News and Updates

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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  • CTFL Certification Training (GES389) has been discontinued due to outdated content.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SAS Base Programmer Certification Training (GES391) and Apache Cassandra Training (GES380) were cancelled due to outdated curriculum.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  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) (GES382) has been cancelled due to outdated course content.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  • Personal Fitness Trainer (GES115) will be discontinued due to outdated course content.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  • Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer (GES105) will be discontinued due to outdated course content.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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Upcoming Webinar: ed2go Courses that Lead to Industry-Recognized Certifications

Many business sectors have developed industry-recognized certifications to ensure their workforce is equipped with adequate skills and specialized knowledge. Certifications are often seen as the benchmark needed to enter into and advance in specific industries.

Come learn more about these Certifications and the ed2go courses that support them at our upcoming webinar.

Key Learning Objectives:
    • What are Industry-Recognized Certifications and why they are so important?
    • The 140+ ed2go courses that lead to Industry-Recognized Certifications
    • Vouchers and Certification Exam Costs included on many courses
    • Next steps: How to start offering these courses to your community

The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 23rd at 11:00 am PDT.

Register Now!

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Product Launches: Horse Care and Professional Life Coach Courses

ed2go prides itself on offering courses that speak to workforce demand and employer need. We added three unique additions to the catalog to prepare your students for some of today’s most in-demand jobs.

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

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.


Horse Care Management (GES190)

Knowledge of horse care techniques opens an extensive range of career opportunities. The equestrian industry in the United States has a $122 billion economic impact and employs some 1.7 million jobs. Those with an in-depth knowledge of horse care may find employment opportunities in the horse industry at stables, breeding farms, riding schools, and more.

HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT | COURSE CODE: GES190 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,595

Horse Care Management offers a comprehensive study of equine science and the practical application of these scientific concepts. Upon completion, students will have learned several facets of horse care and horse management, including daily care, handling techniques, and training principles.


Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management teaches the specialized skills that stables, equestrian centers, and large animal veterinary facilities look for. Together, these courses provide the comprehensive training needed to be a veterinary assistant with an additional focus on horse care techniques.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT WITH HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT| COURSE CODE: GES191 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,995

Students will gain a breadth of knowledge that can take them from the veterinary office to the stables and beyond. The Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management track teaches students how to be an asset when caring for or treating a horse, from assisting with surgical procedures to measuring vitals.


Certified Professional Life Coach (Exam Included)

Professional life coaching has grown into a $2 billion industry, with demand for certified life coaches on the rise. More and more, organizations are hiring coaches to help their employees develop leadership capabilities and increase performance and productivity.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH (EXAM INCLUDED) | COURSE CODE: GES2023 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795

The Certified Professional Life Coach (Exam Included) course teaches the strategies for applying the IAPRC Code of Ethics, ICF Core Competencies, and other recognized coaching concepts. Upon course completion, students will hold the specialized skills needed to take the certified life coach exam and establish their own successful coaching business.

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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New Learning Modality: Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

Now that the Self-Paced Tutorials (SPT) option is live, your students can choose which learning modality — self-paced or instructor-led — works best for them.

Below is a list of the 45 SPT courses that were added to the catalog. Each SPT corresponds to an instructor-led Fundamentals title.

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

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Adding, Removing, and Pricing Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

We’re adding 45 Self-Paced Tutorial courses, counterparts to existing instructor-led Fundamentals, to the catalog on August 8, 2018. This release also modifies GeoLocation and Affinity rules in the ed2go portal, which affects partners who choose not to offer Self-Paced Tutorial (SPT) courses.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about adding and removing SPT courses from your catalog.

Can I offer an instructor-led course and not offer the SPT counterpart? Or vice-versa?

Yes. You can include or exclude courses and modalities as you see fit. However, the SPT launch modifies the GeoLocation and Affinity rules, so not offering a modality will impact how your institution appears in the ed2go portal.

Will not offering SPT courses also affect partner-hosted sites?

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How can I remove SPT courses from my catalog? They were automatically added based on my catalog settings.

Step 1: In the OAC Catalog, filter by product type “Self-Paced Tutorial.”

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Step 2: In the course list, search for the course you wish to remove and uncheck the box next to the title.

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Step 3: After the box is unchecked, click the Remove button and review your selection below.

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Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the desired titles are removed.

How can I add SPT courses to my catalog, since they were not auto-added?

Similar to removing courses, filter products by type. Then, search by course and check the box to add.

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Repeat this until all the desired titles are added.

How are SPT courses priced?

Default pricing is the same for SPT courses and their instructor-led counterpart. The prices are the same so the value proposition is learning preference, not cost. Ideally, students will choose the modality that best fits their need without focusing on the price. However, you may have policy that requires you to price course types (self-paced or instructor-led) differently. The OAC allows you to adjust the price if needed.

What’s happens next?

We will send out an announcement with the list of new SPT courses on launch date. If you have further questions, please contact your Account Managers for more information.

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Product Launches: Professional Bookkeeping with Quickbooks 2018 Courses

Financial literacy has never been more important. We’ve updated our longstanding Professional Bookkeeping series to teach the latest addition of Intuit’s QuickBooks software.

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

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.


Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018


Mastering QuickBooks 2018 is an ideal way for small business owners to take control of their accounting needs. QuickBooks is the leading financial software tool for small businesses, allowing owners or independent accountants to easily manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other company inventory. This course does not come with QuickBooks 2018, so it is the better option for students with previous access to the software.

PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPING WITH QUICKBOOKS 2018 | COURSE CODE: GES2016 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,095

This Professional Bookkeeping course uses hands-on activities to help students learn the skills needed for a career in accounting. On course completion, students will know how to set up and utilize QuickBooks 2018, how to perform foundational bookkeeping equations, and how to track and manage a company’s accounts.


Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 (Software Included)

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 (Software Included) is ideal for students who do not have previous access to 2018 software, but want to start a career as an accountant. The cost of the software is factored into the course price, so students can access QuickBooks 2018 at wholesale.

PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPING WITH QUICKBOOKS 2018 (SOFTWARE INCLUDED) | COURSE CODE: GES2022 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195

Like our other new Professional Bookkeeping title, this course teaches students how to use QuickBooks 2018 proficiently. Upon course completion, students will be able to apply accounting principles to bookkeeping practices, analyze financial reports, and design and implement internal controls over financial transactions.

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

A changing job market means up-to-date knowledge and industry-recognized credentials have higher value. To prepare your students for a career, we regularly retire and replace courses. The following courses will be retired, so we recommend directing your students to these titles instead:

Fundamentals courses discontinued on August 29, 2018:

  • Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer (p21) and Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer II (p22) will be retired due to outdated curriculum and low enrollment. However, our Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer (p31) is continually updated and would be the better option for students interested in learning photo editing skills.
  • Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming (mip) will be retired due to outdated course content and low enrollment.

Advanced Career Training courses discontinued on September 7, 2018:

  • Certified SAS Base Programmer Certification Training (GES391) and Apache Cassandra Training (GES380) will both be 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.
  • CTFL Certification Training (GES389) will be discontinued due to outdated content. While there are no exact alternatives for this course, we encourage you to browse other career training courses.

Advanced Career Training course revisions on July 31, 2018*:

  • Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included) (GES104) will include the CCS certification examination voucher and course hours will increase from 80 to 100. There is no price increase for this course.

If you are not already offering these suggested courses, they are currently available in the course catalog. If you plan to replace the Advanced Career Training titles on 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.

*We previously communicated Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included) (GES104) course revisions would come into effect on September 11, 2018. Due to an expedited revision process, this course will now be available on July 31, 2018.

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