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Congratulations to the LearnKey Scholarship Winners

I am very excited to announce Tori Glass from Ore City High School and Ontonio Colon from Roberto Clemente Community Academy as the winners of the 4th Annual LearnKey Scholarship Program. Tori was certified in Photoshop CSA and Ontonio completed A+ Certification 2009. Congratulations Tori and Ontonio.

Thank you to all of the schools, teachers, and students who participated in this year’s program, making it another successful year. The participating schools were Ore City High School, Roberto Clemente Community Academy, and Warren Easton Charter High School.

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A Plus 2009 is Here!

At long last the A+ Training Course is complete and we at LearnKey could not be more thrilled.
A+ has always been one of our most universally useful training programs, as an A+ Certification is considered a first step for most any job in computer repair, maintenance, disaster recovery, administration, or similar “hardware – based” positions. Microsoft even accepts A+ as an elective for their prestigious MCITP certification.

But I don’t need to tell YOU that. If you have found this page, it’s because you already know what A+ is and why you need it. So, let me tell you instead what you don’t know.

We are so excited about the release of A+ that we are offering nearly a 30% discount for the month of December.  That’s right it’s Christmastime, and what better present can you get your children than the training they need to get the kind of jobs that will help them support you in your senior years?

Then again, if you found this page, you are probably the person seeking to get trained, in which case you are shopping for yourself during this holiday season.  Good for you!  Just think of what a gift you will be giving your family by making yourself more marketable?  Or better yet, convince them to buy it for you.  But get it fast before the year ends, the excitement wears off and the regular price is restored.

Get it here : CompTIA A+ 2009 Training.

A+ 2009 Webisode #6

Started in 1982 as an “Association of Better Computer Dealers” the company that would become CompTIA emerged as the “Standard” for computer technicians.  In fact, in April of 2007 some of CompTIA’s certifications (including their flagship product, A+) were recognized by the American National Standards Institute.  A+ is meant to ascertain an individuals overall ability to handle computers.  It is specifically meant to be vendor nonspecific, so a certified individual should be able to handle any computer whether it be an Apple, a PC, or Linux, and should be competent in dealing with the various hardware configurations for each.  In short, it is the benchmark for proving technical competency, and it is a must have for anyone seeking a career in computer  repair/maintenance/administration.

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Self Paced Learning vs the Classic Method.

It used to be if you wanted an education your mom or dad would take you by the hand, carry a bundle of coin over their shoulder and walk you the 90 miles or so to the house of Aristotle or Plato where if he felt you were worthy he would take you on and teach you as much as you were capable of learning.

You probably don’t remember those times because demographics shows that most people who are online reading this blog right now are less than 2,359 years old.

 

Plato never taught like this.
CBT or Computer Based Training is where we are going.

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Last Day for Poster Contest

If you remember back to Oct 14 (or just scroll down), we started a contest challenging our readers to come up with creative quotes to go on our new motivational posters.

Tomorrow (Nov 6) is the last day to offer suggestions for the poster.  For those of you who may have been waiting to post your amazing quotes, make sure to get your suggestions in before the contest ends!

Click here to see the original post for contest details and to submit your quotes.

Scholarship!

For four years now Learnkey has offered a scholarship program to help worthy high school students achieve technical certifications for highly used software programs in the business world.

Only 3 schools will be chosen, and each school will be represented by 10 students.  So this is the kind of scholarship where students should appeal to their schools to apply, as individual submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions must be in  by Oct 14th, that gives you … two days.  If that’s all you need to know, go submit your scholarship application now.

If more convincing is required, read this (straight from our newsletter)

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