By Michael Watkins
Technology deployments and new initiatives drive a large portion of the IT industry. How can you keep up with them all? One of the biggest challenges for IT professionals is adapting to technological advances.
You may have done so because you saw the value in unlimited access to over 500 On-Demand courses for 12 months. This tool will give you access to all the skill-building training that you need for a whole year. You are no longer able to predict the future. You have already set yourself up for success.
We want to make sure that you maximize your use of the Ultimate IT Skills Collection. Here are four ways to maximize your Ultimate IT Skills Collection investment.
1. Meet with your manager
There are over 550 courses in the Ultimate IT Skills Collection. You may not know where you should start. Begin by meeting with your manager to discuss the future projects and which skills will be most useful to your team. You’ll be prepared with our extensive digital course catalog for any new needs that may arise throughout the year.
2. Set a training goal
Before you begin training, it is important to have a goal. Do you want to learn a specific skill? Or an entire set of skills? Depending on your goal, you may need to take one or more training courses. Once you have established your goal, create a training schedule and set aside time for coursework and study. Each course in the collection has a specific number content hours. This will help you plan your study time and determine how long it will take to reach your goal.
3. Plan a certification path
Certifications are valuable for both IT professionals and novices, regardless of whether you are a veteran or a beginner. They also require significant time investment. The Ultimate IT Skills Collection offers many prep courses that will help you work towards your credential. Are you unsure where to begin? Check out our list of the highest-paying IT certifications in 2018. IT certifications that are professional demonstrate expertise and can command higher wages in a competitive market. You may be able to choose a specific certification path if you carefully consider your current skills and desired job role. It can help you stand out among your peers when looking for a promotion, and increase your marketability when it comes time to move on to the next career step.
4. Make training an integral part of your daily routine
Our On-Demand courses provide content in small, easily-digestible segments that make it quick and easy to learn quickly. You can make learning a part your daily routine, no matter how short it is. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can learn and improve your skills by dedicating a small amount of time each day to studying or coursework.

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