Training Sourcing & Cost Project

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Sourcing Training Options - 1

Lean Six Sigma offers Lean Manufacturing remotely, on the job and online, while GoLeanSixSigma offers the first of four Lean modules for free. SigmaPro offers Value Stream mapping remotely, ASQ will provide it onsite, GoLeanSixSigma offers an online course and Coursera in conjunction with the University System of Georgia offers it for free. On the attached spreadsheet all requested information can be found in rows 2-3.

Lean Manufacturing


Value Stream Mapping

  • Mapping the value stream helps organizations view their manufacturing as a system rather than as a set of independent processes. This understanding helps employees identify problems that affect the whole system and create systematic improvements.
  • The remote course offered by SIGMAPRO is three days. The course content meets the learning objectives with the following tasks (presented as listed on the website):
  • Online training is provided by Lean Six Sigma. This training costs $29 and offers a certificate. The learning objectives and activities are (presented as listed on the website):





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Sourcing Training Options - 2

Platforms to access Statistical Process Controls Course are ASQ Training, SQT Training, Quality Training Portal and Datalyzer and places to access high-performance teamwork courses include Speak first, Coursera, and The Atlanta Course. On the attached spreadsheet is a presentation of our findings and a brief overview can be found below.

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL

  • Available workshops & cost: ASQ Training — $1,839
  • Available on-site training & cost: SQT Training — Pricing available upon request
  • Available online training & cost: Quality Training Portal- $49 to $69 per credit.
  • Available free training & cost: Datalyzer — free.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMWORK

  • Available workshops & cost: Speak first — Pricing available upon request
  • Available on-site training & cost: Speak first — Pricing available upon request
  • Available online training & cost: Coursera $49/month.
  • Available free training & cost: The Atlanta Course — free

research methodology

Below is the methodology we took to include each of the companies or platforms that offer training in the specified topics and why each platform was chosen.

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
Available Workshops & COST
ASQ Training — According to a breakdown of their lessons 5% of the class time covers the purposes and uses of SPC. 20% of the class time included interpreting control charts which included selecting the best measurement system to use for a specific application and determining the types of control chart to use — which is also mentioned in the breakdown of types of control charts which accounts for 30% of the class and also talks about constructing control charts. 10% of the class time is then dedicated to how to collecting and interpreting data in control charts.
Available On-Site Training & cost

SQT — According to the SQT training course description, one discusses the objectives and benefits of SRP which can be attributed to the purposes and uses of SPC, how to calculate and collect different types of data and selecting the best process for sampling. The two focuses on control charts and includes determining the types of control charts and interpreting them. It also states that the delivery mode offers an option of in house programs.

We were unable to locate the pricing information of the course as access to the information could only be requested from the company and was behind a paywall.

Available Online Training & cost
Quality Training Portal — Quality Training Portal offers a comprehensive and in-depth master course online training and starts the course off with the purpose and uses of SPC. It also states that the course covers “ the most common variable and attributes control charts including x-bar & R-charts, moving average charts, p-charts, u-charts, np charts, and c charts” as well as stated in the course objectives show they teach how to determine which one is the best to use, how to collect data and construct the charts and how to interpret them.

Available free Training & cost
Datalyzer — Datalyzer offers its services for free and by scrolling through the lessons you can see that before the first lesson, there is a breakdown of the purposes and uses of SPC are. Through the rest of the lessons the class describes each chart type and how to interpret it, construct it, and which is best for certain types of data and applications. Lesson 2 also breaks down the types and how best to collect it.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMWORK
Reasons for Inclusion
Available Workshops & COST
Speakfirst states that their courses will teach participants to “Be able to describe the characteristics and qualities of high-performing teams, recognise the challenges and barriers to effective teamwork, have increased understanding of team dynamics and stages of team development, understand how to encourage a team to work together as a cohesive unit, know how to give effective direction by translating business goals into team objectives”.

The classes are available as Blended Learning and Learning Bites. Blended Learning is described as classes made for the individual and includes delivery methods that include coaching, virtual webinars, workshops or individual tasks and Learning Bites described as “45-120 minute workshops give participants a short, sharp burst of insight and inspiration”.

Available Online Training & cost
Coursera allows managers and team leaders to educate themselves online on the important skills needed to create and expand their leadership skills by defining the characteristics of a high-performance team, as well as how to design the best teams based on team roles and realizing the challenges and barriers that stand in the way of crafting and maintaining winning team strategies.

High-Performance Team-Work
People taking the course will engage in a self-assessment in order to analyze their leadership style, develop team charters to optimize their groups, and develop a game plan personal to them. In order to determine the cost of Coursera classes, we signed up for a one-week free trial of the course.

Available free Training & cost
The Atlanta Course for Building Student Capacity for High-Performance Teamwork begins by describing the characteristics and qualities of high performing teams before describing the understanding of team dynamics and stages of team development. In the teamwork curriculum, the course breaks down how to encourage your team and the roles people play within the team — indicating the need for shared leadership roles specifically.

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Sourcing Training Options - 3

Rows 6 to 7, columns F to J of the attached spreadsheet have been completed. Companies that offer training in workplace harassment prevention include MEA, Lorman, OSHA, and FreeSexualHarassmentTraining. Companies that offer training in risk management include Hemsley Fraser, ABS Group, New York Institute of Finance, and Alison.

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT PREVENTION

1. MEA

  • The Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace sessions provide an overview of the laws and policies governing workplace harassment.
  • An annual MEA membership starts at $1,175 for organizations with fewer than 25 employees.

2. LORMAN

  • The course offers topics such as how to protect employees and ensure whether the organization complies with today's harassment regulations.
  • It costs $99 to 249 per program or $699 per year for a 12-month all-access pass.

