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Project Management Professional Certification
Project Management Professional Certification: This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for the PMP Certification exam. It reviews the concepts of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accrediting body for project management. It will also fulfill the requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education for individuals seeking PMP certification (visit http://www.pmi.org/certifications/types for more information).
PMP certification is the profession's most globally recognized and respected certification credential. The PMP designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.
SHRM Certification Prep Course
SHRM Certification Prep Course: SHRM CP/SCP is the premier certification in the human resources field. This class is designed to prepare HR professionals to pass the certification exam to become a Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional in Human Resource Management. All students are responsible for making sure they are eligible to sit for the exam and for the exam fee. Research on the SHRM website: https://www.shrm.org/certification/apply/eligibility-criteria/Pages/default.aspx
***Please be advised that the SHRM exam is only available during specific windows of time***
Becoming a Supervisor: Transform Yourself
Becoming a Supervisor: Transform Yourself: Supervisory skills are in high demand across all industry sectors in the Roanoke Valley. Whether you work in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, IT, banking, or any other industry, chances are you will be called upon to supervise one or more colleagues at some point in your career.
Becoming a Supervisor: Transform Yourself, is designed for working adults and delivered in an interactive workshop-style format––a MUST TAKE for supervisors with entry to intermediate levels of experience, and for those recently thrust into the position of leading with limited formal leadership experience.
Lean 1: Creating a Culture of Innovation
Lean 1: Creating a Culture of Innovation: Problem solving skills are critical in today’s workplace! Lean 1: Creating a Culture of Innovation, is a must-take course for all formal and informal leaders concerned with problem solving and establishing a culture of innovation. After a quick overview of Lean foundations and history, workshop participants will dive into Lean leadership and how to make cultural changes by integrating Lean practices into any industry. Engage in hands-on activities, learn Lean thinking concepts, Lean principals, and learn techniques for improving processes. Learn to recognize waste, analyze a process, create solutions, and implement improvements. Begin your transformation into a Lean thinker and leader!
IT Fundamentals Pathways
IT Fundamentals Pathways: IT Fundamentals and Pathways is the starting point for anyone considering a career in the IT industry or seeking a broader understanding of IT. Focused on pre-IT career students, who will learn basic IT concepts such as the identification of computer components, the installation of software, troubleshooting, establishing network connectivity and identifying security issues. Learn ways to protect yourself and/or your employer from information security threats ranging from identity theft to malware and security breaches. It is ideal if you are considering a career in IT or if you work in a field that requires a broad understanding of technology. IT Fundamentals can also be a stepping-stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
A+ Computer Support & Repair Certification
A+ Computer Support & Repair Certification: A+ is the entry point for a career in IT and is the preferred credential for technical support and IT operations positions. Learn to troubleshoot and resolve computer issues, as well as understand a wide variety of issues including hardware, software, networking, operating systems, mobile devices and security. This course will give you the foundations needed for the CompTIA A+ Certification. Tuition includes ebook, virtual lab access, and exam voucher. Must have access to computer or computer lab to complete homework.
CompTIA Network Certification
CompTIA Network Certification: CompTIA® Network+ is an industry-recognized certification that is trusted around the world. With a CompTIA Network+ certification, you will possess the key skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage data network systems and maintain company productivity. This 40-hour course prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ Exam. Tuition includes ebook, virtual lab access, and exam voucher. Must have access to computer or computer lab to complete homework.
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3074 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015