News and Updates

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Course Discontinuations and Revisions

Our catalog is constantly changing, but that’s a good thing! Please read below about the following soon to-be-discontinued and revised courses to best serve your students:

Fundamentals Courses

The following courses have been discontinued and will be removed from the catalog on November 14, 2018:

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

These courses were cancelled due to low enrollments and outdated content.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 (w0i) in lieu of our Windows 8 title (w8i).

The following course is subject to slight revision on November 16, 2018:

  • Introduction to Lightroom CC (lrc)

The title of this course – Introduction Lightroom CC – will be changed to Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC. Adobe recently updated the name of the Lightroom software, so we are changing the course title to accurately reflect this. The course content will not be affected, nor will student enrollments.


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 with no change to the curriculum.


Recent Course Launches

For information on November course launches, click here.

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Product Launch: High School Diploma with Home Care Professional

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 a career in home care as they earn their accredited high school diploma.

Advanced Career Training

The following course is available in the catalog as of November 14, 2018:


High School Diploma with Home Care Professional

This career-focused online high school course will train your students for a career in the home care field. They will learn the roles and responsibilities of home care professionals, including person-to-person communications, working with customers, and considerations for clients with specific needs.

Upon completing this intensive course, they will have earned their AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC-accredited high school diploma and a certificate of completion that signifies their qualifications.

COURSE CODE: GES2018 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


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.


Upcoming Course Discontinuations

For information on November course cancellations and revisions, click here.

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New Assessment Model for Fundamentals Courses

In an effort to align with ‘objective-based’ assessment standards in the learning space, we have revised the assessment model for select Fundamentals titles (instructor-led and self-paced courses).

What is changing?

The length of the final exam will now vary in concurrence with the course content and objectives.

Why is the assessment model changing?

The previous assessment model was static. This meant that the final exam for most Fundamentals titles had the same amount of questions regardless of the course content. Moving forward, forthcoming titles with more objectives will have an equally comprehensive assessment.

How will this affect future releases?

The revised assessment model will be standard for select Fundamentals titles moving forward. This model will also be applied to major course revisions. Our recently revised CompTIA Network+ course was the first course to utilize the new assessment standards.


If you have additional comments or concerns, please contact your account manager.

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Catalog Updates

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce two new additions to the catalog. Read below for more information.

The following courses are available in the catalog as of December 11, 2018:

Advanced Career Training

Lean Training (Exam Cost Included)

For many businesses, the shift to Lean Culture comes from simultaneously defining customer value, aligning around a common purpose, striving for perfection, and respecting and developing employees. The Lean Training course is a simplified, interactive way to quickly and effectively study process improvement and learn organizational shifts from veteran Lean practitioners. Upon completion of this course, your students will be adequately prepared to test for Lean Certification.

COURSE CODE: GES2028 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $695


Fundamentals

Prepare for GED Test Series

Lacking a high school diploma no longer has to hold your students back in their career aspirations. More than 300,000 Americans take the GED® test annually and those who pass gain the skills and knowledge equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. The Prepare for GED Test Series will help students analyze their strengths and weaknesses, so they can focus the areas they need the most. They will study the four GED® test modules, with an additional focus on the skills needed to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module.

COURSE CODE: GESB9332 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199


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.


Upcoming Course Discontinuations

For information on upcoming course cancellations, click here.

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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:
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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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