Are you interested in enhancing your job skills? Are there insufficient time and resources for the training you desire? If the answer is “Yes”, we have a solution for you! The Human Resources Department (HR), in partnership with the Office of Information Technology (OIT), offers a new training and development program which allows faculty and staff an opportunity to enhance their professional and personal skills. The SkillSoft Training Program provides a wide variety of on-line courses that will assist in:
- building the competencies needed for top performance in your current position
- developing your potential as you prepare for advanced assignments and promotions; and
- learning skills that will help you develop your personal interests.
Taking the Time for Learning The SkillSoft On-Line Training Program is designed to make learning easier and more convenient for you. With SkillSoft, you train at your own pace and set your own training plan and schedule for completion of courses. SkillSoft courses are available on-line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed from your PC at home, at work, or anywhere with internet access.
Training Tailored to Your Needs Through audio/visual instruction and live simulation scenarios, the SkillSoft training program offers preparation/testing tracks for industry certification in the areas of HR, finance, IT, and many others.
You can brush up on the basics of Microsoft Word/Excel/Access, enhance your customer service skills, or increase your knowledge in other areas such as management/supervisory skills, interviewing techniques, HR regulations, accounting, project planning, sales, marketing, and many IT specific courses.
Most courses offer testing and certificates upon completion, which can be used for professional and personal needs.
For more information on Skillsoft On-Line Training, point your web browser to http://www.umbc.edu/training. The course catalog contains:
- Business Skills Curricula
- IT End-User Curricula
- Workplace Compliance Track
- Test Prep View
- Certification View
- Express Guide View (specialized technical training in Oracle, Cicso and Microsoft)
New Users – Before getting started: Use the links in the left panel of this screen to learn more about Skillsoft, including how to navigate, workstation requirements, handy tips, and more.
Once logged in, search by course number for the course you are taking. You can set up a series of courses you would like in your “plan”, review the user guide and get the latest news regarding this exciting new program. Questions about course(s) you should take, should be directed to your supervisor.
Course lists: For your convenience, we have provided course listings in two formats: (1) courses by major subjects in three main areas—Desktop, IT, and Business and (2) a current certification matrix—a listing of available certifications by vendor, program and exam. Click the hyperlinks for course numbers and certificate names to see additional information.
|Course List by Subject||Certification Matrix (Excel)|
|Desktop Courses||Certification Matrix|
|IT Courses||1-Hour Business Skills courses (Word)|
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