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April 25, 2022

Simplilearn Records 75% Increase In Learner Placement Rate After #Jobguarantee Campaign

Simplilearn, the online boot camp for digital economy skills, raised the spirit of upskilling a notch with the launch of the latest phase of the #JobGuarantee brand campaign, promoting its unique job guarantee programs*. A witty campaign focused on cricket, launched during the 2022 IPL season, is an extension of the previous campaign which was an enormous success. The Jan'22 leg of the #JobGuarantee* campaign focused on 'the Indian cultural norm of asking or giving a 'treat' when you acquire a new position or advancement of status.'

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March 22, 2022

Simplilearn and Jobs For Her come together to upskill 1000 women making them job-ready for the future

Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider (together with its affiliates and subsidiaries), announced its partnership with JobsForHer, an online platform for women’s careers, to train and upskill 1,000 women in the next year in Full Stack Java Development, making them job-ready for the future.

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March 8, 2022

Simplilearn wins gold for their sales & customer service at the 2022 Stevie Awards

Simplilearn, the world’s #1 online boot camp for digital economy skills training, has been awarded the Gold Award for their Sales & Customer Service at the 2022 Stevie Awards. Simplilearn was nominated for ‘Expanded Platform for Digital Skills Learning for Individuals and Enterprises’ under the ‘Customer Service Success – Other Service Industries’ category. This was the 16th Annual Stevie Awards held to recognize companies for their commitment to quality in their sales and customer service.

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February 15, 2022

Simplilearn partners with Mphasis to train campus hires on Java Full Stack Development skills

Simplilearn, a platform for online upskilling, has partnered with an information technology (IT) services and consulting company, Mphasis, to offer a training programme in full stack Java development to freshers. In recent times, the demand for full stack developers in the IT industry has seen rapid growth. The gap in demand and supply of skilled full stack developers in IT companies makes this course a lucrative upskilling step, Simplilearn stated in a press communique.

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January 11, 2022

Simplilearn launches latest Brand Campaign #JobGuaranteed

Digital-skills bootcamp Simplilearn has launched a campaign, #JobGuaranteed that assures a job upon course completion. As part of the campaign, there are two programmes — data science and full stack development. It includes a 100 per cent job guarantee (conditions apply) within 180 days of completing them along with a provision for money-back (conditions apply). The job guarantee offering focused in this campaign provides tangible and strong reasons for aspirants to select Simplilearn to help them reach one's ambitions and career goals, says the platform.

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November 17, 2021

Simplilearn, in Collaboration with University Of California Irvine Launches 6-Month, Online Certificate Course in Cloud Computing

Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider, today launched its Professional Certificate Program in Cloud Computing in collaboration with the University Of California Irvine (UCI), Division of Continuing Education (DCE). The program is designed for professionals who want to upskill in emerging cloud technologies and is best suited for middle and top management professionals with over eight years of work experience. This comprehensive program offers learners the benefit of UCI's academic excellence and Simplilearn's award-winning curriculum to develop a set of in-demand cloud-related skills and accelerate their career trajectory.

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November 12, 2021

Simplilearn Enterprise appoints Saurabh Arya as Vice President

Edtech company Simplilearn has announced the appointment of Saurabh Arya as Vice President - Simplilearn Enterprise. He will be leading the Enterprise Business in India and the SAARC region.An alumnus of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Saurabh Arya joins Simplilearn from LinkedIn India, where he headed sales for growth accounts.

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October 28, 2021

Simplilearn crosses 3 million learner milestone within a year of reaching of the 2 million mark

Simplilearn, the world’s #1 online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced the milestone of 3 million professionals selecting and using its learning platform. The company began operations in 2010, achieved the 1 million mark in early 2018, and doubled this count to 2 million in under three years. Now, less than nine months later, the company has crossed a 3 million mark on the platform. Every month, nearly 2 lakh learners actively train on the platform, akin to the entire enrollment of a large university campus.

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October 20, 2021

Simplilearn Partners With IIIT Tiruchirappalli

Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider, announced its partnership with IIIT Tiruchirappalli to offer an exclusive Post Graduate Program in Digital Marketing & Analytics. The programs are designed to benefit aspirants and professionals looking to build their marketing and sales proficiency by learning application-based digital marketing skills. With over 150 hours of learning spanning four to five months, the program consists of a comprehensive curriculum by Simplilearn that focuses on industry-relevant digital marketing & analytical skills that are essential to thrive in the digital economy. Upon completing the program, learners will receive an exclusive certificate from IIIT Tiruchirappalli along with alumni status from the institute.

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September 14, 2021

Simplilearn inspires aspirants to challenge all odds through latest campaign

Simplilearn has announced the launch of its brand campaign, Ambition #CannotBeLockeddown. The campaign celebrates the inspirational spirit of individuals around the world who’ve steadfastly pursued their ambitions even during the current global pandemic. This digital-first campaign will be launched across multiple digital platforms, print and television.

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September 10, 2021

Simplilearn and the Knowledge Innovation Center through its partnership with the University of Arizona Global Campus Launch Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing

Simplilearn, the world's number one online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, in collaboration with the Knowledge Innovation Center through its partnership with the University of Arizona Global Campus Forbes School of Business and Technology (UAGC), launched its Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing. The Knowledge Innovation Center, in collaboration with Simplilearn, provides learners the unique combined advantage of academic excellence from the University of Arizona Global Campus and Simplilearn's award-winning curriculum to help learners master a set of fundamental and highly critical digital marketing skills.

