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Prioritizing Daily Tasks for Greater Productivity
A Prioritized To-Do List Moves Your Toward the Goals that Matter to You

Follow these time management tricks to eliminate unnecessary stress and get more done.

Test Your Internet Security IQ
Are You an Internet Security Expert?

Find out just how savvy you are about Internet security and protecting your company’s (and customer’s) data.

Addressing Skill Gaps with IDPs
Are You Getting the Most out of your Individual Development Plan?

The opportunity to make an IDP program a win-win is mission-critical — for the employee AND the organization.

Microsoft SATVs: Frequently Asked Questions
Redeem Your Software Assurance Training Vouchers

Get the answers you need to redeem your SATVs with Learning Tree for Microsoft Official Courses (MOCs).

Moore's Law Revisited
From Circuit Boards to App Stores

Applications are evolving faster than ever. Are your legacy apps keeping pace with market demands?

Top 6 Tips for Cisco Certification Success
Follow These Steps to Achieve Certification Victory

Interested in one of Cisco's industry-leading certifications? Read these certification tips!

Three Business Analysis Nightmares
Don't Toss and Turn all Night

Motivate stakeholders and collaborate and communicate effectively to improve decision making.

Avoid Your LAST Data Disaster
Be Prepared for Any Eventuality

Prevent costly data downtime by establishing an effective disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

The Fallacy of Project Management
Methodology Alone Won't Succeed

Position your projects for a successful delivery by adopting these project management best practices.

Perl vs. Python vs. C++: Which Language is Right for You?
Don't Be Goldilocks: Pick Carefully

Understand how these programming languages differ and the value they can bring to your organization.

5 Reasons to Migrate to Windows 10
And the 1 Reason Not To

Find out why more than 12 mil. business PCs are running Windows 10, and why your organization should wait.

Big Data Tsunami: 3 Investments to Ride the Wave
Stay Ahead of the Surf

Gain insight on how to properly manage, extract, and leverage the overflow of data from connected devices.

The Cloud: Tackling TCO
Don't Get Pinned By Unknown Costs

Learn how to identify Total Cost of Ownership to support a superior cloud solution and implementation.

Top 5 PMP Nightmares
Bring Light to the Dark PMP Corners

Stay ahead of industry trends and avoid project management issues by preparing for these common mistakes.

SQL Server 2014: Are You Ready to Upgrade?
How to Know the Time is Right

Ask yourself these five questions to determine if your organization is ready to adopt SQL Server 2014.

Competency Modeling Using Industry Standard Frameworks
Is your workforce optimized for success?

Author Greg Adams explains how organizations can use competency modeling to reach mission-critical goals.

Windows 10: Familiar, and Better than Ever
Your Advanced Guide to the Best of Both Worlds

Learn about key new features in Windows 10, so you can work harder and more confidently than ever.

Optimize Workforce Performance With Blended Learning
A Multi-Faceted Approach to Training & Development

Learn how a blended learning approach to training and development can transform your training culture.

The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
An Essential Resource for IT Talent Management

Utilize SFIA to ensure you have the right people with the right skills in the right positions.

SFIA Version 6
A Quick Update and Tour of the New Version

Find out what changes were released in Version 6 of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

Top 10 Tips for Adopting and Adapting to ITIL®
Ready to Adopt and Adapt?

Discover the the top 10 essential tips for adopting and adapting to ITIL in your organization.

PRINCE2 Agile®: It’s All About Tailoring
Time to Change the World of Work?

Ensure desired outcomes while employing ideas that also bring the future of work into the office today

Strengthening Federal Cybersecurity
Building and Sustaining a Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce

An ACT-IAC report on cyber workforce best practices written with contributions by Learning Tree.

Harness the Power of Big Data
Be Empowered by Your Big Data

Unleash the potential of big data in your business using the three ways highlighted in this ebook.

Case Study: Critical Thinking & Creative Problem Solving Skills for IT Professionals
State of Tennessee boots productivity with non-technical skills

See how Learning Tree helps the State of Tennessee IT academy develop well-rounded IT employees

Case Study: Hitachi, Ltd. — Hitachi Institute of Technology
Preparing the Staff of Today for the Technology of Tomorrow

See how Learning Tree has helped Hitachi, Ltd. employees keep pace with new technologies for almost 25 years.

