Have you thought about continuing your professional education? Employers today highly value those employees that take initiative to further their knowledge in their field and keep current with new standards and practices.  The College Network® offers professional certificates from Purdue University, Boston University and... Continue +
I would like to share the following list by Eric Bloom, President and Founder of Manager Mechanics, of his top 10 reasons to become a PMP. If you are on the fence about obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, read Eric's list and reconsider the opportunity that PMP certification affords. The College... Continue +
PMP Resources
The College Network is proud to offer a PMP training program that will help you earn your certificate and properly prepare you for the certification exam itself.  The program comes from Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC), and you can start at any time! The courses are completely online and self-paced. You have... Continue +
Something I have noticed throughout my career is that in many organizations there is a disconnect between doing a job well and being prepared to succeed. This disconnect leads to frustration as employees, on every level including management, fail to meet the expectations passed down through the chain of command. Having worked in... Continue +
Beyond the Numbers
Business intelligence is, by its very nature, dynamic; ever changing; and fast paced. A hybrid between teaching and forensics - my job provides the truth in a world of chaos and urgency. The data drives falsehood and lies from business decisions and provides the team the guidance needed to accomplish purpose.  Business... Continue +
 Not being fulfilled in your career can lead to problems that show up in other areas of your life. We spend the majority of our lives at work, and a significant amount of that time spent being unhappy can lead to a short temper away from work. Or it can result  in a short wave of anxiety on Sunday night when you think of work on... Continue +
Imagine for a moment that in your driveway you have a time machine.  Let's say a DeLorean and you are going to play the part of Marty McFly.  You have the ability to load the plutonium into the machine, and set your Flux Capacitor to anytime in the past.  Where would you go?  Would you go back and change decisions you've made? ... Continue +
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in March of this year there have already been several changes that have taken place. Last week I talked about changes that went into effect on September 23. Here is the list of changes that had already been made since the law was passed. January 1, 2010: Providing Small Business Health... Continue +
Hokey Pokey
"You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out,You put your right foot in and you shake it all about.You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around.That's what it's all about!"Silly as it may be, the hokey-pokey song and dance can teach us about how furthering your education can help your career and life.  Let's... Continue +
Shawn Camp knows a thing or two about becoming certified in his field. He already has his Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and his Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certificates. “I have a bachelor’s in computer information,” Shawn said. “I wanted to earn my Certificate in Project Management because that certification... Continue +
It’s a commonly accepted fact that any structure is only as strong as its foundation. The same is true when it comes to building a knowledge base. Whether you’re setting out to master specific course content to get your Associates Degree in Nursing, earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, or complete a PMP Preparation Course, you... Continue +
So, I am talking to our new business analyst the other day, and she says she went to a business analyst meeting, and everyone there was talking about project management and the need to get PMP Certified.  Wow, I knew that Project Management is huge in Construction, Manufacturing and IT, but I didn't know is was gaining... Continue +
I speak to aspiring students everyday who are overwhelmed with the options he/she has to complete training for PMP certification.   With so many options most of the students I speak with are confused with what to do.  As a consumer myself, I am always looking for the best deal.  The most common alternative I hear about other... Continue +
Have you been told or have you always thought that being a project manager would be an ideal fit for you because you are not only organized, but that you find it fullfilling to execute a project?So the best thing to do is to first find Courses for Project Management that will help you get the basic knowledge that you need in... Continue +
The goal for anyone pursing better employment should be to have a great resume and one way to be sure your resume stands out from the crowd is education! Education will help move your resume from the left to the right side of the pile. You have less than 10 seconds to impress your potential employer so you better make... Continue +
There are several hot job markets for professions where a little education can go a long way in immediately increasing your career and income potential.  The job market for Project Managers is a great example of a profession where someone can make big advancements in their career by furthering their education via professional... Continue +
The Price is Right
Everybody is familiar with the TV game show "The Price is Right."  I'd like to use two of its most famous games as an example of how YOU can control the outcome of your life through education.vs.The first game is Plinko.  How you play Plinko is dropping a disc into a board of metal pegs, and the disc will end up falling in one... Continue +
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