles on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. For more information, please contact your account manager.

What Enrolled Students Need to Do:

Students currently enrolled in these courses will able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum.

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Product Revision: Human Resources Professional

The growing need for a skilled workforce has shifted how employers search for qualified candidates. Holding a credential gives job seekers a competitive edge. Our revised Human Resources Professional (GES419) title prepares students for the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR) certification exam.

This is also the first ed2go release to use a curriculum design that emphasizes a competency-based learning objective. Keeping transparency in mind, students will work through the course with a defined learning objective clearly mapped out. Each lesson module focuses on certain skills or knowledge needed to master the competency, with explanation of how this relates to the overall learning objective.

Additionally, the Human Resources Professional title features a new page design for easy navigation and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

ed2go prides itself on using real-world data to create courses that address workforce demand. We will continue improving our catalog to better train your students for success in today’s job market. Stay tuned for more course updates and announcements in the coming months!

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Contact your Account Manager to confirm the availability of this course in your catalog.
  • Visit the partner site to access several modifiable marketing resources to help you promote these courses to your students.
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Product Launches: Restaurant Management and Catering Professional Courses

Hospitality is one of today’s fastest growing industries. Within hospitality, the food and restaurant sector will see expansive growth over the next decade. To prepare your students for a career in this high-demand job market, we added two food and beverage career training titles to the catalog.

Read on for more information about these new titles and what you need to do to add them to your course catalog.


Restaurant Management

In the past year, Americans spent more than 40% of their food budget on eating out. This trend is expected to continue, as is the need for qualified restaurant managers. In fact, restaurant management jobs will grow nine percent by 2026 with 27,900 new jobs expected. We receive over 1,500 web searches for restaurant management courses annually, so there is an untapped demand for a course that teaches the skills needed to enter this field.

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT | COURSE CODE: GES611 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $995

The Restaurant Management course focuses on the principles of food and beverage production and management, human resource management, and basic accounting practices for the restaurant industry. Students will learn how to sustain a profitable restaurant while marketing to key customer groups.


Catering Professional

The catering sector is expecting job growth by nine percent through 2024. Catering companies can hold contracts with a variety of clients like schools and hospitals, with more industries looking to catering to address their food and beverage needs.

CATERING PROFESSIONAL | COURSE CODE: GES2024 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295

The Catering Professional course provides the foundational skills needed for a career in catering. Students will gain a practical knowledge of catering services, including overseeing events and functions, and collaborating with other catering companies.


What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. You can start promoting these courses immediately. Otherwise, you will need to add them manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

Reminder:

If you plan to add these titles to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

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Course Discontinuations and Replacements

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! On August 17, 2018, we will retire three Advanced Career Training courses due to outdated content.

Read below about how you can supplement the following to-be-discontinued courses:

  • Principles of Green Buildings (GES711)

Students looking to start a career in building and sustainability can enroll in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (GES784). Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn an internationally-recognized LEED Green Associate Credential. This credential, certified by the US Green Building Council, ranked #106 on the Burning Glass list of top certifications.

  • Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments (GES712)

Students looking to start a career in building assessment would benefit from learning inspection principles and standards of practice in the Home Inspection Certificate (GES704) course. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) certificate, administered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors.

  • Building Analyst Quick Start (GES717)

This course does not have an direct alternative, but our catalog offers numerous courses in the construction, environmental and energy, and trades industries that speak to current workforce demand.

What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as the discontinued courses will be removed from your catalog automatically on the above-mentioned date. If you are not already offering the suggested alternative courses, they are currently available in the course catalog.

If you plan to replace these Advanced Career Training titles on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. For more information, please contact your account manager.

What Enrolled Students Need to Do:

Students currently enrolled in these courses will able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum.

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