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August 9, 2021

Deborah Quazzo of GSV Ventures joins Simplilearn’s board of directors

Indian Edtech firm Simplilearn has roped in Deborah Quazzo of US-based GSV Ventures, a known name in education investment space, to join its board of directors. Quazzo is the managing partner at GSV Ventures and has vast experience in the education and corporate skilling sector and is an established name in the EdTech venture fund community. The decision comes as Simplilearn increasingly looking at global markets beyond India for its expansion and learners' acquisition

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July 19, 2021

Blackstone to acquire majority stake in Simplilearn for $250M

NYSE-listed Blackstone has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Bengaluru-based edtech startup Simplilearn . According to sources, the deal size is pegged at $250 million. Founded in 2010 by Krishna Kumar, Simplilearn has been profitable for the fourth year in a row, the company said in a statement. The platform offers over 100 programs to help early to mid-career professionals acquire new-age digital skills across Cloud, DevOps, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, and many more.

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July 13, 2021

Simplilearn Launches its First PGDM Degree Program in Collaboration With Jagdish Sheth School of Management

Simplilearn, the world's number one online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced its partnership with Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) and added to its existing extensive online learning portfolio, its first-degree equivalent program - PGDM with specialization in emerging areas like Digital Marketing, Business Analysis, Data Analytics, and Operations.

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July 8, 2021

Simplilearn to onboard 5 mn learners on its SkillUp platform by 2023

Simplilearn, an online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, on Thursday announced that it aims to onboard five million learners in the next two years on its SkillUp platform. SkillUp, Simplilearn's free learning platform, was launched in November last year to offer learners short-term skilling programmes and enable learning continuity during the ongoing pandemic.

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June 25, 2021

Simplilearn Named To Top 20 Online Learning Library Company List For The Fourth Consecutive Year

Simplilearn, the world’s number one Online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, has been recognised as one of the Top Training Companies for the online learning library sector of the learning and development (L&D) market in 2021 by the prestigious Training Industry, Inc. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has won the Online Learning Library Award and this exemplifies Simplilearn’s commitment towards providing a highly interactive and seamless learning experience to learners.

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June 22, 2021

Simplilearn expands senior leadership team with four new appointments

Simplilearn, an online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, has announced the appointment of four senior leaders to further strengthen its leadership teams across verticals.

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June 8, 2021

Simplilearn's SkillUp platform adds 70,000 new learners monthly, surpasses 500,000 enrolled

Simplilearn, the world’s leading Online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced that it has recorded over 5 lakh enrolments so far on its SkillUp platform, launched in November last year. Close to 75% of enrolments were from the Indian market, followed by USA and Canada, and the rest of the world. 43% of the enrollments were made by learners between 18-24 years of age, or primarily students, while 34% were between 25-34 years of age.

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April 14, 2021

Simplilearn Collaborates With KPMG In India To Offer Global PG Programs In Digital Business Transformation & Process Excellence

Simplilearn, the world’s number one Online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced a collaboration with KPMG in India to offer postgraduate programs in the field of digital business transformation & process excellence, starting with PG Program in Lean Six Sigma. Key features of the post-graduate program include master-classes, real-world capstone projects and mentoring by experts from KPMG in India, live interaction with 100+ hours of live online classes by digital transformation leaders, and Interactive peer learning via Harvard Business Publishing case studies and real-life group projects.

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March 31, 2021

Simplilearn strengthens collaboration with IBM to upskill over 20,000 professionals in 2021

Simplilearn, the world's number one online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, today announced an extension of their collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to provide curated learning programs in Data & AI for working professionals. Simplilearn will collaborate with IBM to curate an in-depth, industry-focused curriculum and introduce industry-focused training programs in Data Analytics, Data Science, AI & Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Business Analysis.

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March 4, 2021

IIT-Kanpur launches online certificate programme in blockchain technology in partnership with Simplilearn

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) on Thursday in partnership with the online learning platform Simplilearn announced a professional certificate programme in blockchain technology. The professionals working as software developers, IT professionals, engineers, analysts, technical leads can pursue this course as it covers the most in-demand skills in the blockchain. The certificate programme is for four months.

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February 23, 2021

Simplilearn Doubles Learner Count in Three Years, Now 2 Million Strong

Simplilearn, a global leader in digital skills training, today announced the milestone of 2 million learners onboarded across the platform. The company which began operations in 2010 achieved the 1 million mark in early 2018 and has now doubled this count in under 3 years. Every month, nearly 70,000 learners actively train on the platform, akin to a large university campus with an equal number of students studying at campus. This growth has been accelerated with the onset of the pandemic, which has forced professionals to best utilize their time by upskilling and learning online to succeed in their careers.

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February 4, 2021

Startups Collaborate with Simplilearn to Build Tech Talent

Startups like Myntra, Swiggy, and Flipkart use the Simplilearn platform to train their employees - Full-stack developer programs in high demand among early-stage startups - Free pilot programs for startups looking to scale their tech workforce.

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January 29, 2021

Budget 2021: Edtech startups seek lower tax burden, incentives to boost online learning

Krishna Kumar, founder of edtech startup Simplilearn, said the government must lower the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on online programmes from the current 18 percent and ensure parity with offline courses, which don’t attract any GST.

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January 22, 2021

Simplilearn Wins Fourth Consecutive EC-Council Global Award

Simplilearn, the world's leading Online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, has been awarded the EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award (Enterprise) for 2020, as announced at the EC-Council Global Awards event. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company is winning an EC-Council Global award.

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January 20, 2021

Most professionals see learning as key to get better job opportunities: Survey

Even as the evolution of the business landscape in 2020 led to changes in job requirements, a survey has shown that a majority of professionals (67.5 percent) see learning as the key to get better opportunities, and also plan to start learning programmes this year. Last year saw the evolution of a changing business landscape, which in turn resulted in changes to job requirements prompting both working professionals and job seekers to invest in new skills, according to ed-tech firm Simplilearn''s annual report.