3. OSHA

  • The course called Workplace Harassment: The Real Deal offers an engaging, powerful, high impact, "edutainment" style 44-minute video for employees and supervisors, and costs $600.
  • It is available in five industry-specific verticals as well as for the general industry, and include discussions on the legal and subject matters by experts, including types of unlawful harassment and retaliation and employee complaint procedure and supervisor responsibilities.
  • The online English and Spanish courses are available at no extra cost.

4. FREESEXUALHARASSMENTTRAINING

  • The training course was built by experts in the fields of human resources in accordance with SHRM, known as the world's largest organization for HR professionals.
  • It was created to help organizations meet the requirements of CA S.B. 1343, learn how to deal with critical legal defenses under state and federal law, and create a workplace culture where employees feel safe and respected.
  • The course takes place online in a webinar setting.
  • It is free for the first five employee sessions, and first two supervisor sessions.

RISK MANAGEMENT

1. HEMSLEY FRASER

  • The course provides a framework and process for the management of risk, help users appreciate the need for the management and review of risk, and recognize the importance of planning and implementing an identified risk management plan.
  • The one-day course costs £649 (+VAT).

2. ABS-GROUP

  • The course offers techniques to help people tackle internal and external risks that threaten the success of the company such as combining risk management capabilities with operational experience to overcome risk management challenges.
  • The course costs $895.

3. New York Institute of Finance

  • The course provides a comprehensive survey of the practice of risk management, which includes the major types of risks, risk management tools and techniques, and financial regulation.
  • The self-paced course costs $1,895.

4. ALISON

  • The free course contains six interactive presentations such as “Introduction to Risk - 2008 Financial Crisis, Risk and Uncertainty; Risk and Behavior, Diversifiable and Non-diversifiable Risks, Risk Exposure, and Tangible and Intangible Risks.”

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Sourcing Training Options - 4

ComplianceOnline.com is an FDA professionals' portal offering in-person seminars, on-site training, live webinars, and free resources concerning sterilization standards. The Mediation Training Institute provides workplace conflict resolution programs and strategic conflict management at the workplace for $1495. The Profession Communication Open Education Resource (OER) offers free material for enhancing professional communications in the workplace like e-textbooks, assessment rubrics, and presentation for enhancing interpersonal skills. PowerSkills Training & Development offers personalized seminars, webinars, coaching, and consultancy services to motivate and facilitate leadership qualities in the workplace. They charge differently depending on individual company's human resource department and workplace environment. Edx is an online education resource that offers teamwork collaboration, management communication, effective business communication and the science of happiness at work certificate that focuses on developing interpersonal communication skills and team collaboration in business and working environments. All the information has been entered in rows 8 and 9 of the attached spreadsheet.

TRAINING OPTION COMPANIES: STERILIZATION PER GOVERNING PROCEDURE

ONLINE TRAINING, SEMINAR/WORKSHOP, ON-SITE TRAINING and free resources — COMPANY#1: COMPLIANCEONLINE.COM

  • It was founded in 2004.
  • Compliance Online is a collaboration of professionals, government agencies and regulators that have the objective of enhancing laws, policies, mandates and improve global operations, quality and safety.
  • The company trains their clients through in-person webinars about medical device sterilization, regulations, and compliance practices and standards.
  • Compliance Online offers seminars, workshops and on-site training and webinars about FDA compliance requirements and best practices, radiation sterilization and other sterilization processes, routine processing, ISO 17665, gamma sterilizer validation, ISO 11137, documentation, and data storage.
  • They charge an average $229 per person and $649 per 10 people for live webinars.
  • On-site training are individualized depending on the client request, which means that there are no defined charges.
  • Compliance online offers free CDs, white papers, documentation and articles about FDA regulation compliance requirements.
  • Seminars by ex-FDA and serving professionals offer FDA regulations, compliance requirements seminars and workshops at an average rate of $1299 to $1899 per attendee.

Training options Managing Interpersonal Relationships

remote location: company #2: mediation training institute

  • The Mediation Training Institute offers certified training in workplace conflict resolution (CT Program) and has a train-the-trainer program.
  • The company also offers training focused on conflict resolution and strategic conflict management aimed at coach trainers and leaders.
  • The workplace conflict resolution programs strive to understand the cause of conflict in the workplace, coping with it and building strong interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
  • Their charge $1495 for a certified trainer seeking to apply for the workplace conflict resolution programs.
  • The company also offers re-certicifaction. At the cost of $395 a previously certified workplace trainer can obtain the certification again.

FREE RESOURCES/MATERIAL TRAINING — COMPANY #3: PROFESSION COMMUNICATION (OER)

WORKSHOPS AND COACHING TRAINING COMPANY #4: PowerSkills Training & Development, Inc

ONLINE TRAINING COMPANY #5: EDX.org

  • Edx.org is an online education company offering short and long term professional communication courses from a variety of universities.
  • Edx.org offers teamwork collaboration, management communication, effective business communication, and a chance to earn the Science of Happiness at Work certificate for $49, $49, $50, and $402.30 respectively.
  • The Science of Happiness at Work certificate focuses on interpersonal relationship development, social intelligence, team building, conflict resolution, and enhancing communication in a workspace or a business environment.
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Sourcing Training Options - 5

Rows 10 to 11, columns F to J of the attached spreadsheet have been completed. Companies that offer training in supplier negotiations include Bakers Communications, Karras, and Shapiro Negotiations. Companies that offer training in project management include Technical Institute of America, Kepner Tregoe, and Lynda.com.

