“Train the planet”

by jleany - Jun 17, 2010

LearnKey is helping people to succeed all over the world!

In fact just today, as I was working on this post and preparing it to be published, I received this email from one of our clients. It fits perfectly with the promotional video I was uploading to our blog (see below) and expresses exactly what I was trying to convey, only this is from an actual student- probably in training as I type this.

Here’s what this person had to say:

Dear LearnKey,

I am really enjoying the LearnKey/ExamForce OnlineExpert on Microsoft Office 2007 program.  It is awesome!  What is really great is that I can do it from home.  I don’t have to get dressed up, comb my hair, drive someplace and wait on an instructor (who is probably old, boring, with a long beard and bad breath!).   All I have to do is walk into the next room and turn on my computer.  How easy is that!?!  I can learn in my pajamas, with my slippers on or however I want to be dressed…

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Look What Mandi Brought Us…

by jleany - Jun 16, 2010


…. Goldberg’s Famous Bagels and they were so delicious! What a great way to start off our Word 2010 training! Thank you Mandi!

(left to right: Brad, Kendell, Mandi, Ammon, Brad)

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“Only in New York!”

by jleany - Jun 14, 2010

He’s a baker, she’s a software trainer and techno geek!- truly this can only happen in New York.

This week LearnKey is welcoming into our studio, Mandi Bergenfeld, a software trainer and computer instructor from New York who owns her own training company, Twin Computer Training. Her husband, on the other hand, is a baker and owns his own Bagel shop, Goldberg’s Famous Bagels– Great Food, Great Friends, The Perfect Cup of Coffee!

Mandi, is our newest expert and author of the Word 2010 video series. We are so excited to have Mandi working with us to create this course. With her 20+ years experience in the IT training industry I’m certain that she will put a course together that is both engaging and full of  the newest tips and tricks.

My only concern now is, will she bring us some of her husband’s delicious Goldberg’s Famous Bagels? I’m hungry!

-Ammon Wiese

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Microsoft CEO Says Changing Market Not a Danger

by jleany - Jun 08, 2010

Nearly two weeks ago, on May 26th 2010, Apple became the world’s most valuable Technology Company based on market capitalization, beating out long time leader, Microsoft.

One million iPads trumped one billion PCs that day!

I read an interesting article this morning on Reuters.com called Microsoft CEO Says Changing Market Not a Danger, written by Alexei Oreskovic, that said although Microsoft’s Chief Executive Steve Ballmer called the transition from PCs to smartphones and tablets a time of “potential tumult” in the technology industry, he still encouraged that “the software maker will continue to prosper in the changing market.” He proceeded to say, which will comfort and reassure us longtime PC users, that Microsoft’s Windows operating system will feature on the new breed of touchscreen tablet computers.

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“The 10 Commandments of the PC Tech” with Mike Meyers

by jleany - Jun 07, 2010

Before watching “The 10 Commandments of the PC Tech” clip at the end of this post, here’s a pre-story written by the Alpha Geek himself, Mike Meyers.


Be careful about what you say in front of those whacky LearnKey productions guys- you never know what they’re going to do with it.

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QUIZ: “How would you handle these business situations?”

by jleany - May 28, 2010

For fun this morning I took the “How would you handle these business situations?” quiz on LearnKey’s website and I nailed it! Well to be honest, I nailed it all, minus one question- #4.

The question asks this:

You get a promotion! Good for you. But now you have to try and manage former friends who think they can take advantage of you. How do you deal with this?

a) You should be there for your friends. You would expect the same treatment if the situation was reversed.

b) Let your friends know that you can be friends when you are off the clock, but during company time you have no friends.

c) Talk to your friends. Let them know you are committed to your friendship and part of that commitment includes helping them keep  job and commitments and responsibilities so they too can be promoted, or at least not fired when you get transferred.

d) Fire them. This will serve as a good example that you should be respected and feared. Besides they have served their purpose, and it’s time for you to make new friends anyway.

Which one do you think it is?

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Help Wanted: Hackers

by jleany - May 27, 2010


This morning I read an interesting article that had much to do with what’s going on in our production studio. As mentioned in a previous post, we are currently filming the CCNA Security training featuring Tom Carpenter and this article, titled Help Wanted: Hackers, written by Annie Fisher with CNNMoney.com, couldn’t have fit more perfectly for this entry.

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CCNA Security Featuring Tom Carpenter

by jleany - May 26, 2010


Yesterday afternoon, Tom Carpenter arrived to our production studio in Salt Lake City, Utah to film LearnKey’s CCNA Security training. If there’s anybody who knows his stuff, it’s Tom and we are thrilled that he’s here!

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Excel 2010- Michael Meskers

by jleany - May 24, 2010

Excel2010-MikeM-editedAs I type this entry, Author and Trainer Michael Meskers is in our production studio wrapping up this week’s filming of LearnKey’s Excel 2010 training.

I’ve been popping in and out of the shoot this past week and can’t tell you how eager I am for this product to be released (I’m going to be taking the training myself). Not only has Michael been exciting and interesting to watch and listen to, he does an incredible job of teaching everything, and I mean everything, there is to know about Excel.

During a quick break of the filming today, I ran back into the control room and asked Michael to give us (fellow blog readers) a brief thought on the new Excel 2010. Here’s what he had to say…

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My Money Plan

by Colin - May 03, 2010


Nearly two months ago, I ran into some serious financial problems. I’ll avoid telling the specifics as I realize I’m not the only going through this and you all have your own problems, but it is important to know that my situation is difficult and seems almost impossible to recover from. In my life thus far, I’ve really never had to worry about financial stress… until now. And let me tell you, it was not a pretty sight! It hit me like a ton of bricks!

For days and days, I researched on the Internet hoping to find advice on how to solve this particular problem. After reading countless blogs and articles, I was left feeling even more tired and hopeless than before. It was inevitable- I was doomed!
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