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December 17, 2020

Simplilearn records over 60% revenue from overseas markets post pandemic

Indian edtech firm Simplilearn has earned more than 60% of its revenue from international markets since the Covid 19 pandemic started in the beginning of the year.In addition to its primary markets of India and the US, the company witnessed strong demand from Europe, South Africa, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

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November 27, 2020

Simplilearn Launches SkillUp, A Platform Offering Free Courses On Data Science, AI & ML

Simplilearn, an edtech company, has announced the launch of a free learning platform — SkillUp that has been designed to offer courses and learning materials for individuals to get started with their career amid this competitive environment.

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November 19, 2020

Simplilearn Named to Training Industry’s 2020 Top IT Training Companies List

Simplilearn, the world's largest digital certification training provider and number one Online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training, has been recognized as one of the Top IT Training Companies for 2020 by the prestigious Training Industry Inc. The company was bestowed with the IT Training Award for 2020. This recognition exemplifies Simplilearn's commitment towards providing a highly interactive and seamless learning experience to working professionals in the emerging technologies and IT sector.

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November 5, 2020

Simplilearn and Purdue University Launch Post Graduate Program in Digital Marketing

Simplilearn, the world's leading online bootcamp for digital economy skills, in partnership with Purdue University, today launched its Post Graduate Program in Digital Marketing. This comprehensive program offers learners the benefit of Purdue's academic excellence and Simplilearn's award-winning curriculum, to develop a set of in-demand digital marketing skills and accelerate their career trajectory.

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September 14, 2020

Simplilearn and Caltech CTME Launch Postgraduate Program in Full Stack Web Development

Simplilearn announced its collaboration with Caltech CTME (Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education), to offer a specialized online Postgraduate Program in Full Stack Web Development. The new certification program extends Caltech CTME’s open-enrollment offerings in software engineering, such as DevOps and cloud computing.

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September 8, 2020

Simplilearn Partners With The University Of Massachusetts Amherst To Create Post Graduate Program In Project Management

Simplilearn, an online boot camp for digital economy skills training, today announced its partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) to introduce a Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Project Management. The six-month comprehensive program will provide learners with practical leadership and digital skills to lead and excel in complex transformational projects and become a digital-age project leader. This new offering is ideal for mid- and senior-level leaders in the operations field, aiming for a career progression in the digital economy.

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August 31, 2020

Simplilearn sees huge demand from professionals to upgrade skills

At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the jobs market and resulted in layoffs, salary freezes and pay cuts, edtech firm Simplilearn is witnessing an increasing demand from professionals to upgrade their skills.

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August 06, 2020

Simplilearn, NSDC to upskill professionals in next-gen tech

Ed-tech company Simplilearn announced a partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to help empower professionals in digital skills and new-age technologies across the country.
Simplilearn will host more than 1,000 hours of free learning in digital skills and new technologies for learners in the country.

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May 21, 2020

Top 5 job skills to future proof your career post-Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a curveball that has brought entire countries to their knees. With lockdowns and forced social distancing, we’ve seen industries come to a standstill as people are forced to stay indoors. As society at large tries to grapple with the extent of the impact, technology has in many ways, emerged as the saviour. Among other things, it has allowed people to work from home, people to shop from the comfort of their homes. It has enabled governments to monitor and take targeted action to curb the spread of the virus.

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May 14, 2020

The Path to Digital Skilling

As the digital transformation trend ushers the world into a new era of growth, organizations today are grappling with the need to invest in new technologies and find the right talent to drive this change. The World Economic Forum expects at least 133 million new roles by 2022 emerging from the confluence of humans, machines, and algorithms. There will likely be an explosion in roles such as digital business analyst, data scientist, AI and ML engineer and digital marketing expert. Apart from strong technical skills, there will also be greater demand for skills such as negotiation, problem-solving, and creative thinking that aren’t so easy to programme into a computer.

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May 12, 2020

Impact Of COVID-19 On the Future Of Edtech

Education technology, or edtech, has been around for at least the last 15-20 years in a meaningful way. It has evolved during this period. We can divide this journey in three broad phases.
The first phase comprised learning videos wherein edtech mainly supplemented offline learning with more engaging multimedia content.

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April 7, 2020

How to become a Machine Learning Expert

There is absolutely no denying that machine learning is the future especially with the explosion in data that we see around us. Simply defined, machine learning the process of using AI to ‘learn’ from existing data to make decisions with minimal human interaction or explicit programming.

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March 28, 2020

The world wasn't prepared for COVID-19: In future, AI will curb the next pandemic

When it comes to infectious diseases, prevention, surveillance and rapid-response efforts can go a long way toward slowing or stalling outbreaks. When a pandemic such as the recent coronavirus outbreak happens, it can create huge challenges for the government and public health officials to gather information quickly and coordinate a response.

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March 05, 2020

Only 33 of Professionals Take Upskilling Courses for Salary Hikes Survey Report by Simplilearn

Simplilearn, a leading digital skills training provider, published the findings of its annual survey titled 'Digital Transformation and Future of Tech Jobs in India'. The survey provides insights into how digital transformation is impacting the Indian workforce. Simplilearn surveyed over 1,750 learners and IT professionals in India to understand their views on upskilling, emerging digital skills, and the nature of future jobs.

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March 02, 2020

Simplilearn Wins 10th Aegis Graham Bell Award for Innovation in Edtech

Simplilearn has won the 10th annual Aegis Graham Bell Award in the category Innovation in Edtech. Simplilearn earned the award for its innovative Technology-driven Blended Learning solution. Simplilearn shares the award with Odo Technologies, a provider of smart classroom solutions.

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February 14, 2020

The huge investment opportunity in Edtech

“Our sales team tried to sell classrooms first because that was the highest ticket size and their targets were met. Ideally, you should be selling what is good for a student’s learning style,” says Kumar, founder, and chief executive at Simplilearn.