SUPPLIER NEGOTIATIONS

1. BAKERS COMMUNICATIONS

2. KARRAS

  • Karras offers a 2-day seminar called Effective Negotiation.
  • This course includes topics such as price determining, setting budgets, meetings, working through problems, avoiding impasse, closing deals with key stakeholders, administrating contracts, dealing with deadlocks, use of tactics, avoiding negotiation traps, and sticking to your blueprint.
  • The price of this course ranges from $990 to $1,295, depending on the location.

3. SHAPIRO

  • Shapiro Negotiations offers courses on negotiation where the pricings are disclosed upon request.
  • It offers training through keynotes, traditional classroom training, virtual training, and consulting-based training, where they work with clients on site to identify and offer tailored negotiation training.
  • Shapiro does not go into detail about what topics they cover but offers a high-level overview which includes preparation, probing and listening, and propose.
  • There are a series of techniques for how to overcome impasse, identifying and using various negotiation tactics and role-play training where learners can see themselves in a negotiation scenario.
  • This course is based on the book The Power of Nice by Ronald M. Shapiro.
  • Some negotiation topics outlined in this book include building relationships, increasing negotiation confidence, effective listening, and breaking deadlocks.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

1. TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (TIA EDU)

  • TIA EDU’s PMP Certification Training Course costs $799 until 26 April 2019 and the original price is $1,899.
  • The course focuses on preparing students for the PMP certification.
  • It covers topics such as project management tools, terminology, methodology, integration, project management plan, directing and managing the execution of a project, change control, managing project scope, scheduling management, cost management, quality management, resource management, communication management, risk management, procurement management, stakeholder management and ethics.

2. KEPNER TREGOE

  • Kepner Tregoe offers a course on Project Management.
  • The pricing of the course is not offered on the website, but interested parties are encouraged to complete the contact form to inquire.
  • The topics covered include project phases from defining the project to planning, implementing, closing a project, risk management, effective communication, and leading a project team.
  • The 3-day workshop includes resources and certification credits.
  • Kepner Tregoe’s courses are offered on site, as public training sessions, live online learning sessions, e-Learning sessions, and Train the Trainer sessions.

3. LYNDA.COM

  • Lynda.com offers a Project Management course, which one may try for free on a one-month trial.
  • It covers foundations of project management, managing change throughout the project, communication, procurement, quality, budgets, stakeholders, schedules, integration, and ethics.

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The companies or platforms that offer training in Root Cause Analysis include: ASQ Training, Apollo Root Cause Analysis, TONEX, Think Reliability, and Quality Training Portal. The companies or platforms that offer training in Workplace Problem Solving include Sliding Paradigm, ALPS, Effective Training, TrainSmart Inc., and Class Central. On the attached spreadsheet the requested information can be found in rows 12-13.

Root Cause Analysis

  • ASQ Training - Root Cause Analysis (RCA): ASQ provides classroom training, online web-based training, and on-site training in Root Cause Analysis.
  • Apollo Root Cause Analysis: ARMS Reliability provides Root Cause Analysis training throughout the world. They provide both public training courses and on-site training.
  • TONEX - Root Cause Analysis Training: TONEX provides Root Cause Analysis training in remote locations.
  • Think Reliability - Root Cause Analysis Online Workshop: Think Reliability, Inc. offers The Cause Mapping Online Workshop, which is divided into four modules totaling 10 hours of live training.
  • Quality Training Portal (QTP): QTP offers free lessons in Root Cause Analysis Training.

Workplace problem solving

  • Sliding Paradigm - Practical Problem Solving: Sliding Paradigms provides training in workplace problem solving on-site, online, and in classrooms.
  • ALPS - Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making Course: ALPS provides classroom training courses that will help course participants decide how to prioritize work or understand why a process failed and decide what to do about it. These types of problems require a rational approach to problem-solving.
  • Effective Training - Problem Solving and Decision Making: Effective Training provides on-site course training on problem-solving and decision-making.
  • TrainSmart Inc.: TrainSmart Inc. provides on-site training about problem solving in the workplace.
  • Class Central - Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving: Class Central provides free of charge training on Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving.

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Sourcing Training Options - 7

Companies which offer on-site remote and online training in the field of design of experiments include Minitab, ASQ, GoSkills, and Alison. There are several companies and platforms which are providing training in process mapping are Sai Global and Inteqgroup, Viewpoint, The Knowledge Academy, and Lynda.com. All of these provide either online or on-site training. Requested information for this request has been populated in columns F to J in rows 14 to 15 of the attached spreadsheet.

COMPANIES OR PLATFORMS THAT OFFER TRAININGS FOR “DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS”

1. COMPANIES WHICH DELIVER WORKSHOPS AT A REMOTE LOCATION AND THEIR COSTS

  • Minitab facilitates on-site remote training for designing an experiment. DOE helps in examining the effects of both input and output variables simultaneously. The course includes catalogs of design experiments, creation and storage of the design, diagnostic statistics, and graphs to interpret and present results.
  • Minitab has limited access to its pricing/ rates; a company or individual is required to register first and only then pricing information is made available to the user.
  • ASQ offers on-site training for the topic of design of experiments which costs around $1,729/ per user. The company also provides special discounts to its members with a discounted rate of $1,499 for the training course mentioned above.
  • The course will enable the participants to identify the variables that have a significant impact on product-level quality and will help with the use of graphical techniques for data analysis. Course objectives include building a model, experimental understanding analysis and design essentials, and the use of graphical techniques.