Case Study: Tableau Adoption Success
Tennessee IT Academy Adopts Tableau for Improved Decision-Making

See how Learning Tree Tableau training can help you maximize the value of your Tableau investment.

Business Case: SharePoint Migration Success
A Large Mortgage Company Adopts a New SharePoint Version

Find out how Learning Tree's SharePoint training can make migration and adoption efforts a success.

Business Case: AWS Migration Success
A Large Insurance Company Adopts AWS

Discover how Learning Tree's AWS training can improve the success rate of AWS migration and adoption.

Business Case: Agile & Web Development Solutions
How a Goverment Agency Improved a Website Ecosystem

Learn how Learning Tree Agile and web development training can help improve website user experience.

Business Case: Improving Efficiencies with ITIL
How a Large Mortgage Company Improved IT Service Delivery

See how Learning Tree's customized ITIL solutions can improve IT and business alignment and efficiency.

Business Case: Improving IT Service Delivery
How a Large Hospital Standardized IT Services

See how Learning Tree helped a large hospital align and improve service desk operations.

Business Case: Advancing Skills Beyond Asynchronous Training
How a Public Healthcare Provider Maximized Training ROI

See how Learning Tree solutions can work with asynchronous training for improved learning outcomes

Business Case: ITIL Acceleration Workshops
How a Government Agency Improved Service Delivery

Find out how Learning Tree helped a large government agency solved their service delivery issues

A Data Story: The Department of Children’s Services
How the DCS Improved Services With Database Training

Find out how IT Academy, Learning Tree, and some Oracle training helped the DCS better serve citizens.

A Workforce Success Story: Tennessee IT Academy
How This State-Run Agency Rebuilt its IT Organization

Learn how The State of TN and Learning Tree built IT Academy, a training hub serving 1,500+ employees.

An Auto Manufacturer Redefines IT Expectations
How a Custom Onboarding Program Helped This Organization

Discover how this organization attracted and retained new talent with the help of Learning Tree. 

Practical Program Management
Lessons Learned from the Authors of Course 3611

Co-authors Richard A. Spires and Hamid Aougab discuss the need for effective program management.

Meet SharePoint Instructor Richard Innis
Discussing Trends with the Expert

Understand the benefits of SharePoint and learning to maximize your SharePoint investment.

SQL Server 2016 is Here. Are You Ready?
Follow These 3 Tips for a Smooth Migration

Learn from these three SQL Server 2016 deployment lessons for a streamlined migration process.

Preparing Today's IT Staff for the Jobs of Tomorrow
How do we build the IT workforce of the future — today?

State IT leaders at the NASCIO 2016 conference discuss preparing the IT workforce for future technologies.

Leadership & Professional Development with Judi Williams
Recruit Based on the Right Attitude

Gain insight on why organizations are looking for the right attitude instead of the right skills.

Meet Windows Systems Instructor Denise Fletcher
Discussing Trends with the Expert

Learn how Windows Systems can power your organization, and take look inside our Windows Systems training.

How to Achieve a Successful Agile Implementation
Untangle the Complexities in IT

Transform the efficiency of your organization with these tips from one of our Agile expert instructors.

Prioritizing Cloud Security in 2016
Know the Risks & Rewards

As businesses across all industries adopt the cloud, be sure your data is protected with cloud security.

The Evolving Cyber Security Threat Landscape
Is Your Response Evolving Faster?

Understand how cyber attacks are affecting the world today and how you can defend your organization.

ITIL Best Practices
Empower IT Infrastructure for 2016

ITIL Expert Hitesh Patel explains what ITIL is and how it can help your organization improve IT services.

Java Bringing Balance to the IoT Development World
The Return of Java, the Innovator

Using Star Wars as a reference, understand how the flexibility of Java relates to this famous Skywalker.

Building Apps for a Better Customer Experience
Mobile is Ubiquitous, Is Your CX?

Learn how you can optimize the customer experience in your web design with these growing trends.

The Perils & Promise of Open Source
Be Mindful of the Risks & Rewards

Learn how open source has transformed industries by delivering technology faster, cheaper, and at-scale.

Open Source Effort Shows Importance of .NET Skills
.NET Is Back & Bigger Than Ever

Keep up with the demand for .NET systems as the .NET framework becomes an open source solution.