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November 29, 2019

The Turning Point - From Blogging to Setting up a Corporate Training Start-up

Digital transformation is revolutionizing every industry, and the education sector is not far behind, leveraging technology to achieve improved outcomes. Then, there is a growing trend among students and working professionals looking to upskill themselves in IT, management, business analysis, banking, data analytics, etc. And Bengaluru-based Simplilearn is one of the startups taking part in this revolution.

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September 05, 2019

Simplilearn Launches Data Science Program with Purdue University

Simplilearn, an online digital technology course provider major, has announced a post-graduate program in data science, jointly with Purdue University and IBM.

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July 02, 2019

Simplilearn and IBM collaborates to offer master’s AI and data science course

Simplilearn and IBM announced a partnership to introduce four master’s programs in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Through this collaboration, professionals can access live virtual classrooms and self-paced video courses that combine Simplilearn’s seamless training experience and world-class instructors with IBM’s state-of-the-art labs and AI and data science course content.

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May 16, 2019

Simplilearn Aims to Double its Revenues to INR 500 Crores by 2021

Simplilearn, an India-based global ed-tech company and a leading digital skills training provider, today announced its goal is to achieve INR 500 crore in revenue by 2021.

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April 23, 2019

Simplilearn Wins Stevie Award for Innovation in Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice

Digital economy training company Simplilearn was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award for Innovation in the Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice.

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March 13, 2019

Simplilearn signs pact with NSDC for accreditation of digital courses

Training provider Simplilearn has on Wednesday signed a pact with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to upskill a wider section of learners in digital technology skills.

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February 05, 2019

Simplilearn Contest Results Reveal Technology Skills in Highest Demand

Simplilearn, a global e-learning provider, released the results of a New Year’s resolution-themed contest they recently conducted, results that shed light on the technology skills most sought after by high-tech professionals, career seekers and other learners in 2019.

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January 21, 2019

Simplilearn Launches Robotic Process Automation Course

Professional digital-skills training company Simplilearn today announced the launch of a new course category - Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Revolutionizing businesses and quickly becoming one of the quintessential technologies changing the face of IT, RPA accelerates digital transformation, automating manual, repetitive tasks, giving back time to professionals to achieve their true potential.

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December 17, 2018

Top IT Jobs in Demand in India Revealed by Simplilearn Study

Simplilearn, one of the leading global e-learning companies, released a report today titled 'Digital Transformation & Future of Tech Jobs in India'. The report highlights the five key domains - Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Digital Project Management - transforming industries across the world.

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October 15, 2018

Simplilearn Wins 2018 EC-CouncilⓇ ATC Circle of Excellence Award

In recognition of their online training courses on information security, global e-learning company Simplilearn has been named by EC-Council as a winner of the 2018 ATC Circle of Excellence Award.

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September 20, 2018

Simplilearn launches new-hire training initiative to accelerate time-to-productivity of new college recruits

Online learning platform Simplilearn has launched a new-hire Training Initiative that aims to shorten the time-to-productivity of new recruits via a structured training curriculum that beginners can complete before their first day on the job, or within their first couple of weeks.

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September 10, 2018

How Simplilearn is readying students and professionals for industry 4.0

From AI to Big Data, Simplilearn is an online platform that provides over 400 courses making students and working professionals competent employees

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August 30, 2018

Simplilearn & Genpact come together to up-skill employees digitally

Professional training company Simplilearn has partnered with services company Genpact. Both the companies are planning to accelerate the learning ecosystem at Genpact which is evolving rapidly as the organization is focused towards delivering digital transformation successfully.

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August 04, 2018

ABC of E-Learning

E-learning, however, becomes more than a supplement when we look at apps and portals that are offering their own degree courses. One such example is Simplilearn, an online certification and training platform with offices in Bangalore. They offer online courses in cyber security, cloud computing, project management, digital marketing and data science among other subjects. “Online learning is accessible and affordable to the deepest pockets of the country at a click,” says Krishna Kumar, CEO, Simplilearn.

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August 01, 2018

Onboarding trends and best practices -2018

Continuing with our endeavor to provide actionable research to our community, People Matters in partnership with Simplilearn studied how Indian companies are approaching employee onboarding. This involved understanding the current state of the onboarding process in the organizations, the role of onboarding technology in accelerating skill development among new hires and how pre-boarding can fast-track the skill readiness of a new hire.

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July 24, 2018

Digital project managers and skills in robotics likely the next favourite for HRs

Witnessing a hiring spree of digital project managers, edtech startup Simplilearn has started a new program, which skills individuals with a three-layer skill set framework that includes core project management skills and training for holistic digital awareness.

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July 23, 2018

AI most popular domain for reskilling among professionals

According to ed-tech company Simplilearn's Career Impact Survey artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were were cited by 25 per cent of respondents as suitable domains for upgrading their skills, followed by big data and data science (20 per cent).

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July 12, 2018

Simplilearn’s Krishna Kumar & Gooded Technologies’ Ghanshyam Tiwari to Lead IAMAI’s EdTech Group

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has announced that Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO of Simplilearn will be the chairman of the EdTech Committee and Ghanshyam Tiwari, Founder of Gooded Technologies will be the co-chairman. The IAMAI Edtech Committee was formed in 2017 with an aim to energize the rapidly growing education technology sector.

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July 05, 2018

Simplilearn Partners with Lovely Professional University to Upskill LPU’s Students in Digital Technologies

Online training provider Simplilearn announced its partnership with Lovely Professional University (LPU) to offer certification courses in a variety of high-demand digital technologies to their undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering and Science students as part of LPU’s online internship program.

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June 17, 2018

The need for reskilling is constant in digital economy

“We must be doing something right to get here,” says Kumar. In an interaction with FE’s Vikram Chaudhary, he adds that, being Bangalore-based, Simplilearn knows the global edtech market better than any of its competitors.

