Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:18

TrainSignal launches online training service


Global IT training company, TrainSignal, has launched  a new, subscription-based, unlimited-access online training platform  providing access to over a hundred training courses covering certification prep to advanced training for IT professionals.

TrainSignal CEO and Founder, Scott Skinger, said the new education-as-a-service platform was available for $49 per month and would put “IT pros and novices in complete control of their career destinies with on-demand access to the material they need to succeed on the job."

Skinger said TrainSignal had been providing students and professionals around the world with high-quality IT training courses for more than a decade, and with the new platform the company would play “an essential role in educating a workforce for the IT jobs of today.”

Skinger cited CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2013 which he said showed that IT jobs were expected to grow by 22 percent through 2020, and that hiring managers were looking for “cloud-savvy, cross-dimensional IT professionals” that could manage the demands of a changing market.

“As the business landscape evolves and organisations invest heavily in cloud computing, enterprise technology and big data, TrainSignal's new platform gives IT professionals the resources and skills they need to succeed,” Skinger said.

“In an industry where classroom courses and seminars start at $500 and range into the thousands, TrainSignal delivers students unlimited access to training material at a relatively low flat-rate fee. Whether on-the-job or mid-commute, TrainSignal students can access the information they need, when they need it, on or offline.

TrainSignal's new platform has been launched with several core features, including:

•    Complete access to over one hundred of the top IT training courses including Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, Citrix and CompTIA training courses

•    Industry leading and award winning instructors with expertise as Microsoft MVPs, VMware vExperts, Citrix CTPs, certified experts in Cisco and CompTIA and more

•    Guaranteed up-to-date training material that reflects the latest trends and certifications

•    Course tracking and an offline video player so users can keep learning with or without a reliable Internet connection, and

•    Access to practice exams for some of the most popular IT certification exams.

Skinger said that, in advance of the launch of its new platform, TrainSignal had conducted a nationwide survey of over 2,000 IT professionals revealing a critical demand for accessible training, with 69 percent of respondents stating that they referenced training material on-the-job at least once a month.

“Along with this demand, 68 percent prefer online or video training courses over traditional classroom or textbook methods. Training is essential for a successful career in IT, with 95 percent of respondents claiming that ongoing IT training is a must for career advancement.”

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