Preparing for a FITARA Future
Beyond Theory & On To Regulations

Increase collaboration with best practices from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act.

Meet Mobile App Development Instructor Joe Gagliardo
Discussing Trends with the Expert

Gain an inside look into Learning Tree’s Mobile App Development curriculum and hands-on training.

Meet Java Instructor Madhu Siddalingaiah
Discussing Trends with the Expert

Learn why Java programming is so important and receive an inside look into Learning Tree’s Java training.

The Rise, Reason & Wrap-Up of the Hybrid Cloud
See the Entire 3 Part Series

Understand why and how the hybrid cloud is a popular solution for organizations to store their data.

Learning Programming Languages to Guide Your Career
Maximize ROI by Defining Your Goal

Find out where your career is heading based on your mastery of these three programming languages.

Meet SharePoint Instructor Charlene Banks
Discussing Trends with the Expert

Understand the benefits of SharePoint, and take a look inside Learning Tree’s SharePoint curriculum.

4 Skills You’ll Master When You Earn Your CSA+ Certification
The New Cybersecurity Certification from CompTIA

See how CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) certification can help you detect threats with analytics.

Taking the Fast Track to Agile Success
Wherever You Are in Your Agile Journey, We Can Help.

Learning Tree has partnered with top Agile organizations to bring you the training, certifications, and Agile solutions you need to succeed.

Anatomy of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Does your IDP have all the necessary components for success?

IDPs can ensure that individuals and organizations succeed together - but only if done right.

SMBs Face a New World of Work
Choosing the Right Technologies Help SMBs Succeed

How adopting the latest technology impacts the bottom line.

Join Forces with Microsoft Azure
Leverage Microsoft's Expertise in Cloud Security

Learn how Azure can help you take advantage of the cloud more quickly and more securely.

Redeem Your Microsoft SATVs with Learning Tree
Take Full Advantage of Your Investments in IT

Maximize ROI on your software purchase by redeeming your Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs) with Learning Tree.

Cisco Learning Credits
Don't Let Your Cisco Learning Credits Go to Waste!

Find out how to cash in your Cisco Learning Credits for Cisco-authorized training before they expire.

Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
An Overview of the Industry-Leading Cisco Certification

Is the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification right for you? View this infographic to find out.

SQL Server 2016
A New Database for the Hybrid Cloud Age

Microsoft built SQL Server 2016 with the hybrid cloud in mind — but will your data be safe in the cloud?

The Risky Business of Outdated Technology
Are Legacy Systems Putting Your Business At Risk?

See how failing to keep up with the speed of technology can cost you.

Training for the Modern Data Center
Solve IT Complexities for a Living

Unlock your career’s potential by gaining the professional skills to face modern data center challenges.

SQL Server 2014
4 Features You Need to Know

Gain a brief introduction to SQL Server’s four new features that improve processing, security, and more.

5 Vital Considerations for User Experience
You Get 8 Sec. to Impress, Ready?

Keep these five common issues in mind when creating a web design around a powerful user experience.

Successfully Develop & Manage Your Oracle or SQL Databases
Build Robustly & Scale Intelligently

Learning Tree can help you get the most from your data platform to support mission-critical applications.

Learn & Lead with Programming Languages
Increase Efficiency, Improve Experiences & Solve Problems

See how Learning Tree can help you improve your organization's programming and development processes.

Improve Quality and Delivery with Agile Adoption
Shift The Way You Think. Then Shift The Way You Work.

See how Learning Tree can help you streamline and optimize product delivery with Agile development.

Make the Cloud Work Harder for Your Business
The Cloud is Here. Is Your Business Ready?

Find out how Learning Tree can help make your cloud migration and integration simple and scalable.

Manage Your Big Data for Business Gains
Optimize Your Workforce for Big Data Success

Data means insight, and insight means advantage. Get a leg up on the competition with big data.

Achieve Project Success & Deliver Sustained Business Value
Break the Cycle of Project Failure

See how Learning Tree can help you develop a comprehensive strategy for consistent project success.

Develop Your Leadership Voice & Professional Acumen
It Takes More Than Technical Skills

Drive the performance and careers of your workforce while developing effective leadership at every level.

Maximize Your SharePoint Investment
Can You Prove the ROI?

Optimize your SharePoint workforce by creating alignment between people, processes, and technology.

Defend Your Organization from Cyber Threats
Win the War for Security Talent

Align your workforce with cyber security frameworks to protect your organization against cyber threats.

Ensure a Successful ITIL Implementation
Align Your Organization for Success

Gain a deep understanding of ITIL job roles and best practices to ensure your ITIL adoption is a success.

Cyber Security: Risk Management for the C-Suite
Presented by Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires

Position your organization to address cyber security threats with a proactive cyber security posture.

How Blended Learning Outperforms Self-Paced Learning
July 26, 2017

Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires discusses the advantages of blended learning.

The Enterprise Risk Management Approach to Cybersecurity
July 25, 2017

Richard A. Spires outlines the three factors that can make or break your organization's security posture.

Learning Tree Releases 46 Microsoft Courses for On-Demand Delivery
June 22, 2017

New offering is the next phase of ongoing content expansion to include more blended learning options.

Getting Performance Results From Your Self-paced E-learning Library
June 21, 2017

Learning Tree CEO outlines ways to maximize the benefits of e-learning with a blended learning approach.

Getting More Out of Online Training to Drive Real Behavioral Change
June 20, 2017

CEO Richard A. Spires outlines ways to reduce training budgets yet still provide meaningful learning opportunities for their employees.

Program Management Centers of Excellence
May 25, 2017

Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires outlines how to get the most out of your program management efforts.

Learning Tree CEO Elected as IAC Executive Vice Chair
May 24, 2017

Richard A. Spires was elected IAC Executive Chair at the ACT-IAC Management of Change (MOC) conference.

Right-Sizing Security Awareness Training
May 19, 2017

Learning Tree Instructor Amin Lalji outlines how to get the right security training for your specific needs.

Learning Tree Expands Offerings with Industry-Leading Cyber Security Certifications
May 16, 2017

Cyber security offerings include industry-recognized certification programs from (ISC)2, CompTIA, ISACA, and EC-Council.

(ISC)2 and Learning Tree to Embed Cybersecurity Certifications within Global Public/Private Sector Training Programmes
May 3, 2017

Partnership hopes to serve leading organisations as cybersecurity skills gap is predicted to reach 1.8 million by 2022.

Software as a Service (SaaS): Implications for the IT Security Workforce
April 24, 2017

Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires outlines security challenges associated with SaaS programs.

Learning Tree CEO Wins Leadership Award
April 24, 2017

Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires wins the StateScoop 50 Industry Leadership of the Year award.

Learning Tree Partners with ACT-IAC to Offer Government Membership Specialized IT Training
April 20, 2017

Program Management Training Critical Part of This Offering

Government of Canada Awards 10-Year Standing Offer and Supply Agreement to Learning Tree International Inc.
April 13, 2017

Contract covers the provision of bilingual training solutions that fit individual, team, and departmental goals.

Reading the Tea Leaves on Cloud Migration and Optimisation
April 5, 2017

Is it time to shift our thinking about federal data centers? Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires weighs in.

5 Recommendations to Address the Range of Federal IT Acquisition
March 29, 2017

Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires testifies to Congress on improving IT acquisitions.

Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream: Implications for the IT Security Workforce
March 24, 2017

Learning Tree CEO Richard A. Spires outlines how IT organizations can address cloud security challenges.

Optimizing DoD Cybersecurity Training
March 22, 2017

DoD/Army Account Executive Freddy Hudson outlines how DoD can keep pace with evolving cyber threats.

Learning Tree Joins Forces with Top Agile Organizations to Offer Certifications in All Major Agile Frameworks
March 9, 2017

Learning Tree’s Agile solutions address the major challenges IT organizations face when adopting Agile.

Program Management: Is Your Program Initiated for Success?
March 7, 2017

Learning Tree Author/Instructor Hamid Aougab outlines 5 steps for successful program initiation.

Learning Tree International Awarded NATO Communications and Information Agency Training Contract
February 7, 2017

Contract includes provision of training solutions for up to 33,000 NATO staff across 28 European and North American countries.

Federal Hiring Freeze Impact on National Security
February 2, 2017

Learn how government CIOs can navigate the federal hiring freeze without hindering security efforts.

