News and Updates

Product Launch: December 2019 Copy

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL + Python Developer

This in-depth course will teach students how to use SQL against an Oracle database. They will also learn to program with the Python programming language. After successfully completing the course, students will have the programming skills needed to work as an entry-level Oracle developer. 

Bundle includes:

  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES336)
  • Python Developer (GES340)

COURSE CODE: GES3020 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


 

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer with Crystal Reports

This comprehensive course will teach students how to use SQL to write queries against Crystal Reports and how to write queries with SQL/PL against an Oracle database. By course completion, students will have the broad skill set required to enter the job market as an entry-level BI developer or analyst.

Courses included:

  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES336)
  • Python Developer (GES340)

COURSE CODE: GES3015 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,895


 

Java Programmer + Python Developer 

This course will teach students how to program in Java and Python. They will learn to create Python class files and Java programs that work with these classes. Upon successful course completion, students will know how to use Java and Python — the two programming languages needed to start a role as a junior programmer.

Courses included:

  • Java Programmer (GES337)
  • Crystal Reports (GES3013)

COURSE CODE: GES3021 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


 

Why should students learn Python, Java, and Oracle SQL?

The computing and technology industry is outpacing nearly every industry in terms of growth and job demand. To enter this job market, job seekers must know how use these programming languages.

Who should take these courses?

These courses are ideal for learners that currently work or want to work in the web development field.

Should I add these course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

If you have our other computer programming titles listed on the ETPL, we recommend adding these as well.

When should I add this title to the ETPL?

If you plan to add this title, you should apply for approval immediately. If you need more information on the ETPL submission process, please contact your account manager.


 

What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Product Launch: December 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL + Python Developer

This in-depth course will teach students how to use SQL against an Oracle database. They will also learn to program with the Python programming language. After successfully completing the course, students will have the programming skills needed to work as an entry-level Oracle developer. 

Bundle includes:

  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES336)
  • Python Developer (GES340)

COURSE CODE: GES3020 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


 

Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer with Crystal Reports

This comprehensive course will teach students how to use SQL to write queries against Crystal Reports and how to write queries with SQL/PL against an Oracle database. By course completion, students will have the broad skill set required to enter the job market as an entry-level BI developer or analyst.

Courses included:

  • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES336)
  • Python Developer (GES340)

COURSE CODE: GES3015 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,895


 

Java Programmer + Python Developer 

This course will teach students how to program in Java and Python. They will learn to create Python class files and Java programs that work with these classes. Upon successful course completion, students will know how to use Java and Python — the two programming languages needed to start a role as a junior programmer.

Courses included:

  • Java Programmer (GES337)
  • Crystal Reports (GES3013)

COURSE CODE: GES3021 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


 

Why should students learn Python, Java, and Oracle SQL?

The computing and technology industry is outpacing nearly every industry in terms of growth and job demand. To enter this job market, job seekers must know how use these programming languages.

Who should take these courses?

These courses are ideal for learners that currently work or want to work in the web development field.

Should I add these course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

If you have our other computer programming titles listed on the ETPL, we recommend adding these as well.

When should I add this title to the ETPL?

If you plan to add this title, you should apply for approval immediately. If you need more information on the ETPL submission process, please contact your account manager.


 

What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Catalog Update: December 2019

We’re constantly updating our catalog and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on recent changes.

 

ADVANCED CAREER TRAINING

The following course will be retired effective immediately:

  • Physical Therapy Aide (GES125)

Why is this course being retired?

We planned to revise this course to better align with AMCA PT Technician/Aide certification exam. However, we found that creating a robust replacement would provide a more optimal learning experience.

Will this course be replaced?

Yes. We launched a new title, Certified Physical Therapy Aide (Voucher Included), on October 15, 2019.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no change to the curriculum.

 


WHAT PARTNERS NEED TO DO:

You do not need to take any action. These changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically. If you plan to replace the Advanced Career Training courses on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. For more information, please contact your account manager.

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Product Launch: November 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

New Courses

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

AFAA Group Fitness Instructor

This online course will prepare students to become a certified group fitness instructor. Earning this credential from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) verifies expertise and the ability to safely lead group fitness classes. 

COURSE CODE: GES1004 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $695


 

NASM Certified Personal Trainer + AFAA Group Fitness Instructor (Voucher Included)

This course bundle will prepare students for two of the most in-demand certifications in the fitness industry: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor. They will gain key skills from videos, presentations, and other hands-on learning activities to master health and fitness topics.