2. COMPANIES/RESOURCES/PLATFORMS THAT CAN DELIVER ONLINE TRAINING AND THEIR COST.

  • ASQ facilitates online training for the design of experiments at $169 and a discounted rate of $159 for its members. The online training is designed for people in organizations who are tasked with the process of quality improvement. The course objectives include a critical understanding of terms used in DOE, five phases for applying DOE, full factorial experiment and the role of replication.
  • GoSkills provides online training modules for the topic of design of experiments at a monthly subscription of $29 for one lite course and $39 for PRO or access to all courses. This course is part of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, and by the end of the course, the participant will understand the process of successful DOE analysis.

3. COMPANIES/RESOURCES/PLATFORMS THAT OFFER FREE RESOURCES OR TRAINING ON THIS TOPIC AND THEIR COST.

Alison provides a free training course on understanding the design of experiments topic. The course involves the design of data-gathering techniques and will help the participants in understanding the effect of two or more independent variables upon a single dependent variable. The course outline holds three parts of discussion on DEO and another three parts for planning for DOE.

COMPANIES OR PLATFORMS THAT OFFER TRAININGS FOR “PROCESS MAPPING”

1. COMPANIES/RESOURCES THAT CAN DELIVER WORKSHOPS FOR The TOPIC AT A REMOTE LOCATION AND THEIR COST.

Concentric provides remote training for the topic of process mapping at $495. The training consists of the use of turtle diagrams, SIPOCS, and swim lane diagrams.

2. COMPANIES/RESOURCES THAT CAN DELIVER WORKSHOPS FOR THIS TOPIC AT A REMOTE LOCATION AND THEIR COST.

  • SAI Global offers on-site training for the topic of process mapping and process improvement at $995. The course includes discussion on the definition of process mapping, its benefits, and scope of improvement with the use of process mapping.
  • Inteqgroup provides training in the field of business process modeling which includes business process mapping on the course outline. The course consists of a detailed overview of business process mapping, the workflow of the business process, mapping complex workflows, and workflow patterns.
  • A single course voucher for this course is worth $995, and a 3-course voucher costs $2,835, and a 10-course voucher is worth $8,950.

3. COMPANIES/RESOURCES/PLATFORMS THAT CAN DELIVER ONLINE TRAINING ON THIS TOPIC AND THEIR COST.

  • Viewpoint Training facilitates an online training course in the field of business process mapping and modeling which costs around $378; it requires three months for its completion. This course is aligned with the body of knowledge of business process management systems, and the curriculum includes how to start a BPMN model, elements, logic, simple and complex models and exercises.
  • The Knowledge Academy provides online training for business process mapping at $1609. This course is focused on the practical application of the topic. The course outline includes understanding the terms, stages of business process mapping, mapping a business activity.

4. COMPANIES/RESOURCES/PLATFORMS THAT OFFER FREE RESOURCES OR TRAINING

  • Lynda.com provides free training as a part of the lean processes, and it also provides a free month of Linkedin learning. The training facilitates a detailed understanding of the concept of process mapping. It is the first step in business process improvement, and it allows the identification of the sequence of activities in the process, the flow of materials, or the flow of information within the process.

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Sourcing Training Options - 8

Rows 16 to 17, columns F to J of the attached spreadsheet have been completed. Companies that offer training in continuous improvement include GBMP, CONNSTEP, Udemy, and Gemba Academy. Companies that offer training in effective communication include Cuyahoga Community College, American Management Association, ASQ, and Church of Scientology International.

TOPIC #1: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

REMOTE WORKSHOP:

  • GBMP has partnered with Shingo Institute to offer a 3-day Continuous Improvement Workshop (remote).
  • It costs $2,400 or at a discounted price of $1,950 to all attendees for groups of 2 or more.
  • The learning objectives of this course include “seek perfection, flow & pull value, assure quality at the source, focus on process, and embrace scientific thinking.”

ON-SITE:

  • CONNSTEP is offering a 45-day Continuous Improvement Champion Certification on-site training.
  • It costs $2,797.50 for single registrant with an applied subsidy and $2,547.50 for multiple registrations with applied subsidy and multiple $500 discount.
  • The learning objectives of this course include “principles of lean manufacturing, value stream mapping, problem solving & mistake proofing, 5s & visual management, lean office, set-up reduction, cellular design, kaizen, team development & facilitation, TWI: training within industry job relations, standard work, Kanban/pull systems, TWI: training within industry job instruction, total productive maintenance, green manufacturing, lean supply chain, and performance measurement & management.”

ONLINE:

  • Udemy is offering a 9.5-hour online course about Continuous Improvement Tools.
  • Its discounted price is $11.99, with the usual price at $199.99.
  • The learning objectives of this course include “value stream mapping, 6 s workplace organization, standardized work and standard operating procedures, total productive maintenance, poka-yoke and mistake proofing, SMED, quick changeover and setup time reduction, production levelling and scheduling, process balancing and synchronization, and quality management - principles, practices, tools.”

FREE:

  • Gemba Academy is offering a 3-day trial for users to access their Continuous Improvement video resources.
  • The learning objectives of this course include “ten commandments of continuous improvement, 5s workplace productivity, what does a continuous improvement culture look like?, reducing social threats to enable continuous improvement, and motivation for continuous improvement.”

TOPIC #2: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

REMOTE WORKSHOP:

  • Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College, is offering a 1-day (4 hours) workshop about Effective Communication (remote).
  • It costs $169.
  • The learning objectives of this course include how “good leaders are also good communicators,” the importance of listening and effective communication skills as a critical business tool and attribute for employees.

ON-SITE:

  • American Management Association (AMA) is offering a 2-day Communicating with Confidence on-site course.
  • It costs $2,345 for Non-Members and $2,095 for AMA Members.
  • The learning objectives of this course include “assessing your communication skills, understanding the skills you already possess, assessing your effectiveness and identifying improvement areas,” and others.

