Finally, Spring is in the air! As we move through the year, we can expect (or at least hope for) wonderfully warm weather, relaxation and plenty of new opportunities.
Of course, springtime growth isn’t just for flowers. These days especially, there is always room for each of us to expand our horizons, usually by departing our comfort zones with a leap of faith and trying something new. Why wait for your next New Year’s resolution, especially when new experiences now could help you make major changes to your life in time for 2020?
Corporate qualifications are becoming far more commonplace in this day and age. Not only can they help both new and experienced employees to gain valuable skills, but they can also open up new opportunities for networking and career progression. Businesses looking for staff in fields like project management or enterprise architecture may even expect certain certifications as standard when reviewing applicants.
Of course, that isn’t to say that it is only up to individuals to pursue these courses. Many businesses will also invest in staff training in order to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. Some may even choose to upskill several employees at once, boosting communication and collaboration by ensuring that everyone can work according to the same methods and terms.
However, traditional training can certainly have its drawbacks. For one, taking employees away from their desks for the sake of attending classroom courses can put a serious dent in productivity. There are also a variety of additional costs to consider, such as:
- Hiring tutors
- Accommodation and transport
- Course materials and stationary
- Reprinting materials as course content is updated
Good e-Learning was started with the goal of making top-tier corporate training easily accessible online. Students can access our training resources from any device, including mobile phones and tablets, making it easy for them to continue training any time, anywhere. With months of course access, it is also easy for students to stagger their training around their day jobs without having to sacrifice productivity. Students can even enjoy FREE vouchers for exams, as well as 24/7 tutor support to help them prepare.
Using the code ‘SPRINGSALE’, customers can enjoy 20% off any course from Good e-Learning’s award-winning portfolio.
Here are some of the most valuable courses currently available with Good e-Learning. Contact us today to find out more!
PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile
Project management is a hugely important corporate practice. Unlike general day-to-day management, project management is all about utilizing employees and resources in order to achieve specific goals, such as releasing new services, improving the efficiency of a business, and so on. However, such projects often operate within tight constraints, and without a solid methodology in place, it is easy to waste resources pursuing results which fail to satisfy project requirements.
PRINCE2 is the world’s most popular project management methodology. It offers a solid structure, as well as a comprehensive set of tools and considerations that can ensure perfect planning and project success. At the same time, it is also non-prescriptive and generic, allowing users to alter and amend it in order to suit any project, sector, industry or environment.
PRINCE2 Agile combines the structure of PRINCE2 with the flexibility and incremental reward structure of Agile project management. The dual-framework was originally created to satisfy the demands of practitioners and has since been steadily growing in popularity.
Good e-Learning’s PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile courses are fully-accredited by PeopleCert, an examination institute licensed by AXELOS to offer certification exams on the two frameworks. Our Foundation courses offer excellent introductions to both frameworks, enabling students to make valuable contributions to project management teams. The Practitioner courses take this to the next level, showing students how to apply the theory of the frameworks in practice and equipping them to take on upper-level management and leadership positions.
ITIL V3 and ITIL 4
IT services make up a huge part of our daily lives, whether for shopping, staying in touch with friends or keeping our businesses running from day-to-day. As such, IT service management (ITSM) has become a vital part of modern enterprise – one which has more than its fair share of standards and frameworks.
ITIL, formerly known as the ‘Information Technology Infrastructure Library’, has been the de-facto framework for ITSM for going on 30 years. ITIL V3 offers a flexible and comprehensive development path for ITSM professionals, enabling students to choose from a variety of modules to upskill themselves in whatever is most relevant for them.
ITIL 4 Foundation, the first course in the newest iteration of the framework, was released earlier this year. It offers a more modernized approach to ITSM, not only providing greater-compatibility with other leading frameworks such as Lean and DevOps but also offering students access to a thriving community of practitioners ready to provide help and practical feedback.
Both options offer invaluable insight into the world of IT management, and AXELOS has even stated that ITIL V3 certifications will remain valid even as the rest of ITIL 4 is released to the market. Good e-Learning’s courses cover the entire spectrum of both versions of the framework, providing the first step for new students and taking them all the way from ITIL Foundation to ITIL Expert.
What exactly is enterprise architecture? Put simply, it approaches ‘enterprises’ in the same way an architect would design a building: by analyzing the different components that go into it and creating an accurate structure (or ‘architecture’) of its current or desired future capabilities. This provides decision-makers with the perspective required to change and develop their organizations as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Open Group Architecture Framework, better known as ‘TOGAF’, is one of the world’s most popular standards for enterprise architecture. While not technically a ‘framework’, per se, it still offers invaluable guidance and best practices for the design, planning, development and implementation of enterprise architectures. It has been consistently updated over the course of several decades to keep it up-to-date with the ever-changing worlds of business and IT, making TOGAF an ideal tool for both new and experienced enterprise architects.
Good e-Learning is an award-winning provider of TOGAF courses, having won the ‘Outstanding Certification Product’ prize at The Open Group Awards in 2018. We were also one of the first companies to offer fully-accredited courses in the recently-released TOGAF 9.2. Not only can our courses fully-prepare students to sit the TOGAF Level 1 and Level 2 examinations, but we can also provide additional tuition on how to practically apply and amend the standard for real-world organizations. We also offer joint courses in TOGAF and ArchiMate 3.0, a renowned enterprise architecture modeling language.
Whether you are simply after a basic awareness of TOGAF or want to become a fully certified TOGAF practitioner, Good e-Learning has you covered!
Other corporate standards covered by Good e-Learning include: