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Application Based Training

By Deborah J. Sparks

Are you an experienced Excel user who knows when they need pivot table or Vlookup training? Or maybe you're well-versed with Word and realize you need training in using styles to standardize your documents and create tables of contents. If so, great! The reality is, many people know what they need to accomplish, but have no idea what they need to learn to attain their goals.

That, my friend, is where application-based training comes in. Let's say you import a mountain of data into Excel. You know you need to extract and analyse certain information, create subsets of data, etc. but have no idea how. All you need to do is explain in plain English what you need, and then leave it to us to draw a "road map" to help you get there.

  • We'll help you figure out exactly what you need to learn and, just as importantly, won't waste time including skills you'll never use.
  • We'll develop a course outline that includes the identified skill.
  • You'll receive customized course notes, based on the course outline, for quick reference. create, modify or work with specific files or systems, as opposed to particular skills. You can put your skills into use right away, using your own files. This increases the relevance of the course content and the return on investment.
  • You can put your skills to use right away, using your own files, increasing the relevance of the course content and your return on investment.

This type of training compliments the more traditional model and can be useful for individuals or even an entire team, to make sure that everyone is on the same track.

As an added plus, the document analysis that takes place before and during the training often translates into improvements and automation, helping to save time and money and reduce frustration.

So, the next time you're thinking of courses, keep application-based training in mind.



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