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7 Easy Tech Certifications You Can Start Online Right Now

In today’s job market, acquiring new skills and certifications has become important for career advancement . Luckily, the digital age has made it easier than ever to access high-quality education and certification programs online. Whether you’re looking to enhance your current skill set, switch careers or stay competitive, online certifications offer a way to support your goals. Here are seven easy certifications available online, allowing you to boost your resume and expand your reach for career growth. Popular Certification Programs Available Online Certification programs offer skills that support your professional profile and open new opportunities in your chosen field. Regardless of your industry, there’s likely a certification program available to help you achieve your career goals. Take the time to research and explore your options, and consider enrolling in a program that aligns with your long-term interests. In addition to the certifications mentioned below, several other...

Corinne Dorsey

Mar 1, 2024

Dr. D'Wayne Edwards And Detroit's Only HBCU Host Grand Opening Of The New Foot Locker Footwear Creation Stu/deo In The 'Blackest City In America'

As a visionary, Dr. D’Wayne Edwards is on a mission to immerse the Black community in more design spaces. Beyond just talking the talk, he has also walked the walk as a leader in the design arena, responsible for creating over 500 footwear styles for companies like Nike and entertainers such as Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and more. “When I started 35 and a half years ago, the technology wasn’t there. It wasn’t the Stone Age, but there was no Instagram and there was no Google,” Dr. Edwards said during an interview with AFROTECH™. “These things didn’t really exist, so we had to be much more resourceful. So, we were kind of almost creating in the dark… I think of that era as kind of the purity of creation and just raw talent because we didn’t have anything to compare it to.” In 2010, Edwards established the first U.S. academy solely dedicated to footwear design. Now, he’s sharing that same sentiment through the lens of students at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).   View...

Shanique Yates

Mar 1, 2024

Shaquille O'Neal Invested In This Online School After Reading That 29-Year-Old Tade Oyerinde Had Raised $29M For It Via A Forbes Article

Imagine you are featured in Forbes magazine about your rising company, and Shaquille O’Neal comes across the article and wants to support it — that’s the reality for Campus Founder Tade Oyerinde.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 22, 2024

Christopher Gray Opens Up About Sallie Mae's Acquisition Of Scholly And How It Led To Increased Financial Support For HBCUs

In July 2023, Scholly reached a pivotal milestone to further provide access to higher education for students who don’t have the financial means.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 20, 2024

Mike Tyson Opens An Academy In Arizona, Said To Be The First Emotional And Belief Intelligence-Based School System In The Nation

Mike Tyson is looking to serve and empower the youth in Phoenix, AZ, with his new school.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 20, 2024

Kingston Lawrence, A 7-Year-Old Genius With An IQ Between 145 And 150, Is The Next Child To Enter The Mensa Club

Kingston Lawrence has a brilliant mind! KLFY-10 in Lafayette, LA, reports the 7-year-old is a child genius with an IQ between 145 and 150 as proof. The outlet also notes he was in the 99th percentile on an IQ test. His parents, Deidra and Kala, are extremely proud. “He’s always interested in learning new things and trying things. And so it’s just, it’s wonderful to see,” Deidra told KLFY-10. Kala commented, “My initial reaction was very nervous. I was just like, ‘Oh my god, what is this? What do you do with that?’ I didn’t know it was that big of a deal. That his intellectual capabilities were that high, you know.” Looking to nurture Kingston’s intelligence, his parents began to look for resources. In the process, they stumbled across Mensa, an organization founded in 1946 that has as one of its key purposes “to foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity,” its website states. As AFROTECH previously mentioned, in order to join the Mensa community, an individual must score...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 9, 2024

Mayor London Breed Announces Initiative To Bring HBCUs To San Francisco

An influx of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) could be coming to California.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 5, 2024

Would You Pass The Difficult Person Test?

In a world filled with diverse personalities , navigating relationships can sometimes be challenging. The Difficult Person Test aims to shed light on the traits that make certain individuals more challenging to interact with. Developed as a tool to enhance self-awareness and interpersonal skills , this test is designed to identify specific characteristics that contribute to difficult behavior. Discover your traits by taking the Difficult Person Test online. Many platforms offer this assessment for self-reflection. Look for it on personality assessment websites or those focused on professional development. It’s recommended to take the test in a quiet space for accurate results. The Difficult Person Test provides revealing insights into human behavior, uncovering five impactful traits that significantly influence interpersonal dynamics. Stubbornness A prevalent trait identified by the test, stubborness characterizes individuals who resist change and strongly adhere to their opinions,...

Corinne Dorsey

Jan 25, 2024

Robert F. Smith's Student Freedom Initiative Joins The Steinbridge Group In Its $100M Capital Commitment To HBCUs And MSIs

Robert F. Smith’s Student Freedom Initiative has announced its latest collaboration focused on supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 24, 2024

The Biden Administration To Clear $5B In Student Loan Debt For An Additional 74,000 American Borrowers

President Joe Biden isn’t letting up on his advocacy for student loan forgiveness.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 19, 2024

Florida State Board Of Education Issues 'Strict Regulations' On DEI Programs Across 28 Colleges

Another attack on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs is underway. This time it comes from the Florida State Board of Education.

Shanique Yates

Jan 18, 2024

How To Sell Yourself With An Elevator Pitch

Even if you’re not a salesperson, the day may come when you need to convince someone — anyone — that they should take a chance on you. This could be a job interview , when you’re jockeying for a promotion, decide to start your own business and are trying to make sales or secure clients, or if you need to lobby for funding . Whatever the goal, you need to give your target audience a persuasive reason why they should give you the job or promotion, shop with you over a competitor, or fund your business instead of another startup. To do this, you need to sell yourself. This can include creating a thorough presentation that outlines the benefits of someone aligning themselves with you. But you need a good elevator pitch to draw them in before you get to that step. What Is An Elevator Pitch? Once upon a time, people literally did chase after executives, corner them in an elevator, and essentially pitch themselves as a viable option. Whether this was to get a job or secure a business deal,...