ONLINE:

FREE:

  • Church of Scientology International is offering a free online Communication course that lasts around 12 to 15 hours.
  • The learning objectives of this course include how to communicate with another so they listen and understand what you are saying, the exact formula of successful communication—and how to vastly improve your ability to communicate with anyone, and tools you can use to correct any communication failures you have with another.

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Sourcing Training Options - 9

Some companies or platforms that offer training in teamwork organization and management are Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness; Business Training Works; Courses for Success and EdX. Companies and platforms that provide training in international distribution and shipping are California State University, Dominguez Hills; Wallis Shipping Services; Forum for International Trade Training and Export-U2. The requested information has been entered into the attached spreadsheet.

Lists of some companies or platforms that offer training in teamwork organization and management:

Lists of some companies or platforms that offer training in International distribution and shipping:


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Sourcing Training Options - 10

Some companies and platforms that offer training on internal auditing relevant to new auditors covering standards like ISO 9001, FDA GMP's, FAA, ISO 14000, HACCP, etc., include Caliso, Midlands Technical College, Quality Systems Enhancement (QSE), the9000store, Punyam Academy, Advisera, among other platforms.

The spreadsheet containing additional details on the internal auditing training options offered by the identified companies is accessible via this link.

OVERVIEW

1. ONSITE TRAINING PROVIDERS

Midlands Technical College

  • Midlands Technical College is a reputable college that has offered training services to executives and manufacturers including fortune 500 companies.
  • The company has over 40 programs designed to help companies outperform their competition.
  • Midlands Technical College offers internal audit training covering standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 9001, etc. The platform provides customized training solutions which meet the specific needs of requesting companies.
  • Companies and organizations of various sizes, across all industries, utilize the services of Midlands Technical College training services. The college is recognized nationally for consulting services aimed at cutting costs, improving productivity, and profits. Internal audit training such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 typically costs $695 with Midlands Technical College. However, contract class prices are available upon request.

Quality Systems Enhancement (QSE)

  • Quality Systems Enhancement (QSE) has been in operation since 1992 and is known as a leading consulting and training firm focusing on the ISO international standards. QSE has professional trainers and consultants in the audit field having RAB credentials. The company provides assistance and training covering ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025, QS 9000, AS 9100, TL 9000, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 15189, HARPC, HACCP among other audit standards.
  • Training with QSE on ISO 9001 costs $1,195 in Roswell, GA. The cost for the different options of on-site training is dependent on the sector, and the company requires an inquiry for detailed pricing.

2. ONLINE TRAINING PROVIDERS

Caliso

  • Caliso has an online testimonial collection form satisfied customers cutting across different countries.
  • Caliso boasts of having an accurate interpretation and paraphrasing of various standards and regulations. The firm offers training services at the learner's pace, at any time of day. The flexible program allows one year of access to study materials from the date of registration and has a high success rate.
  • Caliso claims its program is 60% more affordable than live classes and has a satisfaction guarantee program.
  • The ISO 9001 online auditor training course for ISO 9000 audits has a fee of $319.95.
  • The HACCP internal audit program has a fee of $359.95.
  • The online ISO 14001 internal audit training of Caliso has a cost of $269.95.

The9000store

  • The9000store has volume pricing options and offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The company has a 15 days money back guarantee for non-satisfied customers. The 9000 store offers ISO 9001 internal auditing training at the cost of $350.
  • The9000stores also has a training option for companies looking to integrate ISO standards like 9001, 14001, 45001, and 50001. The course contents include tips on preparing checklists, conducting internal audits, and documenting findings, etc.

3. FREE TRAINING SERVICES

Advisera

  • The free internal audit training service provider Advisera has some global brands on its clients' list such as Kyocera, GoSecurity, and Reflex. The company also partners with ITIL and Exemplar Global. Advisera offers a free ISO 9001 lead auditor training course covering an introduction to ISO 9001, the planning phase, operation, auditing basics, completing a successful audit, etc.

Perry Johnson Registrars (PJR)

  • Perry Johnson Registrars (PJR) offers a free online audit course which presents a full review of the ISO 9001 standard of 2015. The various topics covered by this training include the origin of the ISO 9001 standard, audit content/auditor expectations, differences between the ISO from ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015, etc.

REMOTE/VIRTUAL TRAINING

The9000Store

  • The9000Store conducts remote (virtual) training on internal audit covering ISO standards. The 9000Store virtual (remote) training on ISO9001 transition training cost $950.00 and redirects to Axeon web with multiple internal audit training options. The9000Store claims to have the largest database of ISO 9001 audit training classes.

ASQ

  • ASQ audit training has a virtual (remote) course on "Corrective and Preventive Action" with a listing price of $899. Backed by the world's premier authority on audit quality, ASQ Training offers the latest knowledge and tools available in the audit industry. This course specifically focuses on the best practices of how to conduct an ISO audits.

METHODOLOGY

To gain insights into some companies or platforms that offer training in internal audit, we researched through advertisement websites, company websites, credible blogs among other web resources such as Caliso 9000 web, the9000store, and Advisera for a list of companies and platforms that offer online or on-site training covering standards such as ISO 9001, FDA GMP, FAA, ISO 14000, and HACCP. Unfortunately, we could not unearth such a comprehensive web publication. An alteration of strategy to review granular pieces of information like ISO standards and available training options for individual service providers revealed that several platforms such as Caliso, Midlands Technical College, Quality Systems Enhancement (QSE), the9000store, and Advisera offer online, remote and on-site auditor training services. We assumed that remote could be any course that can be taking from home or from anywhere with a web connection and have included online courses that would fit the definition of a remote training course, whenever we couldn't find actual remote workshops. We researched for the various advantages and unique offerings the identified programs have such as the number of learners on its network, the number of standards covered, the type of existing customers, partner profiles, and money back guarantee as inclusion criteria.