Learning Tree International Expands Offerings with Microsoft Authorized Courses
January 19, 2017

New partnership adds 41 new courses on the latest Microsoft technologies.

Program Management – The Importance of Experience
December 20, 2016

Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, gives insights into the role of experience for program managers.

Learning Tree Grows IT Training Playbook with New Partnership Strategy
December 14, 2016

Initial Third-Party Offerings to Include Cisco Curriculum.

Delivering Successful IT Programs: The People Factor
December 14, 2016

Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, outlines 5 foundational elements for successful IT programs.

Advice for the Next Administration
December 14, 2016

What should be on the government's IT agenda? Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, offers 3 suggestions.

Learning Tree Recognized as Top IT Training Provider for Sixth Year
December 8, 2015

TrainingIndustry.com selected Learning Tree based on leadership and innovation in training and breadth of offering.

Impact of Transition on Federal IT Modernization
December 6, 2016

How will the presidential transition affect federal IT modernization? Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, explains.

Learning Tree International Becomes First Training Provider to Offer APMG-International Certifications Based On GCHQ Certified Cyber Security Training
December 5, 2016

Successful candidates can receive an APMG-International certified award after passing a GCHQ Certified Training Course exam.

Managing the Threat of Security Breaches
December 5, 2016

See how middle market firms can manage security threats and establish a succesful cyber security strategy.

IT Modernization Under President Trump
November 16, 2016

What are the keys to modernization success? Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, offers his advice.

Cybersecurity: A National Priority
November 10, 2016

Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, recommends key cybersecurity priorities for the next administration.

Learning Tree Recognized as Top 20 IT Training Company for Seventh Year
November 8, 2016

TrainingIndustry.com selected Learning Tree based on leadership and innovation in training and breadth of offering.

The Growing Threat of Security Fatigue
October 27, 2016

Too few security reminders and people get reckless. Too many = security fatigue. What's the right balance?

The ACT-IAC 2016 Executive Leadership Conference
October 25, 2016

Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, was among those recognized with the ACT-IAC Leaders Award.

Preparing Workers for the Jobs of Tomorrow
October 25, 2016

Tech leaders discuss the role of training in preparing employees for the state IT jobs of the future.

Cybersecurity: It’s Mission Critical for Business
October 21, 2016

Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, answers cyber security questions from a Human Resources perspective.

Assessing the KSAs of Your IT Staff, Part 2
October 11, 2016

Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, follows up on his first article and discusses tools to assess staff.

EC-Council Circle of Excellence in Cyber Security Awarded to Learning Tree
September 20, 2016

Award is based on a significant commitment to providing exceptional information security training and certification programs.

Assessing the KSAs of Your IT Staff: Part 1
July 19, 2016

Want to support staff development as well as your business mission? Learning Tree CEO, Richard A. Spires, explains how.

Achieve Project Success and Drive Sustained Organizational Change with Learning Tree Acceleration Workshops™
June 1, 2016

New offering will help organizations realize improved project outcomes and drive continuous and positive process changes.

Members of the Board and C-Suite Have New Tools to Help Reduce Cyber Security Risk
April 13, 2016

Learning Tree launches a new course that covers cyber security from the perspective of senior executives and members of the board.

Learning Tree Launches IT Workforce Optimization Solutions
November 18, 2015

New offering goes beyond training to help organizations align business needs and human capital to achieve improved organizational performance.

Learning Tree Adds New IT Certification To Its Award-Winning Federal Acquisition Project Management Training
October 14, 2015

Learning Tree’s FAC-P/PM-IT curriculum is the first verified by the FAI to provide U.S. Government program and project management professionals all of the competencies required for the acquisition of IT investments.

Learning Tree Announces New Chief Executive Officer – Richard A. Spires
October 7, 2015

Mr. Spires has been an independent member of Learning Tree’s Board of Directors since December 2013

Learning Tree Now Offers 30+ Cyber Security Courses Aligned With The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF)
September 30, 2015

In support of 'October - National Cyber Security Awareness Month', Learning Tree has announced the expansion of their Cyber Security curriculum.

Learning Tree Selected as AXELOS Strategic Training Partner
February 12, 2015

Out of 490 associated organizations, Learning Tree was among the top 5% to be awarded the accreditation.

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