Advanced Career Training Updates

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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Catalog Updates: Course Revisions and Discontinuations

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

 

Advanced Career Training

The following courses will be retired on August 27, 2019:

  • Mastering Project Management with Microsoft Project 2016 (Software Included) (GES279)
  • The Complete Project Manager with Microsoft Project 2016 (Software Included) (GES280)

Why are these courses being retired?

We can no longer source inventory for Microsoft Project 2016, so we need to retire courses that include this software.

Will these courses be replaced?

Yes. We will launch new titles that include Microsoft Project 2019 on August 27, 2019.

 


The following courses will be retired on September 12, 2019:

  • Microsoft Access 2010 Certification Training (GES831)

Why is course being retired?

This course will be retired due to outdated content.

Will this course be replaced?

No. However, we currently offer several newer Microsoft Access Certification Training titles, including: 

  • Microsoft Access 2019 Certification Training (GES884)
  • Microsoft Access 2016 Certification Training (GES865)
  • Microsoft Access 2016 Certification Training (Voucher Included) (GES874)

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  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 7 (GES836)

Why is course being retired?

This course will be retired due to outdated content.

Will this course be replaced?

Not at this time.

 


The following course will be retired on November 12, 2019:

  • Webmaster (GES308)

Why is course being retired?

This course will be retired due to outdated content.

Will this course be replaced?

Yes. We will launch a similar title, Front-End Web Developer, on September 3, 2019.


 

Fundamentals

The following course will be updated on September 17, 2019:

  • Accounting with Excel Suite (B9093)

How will this course change?

The title of this course will be changed from “Accounting with Excel Suite” to “Accounting with Excel 2016 Suite.” 

Why is this course changing?

We recently launched “Accounting with Excel 2019 Suite,” so we are adding the software year to the older title to easily differentiate between the two courses.


What Students Need to Do:

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

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: QuickBooks 2019, Accounting, and Self-Paced Tutorials

We are pleased to announce that new bookkeeping and accounting courses are now available and open for enrollment. In addition, we have also added 11 new Self-Paced Tutorial courses to the catalog.

 

Advanced Career Training 

Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 and Payroll Practice and Management (Software Included)

This online course bundle covers all critical areas of bookkeeping and payroll administration. In Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019, students will learn how to use QuickBooks in common bookkeeping situations. Payroll Practice and Management provides a foundation for overseeing payroll functions, including worker classification, overtime pay, and tax laws.

The cost of QuickBooks 2019 is included in the course price.

COURSE CODE: GES2036 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,595


Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 and Payroll Practice and Management

This course bundle has the same content as our software included bundle, but it does not include QuickBooks 2019 software. This version is ideal for students with current access to QuickBooks 2019, whether through their employer or another source.

COURSE CODE: GES2035 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,495


Who should take these course?

Students pursuing a career in the broader accounting field would benefit from earning both bookkeeping and payroll. These two disciplines are critical for entry-level generalist positions such as Payroll Clerk, Bookkeeping Specialist, and Junior Accountant. 

How are these bundles different from Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2018 with Payroll Practice and Management?

The new bundles have updated course content that aligns with QuickBooks 2019.

Should I add these titles to the ETPL?

Yes. If you have our other QuickBooks or Payroll Practice and Management courses on the ETPL, these two bundles provide another option for students.

When should I add these titles to the ETPL?

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

What do I 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.


 

Fundamentals 

Accounting with MS Excel 2019 Suite

Learning Excel is an important first step toward an accounting career. As the most widely-used spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel is used by accountants to analyze data, create reports, and prepare forecasts. This suite of accounting courses will teach students fundamental accounting skills and best practices for using Microsoft Excel 2019.

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Accounting Fundamentals II

COURSE CODE: B9579 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $395


Self-Paced Tutorials 

The following Self-Paced Tutorial courses are now available in the catalog. These courses all correspond to existing Instructor-Led Fundamentals courses.

Course Title Course Code
High Speed Project Management (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9638
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9647
Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9639
Certificate in Brain Health (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9651
Certificate in End of Life Care (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9642
Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9648
Certificate in Starting Your Own Business in Health and Healing (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9649
Employment Law Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9650
Introduction to JavaScript (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9640
Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9643
Resume Writing Workshop (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9646

 

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Product Launch: Entrepreneurship Courses

We are pleased to announce that three new entrepreneurship courses are now available in the catalog. 

