Negotiations, Cybersecurity Courses Launched

November 30, 2018

MindEdge Learning has launched two new online professional development courses : Negotiations: Making Business Deals, and the CompTIA Security+ © Exam Prep Course.

These new self-paced courses are available through selected training partners and institutions of higher education.

Negotiations: Making Business Deals

Negotiations: Making Business Deals is designed to help managers, executives, and other potential deal-makers learn the basic strategies and skills that are essential to conducting successful business negotiations. Learners in this course will explore the fundamentals of deal making negotiation with the help of games, videos, interactive exercises, case studies, and other engaging content.

The course begins by comparing and contrasting the two major types of negotiation—Dispute Settlement Negotiation (DSN) and Deal Making Negotiation (DMN)—and exploring the difference between negotiation and bargaining. Key topics covered in the course include the stages of the negotiation process; the importance of preparation and realistic goal-setting; the five basic approaches to negotiation; when to make (and when to avoid) commitments; the relative importance of relationships and outcomes; the decision to walk away from a negotiation; and the unique challenges posed by multiparty, international, and cross-cultural negotiations..

Case studies that simulate different types of deal making negotiations are incorporated, to illustrate the practical application of the principles and strategies covered in the course.

CompTIA Security+ © Exam Prep Course.

This course is designed to prepare learners in developing a solid understanding of information security concepts and technologies that are featured on the official CompTIA Security+© Exam. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association that offers professional certifications in information technology. The Security+ exam assesses foundational knowledge in information security and hands-on skills that are critical for success in this field. The Security+ certification is globally recognized and prepares test takers for real-world situations. Learners in this course learn by using games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, and other engaging content.

The course prepares test-takers for the Security+ exam, as administered by CompTIA. The CompTIA certification is recognized worldwide and adheres to the strict standards of ISO/IEC 17024 and is approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. The exam consists of 90 multiple choice and performance-based questions. Among other titles, obtaining the CompTIA Security+ © certification prepares one for a position as a Security, Systems, or Network Administrator; as a Security Specialist, Engineer, or Consultant; or as a Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester.

About MindEdge

MindEdge, a learning company based in Waltham, provides leadership, management, communication, and educational solutions for organizations to help them meet their objectives. Founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, MindEdge specializes in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions and continues to innovate in the rapidly changing landscape of online education. The company's webtexts and courses feature narrative, interactive learning case studies and simulations as well as adaptive learning technology to maximize learner mastery of the content.