Digital Transformation

Description: The Digital Transformation badge developed with Siemens introduces earners to emerging digital technology trends including 5G, AI, and the future of computing. Earners of this badge are able to address the impacts that these technologies are having on the product life cycle of diverse industries. They will be able to illustrate techniques and applications of digital solutions across the product lifecycle. This micro-credential is a non-credit online course.

Assessment: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed.  

Delivery Method/Format: Digital Transformation is a self-paced, online micro-credential course that Earners may work on and complete at any time.

Schedule: Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential

Estimated Time to Earn: Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 10 hours or less 

Instructional Plan: 3, self paced online moodle courses. Tutorial/instructional video at the beginning of each module with an assessment quiz at the end to validate retention.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor’s Name/Title: Fram Akiki 

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Introduction to Technical Sales

Description: Introduction to Technical Sales micro-credential is a short non-credit online course that consists of four courses, including: An Introduction to Technical Sales, Discovering the Sales Process, Managing Sales Relationships, and Making Dollars and Cents of It All. Once completing this badge, earners will have an applied understanding of the occupation in terms of the necessary skills, the role within a company, and the value of a Technical Salesperson.

Assessment: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams with one comprehensive exam at the end of each sub course. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed.

Delivery Method/Format: Self-paced, online micro-credential course that earners may work on and complete at any time.

Schedule: Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential

Estimated Time to Earn: Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 12 hours or less 

Instructional Plan: 4 separate courses are implemented for technical sales. Completion of each course is required before obtaining the badge

Prerequisites: None

Instructor’s Name/Title: Andrew Robinson

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Project Portfolio Management

Description: Users of this badge learn how portfolio management aligns organizational strategic goals and objectives to project charter requirements. Ways to proactively manage project and program stakeholder expectations are explained, as well as how projects are effectively initiated and planned.

Assessment: Moodle quizzes, 4 modules

Delivery Method/Format: Online Moodle course delivery    

Schedule: N/A

Estimated Time to Earn: 10 hours or less

Instructional Plan: 4, self paced, modules. Tutorial video at the start of each module with an assessment at the end.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Mike Bissonette

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Managing Project Risks

About this Micro-Credential: The Managing Project Risks micro-credential is a short, non-credit online course that discusses project risk management processes for identifying, assessing, responding to, and controlling individual project risks. Earners will be able to apply that knowledge to assess overall project risks (cost and schedule).

Assessment: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams and one comprehensive exam. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed. 

Delivery Method/Format: Managing Project Risks is a self-paced, online micro-credential course that Earners may work on and complete at any time. 

Schedule: Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential 

Estimated Time to Earn: Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 10 hours or less

Instructional Plan: The Managing Project Risks micro-credential consists of five modules or chapters: Start Here (Introduction), Module 1 - Individual Project Risks, Module 2 - Overall Project Risks, Module 3 - Risk Response Strategies, and Module 4 - Monitoring and Controlling Risks and Projects. Within each module is an interactive lesson, instructional resources, e.g., PDF articles, webpages, or videos, and a multiple-choice exam.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Mike Bissonette

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Strategic Project Management Methodologies

Description: The Strategic Project Management Methodologies micro-credential is a short non-credit online course where earners become acquainted with PMI’s PMBOK (PM Body of Knowledge) Guide.  Earners learn how causes of unsuccessful project execution (due to both “technical” and “management” issues) have led to advancements in PM T&Ts (Tools & Techniques) over time, as well as their usage

Assessment: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams and one comprehensive exam. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed. 

Delivery Method/Format: Strategic Project Management Methodologies is a self-paced, online micro-credential course that Earners may work on and complete at any time.

Schedule: Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential

Estimated Time to Earn: Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 10 hours or less

Instructional Plan: 4, self paced, modules. Tutorial video at the start of each module with an assessment at the end. Final at the end.

Prerequisites: None

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General Project Management Topics for Leaders

Description: The General Project Management Topics for Leaders micro-credential is a short non-credit online course. This course focuses on three important leadership topics. One focuses on Maintaining a Balanced Plan, one of the most potentially frustrating activities in project, program, portfolio, and functional management. Another focuses on the different Product Development Process used to execute the project plan (i.e., Predictive/Waterfall, Iterative/Incremental, Agile/Adaptive, and Hybrid [a combo]). The third is on project management leadership (responsibilities, competencies, and selection).

Assessment: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams and one comprehensive exam. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed. 

Delivery Method/Format: General Project Management Topics for Leaders is a self-paced, online micro-credential course that Earners may work on and complete at any time.

Schedule: Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential

Estimated Time to Earn: Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 10 hours or less

Instructional Plan: 3 self paced, modules. Tutorial video at the start of each module with an assessment at the end. Final at the end.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Mike Bissonette

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Advanced Project Management Tools & Techniques

Description: The Advanced Project Management Tools & Techniques micro-credential is a short non-credit online course where earners will learn about three advanced Project Management Tools & Techniques, IMS (Integrated Master Schedule), SRA (Schedule Risk Analysis), and Earned Value/Schedule Management.  Earners will be able to learn about a new and innovative software product named Chrono™, which integrates all three of these advanced functions into one user-friendly tool which uses software wizards and new IP (Intellectual Property).

Assessment: Earners will be assessed via several multiple-choice exams and one comprehensive exam. Exams are graded immediately and multiple attempts are allowed. 

Delivery Method/Format: Advanced Project Management Tools & Techniques is a self-paced, online micro-credential course that Earners may work on and complete at any time.

Schedule: Earners can register at anytime for this micro-credential

Estimated Time to Earn: Earners are estimated to complete this micro-credential course in 10 hours or less

Instructional Plan: 3 self paced, modules. Tutorial video at the start of each module with an assessment at the end. Final at the end.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Mike Bissonette

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