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Quotes
  • "Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace (online interactive) - Employee Session."
  • "This workshop will give you an overview of the laws and policies governing workplace harassment. "
  • "Learning Objectives. • An overview of workplace harassment and discrimination laws. • Clear definitions of unlawful harassment, “hostile work environment”, discrimination, and protected categories."
  • " An overview of sexual harassment, workplace retaliation, and the complaint procedure"
  • "Avoiding Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace (online interactive) - Manager Session"
  • "An overview of workplace harassment and discrimination laws. • Clear definitions of unlawful harassment, “hostile work environment”, discrimination, unlawful."
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  • "An MEA Membership gives you HR tools and support at an affordable price. An annual MEA Membership starts at just $1175 for organizations with fewer than 25 employees."
  • "Having MEA on call is a huge benefit for MEA Members, many of who are growing, mid-sized companies dealing with complex employee issues and business challenges."
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  • "Protect your employees and ensure your organization is in compliance with today's harassment regulations."
  • "This harassment training program is tailored to your company's specific policies and it's based on the most current laws and workplace issues."
  • "Delivering this training course onsite allows for a more private setting and ensures everyone is on the same page. You simply can't afford to miss this training opportunity. contact us today!"
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  • "Individual Programs $99-249 per program. Pay for each course individually"
  • " All-Access Pass $699 per year Single 12 month license"
  • "Enterprise Package. Request Custom Quote. Group 12 month license. Perfect for multiple professionals. Team administration"
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  • ""Workplace Harassment: The Real Deal" delivers an engaging, powerful, high impact, "edutainment" style 44-minute video for Employees and for Supervisors (except for supervisors subject to 2-hour state training requirements)"
  • "Covers all types of unlawful harassment and retaliation. Includes practical, easily understood explanations of employee complaint procedure and supervisor responsibilities."
  • "Available in 5 industry specific verticals as well as general industry Real world scenes delivered by professional actors and explored with dynamic legal and subject matter experts. Online Training provided in English and Spanish at no extra cost"
  • "Available formats: Single Seat Access 1 Week Unlimited Acccess (Train as many employees as you need) 1 Month Unlimited Acccess (Train as many employees as you need)"
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  • "Our training course was built by experts in the fields of Human Resources in accordance with SHRM, the world's largest organization for HR professionals."
  • "This course is engineered to meet the requirements of CA S.B. 1343. Clients rely on these courses to help with critical legal defenses under state and federal law."
  • "Creating a workplace culture where employees feel safe and respected means designing and implementing a workplace harassment prevention program that adapts to emerging issues"
  • "Our state-mandated S.B. 1343 sexual harassment prevention course takes place online in a webinar setting. These one-hour (for non-managerial employees) and two-hour (for managerial employees) interactive courses cover all the required content with a quiz upon completion of the course content. "
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  • "This is a free training solution designed to help businesses in California meet the compliance requirements of S.B. 1343."
  • "This training service is completely free for your first five employee sessions, and your first two supervisor sessions. "
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  • "The consequence of poor risk management in a business cannot be over stated. We only have to look at what has happened to some organisations recently. Certainly awareness of risk has increased as we currently live in an unstable economic and political environment."
  • "Provide a framework and process for the management of risk. Appreciate the need for the management and review of risk. Understand a variety of techniques to identify, assess, manage and monitor risks."
  • "Recognize the importance of planning and implementing an identified risk management plan. Appreciate the barriers and benefits of good risk management. Price 1 day £649.00 (+VAT)"
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  • "In this course, we provide enduring techniques to help you tackle internal and external risks that threaten the success of your company. We combine risk management capabilities with operational experience that allows us to overcome challenges in risk management. "
  • "Become a risk-informed organization in this course as you learn the basic concepts of risk and how to apply them. Our techniques help you prepare for any unforeseen challenges and improve your decision making all while successfully achieving your business objectives."
  • "$895 - Save 25% with a team discount when you register three or more attendees under one group registration and pay online (with one credit card). Team discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions."
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  • "Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, the Risk Management Professional Certificate is a comprehensive survey of the practice of Risk Management. "
  • "The major types of risk are identified, risk management tools and techniques are reviewed and financial regulation is covered. $1895 for self paced course."
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  • "6 units of interactive presentations: Introduction to Risk - 2008 Financial Crisis; Risk and Uncertainty; Risk and Behaviour; Diversifiable and Nondiversifiable Risks; Risk Exposure; Tangible and Intangible Risks. Free course."
Quotes
  • "Companies or platforms that offer training in the specified topics were identified and properly documented in rows 6 to 7 and columns F to J of this Spreadsheet."
From Part 04
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  • "Medical device sterilization training through webinars, in-person seminars, standards and best practices. Learn from renowned experts about FDA regulations and techniques for effective medical device sterilization - Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization, Radiation Sterilization, Routine processing, ISO 17665, Gamma Sterilizer Validation, ISO 11137, Radiation Sterilization, Sterilization process, etc."
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  • "Medical device sterilization training through webinars, in-person seminars, standards, and best practices. Learn from renowned experts about FDA regulations and techniques for effective medical device sterilization - Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization, Radiation Sterilization, Routine processing, ISO 17665, Gamma Sterilizer Validation, ISO 11137, Radiation Sterilization, Sterilization process, etc."
Quotes
  • "How to Develop Effective training programs for FDA Compliance One of the frequently cited deviations in FDA inspectional observations and warning letters is the lack of adequate training of employees. "
  • "Training is an FDA requirement that should be planned, conducted, evaluated and documented. It is vital for employees of regulated companies to understand what the regulations are, their interpretations and FDA requirements more"