 

Advanced Career Training 

Business Coach

Business coaches leverage their own experience to guide other entrepreneurs. This online course will help students build and market a business coaching practice. They will gain the skills and strategies they need to help small business owners grow sustainably and increase revenue.  

COURSE CODE: GES2038 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


Career Counselor

Career counselors help others develop their career with smart goals and clear directions. This course will empower students to start a career counseling business. They will learn the stages of career development, the fundamentals of long term planning, and how to work with diverse audiences.

COURSE CODE: GES2039 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


Professional Consulting Practice

Organizations of all sizes can benefit from an expert consultation. This course will teach students how to establish a professional consulting practice or advisory firm. They will learn best practices for assessing business problems and making actionable recommendations to various clients. 

COURSE CODE: GES2041 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


Who should take these course?

The entrepreneurship courses were designed for students who want to start a consulting business. 

What is the difference between the three courses?

Each course focuses on a unique aspect of business consulting. Business Coach focuses on working one-on-one with small business owners. Career Counselor focuses on guiding jobseekers and those in career transition. Professional Consulting Practice focuses on organizational consulting.

Should I add these titles to the ETPL?

Yes. These entrepreneurship courses will equip students with a valuable skill set. In fact, students in career transition may be in a unique position that allows them to focus their efforts on starting a business.

When should I add these titles to the ETPL?

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

What do I 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: Sales Training and LSAT Preparation

We are pleased to announce that three new courses are now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Sales Representative

Sales representatives are on the frontline of organizational growth. As the “face” of a business, sales representatives must be equal parts product expert, relationship manager, and persuasive negotiator.

The Sales Representative course will train students for a career in sales. Students will learn the fundamentals of sales mechanics, customer relationship management, and product expertise. Knowing how to nurture and convert leads into customers is a vital skill set across industries. The skills gained in this course are vital to starting an entry-level inside or outside representative position. 

COURSE CODE: GES2037 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


Sales Manager

For any organization to have financial success, a sales team must be able to connect their product to the right customersUnderstanding how to build and manage a sales team is key to meeting organizational sales goals. 

The Sales Manager course consists of two parts, one focusing on the role of sales representative and the other on sales management. Part one teaches sales mechanics, ranging from product knowledge to situational sales techniques. The second part of the course prepares for the transition from representative to a managerial position. Students will learn how to lead a sales team, how to create and implement a sales plan, how to identify and qualify prospects, and more.

COURSE CODE: GES2043 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995


Who should take these course?

The sales training courses are for students interested in starting or advancing a career in sales.

What is the difference between the two courses?

Sales Representative was designed for students at an early stage in their sales career. Primarily, jobseekers looking to start an entry-level career as an inside or outside sales representative would benefit from this course. The Sales Manager course is aimed more at students with previous experience as a member of a sales team. With the sales management training they receive, students can position themselves for career advancement. 

Should I add these titles to the ETPL?

Yes. The sales training courses are ideal for equipping job seekers with valuable skills needed for career transition.  

When should I add these titles to the ETPL?

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


 

Fundamentals 

LSAT Preparation Series

A legal career begins with the Law School Admission Test, better known as the LSAT. Performance on this highly-technical exam determines the pedigree of law school one attends and sets the pace for their career.

The LSAT Preparation Series will prepare students for the LSAT exam. LSAT Preparation – Part 1 focuses on analytical reasoning questions and practice the writing sample required in the admissions process. Part 2 reviews reading comprehension and logical reasoningBy completion, students will be prepared to perform well on all three LSAT exam areas: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning.  

COURSE CODE: B9566 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199

 


What do Partners 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: Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Certification

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We are pleased to announce that a new Six Sigma course offering is now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt (Exam Cost Included)

Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to improving organizational processes. Quality improvement projects are often led by Six Sigma Green Belts and implemented by Six Sigma Yellow Belts. These certifications – accredited by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) – verify one’s knowledge of Six Sigma methodology. Each level of certification brings greater individual responsibility and contribution to process improvement projects.

