February 6, 2017
by Terence Pinkston, Vice President of Marketing
Jan. 23, 2017 - TEMPE, Ariz. - Certification Partners has formalized an authorized training partnership with uCertify (CIW.uCertify.com), a leading provider of IT skills assessment and certification exam preparation. Headquartered in Livermore, CA, uCertify has created a highly engaging, flexible, cloud-based and device-enabled IT certification e-learning platform designed for students, faculty, and IT professionals alike. The uCertify e-learning philosophy is based on: LEARN, PRACTICE and TRACK.
LEARN: The online learning features include interactive textbooks, study notes, flash cards, videos, quizzes, exercises, pre-and-post assessment, and more.
PRACTICE: Students then take practice exams from a large test bank of questions in learn, test, and review modes for optimal learning - until they have mastered the concepts.
TRACK: Then the progress tracking and powerful analytics of the uCertify platform help students clearly identify their areas of weakness and strength, as well as their progress at any given point of time.
Just how good is the uCertify platform? The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. In 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards were established so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. During the years that followed, the CODiE Awards program evolved into two categories (business technology and education technology) with the core mission always remaining the same: recognizing excellence by honoring the software and information industry's leading products and services. It is important to note that CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized program in the education technology industry, so each CODiE Award serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.
uCertify has won CODiE Awards 3 years in a row with 1 CODiE Award in 2014, 7 CODiE awards in 2015, and 7 CODiE Awards in 2016. The 2016 awards included:
- Best Postsecondary LMS or Learning Platform (uCertify LEARN)
- Best Postsecondary Learning Content Solution (uCertify COURSE)
- Best Virtual Learning Solution (uCertify LAB)
- Best Education Cloud-based Solution (uCertify LEARN)
- Best College and Career Readiness Solution (uCertify COURSE)
- Best Corporate / Workforce Learning Solution (uCertify LEARN)
- Best Learning Relationship Management Solution (uCertify LEARN)
What does this training partnership provide?
The partnership between Certification Partners/CIW and uCertify provides two major things; CIW certification courses are now available on the award winning uCertify platform, and 400+ uCertify certification courses for all major IT certifications are now available to all Certification Partners/CIW customers. These certification courses include Microsoft, CompTIA, Adobe, Oracle, IC3, Cisco, ISC-2, EC-Council, Linux, ISACA, Zend, VMWare, PMI, and more. For a complete list of all uCertify courses available please go to CIW.uCertify.com.
What this means for our education customers is that one learning platform can now be utilized for all the students taking courses on CIW, Cisco, Adobe, Microsoft, IC3, CompTIA, Oracle, and more. Integration of all the uCertify content is easy because of the LTI compliance, so there are no additional fees your school would need to pay to utilize uCertify content.
The uCertify platform is easy to use and integrates seamlessly into Canvas and Blackboard. It also offers enhanced reporting capabilities and comes packed with instructional resources to deliver better learning outcomes.
Manish Gupta, CEO of uCertify says “our partnership with CIW will strengthen our commitment to empower a digital personalized learning environment that is completely aligned to the new standards for college and career readiness. The uCertify team is working hard to create a highly interactive and engaging platform that delivers to HigherEd, vocational, workforce development and corporate training programs. Since such training requires a hands-on approach and often passing a certification exam, uCertify delivers interactive lessons, hands-on labs, virtual environments and test prep as a seamless, easy to use course - a feature that sets uCertify apart from other solutions. Through this collaboration with CIW, we are creating a powerful force for helping schools and colleges to deliver an enhanced and holistic learning outcome.”
Todd Hopkins, Vice President of Operations and Product Development for Certification Partners adds “our partnership with uCertify provides an enhanced, interactive and engaging learning experience that strengthens the CIW learning experience and philosophy. The collaboration with uCertify will provide continual creation of powerful tools and features for all users, including administrators, instructors and students. Many of these features provide class management resources and tools for the instructor to direct each student toward their best possible success."
To access a free demo on any uCertify course:
- Just go to CIW.uCertify.com.
- Click on the course that you are interested in.
- Then on the right-hand side, click on Try This Course.
Since 1997, CIW has educated more than 1 million students and professionals, and has issued more than 160,000 professional IT certifications throughout thousands of middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities and learning centers worldwide. The CIW core curriculum focuses on the foundational standards and job skills that enable the Internet to function, including Web design, security, administration, networking and databases. The CIW flagship product for the education market is the Web Foundations certification series; which includes the Web Foundations Associate, Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate.
As owner of the CIW brand, Certification Partners brings learners of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern workplace. Certification Partners is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, USA, with satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network. For more information about CIW, please visit www.CIWcertified.com.