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How much are we really using the internet?!

 In today’s society we use more internet in 1 second than we used during the entire year of 1993!

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That doesn’t really come as a surprise considering the moment we walk into a new place our first question is more than likely going to be, “What’s the password for your WiFi?”. With new technology coming out faster than we can keep up, we are finding ourselves constantly on the internet. Whether we’re just scrolling through Facebook to catch up with friends and family or we’re replying to a work email. Our internet usage has increased so much, in fact, that the world’s usage in a single second surpasses that which was used by the world in the entire year of 1993.

In 1993, only around 1-3% of classrooms and 23% percent of people had access to the internet, and it was not at all commercialized, though that would change completely by 1995. Now the internet is in nearly every household and every public building. You can almost get internet on any public street. It is reported that 1.2 billion people own and/or are using some kind of smartphone regularly, not to mention those who have them, but let them stay idle most of the time.

Read more at OMG Facts.

New Horizons – Tampa Bay Featured in PMP Daily!

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The PMP Daily is a web based “paper” that provides a multitude of information about Project Management. Everything from exam prep to Project Management tips! 

Yesterday’s PMP Daily included an Education section that we were featured in because here at New Horizons – Tampa Bay, we offer PMP training AND certification!

You may be wondering, “Why should I take the exam and become certified after my course?”

Our answer is, “Why not?!”! 

If you’re going to do the training you need to get your certification and that job promotion while you’re at it!

If you’re still uncertain about Project Management training or if you want more information about PMP check us out on the PMP Daily or at our website!

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Project Management is an opportunity!

Project Management is an opportunity!

We’re often asked, “What is Project Management?”. Webster defines it as; the process and activity of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals in scientific or daily problems. Here at New Horizons, we define it as “an opportunity”. And who wants to pass up an unbelievable opportunity?!

Project Management is an opportunity to start a new career or gain the knowledge necessary to advance in your current career!

If you’ve ever considered becoming a Project Manager, now is the time! Sign-up for our upcoming Project Management Professional course on April 14, 2014.

Visit us at http://www.nhtampabay.com/localweb/popup/classinfo.aspx?CourseKey=200011655&GroupID=218 for an outline of the course and more information! Or call us at 813-387-3500!

Netflix has rolled out profiles in order to recommend better shows to individual viewers!

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Have you ever been looking through your Netflix for Mad Men and wondered who watched Pretty Little Liars? Well Netflix has stepped up to the plate on this one.  Their latest addition to their streaming services will let families and friends who share the same account to set up user profiles so that Netflix can actually suggest recommendations that you will want to watch,

The user accounts, which where introduced last Thursday, can divide a single Netflix Account into five different profiles at no additional cost from the standard $8 a month.  Netflix is hoping that its 37.6 million users will add the profile feature to their accounts in order to assist Netflix recommendation system to determine difference between viewers with drastically different tastes.

Before the release of different users accounts, it was very difficult for for Netflix to decipher between different viewers preferences.  Netflix was unable to tell the difference between a dad watching The Walking dead and his daughter watching Rugrats.  This would result in Netflix giving mismatched suggestions that would include content for mature audiences and child-friendly programming.

Neil Hunt, Netflix’s chief product officer, is quoted in saying, “If the kids have been watching a lot of Shaun the Sheep, that doesn’t particularly help us help you find the next gritty drama to watch after they have gone to bed.”

If you would like to read about the new Netflix Profiles, Click Here.

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If you are interested in joining the fast growing Information Technology Field or just need some application training, such as Microsoft Office Suite or Adobe Suite, please give us a call at (813)387-3500 or visit our website at http://www.nhtampabay.com for our upcoming class schedule.

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Why are Project Management skills important and where can these skills be obtained?

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When reaching for IT and Business success, crossing the finish line takes top priority.  Due to this fact, project management has become an extremely important career path.

Author of three different books on project management, Sid Kemp, said, “In American business, growth is associated with the ability to lead other people…If you demonstrate an ability to lead teams, you’re on your way to being an IT project managers can write their own ticket at a lot of companies.”

But why do IT professionals find project managers so important?

  • IT project are constantly getting more and more complex
  • The emphasis is placed on teamwork and communication skills
  • A greater need to meet budgets and deadlines
  • The pressure on top executives to deliver results

IT Professionals who lack project-management skills may find it difficult to complete their duties in a timely fashion, leading into embarrassing mistakes if not outright chaos.  And in today’s business world, the consequences could be serve.

“We have to demonstrate some basic project/task management ability or someone else will do it for us.”According to CEO of CaseySoftware, D. Keith Casey Jr. “Currently that could mean outsourcing, offshore or not, or it could mean replacement.”

With the increased attention to IT projects, All of the members working on the project need project management skills, not just the project managers and the team leaders.  While its best for the team members to rely on the project manager to keep the overall projects on track, each individual must be responsible for their own work.

“It is essential that everyone on a project team have core project management skills,” said Kemp.  “The core of project management is self-management, which leads to highly productive work.  With these core skills, each person can define deliverables clearly, estimate their own work time and then deliver on time.  Then the entire team can build a realistic project schedule and deliver as promised.”

Now, you may be asking yourself, “I know how important project management is, but how do I acquire these skills?”  That is where we can help.  Here at New Horizons Tampa Bay, we are offering a Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Preparation course starting June 17th, 2013 and ending June 21st, 2013.  The class will run from 9 AM to 5 PM at our training facility located at 5402 W Laurel Street, Tampa Florida, 33607.  If you would like more information about our PMP Class or any other technical training, give us a call at (813)387-3500.

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Preparation class will give you the education will give you the opportunity to either the CAPM certification or the PMP certification.

PMP:

Who should apply?

The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.

PMP Eligibility Overview

To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

    OR

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

This is an overview of the requirements. For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements, please view the PMP Handbook for further details.

If you do not meet the PMP eligibility requirements, you may want to look at the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

CAPM:

Who should apply?

If you’re a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM certification is right for you.

CAPM Eligibility Overview

To apply for the CAPM, you need to have:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent)

    AND

  • At least 1,500 hours of project experience

    OR

  • 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam.

Hundred’s of thousands of dollars available for training in the Tampa Bay Area!

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Are you tired of your budget taking it in the shorts?  Why not get briefed at our executive luncheon seminar and see how to qualify for government training grants!  New funding is now available for all Tampa Bay Area counties!  Get ahead of the power curve!  $400,000 immediately available for Hillsborough County!  Hundreds of Thousands of training dollars could go unused unless you act now.

Wednesday, June 19th Noon to 1:00 PM with lunch provided.

Take advantage of Florida Training Grant Programs.  So many times, the business community looked on with skepticism at programs offered by their government.  Something that sounds “too good to be true” usually lives up to that thought.  The training grants for businesses offered by the Hillsborough County regional workforce board and the state of Florida; however, really are a good value.

You may be asking yourself, “How can a culture of learning can help your sales organization?”  “Research has found that people tend to have a better quality of work under pressure when they are trying to learn, then when they are trying to meet specific performance goals”, According to Jim Keenan. “While performance goals should remain a key part of the sales environment.  Sales leaders should focus on creating a culture of learning.”  He wrote.

More details are available at www.HarakAssoc.com .  Hundreds of classes and thousands of guaranteed to run dates are available at www.NHTampaBay.com . Do not take it for granted!  Sign up now as seating is limited.  Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 Noon – 1PM!  Hosted by New Horizons of Tampa Bay.  5402 W. Laurel Street, Suite 200, Tampa Florida 33607.  Call (813)387-3509 or email us at info@nhtampabay.com to reserve your seat today.