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Comparing Online Certificate Programs in Northern Colorado

Comparing Online Certificate Programs in Northern Colorado Whether you are a working professional, making a career change, or reentering the workforce after some time away, continuing education by completing a online certificate program or bootcamp can help you gain the skills you need to succeed in your career.  Higher education is changing. No longer do you need to spend four years in a university setting, only to come out with high student loan debt and immense pressure to find a job. Online certificate programs and bootcamps are a great way to...

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10 Essential Business Soft Skills to Highlight on Your Resume

10 Essential Business Soft Skills to Highlight on Your Resume When you’re applying for a job, you may think employers care most about your technical skills: the “hard skills” that equip you to do the work. However, it’s just as important to show off your soft skills.  Soft skills are the non-technical skills that relate to how you work such as problem solving, communication, time management, and responsibility. These skills are essential for all job seekers, students, and current workers to develop and refine. These intangible...

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How to Start a Career in the Tech Industry

How to Start a Career in the Tech Industry The tech industry is booming and offers many opportunities for rewarding careers. The median wage for tech jobs is nearly double the median national wage.  IT professionals had a median annual salary of $88,240 in May 2019; compared to the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you have found yourself thinking about starting a career in the tech industry and don’t know where to start, keep on reading. Five helpful tips to start a...

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Stack Up New Tech Skills This Summer

Stack Up New Tech Skills This Summer Today, the tech skills you need to stay relevant in the workplace are constantly changing. Whether you’ve been in the same industry for years or you’re wanting to change careers, professional development opportunities increase industry knowledge, keep you relevant, and will help you stand out among the crowd.  More than 40 million Americans have applied for unemployment during the pandemic. Developing new tech skills is going to be an essential for people to get back to work. So take advantage...

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Get the Most Out of Your Business Analytics

Get the Most Out of Your Business Analytics Today, business analytics help a company’s management anticipate their customers’ needs and develop solutions that address them. Business analytics can help your business see valuable insights that lead to profits.  Luckily, there’s no need to perform analytics manually. Two common business analytics programs created by Microsoft are Excel and Power BI. Excel and Power BI are two great standalone programs and some of their features overlap. So which one should you use? Microsoft...

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Computer System Requirements

Computer System Requirements DWC recommends a new or certified refurbished computer that from a reputable, 3rd party seller.   Recommended sellers include: Dell.com BestBuy.com TigerDirect.com NewEgg.com DWC also recommends the following as general minimum guidelines for your student computer 16 GB RAM 500 GB HDD i5 processor or higher Dual monitors with HDMI Mic and Speakers High-speed, cable internet connection Hardware Recommendations from Microsoft & Adobe Minimum System Requirements for MS Office...

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