This course bundle will train students to become a Yellow Belt and Green Belt, the first two levels of Six Sigma certification. Primarily, students will learn methodology from the Six Sigma Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK). They will also prepare for the certification exams with industry-specific examples, interactive activities, case-studies, and test questions.

Upon course completion, students will be prepared to sit for ASQ’s Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt certification exams. Exam cost is included in the overall course cost, so students will also receive prepaid vouchers for both exams when they successfully complete the course material.

COURSE CODE: GES2032 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,999


How is this new title different than the other Six Sigma titles in the catalog?

The new Six Sigma course bundle combines Six Sigma Yellow Belt (GES2007) and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (Exam Cost Included) (GES287). By bundling Yellow and Green Belt, students preparing for both certification exams will now have a succinct learning experience. 

Why were these courses bundled?

We bundled these courses to streamline training for early to mid-career professionals seeking certification. Prior to this release, the catalog only had a Six Sigma Green and Black Belt bundle geared toward middle to mid-senior level professionals, as well as the individual Six Sigma courses. 

Who should take this course?

Team members working on process improvement projects would benefit from this course. Earning both certifications creates a clear path to eventually becoming a project leader.

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

If you have the Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt courses on the ETPL individually, we recommend adding this option on there to provide another option.

When should I add these titles to the ETPL?

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


What do Partners 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: Certified Paralegal

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce that two new paralegal studies courses are now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Certified Paralegal (Voucher Included)

Demand for qualified paralegals is booming. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field will add 41,800 jobs between 2016-2026. The best way to break into or advance in this growing profession is to earn a Certified Paralegal (CP) credential from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). With law firms looking for paralegals to fill new positions, certification from the oldest certifying body in the paralegal field proves that a candidate is capable and will be a valuable part of the team. 

Our new Certified Paralegal (Voucher Included) course will prepare students for the NALA CP exam and a career in the paralegal field. Students will first learn about the U.S. legal system, how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. And through our partnership with NALA, Certified Paralegal students have full access to their legal library and CP self-study review guides to further supplement their training. Students will also receive soft skills training to increase workplace effectiveness. The course concludes with a capstone project and a portfolio review. Students will create a complete litigation file that includes a legal analysis brief, an investigative report, client interview checklist, intake memo, complaint, legal research, and interoffice memorandum of law. Finally, they will create a resume and portfolio that showcases their specialized skill set. 

Upon course completion and fulfillment of eligibility requirements, students will receive a prepaid voucher for the NALA CP exam. The ‘voucher included’ option is ideal for students who meet the education or work requirements and are ready to take the exam.

COURSE CODE: GES2034 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,495


Certified Paralegal

The Certified Paralegal course features the same curriculum as our Certified Paralegal (Voucher Included) title, without the voucher. The ‘non-voucher’ option is ideal for students who are not yet eligible to take the NALA CP exam, but still want to train for paralegal career while they strive to meet work or education requirements. 

COURSE CODE: GES2033 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,395


How are the new paralegal titles different than the current titles?

Our new paralegal courses are more robust than the current catalog offerings, Paralegal (GES209) and Paralegal (Voucher Included) (GES270). The new titles feature much of the same core curriculum, but include a greater focus on workforce preparedness. In addition to training for the exam, students will prepare for all stages of the career journey – from job search to workplace effectiveness. New features include:

  • Soft skills content and seven new soft skill videos 
  • 20 quizzes that reinforce individual competencies
  • Capstone project that involves creating a complete litigation file
  • Resume preparation for job seekers 
Should I add these courses to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?

Yes. Paralegal (GES209) and Paralegal (Voucher Included) (GES270) will be retired on September 12, 2019. Across our partner network, these courses are amongst the most popular offerings for workforce-funded students. Not replacing these courses on the ETPL with Certified Paralegal (Voucher Included) (GES2034) and Certified Paralegal (GES2033) would likely result in lost enrollments and revenue. 

When should I add these titles to the ETPL?

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

What do I 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: TEAS Prep 1 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We are pleased to announce that a new Self-Paced Tutorial counterpart to our TEAS Prep 1 course is now available in the catalog.

 

Self-Paced Tutorial 

TEAS Prep 1 (Self-Paced Tutorial)

A career in nursing starts with a rigorous academic path. Acceptance to nursing school depends on several factors, including a high score on the standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam.  
 