Upon course completion, students will receive two prepaid vouchers for the following exams:

  • AFAA-CGFI (Group Fitness Instructor)
  • NASM-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) 

COURSE CODE: GES1005 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,895


 

NASM Certified Nutrition Coach (Exam Included)

This NASM certification course will teach students how to incorporate nutrition coaching and behavior change into their fitness instruction. When a student completes the course, they will be designated as a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach. This industry recognized certification demonstrates understanding of nutritional science and behavior change strategies.

COURSE CODE: GES1006 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


How are these titles different from the existing NASM titles?

These NASM titles focus on speciality areas (group fitness, nutrition), outside of NASM’s core offering, the NASM-CPT credential.

How valuable are certifications for fitness professionals?

NASM certification remains the industry benchmark for fitness professionals.

Are the AFAA and NASM different organizations?

No, NASM acquired AFAA in 2015. However, AFAA and NASM were both founded with similar missions and have worked to create a standard of excellent in the person training and fitness industry. Together, the organizations have over 65 years of combined industry experience.

Who should take these courses?

These courses are ideal for fitness professionals looking to specialize or expand their current training knowledge.

Should I add these course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

If you have our other NASM titles listed on the ETPL, we recommend adding these as well.

When should I add this title to the ETPL?

If you plan to add this title, you should apply for approval immediately. If you need more information on the ETPL submission process, please contact your account manager.


Fundamentals 

Introduction to Law Suite

This suite of online courses will help students find an area of law that best suits them. They will explore different specialties and gain a greater understanding of the legal field.

Suite includes:

  • Real Estate Law (rel)
  • Employment Law Fundamentals (elp)
  • Introduction to Criminal Law (icl)

COURSE CODE: B9748 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $299


 

What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Product Launch: November 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new and revised titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

New Courses

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

Advanced Medical Interpreter

Demand for professional interpreters is growing, especially for English-Spanish speakers. This course will prepare students for a career as a professional English-Spanish interpreter. They will master interpretation, learn to interpret in a medical setting, and be prepared to pass any state-sanctioned medical interpreter certification exam. 

COURSE CODE: GES1007 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,995


 

Financial and Career Coach (Exam Cost Included)

This course will prepare students to become a certified financial and career coach. Earning this credential from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC) proves that one meets the highest benchmarks in the career development industry.

COURSE CODE: GES2070 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,395


 

Patient Care Technician

With healthcare demand at an all-time high, there’s a growing need for healthcare support workers. This course will prepare students for the Certified Patient Care Technician Level I exam, an industry-recognized credential offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

COURSE CODE: GES197 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,495


 

Student Loan Counselor (Exam Cost Included)

About 43 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt. Certified student loan counselors play an important role in helping individuals navigate their repayment options. This course will prepare students for the Certified Student Loan Counselor exam, offered by the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC).

COURSE CODE: GES2055 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,895


 

Revised Courses

 

Fundamentals 

Intermediate SQL

This course was revised to help students advance their knowledge of SQL to today’s standards. Students will practice designing, writing, and testing complex SQL queries to execute on a practice database. 

COURSE CODE: ins | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Intermediate SQL (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Intermediate SQL (ins), but was designed for independent learning.  

COURSE CODE: T9747 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Catalog Updates: November 2019

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information about upcoming updates.

 

Advanced Career Training

 


The following courses were retired and will be removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • CompTIA Linux+ (Vouchers Included)  (GES362)
  • CompTIA Linux+ and Unix Training (Vouchers Included) (GES371)

Why were these courses retired?

These courses were retired due to outdated content. CompTIA updated Linux + certification requirements and officially discontinued the previous certification exam (LX0-103/104) on October 1, 2019

Will these courses be replaced?

Yes. We plan to release a new title that aligns with the latest version of CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) next month.

How does this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum. Pending students will be enrolled in the new course when it launches.

 


The following course was retired and will be removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • Webmaster (GES308)

Why was this course retired?

This course was retired due to outdated content. 

Will this course be replaced?

Yes. We launched a newer title, Front-End Web Developer, which better aligns with current web development standards. Students will learn how to create responsive web applications with today’s most widely-used programming languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

How does this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum.