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June 15, 2018

Data science, analytics see takers from other domains

“Data Science Certification Training - R programming and Data Science with Python have been among our top 10 courses, and we've seen a 200 % yearly growth in the increase of learners in India,” said Kashyap Dalal, co-founder and chief business officer at Simplilearn.

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June 07, 2018

Simplilearn Partners With Orange Romania to Upskill 600+ Telecom Employees in Digital Technologies

Simplilearn, a global leader in online training, announced today its partnership with Orange Romania, the telecom market leader in Romania. Simplilearn will train more than 600 employees in digital technology skills, using a blended learning platform involving online coursework and instructor-led, labs, and student interaction.

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June 03, 2018

Startups on a hiring spree

Driven by business opportunities and expansion plans, startups are ramping up their workforce. e-learning company Simplilearn which was at 550 people at the beginning of this calendar year will be at 700 by June 2018.

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May 15, 2018

Different Cultures Play Key Role In Running Business Operations

India is fast emerging as a start-up nation and is ranked third largest in the world with more than 5200 startups, creating over 80 thousand jobs. Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO of Simplilearn, an online certification training start-up, talks about their US business, cultural differences and e- learning.

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May 09, 2018

Online Training Provider Simplilearn Passes One Million Learners Mark

EdTech company Simplilearn, a provider of online training courses for digital economy skills, announced that it has reached a milestone of one million learners.

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May 03, 2018

GDPR, cyber threats drive demand for security experts

E-learning company Simplilearn has seen a 120% spike in their learner base for cyber security courses with over 20,000 professionals enrolling for cyber security related courses in the last one year. “Cyber security has become one of the fastest growing job domain, with companies addressing a huge skill gap,” said Kashyap Dalal, cofounder and chief business officer, Simplilearn.

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April 22, 2018

Rise of the Net-Trainers

"Our course completion rate is 72 per cent," says Simplilearn CEO Kumar. "We handhold and motivate our students by multiple means. They are also encouraged by the success stories of those who finished."

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April 17, 2018

Simplilearn Wins GSA Schedule Contract to Up-skill Government Workforces

Digital economy skills training provider Simplilearn today announced that the company has been awarded a General Service Administration (GSA) contract for online training, to offer a range of professional certification courses to employees of federal agencies.

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March 12, 2018

Women sign up for core tech courses

E-learning company Simplilearn has seen a 200% year-on-year growth in women learners signing up for digital tech courses. Kashyap Dalal, co-founder & chief business officer at Simplilearn, says, "With the market shifting towards more opportunities for digital skills, we see women opting for areas like digital marketing, big data and analytics, data science and agile science."

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March 8, 2018

Back to work: Why companies should upskill their female workforce after a maternity break

Simplilearn, a company facilitating IT professionals to sign up for in-demand courses and learn various technical skills and languages, reveals that some of the tech courses which are seeing a preference from women learners include data analytics, digital marketing, web development, DevOps, and agile.

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February 27, 2018

Simplilearn Wins Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service

Digital economy training company Simplilearn announced today that it won the Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Success - All Other Industries, presented at the 12th Annual Stevie Awards.

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February 27, 2018

Professionals keen on taking up online certification courses this year: Simplilearn study

Candidates are looking to take up online certification courses as their career wishlist in 2018. According to a survey by edtech firm Simplilearn, 62 percent of the respondents plan to accomplish their 2018 career wish by taking up online certification courses, while 30 percent will rely on social learning, leaving the rest opting for peer learning.

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February 23, 2018

Uber's Mike Tamir Brings AI & ML Expertise to Digital Skills Company, Simplilearn

Online solutions provider for acquiring digital skills, Simplilearn has made a strategic addition to their curriculum advisory team. Mike Tamir, Ph.D., will guide the company’s efforts in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning space – an emerging requirement for contemporary workforces.

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February 20, 2018

Here's why Simplilearn launched its Digital Transformation Academy

Upskilling existing employees to be an enabler of digital transformation has been a challenge for enterprises across the globe. In order to address this situation, Simplilearn, leading professional online certification provider has launched Digital Transformation Academy – a complete suite of courses specially tailored for enterprise needs.

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February 6, 2018

Crypto crash courses see big rush

Anand Narayanan, chief product officer at Simplilearn, expects mass industry demand to come in the next six months. He said those taking the three-week course are primarily professionals in the financial sector and in technical roles. Sudhanshu Dash, 35, a treasury manager in a beverage company, is one of those who have taken the course on Simplilearn. "In the company, we have been talking about the use of cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency wallet. We have been doing several months of research to understand more. I hope this course will help me implement certain projects in the company in a year or two," said Dash.

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February 1, 2018

Simplilearn and NMFA Partner to Offer Digital Economy Training to Military Spouses

Digital economy training company Simplilearn , and the National Military Family Association (NMFA) , a non-profit that works to strengthen and protect military families, have created scholarships for spouses of military personnel. Through these scholarships, military spouses and their families can take Simplilearn’s online courses at significant discounts and better prepare themselves for today’s high-demand technology jobs

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January 8, 2018

State governments hire laid-off IT talent to head projects

Over the past few years, IT companies have been shifting its focus to newer technologies. "Led by the impact of automation as well as new-age technologies like cloud and machine learning, the IT sector has been undergoing a transformation. Last year, there has been a significant change in the urgency of up-skilling to stay relevant in areas like machine learning, AI & automation, cloud, Agile and devops," said Kashyap Dalal, chief business officer at edtech startup Simplilearn.