This course will prepare students for the Reading and English Language Usage portions of the TEAS exam. As a Self-Paced Tutorial, students will have immediate access to all course content – including hands-on lessons, videos, flashcards, and practice test questions – when they enroll. Upon course completion, students will be ready to sit for and pass the TEAS Reading and English Language Usage section. 

In offering the self-paced version of the TEAS Prep 1 course, nursing school candidates will have a flexible learning option to help them prepare for the TEAS exam on their own time.

COURSE CODE: T9567 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


What do Partners 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.

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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Product Launch: Microsoft Certification Training

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce three new Advanced Career Training courses for Microsoft Office 2019 certification are now available in the catalog:

 

Advanced Career Training 

Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training

As the most popular spreadsheet software, proficiency in Microsoft Excel is vital in today’s workplace. While proficiency in Excel is a start, becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) at the Expert level truly differentiates one’s professional profile

This course will prepare students for both the Microsoft Office Specialist and Expert certification exams for Excel 2019. They will learn how to use complex formulas; work with lists, illustrationsand charts; and use advanced formatting techniques. They will also learn Excel’s advanced features, such as pivot tables, data tools, macros, and collaboration methods. 

Upon course completion, students will be ready to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist and Expert certification exams for Excel 2019. The certification exams will be released mid 2019. 

COURSE CODE: GES888 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $595


Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) Certification Training

Beyond Excel, knowing how to use other software in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, is valuable in any professional settingEarning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates intermediate-level knowledge and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite.

This course prepares students for the MOS 2019 certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Students will learn the Office suite through hands-on exercises, in-depth course material, and video demonstrations. 

By course completion, students will be prepared to sit for and pass the MOS certification exams. The MOS certification exams will be released mid 2019.

COURSE CODE: GES890 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,995


Microsoft Office Master 2019 Certification Training

Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master certification signifies “the deepest level of skills” and knowledge of the Office suite.  

Our Microsoft Office Master 2019 Certification Training course will train students to use the Office 2019 software at an advanced level and prepare them for the MOS Master certification exams. Students will develop their expertise through hands-on lessons, videos, and expert-developed course content. As they prepare for each exam, they will test skills at regular intervals with quizzes and exams.

By course completion, students will be fully prepared for the MOS Master certification exams. The MOS Master certification exams will be released mid 2019.

COURSE CODE: GES889 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,695


What do Partners 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.

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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Product Launch: HVACR Simulations

ed2go prides itself on offering innovative, relevant courses. We’re pleased to announce that a new, one-of-a-kind Advanced Career Training course is now available in the catalog. Read below for more information on the course, its purpose, and how it can fit into your continuing education catalog.

 

Advanced Career Training 

HVACR Simulations for Field Technicians

HVACR systems are becoming increasingly complex, so learning and mastering the latest technology is critical. The HVACR Simulations for Field Technicians offers a rich, hands-on learning experience that mimics field performance in completely online environment. Students will practice servicing, maintaining, and troubleshooting common HVAC/R scenarios in true-to-life service call simulations. 

The course consists of approximately 200 scenarios that help students master seven pieces of HVAC/R equipment – Gas Furnace, Oil Furnace, Gas Boiler, Split Residential A/C, Commercial A/C, Heat Pumps, and Commercial Walk-in Freezers. After each unit, the student’s skills and knowledge are then put to the test in 12 ungraded assessment simulations. For experienced HVACR technicians looking to sharpen their diagnostic and troubleshooting skills, this training program is ideal. 

COURSE CODE: GES787 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $495


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

We do not recommend adding this course to the ETPL. The course does not prepare for a specific certification, but it is designed as a robust supplementary training for experienced HVACR technicians in a true-to-life online environment.

Is the course graded?

No. While the course does have “assessment simulations” after each unit, their purpose is to test the student’s HVACR skills. 

Will students get a certificate of completion? 

Yes. However, to receive a certificate students must elect that they have finished the simulations to the best of their ability. 

How does this course benefit my catalog?

The value of this course is placed on learning outcomes through hands-on training, and not a specific grade. By offering this course, you are able to reach learners at a later stage in their HVACR career journey. 

What do I 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 this title manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.


Upcoming Course Revisions and Discontinuations:

For information on recent and upcoming catalog updates, click here.

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