 


 

Fundamentals

The following course will be retired on February 11, 2020:

  • Introduction to Lightroom 5 (lr5)

Why is this course being retired?

This course will be retired due to outdated content. Since this course was first added to the catalog, Adobe has released newer versions of the Lightroom software. 

Will this course be replaced?

No. We do offer a newer title, Introduction to Lightroom Classic CC (lrc), which better aligns with the latest iteration of Adobe Lightroom.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no change to the curriculum.


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action. This change will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Product Launch: October 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new and revised titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

Information Security Training

This robust cybersecurity training course will prepare students for three globally recognized certifications: ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and (ISC)²’s Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP).

COURSE CODE: GES358 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


Information Security Training (Voucher Included)

This course features the same content as GES358, but students will also receive prepaid vouchers that cover the cost of the following exams

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) 
  • Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)

COURSE CODE: GES359 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,295


 

How are these titles different from the previous titles?

Certifying organizations ISACA and (ISC)² frequently update their certification exams. We revised these titles to better align with the latest versions of the CISA, CISM, and CISSP exams.

How often are these certification exams updated?

Certification exams do not have a set timeframe for updates. With the cybersecurity field rapidly evolving, certifying bodies must update their certification “domains” to align with new best practices as they are established. Likewise, we pride ourselves on regularly updating our course content to prepare students for the latest versions of these industry-recognized certifications. 

Who should take these courses?

These courses are ideal for mid-to-senior career professionals pursuing career advancement in the cybersecurity field.

Should I add these course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

If you have our other cybersecurity training titles listed on the ETPL, we recommend adding these titles as well.

When should I add this title to the ETPL?

If you plan to add this title, you should apply for approval immediately. If you need more information on the ETPL submission process, please contact your account manager.


 

 

Fundamentals 

Paralegal Suite

This online course bundle introduces students to the basics of the paralegal profession. They will learn what paralegals do and gain key skills needed to work in the field. 

Titles included in bundle:

  • Explore a Career as a Paralegal (pc1)
  • Effective Business Writing (ebw)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365 (iw9)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365 (nw9)

COURSE CODE: B9730 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $395


 

Supervisor Suite

This course will help new managers sharpen their management skills. They will learn how to better lead teams, resolve conflicts, and adhere to workplace laws.

Titles included in bundle:

  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management (sup)
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II (su2)
  • Employment Law Fundamentals (elp)

COURSE CODE: B9731 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $299


What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Catalog Updates: October 2019

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information about recent and upcoming updates.

 

Advanced Career Training

 


The following courses have been retired and will be remove from the catalog effective immediately:
  • CCNA: Collaboration (Voucher Included) (GES372)
  • CCNA: Routing and Switching (GES304) 
  • CCNA: Routing and Switching (Voucher Included) (GES332)
  • CCNA: Wireless (Voucher Included) (GES374)

Why were these courses retired?

These courses were retired due to outdated course content. Subsequently, these course prepare for CCNA certification exams that will be retired and replaced on February 24, 2020.

Will they be replaced?

Yes. We plan to replace these courses with a single, comprehensive course that prepares for the newest CCNA certification exams. The new course will launch in early 2020.

How will this impact students?

Our content only aligns to the current CCNA exam, so active students must take the current exam before the February 24, 202o retirement date.


 

The following course has been retired and will be remove from the catalog effective immediately:
  • Solar Power Professional (GES722)

Why was this course retired?

We retired this course because it no longer fits into our current catalog roadmap.

Will it be replaced?

While do not have a replacement planned at this time, we are looking into complementary courses to fill this need.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no changes to the curriculum. Pending students will have until February 13, 2020 to complete the course.


 

The following course will be revised on November 30, 2019:

  • Mobile and Desktop Web Developer/Responsive Web Design (GES319)

Why why is this course being revised?

This course will be updated to better reflect the current state of the web development field. The distinction between mobile and desktop design is not as significant as it once was, so the revised course will better align with today’s industry standards.

How will the course change?

Most noticeably, the course title will change to Web Applications Developer Plus. The course outline will also be updated to match the revised content. However, the course hours and duration of access will remain unchanged.

How will this impact students?

Active students will remain in the current course, but can transfer to the updated content upon request. Pending students will be enrolled into the revised course.

 


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Product Launch: October 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new and revised titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

This revised course will prepare students for the five domains covered in the latest CISA certification exam: auditing, governance, implementation, management, and protection.

