The IT skilled professional shortage is a reality in the market while IT careers still on the rise. Almost every month companies are announcing new job opportunities in Dublin, which can create a positive and competitive scenario for who is already in the market. It’s also an attractive option for people starting or changing their careers. The searching process for a course can be hard, sometimes it’s difficult to decide which is the best path to follow at that specific moment.
If you are looking to skill-up your career, you can look at the skills that’ll most help your current profession. Or, you can look at the skills professionals are most likely to learn, a signal of their importance to succeeding in business. To help with this decision and to bring data to the discussion we are revealing our list of the most popular courses this year so far.
26 Most Popular Courses in 2019
Cloud computing technologies are leading the IT network careers now, Microsoft Azure is the one leading the race. This course covers the basic to prepare IT Pros for an Azure Administrator career and the base for the role certification path.
Microsoft PowerApps is one of the new applications in Office 365, which aims to bring more productivity to our daily routine. Using PowerApps you can design, test and publish new apps that work with a variety of data sources. The course takes users through a selection of well-crafted lessons to help them build new applications for their business.
ITIL is the world’s leading best practice framework for implementing IT Service Management. ITIL version 4 introduces IT Service Management through the lens of a Service Value System (SVS), which provides a holistic end-to-end view of how to successfully contribute to business value, and how to leverage concepts from models such as Lean IT, Agile, DevOps and Organizational Change Management. ITIL v4 was released this year with a good acceptance from the market, it’s a certification that will make a difference in any It Professional CV.
We are living in the data generation; it was never more important to hold a data qualification. The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Microsoft Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App.
Dynamics 365 is the Microsoft CRM which includes all features that every company needs to run its business and have access to all their data in just one place in an easy way. It’s a powerful CRM aggregating marketing tools, financial, sales, etc. This course explains everything the students need to know about customizing and configuring the Dynamics CRM 365 system in accordance with a company’s specific requirements.
Cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in IT in the last years. It’s not just a trend, but a reality that affects all businesses, cyber threats and breaches are on the rise everywhere, exposing companies’ sensitive data and putting profitability at risk. EC-Council is a well-known institute which delivers high-quality cybersecurity courses all over the world and it’s the one that we sell the most in the IT security pipeline.
One more option when the topic is data, this one more focused on end-users. The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.
Even though Microsoft changed drastically its certification structured in 2019, Windows Server 2016 still popular amongst the companies and will be like this for a while. This course was designed for students who are responsible for managing storage by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available in Windows Server 2016.
SharePoint it’s also a popular Microsoft application, and it’s getting more popularity with all features which bring in its Office 365 version. In this course, students will be introduced to the audience to the SharePoint Online Administration in Office 365 and explain and demonstrate the configuration options for SharePoint Online.
One more Azure course leading the race. This one the very first one for who’s starting on Microsoft Azure. It will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses.
CompTIA+ is the main entry door for students who want to start a career in IT when they don’t have any experience at all. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with a personal computer (PC) software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems.
Soft skills are being more required even in IT Professional careers. The combination of IT and soft skills can lead professionals to higher positions and promotions. The Presentation Skills course will teach students how to active listening skills to facilitate the exchange of ideas in meetings and presentations. They will also organize your ideas to create coherent and convincing oral presentations.
Since its launch, Microsoft Teams is one of the most downloaded Microsoft applications. The success is reflected in the demand for the training. The course includes meetings, group conversations, video chat, file-sharing, co-authoring, SharePoint connection, and it can also be used to link to many other Office 365 apps.
It’s never enough to reinforce that Excel is a must-have skill. It doesn’t matter your profession, it’s more than essential for office environments. Our Excel classes vary from beginner to advanced and cover the main topics, which will make you a spreadsheet master. They were designed to give the students the opportunity to put their hands-on projects during the class and finish the day with practical examples.
In this 5-day course, students learn basic skills and knowledge required to build a Windows Server Infrastructure, as well as networking architecture and topologies, security considerations and best practices and Windows Server administration skills and technologies.
Microsoft PowerShell has been in the spotlight recently as a tool to design automation for Windows-based servers. The 10961 course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of Windows-based servers.
Azure Architect is the option for professionals already working and dealing with Azure technologies on a daily basis. This course prepares you for the highest level in the Azure career path, holding this certification the student is an Azure expert.
That’s the course which will prepare students to focus on the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies.
When the theme is cybersecurity one of our most popular options is CompTIA Security+. In this course, students will implement, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. Students will prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination (SY0-501).
This course is part of the requirements to be a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert and will teach students the key elements of Microsoft 365 identity job role.
This course delivers a product showcase for Microsoft Flow from start to finish in an engaging and practical way. Flow is a diverse product, turning business processes into automated, consistent and visual workflows. Flow is designed to interweave the various products in Office 365 as well as connect to other on-premises and web-based solutions. This course will give you the confidence to select the right actions and workflow logic for your business workflows.
Leadership is a difficult skill, it must be trained and trained. It’s the perfect example of talent as a result of practice. One of the courses that have been helping our students to overcome this challenge is “Becoming a Transformational Leader”. The course helps students develop authentic leadership qualities that motivate and drive others to reach their full potential and become the transformational leaders of the future.
The Windows 10 course is aligned to Modern Desktop Exam: Modern Desktop Administrator Part 1, which contains content that helps prepare students for Exams MD-100. Passing this exam is required to earn the Modern Desktop Administrator certification.
Project managers are always under severe pressure to complete projects on time and within budget. However, most projects fail to meet these demands, and, as a result, many projects are terminated early. Successful project management requires knowledge and experience. This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to be a successful project manager in today's rapidly changing world. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.
The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project as well as the pre-project activities that comprise strategy analysis. Students learn how a business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from defining business needs and solution scope to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation.
This advanced Excel course will teach the students how to be able to make the most of PivotTable features and create PivotCharts. Not only will students be able to summarize data to analyze, but they can organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others.
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