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January 3, 2018

Cloud, Mobile Or Big Data? In-demand IT Jobs & Skills For 2018

Early in 2017, as reports of mass layoffs at major IT companies started coming in, techies realised that re-skilling is no longer a mere buzzword but a necessity and they are taking measures to learn new tech skills. Professional training company, Simplilearn's Career Data Lab has curated a list of top tech jobs and skills for 2018 along with the average salaries they fetch, based on the patterns that the company has observed over the last six months

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January 2, 2018

Year 2017: Ed-tech startups took the B2B route to survive in a tough mkt

"Re-skilling, upskilling, and cross-skilling is driving a lot of queries," says Simplilearn founder and CEO Krishna Kumar."Training modules in India were limited to freshers till about a year ago. Nowadays focus in on re-skilling existing employees. That is pushing companies to build internal training modules quickly and for effective talent match,” he adds. Simplilearn currently gets about 30 percent of its business from enterprise clients when two of its main markets – India and US – are combined.

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December 28, 2017

Top most popular online courses of 2017

Krishna Kumar, founder and CEO of Simplilearn said, “With companies looking for talent skilled in digital technologies, we’ve witnessed tremendous growth in the number of professionals opting for courses in full stack developer, big data hadoop and spark developer, digital marketing, certified scrumMaster, AWS, data science, DevOps, and more.”The awareness around the need to upskill is a global trend. Professionals have realised that acquiring new skills in digital technologies is the only way to remain relevant and employable in today’s competitive work environment.

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December 25, 2017

Five ways to deal with colleagues who shirk duties

Don't fall into the trap of complaining that things are unfair because you're having to do more than your share of the work. "One should consider additional tasks as an opportunity that will give better exposure to grow professionally and personally," says Archana Kumari, senior director of HR at Simplilearn.

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December 12, 2017

Simplilearn Launches Courses in New Age Digital Domains Namely - Machine Learning, Digital and Social Selling and Blockchain

Simplilearn, the digital economy training company, has launched three new age courses in Machine Learning, Digital and Social Selling and Blockchain. Through these new courses, Simplilearn is positioned to help professionals and enterprises stay relevant with the latest skill sets relevant for the digital age.

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December 11, 2017

Simplilearn Named One of the Top 2017 IT Training Companies by Training Industry

Digital economy training company, Simplilearn announced today that it has been named one of the top 2017 IT Training Companies by Training Industry. Simplilearn has received its second award from Training Industry this year.

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November 7, 2017

Indian education technology Simplilearn has picked Raleigh for its newest U.S. office

Indian education technology Simplilearn has picked Raleigh for its newest U.S. office, a move that means Triangle jobs, according to its top executive. Krishna Kumar, founder and CEO, says the firm picked the Triangle over competing locations in Austin, Texas, and Salt Lake City.

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November 7, 2017

Online reskilling company Simplilearn opens its second US office in Raleigh

Simplilearn, the online reskilling company, has opened its second office in the US in Raleigh, North Carolina. The new facility will enable the company to grow its enterprise and academic learning business across North Carolina.

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October 6, 2017

Graduates, These Are The Skills IT Firms Are Looking For

To help fresh graduates figure out the demands of the industry, Simplilearn, an online professional education portal, has come up with a detailed finding about some of the top skills that employers in India are looking for in fresh graduates. According to Simplilearn, in Big Data and Analytics jobs, which have the highest median pay of Rs. 4 lakh per annum for young graduates, employers want potential employees to be aware of SAS, Python, Big Data, Hive, Macros, Advanced Excel etc.

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September 29, 2017

Campus hires now get roles in hot technologies

There were around 12,000 jobs available for freshers in India in each of these skill sets during the one year ending August 31, according to data collected from job platforms by online education provider Simplilearn. The numbers are almost double that for roles in cloud computing, quality management, and IT services, which were the leading roles previously.

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September 26, 2017

9 trends that will shape future workplaces

We have recently reached a pivotal point in technological advancements in both our personal and professional lives. These significant changes have revolutionized the way workplaces function. From hiring to employee engagement, organizations across the globe are reshaping their methods. I would like to take you through some of the major advancements that are radically transforming how workplaces function, and demonstrate why they have the potential to be adopted worldwide over the next few years.

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September 7, 2017

Automation era: The necessary skills for the new IT jobs of the future

The roles that will soon be extinct - Software test engineers, System engineers, administrators, Tech Support Staff, Maintenance engineers, Customer Services executives - If you are still in these roles, consider yourself in danger. These are going to be easily managed by AI and robotics process automation based systems going forward. A report by an online professional skilling platform Simplilearn says, these jobs will most likely disappear in about 3-5 years' time.

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September 6, 2017

Why India's engineering grads should worry

According to research conducted by Simplilearn Career Data Labs, millions of jobs in the IT sector will vanish in the next five years due to automation.Some of the job profiles that may get affected include software test engineers, system engineers, data entry operators, etc.At the same time, new jobs will be created in cyber security, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, etc, says the report.

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August 4, 2017

Simplilearn and People Matters Report on 'Skill Acquisition for the Digital Age' Assesses the Current L&D Scenario in India

Simplilearn, the digital economy training company, in partnership with People Matters, has announced the launch of a survey report on 'Skill acquisition for the digital age'. The findings of the report provide insights to the strategies that L&D (Learning & Development) teams across organizations are adopting for building competencies and skills to stay relevant in the digital age.

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August 2, 2017

Automation will bring new jobs to India, and these are the skills needed to work with robots

The rise of automation isn’t all doom and gloom for Indian IT. Even as traditional IT jobs, such as data entry and server maintenance, are expected to decline over the next five years, new-age jobs are emerging, according to a report by Simplilearn, a San Francisco- and Bengaluru-based online professional skilling platform. New career paths for India’s IT workforce will open up in digital domains such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and cybersecurity, the company said in a press release on Aug. 01. Simplilearn surveyed 7,000 IT professionals, and mined job portals such as LinkedIn and Naukri.com for its assessment.

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August 2, 2017

Automation shaking up work choices, upskilling key

Automation is bringing about changes in work choices like never before as some profiles get obsolete and new job roles make their way to cyber security, cloud and Big Data, among others, says a report.According to a recent research by Simplilearn Career Data Labs, some of the job roles that may soon go off the radar include those of software test engineer, system engineer, data entry operator and the like. New IT jobs that will be in demand are expected to be in segments like Big Data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things, cloud computing and cyber security, among others.