  • "The Design, Control, Monitoring and Validation of Water Systems for Pharmaceuticals, Biologics, Medical Devices, Cosmetics, and Personal Care Products If you are a microbiologist or a professional at a site that manufactures drug products and drug substances, you must understand the microorganisms in water systems and how best to monitor and control them"
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  • "The Process Validation Guidelines (January 2011) and the EU Annex 15: Qualification and Validation (October 2015) outline the general principles and approaches the two regulatory bodies to consider appropriate elements of process validation for the manufacture of human and animal drugs and biological products, including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)."
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  • "This Open Education Resource (OER), developed by Olds College in collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. Titled ‘Professional Communication’ the resource will be useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication or business writing. "
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  • "Part 4 of the OER’s eTextbook aligns with this module. Included chapters are listed below. You’ll also find a Module Overview and Glossary in the text. Communication and Diversity in Canadian Workplaces Your Interpersonal Communication Preferences Cross-Cultural Communication Conflict Resolution"
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  • "In general, interpersonal communication is about how we respond to others in our environment. It is a core element of how we function in the workplace and in life."
Quotes
  • "Our renowned individual development and support services offer you individualized, customized coaching experiences that can literally change your life in and outside of work."
Quotes
  • "Seminar Services When you want to develop human capital, talent and leadership at all levels our suite of seminars offer you a laser-focused approach."
Quotes
  • "This course, part of the Soft Skills Professional Certificate program, complements business communication skills and expands those competencies to provide a foundation for decision-making, consensus-building, and problem-solving within a group environment."
  • "Topics in the course also include: Team formation and development Building, leading, organizing, and motivating teams Managing conflict in groups to build productive professional relationships Collaboration among cross-functional teams Interpersonal relationship dynamics in small groups"
Quotes
  • "This communications course is divided into three parts: scientific recognition of management communication, personal communication skills and organizational communication skills, by combining the modern management communication ideology and Chinese traditional cultural thinking."
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  • "What you'll learn How communication works and why it is important The barriers, challenges, and frameworks of business communication Methods for speaking and presenting with confidence How to share views in a professional setting Techniques for writing crisp and professional business documents How to interact in one-on-one or group meetings"
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  • "People who are happier at work are more committed to their organization, rise to positions of leadership more rapidly, are more productive and creative, and suffer fewer health problems. More and more, research is suggesting that happiness should not be an afterthought for workplaces"
From Part 06
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  • "This course will enable participants to understand root cause analysis as a procedure for ascertaining and analyzing the causes of problems in an effort to determine what can be done to solve or prevent them. Consisting of lectures, practice, and role-playing, this course is designed to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of how to analyze a system to identify the root causes of problems."
  • "Early Bird Ends June 02, 2019 List: $1599 Member: $1399 Regular List: $1839 Member: $1609"
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  • "Since 1997, ARMS Reliability has been delivering Root Cause Analysis training throughout the world, both at public training courses and at client sites. In this time we have trained over 20,000 people in this effective problem-solving technique, helping individuals and their companies achieve many business improvements. "
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  • "Root Cause Analysis Training by TONEX Root cause analysis training covers this problem solving process for conducting an investigation into an identified incident, problem, concern or non-conformity in many fields."
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  • "Think Reliability Online Workshop The Cause Mapping Online Workshop is divided into 4 modules totaling 10 hours of live training. The first 3 modules will teach you all of the material. The fourth module is a unique one-on-one session with one of our Cause Mapping Facilitators to provide feedback on a problem investigation that you choose. This final session serves as an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned on your problem. You will have up to 1 month following the 3rd module to schedule your Module 4 Review. This module is often recognized as the most beneficial exercise of the course."
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  • "Root Cause Analysis Training takes the learner through a four-step process for uncovering and tackling sources of problems and defects so that root causes can be addressed and the resulting problems eliminated for good. This comprehensive Root Cause Analysis Training is a “how to” course that will enables learners working alone or in teams to find and fix the root cause of problems. For an introduction to the terminology and process of root cause analysis, please see Overview of Root Cause Analysis. Free Lesson - See How It Works"
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  • "Is your organisation constantly challenged by problems? Discover a structure way to face, deal with and solve problems in your workplace. If your business has not gone through a thorough continuous improvement development or programme, then the chances are you don't have any hands-on at the point of use problem-solving systems or methods."
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  • "Description We are continuously confronted with problems that require us to take decisions. Most of the times, we reach decisions without requiring any complex decision making process. We’re hungry? We decide to eat. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING COURSE will help you reach the right mind set. Some problems are more complex. Deciding how to prioritize our work, or understanding why a process failed and deciding what to do about it; these require a rational approach to problem solving. Often, things get even more complicated. Our decisions could have an important impact on our lives, careers or the lives of those around us; thus where we must have the ability to think critically and make sure there is no flaw in our logic."
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  • "Overview Problem solving and decision making are critical skills to working professionals, yet most people learn these skills through trial and error and receive minimal formal training in these disciplines. Cognitive science has made great strides during the past two decades toward better understanding how humans solve problems and make decisions. Modern tactics and skills can build upon prior experience and improve both individual and team performance. Problem Solving and Decision Making is a one-day (7 hour) workshop providing participants tools and tactics for working with real world problems in a professional environment. It provides analytical tools for problem identification and definition, evaluation of possible solutions, and solution selection, so that participants can bring better value to their organizations and customers."
