If you are looking for Learning Platforms and Professional Certifications to Advance Your Career, then this post is for you.
Renowned educationist and lecturer at the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom, Dr Dipo Awojide has released a rich resource of options for the upwardly mobile young Nigerians who desires further studies.
In a Twitter thread, Awojide advised those who want to take online courses for career advancement to make use of LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, Udemy, Udacity, EDX, Futurelearn, Alison and Skillshare.
Others include OpenLearn, Skillcrush, Codecademy, Pluralsight, Plusacumen, Open2study, Class central, Degreed, Khan or Saylor Academy.
Accounting and Finance Professional Certifications
He also recommended the following professional bodies: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Chartered Financial Institute (CFA) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
He also referenced Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) for Accounting and Finance professionals.
HR Professional Certifications
If you want certifications as an HR practitioner, then you you need these professional bodies: CIPD Qualification, Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR).
Other HR Certifications include Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP) and or Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR).
Engineering Professional Certifications
The professional bodies for Engineers, according to Awojide are International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), International Well Control Forum (IWCF), and Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
Information Technology Professional Certifications
If your dream is in Information Security, then you will need these professional certifications: Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
IT Professionals can also seek certifications from Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Adminstration and Management Professional Certifications
Awojide who holds a PhD in Management listed the following bodies for Management professionals: Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN).
Public Relations Professional Certifications
He also advised that Public Relations professionals should be affiliated to: Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).
Marketing Professional Certifications
If you’re a Marketing professional, then you’ll need the Chartered Institute of Marketing Management (CIMM) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
Legal and Medical Professional Bodies
A lawyer will be affiliated to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) while doctors have the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
Supply Chain Management Professional Certifications
Awojide exhorts Supply Chain Management professionals to seek affiliation to The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) as well as The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
Health and Safety Professional Certifications
For Health and Safety Professionals, the certifying bodies are National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH); Health and Safety Executive (HSE 1, 2 and 3); Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Manufacturers Certifying Body
For manufacturers, the certifying body is the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001, 18001, 14001).
So, here are the Learning Platforms and Professional Certifications to Advance Your Career. Which of them are you using? Which one will you seriously consider? Share with us in the comments.
Awojide, a career and personal development coach, earned his first degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja and also holds a Masters’ degree in International Business from Coventry University.
He’s the founder of @BTDTHUB and BTDTHometutors. You can also reach him at www.btdt.com
He tweets from @OgbeniDipo and he’s on LinkedIn and Facebook.
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