COURSE CODE: GES342 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $795


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (Voucher Included)

This revised course features the same content as GES342. However, students will also receive a prepaid voucher to take the following exam

  • ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

COURSE CODE: GES344 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,395


 

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

This revised course will prepare students for the latest version of the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification exam. They will gain skills in four key areas: management, risk management and compliance, program development, and incident management. 

COURSE CODE: GES343 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $795


 

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) (Voucher Included)

This revised course features the same content as GES343. However, students will also receive a prepaid voucher to take the following exam

  • ISACA’s Certified information Security Manager (CISM)

COURSE CODE: GES345 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,395


 

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) (Voucher Included)

This revised CompTIA training course will prepare students for the latest version of the CASP certification exam. Students will also receive a prepaid voucher to take the following exam

  • CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

COURSE CODE: GES363 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $995


 

PMI Risk Management Professional

This revised course prepares for the latest version of the Project Management Institute’s Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) certification exam. Students will gain skills in five areas: risk strategy, stakeholder engagement, risk process facilitation, risk monitoring, and risk analyses.  

COURSE CODE: GES278 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $695


 

PMI Risk Management Professional (Voucher Included)

This revised course features the same content as GES278. However, students will also receive a prepaid voucher for the following exam

  • Project Management Institute’s Risk Management Professional

COURSE CODE: GES281 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $995


 

How are these titles different from the previous cybersecurity titles?

These titles were completely revised to align with the latest versions of the following certification exams:

  • ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • ISACA’s Certified information Security Manager (CISM)
  • CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Project Management Institute’s Risk Management Professional
How often are these certification exams updated?

Certification exams do not have a set timeframe for updates. However, the cybersecurity field evolves rapidly, so certifying bodies must update their certification “domains” to align with new best practices as they are established. Likewise, we pride ourselves on regularly updating our course content to prepare students for the latest versions of these industry-recognized certifications. 

Who should take these courses?

These courses are ideal for mid-to-senior career professionals pursuing career advancement in the cybersecurity field. However, each course focuses on a unique speciality, so students will have to determine what their career path looks like prior certification.

Should I add these course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

If you had the previous version of these titles on the ETPL, the revised titles should be on there as well.

When should I add this title to the ETPL?

If you plan to add this title, you should apply for approval immediately. If you need more information on the ETPL submission process, please contact your account manager.


 

Certified Physical Therapy Aide (Voucher Included)

Students will learn the foundational physical therapy principles, medical terminology, and skills needed to work as a certified physical therapy aide. Upon course completion, students will also receive a prepaid voucher for the following exam: 

  • AMCA’s Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification

COURSE CODE: GES189 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995


 

Is this a new course?

Yes. This course will eventually replace Physical Therapy Aide (GES125), which will be retired on December 17, 2019. We had planned to revise GES125 to better align with AMCA PT Technician/Aide certification exam. However, we found that creating a robust replacement would provide a more optimal learning experience.

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for students pursuing a non-degree career in healthcare, specifically in the physical therapy field.

Should I add this course to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

Yes. If you have Physical Therapy Aide (GES125) on the ETPL, we recommend adding this course in anticipation of its retirement. According to our job market data, PT aide jobs will grow over 29 percent through 2029 so adding this course to the ETPL enables a non-traditional learners to pursue a career in healthcare. 

When should I add this title to the ETPL?

If you plan to add this title, you should apply for approval immediately. If you need more information on the ETPL submission process, please contact your account manager.


 

Fundamentals 

Using Social Media in Business

In today’s globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses. This new course will teach students how to use the five most popular social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram—to grow and promote their business. 

COURSE CODE: smb | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Using Social Media in Business (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same course content as the instructor-led version (smb). However, students will receive all course content upon enrollment and will learn independently.

COURSE CODE: T9270 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. 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.

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Catalog Updates: October 2019

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information about recent catalog changes.

 

Advanced Career Training

The following course was revised and will be updated in the catalog effective immediately:

  • Travel Agent Training (GES218)

Why was this course changed?

This course was updated to better prepare students for the Certified Travel Agent exam.

How did the course change?

The updated version of the course features several new learning activities, lesson objectives, and Travefy, a new reservation simulation.

Did the price change?

Yes. Suggested retail price increased from $1,795 to $1,995.

How did this impact students?

Active students can transfer to the updated course if they want to access the new content.


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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