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  • "The Problem Employees don’t understand the root causes of problems so often the wrong solutions are applied Teams are not effectively creating an entire plan to solve problems Problem-solving skills are not innate to most people Our Solution Participants Will Learn How To… Effectively problem-solve Generate new and innovative ideas Select useful solutions Gain support and input from others"
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  • "This course, part of the Soft Skills Professional Certificate program, will demystify, discuss, and provide application techniques for critical thinking and problem-solving in a business context. Learners will draw connections to their work experience by analyzing and critiquing case studies. Best practices for problem-solving will be discussed and illustrated including how to weigh alternative solutions, incorporate feedback from stakeholders, and how and when to start over. This course may be audited free of charge. Learners also have the opportunity to earn a verified certificate of completion. Exclusive learning opportunities such as live events hosted by subject matter experts will be available for verified learners."
From Part 10
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  • "ON-SITE TRAINING > Bring our expert instructors to you > Offers cost-effective training while avoiding employee travel time and expenses > Meets your training-schedule needs > Provides a customized training solution to meet your specific needs"
  • "ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditing $695"
  • "ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditing $695 "
  • "ACHIEVE HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY LEVELS after attending one of more than 40 programs designed to help you outperform your competition. Join companies and organizations of all sizes, in all industries, that use the Center for Quality’s nationally recognized training and consulting services to cut costs, improve productivity, and increase profits."
  • "*Contract class pricing available upon request"
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  • "Quality Systems Enhancement was founded in 1992 and is a leading consulting and training organization dedicated to the ISO series of international standards. QSE trainers are professional consultants in the quality field with RAB credentials. We provide assistance and training in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 17025, QS 9000, AS 9100, TL 9000, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 15189, HARPC and HACCP"
  • "On-Site Training With as few as three people, your company can benefit with substantial savings by bringing a course to your facility. An on-site session will save you time and money. Call QSE at (770)518-9967 to discuss how you can benefit from On-Site Training."
  • "Click Below for a Classes Schedule!! or Call for Individual Services (770) 518-9967!"
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  • "ISO 9001:2015 Online Internal Auditor Training No travel, 24/7 access, complete review of the requirements. Introductory Price! $350.00"
  • "Internal audits are the backbone to your Quality Management System, and our online course will teach you everything you need to know about ISO 9001, and also provide you with training to become a professional internal auditor for your company. This course is made for beginners, meaning no prior knowledge is necessary. This ISO 9001:2015 Online Internal Auditor Training Course includes a Practice Audit!"
  • "Looking to Integrate 9001+14001+45001+50001?"
  • "Course Agenda Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 Introduction to Internal Audits Preparing Your Checklists Conducting Internal Audits Documenting Your Findings Holding the Closing Meeting Quiz"
  • "Volume Pricing available."
  • "We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Try our Online Internal Auditor Training course and if you find that it is not what you had hoped it would be and didn’t complete the course and receive a certificate, let us know within 15 days of your purchase and we will give you your money back!"
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  • "The ISO 9001 awareness training online course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. It specifically designed for those who want to get awareness of ISO 9001:2015. The ISO 9001 awareness course includes in detail, an overview of Quality Management System (QMS), benefits of QMS, seven principles of QMS, process model, overview of requirements, list of documented information, steps for certification, etc "
  • "Lectures Total four lecture sessions are given as ppt presentations with explanatory audio to understand the subject. Session 1 : Overview of ISO 9001:2015 Session 2 : Overview of Requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Session 3 : Documented Information for ISO 9001:2015 Session 4 : Steps for Installation and Certification for ISO 9001:2015 QMS"
  • "Handouts For all the above listed sessions, handouts are given in more than 50 pages in pdf format. The participant of this ISO 9001 training can download and save the handouts in their computer or print or read them offline to get detailed knowledge of all the four topics listed above. The knowledge gained from this ISO 9001 awareness training helps the participants to get prepared for final audit."
  • "Price $65"
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  • "ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course In this online course you’ll learn everything you need to know about ISO 9001, but also how to become qualified certification auditor of quality management system. ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Online Course is made for beginners in quality management and certification audit, and no prior knowledge is needed to take this course."
  • "Exam from this course is certified by Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA). After passing the exam you will receive a certificate proving that you attained competencies for Quality Management System, Auditing and Leading Management Systems Audit Teams."
  • "Course Curriculum Introduction Module 1 - Introduction to ISO 9001 Module 2 - The planning phase Module 3 - Operation Module 4 - The Check and Act phases Module 5 - Auditing basics Module 6 - Understanding auditing standards Module 7 - Understanding audit roles and responsibilities Module 8 - Planning the audit Module 9 - Managing the audit process Module 10 - Managing your audit team Module 11 - Completing a successful audit"
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  • "Objective: This online course presents a complete review of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and provides a critical analysis on how the new standard will “feel” different from ISO 9001:2008, topics covered include the following: Where does the ISO 9001 standard come from? Why did the standard change so much? What is the timeline for transition? Annex SL – a common structure The auditable portion of ISO 9001:2015 – a three part approach Key Terminology Clausal comparison between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008 ISO 9001:2015 – Cover to Cover What requirements from ISO 9001:2008 are not found in ISO 9001:2015? What are the key new requirements? New Audit Content/Auditor Expectations How will an audit of ISO 9001:2015 differ from ISO 9001:2008? How will an audit of ISO 9001:2015 be the same? Key questions Further Information/Conclusion"
  • "Cost: Free To register for this online training course CLICK HERE"