New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016

TaunyaMacDonald

Kinaxis Rolls Out New Learning Program at Kinexions Supply Chain Conference 2016

Kinaxis Knowledge ServicesWell it’s that time of year again, where we at Kinaxis are geared up and excited about planning and preparing for Kinexions. While I get a lot of time with customers throughout the year, I always look forward to Kinexions every year because it’s the most fun. I get to see a lot of new and old friends at the event, where we can catch up, let loose at the events and still learn about our product, RapidResponse.

We have been very busy in the knowledge services department over the last year redesigning our entire learning program, and I do truly mean our entire program. If you’ve checked out the knowledge services area of our website, you’ve seen we’ve made significant investment in enhancing and scaling our knowledge services products and programs to bring a completely updated RapidResponse training and certification program.

The new redesigned program includes:

  • An expanded role-based knowledge portfolio
  • Prescriptive training paths
  • A new, modernized style for courses
  • A brand new robust certification program, and
  • More advanced content than we have ever offered to our customers before.

Here’s 3 changes you can expect to see at Kinexions this year:

Enhanced Conference Training Agenda

The Kinaxis Knowledge Services team is cooking up some great contributions for the conference this year. As always, you will be able to register for training, but this year you will get to see what we’ve been up to with all these enhancements! We will be offering two days of pre-conference training with four different tracks each day. We tried to hit all the areas of interest: introductory sessions, authoring, administrator, and business applications. Plus, all the courses are in the new, updated format.

New Analytics Course

The course I’m most excited about offering is Understanding Analytics level 1. This course was created based on an internal course we only offered to our consultants and partners. However, due to such high demand, we’re polished up the course and rolling it out to our customers! If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the calculations running in the background or control table settings in RapidResponse, I highly recommend this course. There are some prerequisites for this one as it is a pretty advanced course, so make sure you have taken those courses, or sign-up for them before Kinexions.

Certification Testing During the Conference

As I mentioned above, we’ve also introduced a certification program, and for the first time ever, we will be offering on-site certification testing at Kinexions. Testing will be held throughout the conference and at a discounted rate (25% off!). There are two major benefits of this for you:

  1. The deeply discounted rate, and
  2. There’s no need to find a testing center to take the exam. For level two exams, you usually have to find a testing center that proctors the exam, but now you can take it right at Kinexions.

This is a great opportunity to show off your skills by becoming RapidResponse Certified.

I want to urge you all to take the time to plan which certifications you want to gain and study beforehand, as the exams will really test your knowledge of RapidResponse. We had many seasoned internal employees surprised at the difficulty of the exams so check out our certification page and come prepared!

Have I convinced you yet?! I hope to see you all at Kinexions in Nashville this year, as it promises to be a rockin’ good time!

TaunyaMacDonald

As Manager of Knowledge Services Portfolio and Offerings at Kinaxis, Taunya is responsible for driving successful knowledge programs through program creation, asset development, communication and delivery execution of the Knowledge Services go to market strategy. She joined Kinaxis in 2010 as an instructor and has an extensive background in RapidResponse and supply chain management. Taunya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Information Systems (Honors) from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University.

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