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July 31, 2017

New Alternatives For India's Growing Number Of Retrenched IT Employees

Employee search platform Head Hunters India states that nearly 175,000 to 200,000 employees could lose their jobs in the IT sector, largely due to under-preparedness to adapting new technologies. Online education provider of professional training Simplilearn released a report titled Future of IT Jobs in India that says job roles including manual testing, infrastructure management, business process outsourcing and system maintenance will decline in the next five years. On the other hand, new IT jobs expected to be in demand will include big data and data science, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing and cybersecurity.

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July 31, 2017

Jeopardy or opportunity: The future of a student’s education and employment in the era of automation

Companies like Jigsaw Academy, Simplilearn, Byju’s and Vedantu have already been making efforts to change the way primary education, higher education, skilling and reskilling are approached through online education. “Today reskilling is a boardroom discussion and unfortunately majority of the universities are not looking at what is required to make students employable,” says Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn.

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July 20, 2017

Simplilearn Named One of The Top Online Learning Library Companies by Training Industry

Digital-economy training company Simplilearn, announced today that it has been named one of the top learning providers by Training Industry's 2017 Online Learning Library Company List. Simplilearn has been chosen for its diversity in course offerings and its innovative features that meet modern learning and development needs.

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July 12, 2017

Simplilearn launch Bounce Back Scholarships for IT professionals

Online professional training company Simplilearn, has announced the launch of Bounce Back Scholarships, a programme to help IT professionals displaced by automation and evolving technologies to avail free access to relevant courses and training programmes. The programme will offer free access to online self-paced courses in sought after domains to help IT professionals build skills in new technologies and prepare for jobs of the future.

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June 30, 2017

Re-skilling: Education-technology platforms vying to cash in on opportunities in India

As the need for re-skilling gains momentum across industries, domestic and foreign ed-tech platforms are vying to cash in on India’s renewed fondness for learning. “We try to simulate a real classroom environment wherein you also learn from fellow learners. Students are allowed to ask questions after every class and even handheld by teaching assistants while completing projects,” said Krishna Kumar, CEO at Simplilearn. “This is completely missing on a lot of international platforms.” Kumar credits Simplilearn’s interactive model for its students’ high coursecompletion rate—72% as against 10% for several other ed-tech firms.

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June 26, 2017

IT industry layoffs: Techies try to keep themselves employable in a changed job scenario

Indian IT companies have also initiated various efforts to reskill their employees and this is primarily to keep them ready for the next wave of businesses which will emerge from the digital domain.However, many of these employees have also started taking courses from various online education providers on their own in their goal to reskill themselves. Says Kashyap Dalal, chief business officer, Simplilearn, on the demand scenario for their courses, "At Simplilearn, we have seen over 50% growth in learners opting for courses in Big Data, cloud, data science, Agile-Scrum, DevOps and cyber security over the last four months."

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June 20, 2017

Amid IT layoffs, edtech startups see soaring demand

Online learning platforms are seeing a double-digit spike in registrations by Indian IT professionals in the last three months, as companies and employees are starting to realize the importance of reskilling in a rapidly changing industry. Online learning platform Simplilearn saw its growth double in the last quarter. “The spike in January has led to great demand for some courses such as AWS, Azure, Big Data, Data Science,” said Krishna Kumar, CEO, Simplilearn.

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June 20, 2017

Upskilling is the only way to survive layoffs and a shrinking job market

Growing job insecurity among professionals on account of layoffs and a shrinking job market has put the spotlight on skills upgradation this year. “With the gloom in the IT industry because of layoffs, professionals do not feel secure about their jobs anymore. This situation however provides a big opportunity for thousands of IT professionals to move out of their comfort zones and up-skill themselves for better roles and salary hikes,” says Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Simplilearn, an e-learning platform. Newer technologies like cloud, big data, analytics, digital marketing, and DevOps, according to Krishna, provide immense opportunities for career growth.

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June 18, 2017

Layoff fears open gates for online digital courses

As per a few industry watchers and education companies, the number of employees registering for online courses in new-age technologies has increased over the last one year. One of the reasons for the sudden spurt in the number of people enrolling for digital courses is large-scale layoffs in major IT services companies. “There has been turmoil in the IT industry over the last 3-4 months and the news around layoffs has instilled much needed awareness about the importance of upskilling in this rapidly changing work environment,” said Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO of Simplilearn.

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June 06, 2017

IT Professionals Rush To Reskill As 85,000 Jobs Open Up In New Areas

Commenting on the current trend of upskilling as a way to safeguard their IT career, Simplilearn, an online learning platform for professionals, said that students for niche specialisations like Big Data, Cloud, Data Science, Devops and Cyber Security have grown by 50 per cent in the last four months. The company, which expects further acceleration in student enrolment in these new areas, said that in the last three months, in categories such as DevOps, enrolment rose 109 per cent, cloud 70 per cent, while students for Big Data and Data Science rose 60 per cent and 45 per cent respectively.

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June 05, 2017

"Willingness to learn" - A must for today's IT professionals

We live in a world where teaching individuals on hard/technical skills is easier over training someone on soft skills. Moreover, professionals have easy access to robust learning platforms like Udacity, Simplilearn or Udemy, today. The emphasis is on continuous learning and enhancing their skills set through outcome-based learning. With tangible impacts like pay hikes, alternate job roles, better projects, IT professionals in India can adapt and stay ahead in this fast-changing digital economy.

