6 Online Classes That Will Add In-Demand Skills to Your Resume

It’s never a bad idea to add onto your resume’s skill section. Whether you are currently looking for a new job opportunity or exploring professional development, online courses make it affordable and convenient to upskill on your own time. Below, we’ve highlighted six courses that will allow you to add marketable skills to your resume!

Microsoft® Office (MOS) 2016

Microsoft Office holds more than 90 percent of the market for Windows-based productivity suites. Our MS Office 2016 course makes this technology easy to understand, even for those who are new to computers.

This course covers:

  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Access 2016

NOTE: This course does NOT include the MS Office programs themselves. Students will need to have Office 2016 already installed on their computers. 

Certification Opportunity: Upon successful completion of our Microsoft Office 2016 course, students will be prepared to sit for Microsoft Office certification exams to become a Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS). Only one exam is required for the MOS certification. This course prepares you for the following Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams: Exam 77-725: MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016, Exam 77-727: MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016, Exam 77-729: MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016, Exam 77-731: MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016, Exam 77-730: MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2016. Please note: Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.

Project Management for CAPM or PMP

Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide. Up-to-date content covers measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest sixth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give students an advantage in becoming Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP). 

Certification Opportunities: To apply for the CAPM, you need to have: A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education. To apply for the PMP, you need to have either: A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. Please note: Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.

QuickBooks® Pro

To succeed in small business, you need great ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive products or services. And one other thing: a good accounting system like QuickBooks. With our course you will learn how to track your sales and expenses all in one place and get reliable records for tax time. This QuickBooks course shows you how to use this popular business finance program to gain a clear view of your finances and keep your business in the black. Our course will help you make your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster. Students will receive step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process of QuickBooks 2018.

NOTE: This course does NOT include the QuickBooks program itself. Students will need to have QuickBooks 2018 already installed on their computers.

Business Management

The principles and practices of management are fundamental to any organization. Good management is important in starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course introduces you to the four essential functions of successfully managing a company, employees, and assets: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Leadership & Goal Attainment

Looking for ways to make your company great, motivate your employees, and grow profits? Then Leadership & Goal Attainment is the course for you. In the first part of this course you will learn how relational leadership is not just a theory or a buzzword, but a way of managing through relationship-building to bring out the very best in one's employees. You will see how some executives succeeded where others failed and take advantage of those lessons of success to create your own.

Why do some genius-level leaders seem to drain intelligence and performance out of the people around them, while others stimulate, motivate, and get so much more out of their work associates? The second part of this course uses Liz Wiseman’s book to label the former group, people who need to be the smartest person in the room, as diminishers, while the latter are multipliers, people who use their smarts to stimulate and enhance the creativity of the group. This section of the course identifies what is considered the five most important disciplines that help managers to think and act more like multipliers, bringing people together, and giving others on the team more freedom, power, and responsibility, which ultimately generates self-worth and satisfaction. 

The third part of this Leadership & Goal Attainment course will help you with setting and achieving your goals. While it can be difficult to set truly meaningful and motivational goals, it is one of the most essential steps to business success. Even more importantly, setting, working toward and achieving measurable goals is how we all grow personally while contributing to organizational success.

Technical Writing

Technical Writing is a career that offers a variety of writing possibilities. Our Technical Writing course focuses on a reader-centered approach and helps students understand the nature of writing in the workplace. It leads students through the process of creating highly effective letters, proposals, emails, memos, documentation, and reports.  Students will learn how to conduct research and appropriately cite sources. Guidelines for persuasive writing and strategies for maintaining readers’ attention are also discussed.  Take our Technical Writing course and learn the skills and knowledge you need to start your writing career today!

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