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Training Workbooks are a very important learning aid
Training workbooks are the foundation of our online training courses. Everybody is familiar with textbooks and even story books as a child to help teach us about the world around us. They provide us with the foundation for our courses. We write step-by-step guides to help with learning new tools and these guides include exercises, so they are the perfect resource to take with you if you don’t have access to the Internet.
Screen shots and explanations make our course guides a tremendous resource while you are working through the training videos or when you need help in the workplace. Having the printed word to refer to is invaluable to our students.
In every course our workbooks take you through the common scenarios that a business experiences when they use the software. We’ve created training courses using several different business types and they are used to demonstrate the practical use of the software for the various different tasks. Here are some examples:
1. Product and Service Provider
Course 502 (Day-to-Day Transactions using MYOB): This uses the scenario of a VoIP telephone business which purchases IP telephones wholesale, combines them with VoIP calling plans as well as their own expertise to configure, deliver and install a complete telephone system solution. The course includes quoting, orders, converting orders to purchases, invoicing, receiving part-payments, full payments, over payments and performing credit management tasks.
2. Business Startup
Course 513 (Xero) and 503 (MYOB) use the transactions from a small business owner starting out for the first time as an example of how to perform a bank reconciliation. We explore bank statement entries to understand common issues in data entry, coding with the correct account in the chart of accounts and other issues faced by bookkeeper every month.
Training Workbooks and Exercises
The other reason students like training workbooks is because they provide step-by-step exercises that you can replicate on your own computer. The workbooks begin with basic steps, that you’ll go on to use all the time, and work up to gradually more complex tasks. Our training workbooks can be used in conjunction with the training videos or on their own.
The training workbooks in our courses are downloaded as a pdf file so you can print them and take them with you wherever you go. You can also open them up on an iPad, tablet or other mobile device, no matter where you’re located.
Training videos supplement workbooks
Audio visual tools (ie. videos) are one of the most popular methods of learning because they combine audio and visual so students can actually see someone using the software the way it is used in the real world.
Workbooks, exercises, videos — and then tests
Workbooks, exercises and videos share information with you in a structured way, but the end goal is absorption of the training information — that’s where tests come in. We call them “knowledge reviews” because tests are a perfect way of doing just this; they can be used as a teaching aid for reviewing your knowledge and highlighting what’s important — and then pointing you in the right direction if you make a mistake.
Read about our knowledge reviews and try a very simple one.
Case studies and micro courses
As part of our continuous improvement processes we regularly create training course content in the form of case studies or micro courses. These courses can be completed separately in some cases but are usually combined into a larger course for the benefit of our students. Read more about micro courses.
These online training courses come with training workbooks
We have training workbooks for almost all of our online courses, including: