October 13th, 2020
For Immediate Release
Isograd, Inc., developer of the globally recognized TOSA® digital skills assessments and certifications, partners with Bigger Brains to offer fully integrated Excel training and TOSA certification solution.
Bigger Brains is pleased to announce its partnership with Isograd, Inc., the leading provider of proficiency-based digital skill assessments and certifications. Bigger Brains values learning ROI, and by all measurements, Isograd’s TOSA sets the standard for matching the right training content to each individual’s needs and skill level so they don’t waste time on courses which are too easy or too difficult. TOSA assessments and certifications are adaptive and utilize IRT (item response theory) scoring, which more accurately quantifies what an individual knows.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Isograd to align our award winning Microsoft training to the renowned TOSA assessments,” states Chip Reaves, CEO of Bigger Brains, “One of the most common issues our clients deal with is not knowing which training levels are right for their team, and people always underestimate or overestimate their existing skill levels, causing them to jump into a course that is too easy or too hard. With the TOSA assessments, we are able to provide precisely the right training so people get exactly what they need to take their skills to the next level.”
This partnership combines Bigger Brains’ robust Excel training and learning resources with two TOSA skill assessments and a certification. Compared to traditional pass/fail exams, TOSA returns a numeric score from 1 to 1,000 that corresponds with one of 5 proficiency levels ranging from beginner to expert. Mathieu Lillo, CEO of Isograd explains, “Utilizing the TOSA pre-assessment optimizes training efforts through proper course selection, closing individual employee skill gaps and decreasing employer program costs by training only the employees who need it. Once training is completed, a post-assessment measures knowledge gain and helps to evaluate ROI more accurately. Many employers use skill certification to motivate and reward employees, keeping them engaged throughout the learning process while maintaining and improving their long-term employability.”
TOSA aligned courses for Microsoft Excel 2019 are now available and enable employers to:
- Foster employee professional development, promoting employee engagement and positive morale
- Effectively assess employee proficiency in Microsoft Excel 2019, ensuring employees take the right courses to fill knowledge gaps
- Implement individualized, cloud-based training solutions that employees can access anytime from anywhere
- Provide employees with an internationally recognized certification validating their exact competency level
ISOGRAD is the developer of TOSA® (Test on Software Applications), the digital skills assessment and certification standard that measures proficiency levels from beginner to expert with a numerical score. Covering desktop applications (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, VBA for Excel), digital skills (Adobe Creative Cloud® and digital literacy), coding languages (Java, PHP, and C#), typing, and language skills (French, English, etc.) our unique and innovative technology is available in multiple languages and used by more than 7,000 organizations in over 58 countries. Visit Isograd.com for more information.
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