“As we build Surgent IQ into the go-to resource for upskilling and reskilling accounting and finance professionals, we are meticulously selecting partners whose content complements our own and whose focus is just as much on driving meaningful learning outcomes with an unmatched user experience,” said Eric Cantor, CEO of KnowFully Learning Group. “Paradigm was, without question, a top choice as our first partner because we share a common goal of delivering an outstanding student learning experience. We look forward to bringing their top-of-the-line content and hands-on learning experience to our audiences.”

“Mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite is crucial for today’s current and aspiring professionals, whether they are on-the-job or in the classroom. Employers across industries expect professionals to have these skills regardless of their background,” said Dr Jack Castonguay, PhD, CPA, Vice President of Strategic Content Development. “While basic proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite was previously enough for most professionals, the more that businesses move to remote and cloud-based operations, the more critical it is to fully leverage the potential of the programs – especially for accounting and finance professionals.”

The Benchmark Series: Microsoft Office 365 program delivers the functional knowledge that will help current and aspiring professionals succeed on the job. Made up of three modules that cover Excel, PowerPoint and Word, the series is a hands-on learning experience, with step-by-step guided instruction, comprehensive tutorials and videos that walk through each lesson with provided data files for students to complete alongside the course. This training may be completed online with user convenience at the forefront, and can be accessed from a PC, Mac or Chromebook.

Paradigm provides this training and assessment in its Cirrus learning environment: the next-generation solution for developing students’ skills in Microsoft Office, computer concepts, health careers, accounting and career readiness. Cirrus seamlessly delivers complete course content in a cloud-based learning environment that puts students on the fast-track to success on the first day of training and beyond.

“Continuous learning is a critical capability for today’s professionals, and they need flexible, self-paced solutions to enhance their skills. Paradigm is excited to partner with KnowFully Learning Group to deliver anytime, anywhere access to a self-led training and assessment program designed to help accounting and finance professionals master today’s most in-demand digital literacy skills,” said Linda Ganster, Vice President of Paradigm.

Paradigm Education Solutions’ Microsoft Office training program complements Surgent IQ’s existing catalog, which includes reskilling and upskilling training courses for the industry’s most in-demand skills, like data analytics, and is designed to help accounting and finance professionals take the next step in their career. Committed to providing a rich and valuable educational experience for the student, Surgent IQ offers courses that feature in-depth and highly practical education, expert instruction, as well as flexible and convenient learning options.

Surgent IQ draws upon Surgent’s 35+ years of experience of industry leadership in the accounting and finance education space. Surgent, a KnowFully Learning Group company, also delivers Surgent Exam Review, which offers award-winning test prep courses for the CPA Exam, EA Exam, CMA Exam and others, and Surgent CPE, a provider of best-in-class continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs and other tax and financial professionals. Surgent IQ’s career-building educational course offering rounds out the company’s portfolio, which now fully supports the needs of accounting and financial professionals at all stages in their career.

Professionals and students interested in this course can visit Surgent.com/Surgent-IQ.

About KnowFully Learning Group

Founded in 1985 as Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC, the KnowFully Learning Group now provides continuing professional education, exam preparation courses and education resources to the accounting, finance and healthcare sectors. KnowFully’s suite of learning solutions help exam takers become credentialed, satisfy required credit hours to maintain credentials, and remain informed on the latest trends and critical changes in their industries thereafter. For more information, please visit https://www.knowfully.com.

About Paradigm Education Solutions

As a division of Kendall Hunt, Paradigm is a leading provider of educational technology solutions that prepare traditional and post-traditional students to achieve the requisite digital literacy skills and career knowledge needed to enter the workforce, reskill, upskill and succeed as professionals. With a focus on contextualized, competency-based learning, Paradigm’s digitally driven solutions are flexible and adaptive to give students the power to learn anytime, anywhere. Visit ParadigmEducation.com to learn more.