Top 11 Most Popular Online Courses

Top 11 Most Popular Online Courses

With over 1000 courses in our catalog – from Microsoft Office Suite, Amazon Web Services to Lean Six Sigma – the learning opportunities at New Horizons Phoenix are endless. Though there isn't a wrong answer of where to start or which course to take first, some courses are more popular and in-demand based on current social and organizational needs. Whether you are looking for the next course to take as a professional to advance your skillset or trying to pinpoint the right training path for your team, here are our 11 most popular courses to help give you a starting point. 

Microsoft Excel

Undoubtedly our most popular course, Microsoft Excel, is a universal tool used across organizations worldwide, whether it's as minimal as creating simple tables or as advanced as managing workbooks and reports.

But why do individuals and teams seek training in this product? Since 1985, this business staple has provided teams with flexibility, functionality, and a robust user community for every department. Used mainly to manage data and produce reports, forms, and tables, Microsoft Excel is a buildable program – whatever your knowledge and experience may be, you can still accomplish a great deal. But like anything, the more you know, the more you can do and the more you can grow. 

What You'll Learn: Our Microsoft Excel courses help you master basic to advanced skills with formulas, charts, pivot tables, conditional formatting, and data analysis.

Mastering Microsoft Project 2016

Project management is essential to any business. In fact, it's key to the success of any project. 

With Microsoft Project, you can deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget. The program gives you the resources you need to adjust and manage projects in real-time, giving individuals and teams the ability to plan and prioritize tasks, assign resources, track progress, and budgets – all aimed to complete projects more efficiently. See how you can take the basic concepts of the program and use them to build and manage small to medium-size projects, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress. 

What You'll Learn: This Microsoft Project course helps you master basic to advanced skills with project planning, managing and configuring tasks, understanding and allocating resources, integrate data with other Microsoft applications, track costs, and visually view project information.

ITIL 4 Foundation

ITIL - which stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library – is the world's leading best practice framework for IT service management and an absolute must for IT professionals. 

ITIL uses the Service Value System (SVS), an end-to-end view of successfully contributing to business value and leveraging concepts from models such as Lean IT, Agile, DevOps, and Organizational Change Management. This framework enables you to provide IT services that are better aligned with your organization's needs through five stages: service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation, and continual service improvement. 

What You'll Learn: The ITIL 4 Foundation course will give you a deep understanding of the 7 Guiding Principles, 4 Dimensions of Service Management, 34 ITIL Practices, and the new Value Service Chain that incorporate the core ITIL v4.

Systems Operations on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform with over 200 full-featured services from data centers worldwide. 

AWS offers cloud computing concepts and foundational infrastructure services to support business applications and operations by providing functionality, a large and dynamic community, security, operational expertise, and innovation. 

What You'll Learn: The Systems Operations on AWS course dives into the different phases of Operational Excellence – a Well-Architected Framework pillar; manage AWS resources using AWS Accounts, Organizations, Identity, Access Management; use AWS services to manage AWS resources through SysOps; build a comprehensive costing model to help gather, optimize, and predict your cloud costs using services such as AWS Cost Explorer and the AWS Cost & Usage Report; and much more. 

For additional insight, join us for one of our AWS Discovery Day's, a 3-hour event to give you a look into the AWS Cloud from how it works, the benefits, the different methods of interaction, its core services, and much more. 

Microsoft SharePoint

Looking for a way to share and manage content to empower teamwork? Microsoft SharePoint is the place to be!

Microsoft SharePoint provides the tools to keep a team organized and an organization connected by sharing content and resources, creating a space for collaboration and engagement, informing your team of updates, and transforming business processes. 

What You'll Learn: Discover how to interact with SharePoint sites, work with documents and content, share, follow, and collaborate on content to configure site settings, creating custom content types, columns, and documents, and much more.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

We've said it once, and we'll say it again: project management is key to the success of any project. 

And with our PMP certification being one of our most popular pathways – many of you understand that. Learn and utilize the best practices of project management recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and successfully manage projects. Essential in today's fast-paced, highly technical, and dispersed workplace, project management skills will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge. 

What You'll Learn: In our PMP course, you'll define project management fundamentals and methodology, develop a project management plan and plan components, create and plan project schedules, costs and risks, work efficiently with stakeholders, and effectively monitor your project from work, scope to communications.

Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI

You may have heard the phrase "Data is King." And it's true.

Data tells the story of a company's success and shortcomings, so you know how to improve and adjust your goals. 
With Microsoft BI, you'll get detailed data to support your goals and mission, but the real power comes from its up-to-the-minute analytics and detailed visuals that pull unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.

What You'll Learn: In our Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI course, you'll learn the various methods and best practices for modeling, visualizing, and analyzing data with Power BI. From accessing and processing data from multiple sources to exploring how to implement proper security standards and policies across the Power BI spectrum. Plus, you'll learn how to deploy reports and dashboards to share with the broader team. 

Managing Modern Desktops

Get introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. 

Incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization and begin using modern deployment methods for management and security. And with technologies such as Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, you'll find new and constructive ways to leverage them to protect devices and data. 

What You'll Learn: In our Managing Modern Desktops courses, you'll learn to plan, develop, and implement an Operating System deployment, upgrade, and update strategy. Plus, you'll understand the benefits and methods of co-management strategies and be able to describe and implement methods used to protect devices and data. 

Office 365 Administrator

Don't shy away from the word simple. 

Microsoft 365 can help you simplify IT management without compromising the data or services your team relies on. Built for IT teams, you can get customizable and tailored experiences that meet your unique needs. With an admin center structured around the tasks and data you touch on the most, you'll have efficient space for your everyday needs. Plus, with its actionable intelligence, you'll be guided to recommended next steps and see pressing data immediately. 

What You'll Learn: In our Office 365 Administrator, learn about the three central elements of Microsoft 365 enterprise administration – Microsoft 365 tenant and service management, Office 365 management, and Microsoft 365 identity management. You'll be able to plan an Office 365 deployment, configure the Office 365 tenant, and plan a pilot deployment. Plus, plan and manage applications from Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint, and much more. 

Writing Reports with Report Building and SSRS, Level 1 & Level 2

Data is kind, but reports are the foundation of that data. 

Creating reports around the data we work toward and collect is essential to properly analyze what is best serving the organization and what actions need to be taken next to further build on those goals. With Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder and SSRS, you can create, deploy, and manage reports.

What You'll Learn: In Level 1, you’ll learn the basics, such as creating table reports, formatting reports, and summarize data with charts. In Level 2, you’ll continue your knowledge by learning to create parameter reports, format reports with complex expressions, and add drilldown and drillthrough functionality. 

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