Training/Certifications

Grow with Google

Now more than ever, Americans need digital skills to land the jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Grow with Google aims to help by providing training, tools and expertise.  Since 2017, more than eight million Americans1 have grown their businesses and careers with help from Grow with Google’s trainings and in-person workshops. And through a network of more than 8,000 partner organizations1 – including local libraries, schools, and nonprofits—more people across the country have access to our online tools and flexible programs. Available certifications include:

  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • IT Support
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management

 

Trailhead @ Salesforce

Trailhead puts the learner at the heart of everything we do. Bite-sized, conversational content makes learning complex topics easy to understand and is personalized by roles and level — for example a would-be marketing practitioner might Learn Marketing Best Practices, while a director of customer service might want to pick up skills to Cultivate Equality at Work. Our online learning even includes hands-on elements, called projects, so you can practice as you go in a free instance of Salesforce, which we affectionately dub a Trailhead Playground. Once complete, you take a multiple-choice quiz or challenge to test your new skills. These quizzes and challenges earn you points and badges that display on your Trailblazer.me profile. The more badges you earn, the higher you rise in Trailhead Trailblazer ranks until you reach Trailhead Ranger rank with 100 badges and 50,000 points!  Available certifications include:

  • Salesforce Administrator
  • Salesforce Developer
  • Salesforce Technical Architect
  • Salesforce Marketer
  • Salesforce Consultant

 

GovLoop

GovLoop’s mission is simple: connect government to improve government. We aim to inspire public sector professionals to better service by acting as the knowledge network for government. GovLoop serves a community of more than 300,000 government leaders by helping them to foster collaboration, learn from each other, solve problems and advance in their government careers. We do this through a variety of mechanisms, including:

  • In-depth editorial reporting and research about topics at the intersection of management and technology
  • News coverage of issues and events that are pertinent to the government community
  • Weekly online trainings and self-paced courses
  • Speaking engagements
  • Leadership programs, and more

 

Coursera

Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

 

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional association for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and “changemakers” consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide. PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. Available certifications include:

  • Project Management Professional®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

 

Scrum Alliance

At Scrum Alliance, we envision a world where an agile way of working is so universal, it’s simply called working. Since 2001, we have supported the agile movement as the only member-driven nonprofit certifying body in the agile space. As a trade association, we were founded and funded by the community for the community, a privilege we take seriously. We continue to nurture the agile movement by providing education, advocacy, research, community and connection. Join us in our mission to advance real-world agility that goes far beyond a test or a badge by equipping and inspiring the changemaker in everyone. Available certifications include:

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)®
  • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)®
  • Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)®
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)®
  • Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)®
  • Certified Scrum Professional Product Owner (CSP-PO)®
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)®
  • Advanced Certified Scrum Developer (A-CSD)®
  • Certified Scrum Professional for Developers (CSP-D)®
  • Certified Agile Leadership
  • Certified Agile Leadership II

 

International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ITSQB)

ISTQB® was established in 1998 and its Certified Tester scheme has grown to be the leading software testing certification worldwide. ISTQB® continues to strive to meet its vision and mission to support the testing community and promote software quality. The ISTQB® Vision is to continually improve and advance the software testing profession by: Defining and maintaining a Body of Knowledge which allows testers to be certified based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research. Available certifications include:

  • Foundation Level – Certified Tester
  • Advanced Level – Test Analyst, Test Manager, Technical Test Analyst
  • Specialist Level – AI Testing, Game Testing, Test Automation Engineer, Performance Testing, Automotive Software Tester, Acceptance Testing, Usability Testing, Gambling Industry Tester, Mobile Application Testing, Security Tester, Model-Based Tester
  • Advanced Level – Agile Tester, Agile Test Leadership at Scale, Agile Technical Tester
  • Expert Level – Assessing Test Processes, Implementing Test Process Improvement
  • Expert Level Test Management – Strategic Test Management, Operational Test Management, Managing the Test Team

 

Project Delivery Resources at California Department of Technology

The California Project Management Office (CA-PMO) has created a collection of project resources to provide departments and organizations with the knowledge and insight to achieve their project goals. Through practical written guidance and templates, project practitioners of all experience levels will have access to a compendium of information to support the successful delivery of information technology (IT) projects for the State of California. Check back regularly for updates and new resources.