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One of the typical questions both new and experienced project managers have is whether they should take PMP or CAPM exams. These certifications are quite costly (up to $450 for some of them) and have takers answer many tough questions regarding project management. Professional exams are needed for everyone who wants to further their career and boost credentials. ... [more]

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1. Based on your organization’s goals, what skills are needed? Align training with organization goals to establish a successful learning program. According to a Brandon Hall group study, 70% of companies that tie training to goals see an increase in profits. But, how can an organization actually do this? The first step is to examine your core values and strategic goals and map core competencies for employees. In other words, based on core values and goals, are there any skills that all employees should have? ... [more]

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Fluency in Microsoft Excel is one of the most valuable soft-skills in any professional’s life. Excel’s broad applicability and user-friendly interface make it so it can be utilized by the masses for a vast number of tasks, from simple data entry to complex data analysis and querying. No matter where you fall or plan to fall on Excel’s utilization spectrum, it is of cardinal importance that you have proper guidance in order to witness how you can use Excel to leverage your professional toolkit. ... [more]

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What’s the deal with peer-based learning? You’ve seen some recommendations about incorporating this method in the training your company provides. However, it’s hard to understand how exactly it would work. Peer learning is a broad category that encompasses various models of learning. Some methods include peer-assessment schemes, counseling, private study groups, discussion sessions, various projects, community activities, and workplace mentoring. ... [more]

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Mobile learning – and the rise of mobile dominance, in general – is a topic that most learning and development (L&D) professionals have heard of. In fact, mobile learning is now so critical to online corporate training success that it has become an eLearning best practice. However, the majority of organizations do not support mobile learning. ... [more]

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