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Skillsoft: Training on IT and Desktop Skills, Business & Professional Development, Environmental Safety & Health, and Legal Compliance

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IT, Desktop, Business, Legal Compliance, Environmental Safety and Health Course videos, e-books, mentoring, manuals and exams Prepares you for industry standard certification exams from PMI, Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, Oracle and others.

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About IT Training's Skillsoft Service

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IT Training is partnering with SkillSoft, a leading eLearning provider, to offer the broadest range of resources and coverage, and the best value on a cost-per-resource basis. By combining online books by Books24x7, interactive courseware, hands-on simulations, live mentoring support, Express Guide™ Manuals, TestPrep Exams and a multitude of other resources, our solution offers maximum support for formal training and day-to-day informal learning needs. You also have flexibility in what you purchase, allowing you to save money by purchasing access to only the content you are interested in.

Who is eligible?

IT Training's Skillsoft elearning service is available for purchase to the following user communities:

  • Faculty, staff and students from any Indiana University campus
  • Faculty, staff and students from any university or college in the state of Indiana
  • State, county and city government employees from the state of Indiana
  • Non-IU attendees of IT Training classroom based instructor-led workshops

What are the key features?

All subscribers will be able to take advantage of the following features:

  • Search: search for the courses and textbooks you want.
  • Download: download courses to your desktop for offline playback.
  • Course pretests: take a test when you start a course to assess how much of the content you already know. This enables you to better target your learning experience.
  • Course Certificates: once you have successfully completed a course, you can print out a certificate indicating that you passed the course.
  • Certification Preparation: courses can be taken to prepare you for industry standard certification exams from PMI, Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, Oracle and others.
  • Mentoring: need more help on a topic you are studying? You can chat with subject matter experts while online.
  • Bookmarking: you can bookmark the chapters in Books 24x7 that you want to come back to at a later time.

What topics are covered?

Courses, mentoring and certification preparation options are available in bundles on each of the following topic categories:

  • IT (Information Technology): covers advanced IT topics such as programming, CISCO and Server Administration (learn more)
  • Desktop: teaches skills on desktop applications from Microsoft, Adobe and more (learn more)
  • Business: covers professional development topics like leadership, project management and communication (learn more)
  • Legal Compliance: courses on issues such as sexual harassment, HIPAA, privacy and information security (learn more)
  • Environmental, Safety, Health & Transportation: teaches workplace safety and OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance (learn more)

Eligible subscribers can purchase access to a single bundle, or multiple bundles, with or without the Books 24x7 service. Pricing information is below.

How can I learn more?

What is the cost?

Pricing for a Single Subscriber

A one year unlimited access subscription costs:

IU students, faculty & staff:
Courseware only
$45 $115 $115 $175 $70 $80
IU students, faculty & staff:
Courseware and Books 24x7*
$60 $150 $150 $225    
Other eligible subscribers:
Courseware only
$65 $140 $140 $200 $90 $100
Other eligible subscribers:
Courseware and Books 24x7
$85 $170 $170 $250    

*IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INDIANA UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS: If you have a strong interest in the Books 24x7 ebooks service, please note that faculty, staff and students on any IU campus (except IPFW) can access the IT ebooks in Books 24 x 7 at no charge through their campus’s library web site.

What discount and customization options are available for large group purchases?

If you are part of an institution, school, department or governmental agency which is looking to purchase multiple bundles for your users, you can take advantage of available discounts by purchasing those bundles at the same time. Customization options are available for large group purchase as well.

Pricing for a Group Purchase

The initial base price for purchasing multiple licenses is calculated using the table for single user purchase (which is outlined in the preceding question) with the following discounts applied:

Number of licenses purchased percentage discount
25-99 5%
100-199 10%
200 or more 15%

Customization Options for a Group Purchase

If you purchase 25 or more licenses in a single transaction, we can also create a custom branded Skillsoft course delivery site for your organization. Please contact us if you want to pursue that option.

What are the technical requirements?

How do I sign up?

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