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May 30, 2017

Career stagnation, layoffs pushing IT professionals to go in for multi-skilling

The recent IT layoffs have spurred software professionals with three-eight years of experience towards having multiple skills in their kitty. E-learning companies such as Upgrad, Skillsoft and Simplilearn have seen a surge in the demand for their courses in specialised areas like analytics, product management. At Simplilearn, the number of working professionals from key metros has grown by 43% in the last one year. The company has witnessed substantial growth between 2015 and 2016 in categories such as digital marketing (710%), data science (375%) and salesforce (261%).

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May 26, 2017

Five ways to prepare effective roadmap to reskill staff

Define outcomes clearly: Prashant Parmar, senior director-enterprise business at e-learning platform Simplilearn said it is essential to define outcomes expected from the learning initiatives. "Focusing on measurable results will enable increased learner engagement and lead to proficiency based outcomes," he said, emphasising that this is extremely crucial in tracking progress, course correction and measuring return on investment.

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May 26, 2017

Going back to school online

Going digital isn’t just about upgrading the infrastructure, but re-skilling India’s massive workforce, too. And ed-tech firms are keen to make the best of the opportunity. Leading online course providers such as U.S.-based Coursera and Simplilearn are looking beyond students and talking to the government on digital literacy programmes to help bridge the skill gap in India and prepare workers for the jobs of the future. Unlike unaffordable and time-consuming higher education programmes, skill-based online programmes are easily accessible and create opportunities for students and professionals,” says Simplilearn’s Krishna Kumar.

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April 11, 2017

From Accenture To Microsoft To IBM, Techies With These Skills Are Being Hired

While cloud computing technologies remain the most popular picks for IT employees looking to add to their technical skills, business analytics and machine learning skills are also in high demand by employers, according to Simplilearn Career Data Labs, an online learning platform.

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April 10, 2017

Skills Acquisition - A Strategic Move to Succeed in The Digital Economy

When I started Simplilearn, I realized that nothing is more important than the team. If you have the right set of people, no distance is too far. And that’s something I believe is still true – not just for start-ups but for enterprises as well. It is important to have great people and updated skill sets if a company must sustain and achieve its goals in today’s fast-evolving digital space. In many of my conversations with leadership teams at large enterprises, I’ve noticed that hiring is the first thought when they think of acquiring new technology skills for their teams.

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April 7, 2017

Data visualisation & machine learning courses among most valued today

The humongous amount of digital data being generated, and companies' need to glean insights and make predictions from them have made skills in data visualisation, data science, and machine learning among the most valued for technology recruiters today. Kashyap Dalal, chief business officer at online learning platform Simplilearn, says that big data and analytics courses were the big growth drivers in the past three years. While data science continues to remain popular, accounting for 30% of all learners, courses on visualisation tools and machine learning have become very attractive over the past six months, he said. Almost 25% of Simplilearn's applicants have opted for machine learning.

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April 3, 2017

Online course provider Simplilearn eyes B2B clients for profits in FY18

Simplilearn, an online platform that aids reskilling of technology workers, has pivoted to serve more business clients rather than individuals seeking to get certified in new technologies, as the cost of consumer acquisition has hit unsustainable levels. The Bengaluru-based firm says it is far cheaper to tap corporates who are looking to reskill existing workers, as they look to redeploy the same workforce rather than hiring new people. Businesses also drive bulk purchase of its online courses and have shown the tendency to be repeat customers.

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March 23, 2017

Cognizant may lay off 6,000: Tech grads will have to upscale skills to stay relevant, survive

The employment scenario in the country is bleak what with the IT sector, including the startups - a key sector in the jobs market - letting go off employees in large numbers. Cognizant Technologies is the latest in a long line of IT majors that is looking at giving pink slips to nearly 6,000 employees primarily for not meeting performance benchmarks. An online professional certification provider Simplilearn’s State of India Technology Skills Report 2016 with inputs from over 9,200 mid-level IT/ITeS professionals stated that 60 percent of them believe that rapid technology advancements are set to impact their careers by 2017-18.

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March 8, 2017

Upskilling programmes will help in shortlisting of resumes, feel 80% respondents in survey by Sheroes and Simplilearn

Over 80% of female respondents in a survey conducted by Sheroes and Simplilearn expect shortlisting of their resumes, better salaries and perks, and boost in confidence from upskilling programmes. The joint career aspiration study on "What Women On Career Break Want" has findings related to what urban Indian women look for before they rejoin the workforce. The online survey of 4,000 women professionals between the age group of 26 and 40 was conducted last month.
What hiring the right leaders can do for the growing start-up

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March 6, 2017

What hiring the right leaders can do for the growing start-up

Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn, says, "A philosophy that Simplilearn has followed... if you look at our management team in India... we've hired very strong profiles."The company has taken the acquisition route for growth, thanks to which it formally entered the enterprise segment and firming up its foothold in the US. After Simplilearn acquired Market Motive in 2015, the acquired brand too has a place in the consumer segment worldwide. What's clear, though, is that Kumar didn't think 'markets' and 'expansion' without thinking 'leadership teams' and 'long term'.

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March 2, 2017

Simplilearn is Education Company of the Year: VCCircle Awards

Ed-tech firm Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd has won the News Corp VCCircle education company of the year award for 2017 for the business innovation it has demonstrated and the progress it has made on the global expansion front. The eminent jury, chaired by Arun Duggal, chairman of ratings agency ICRA, unanimously acknowledged the San Francisco-based company’s stellar show over the past year.

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March 1, 2017

DevOps can be used by both born-in-the cloud and traditional businesses: Bernard Golden

DataQuest interviews Bernard Golden, CEO of Navica and Adviser to Simplilearn Advisory Board on his thoughts on DevOps and their role in transforming businesses.

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February 24, 2017

SHEROES partners with Simplilearn to provide online certificate courses to women

SHEROES, a job and career platform for women has entered into an alliance with Simplilearn, an online training and certification course provider, to provide women professionals access to various online certification courses. Over 150 Simplilearn's certification courses can be accessed from anywhere in the world via SHEROES, under the Career Resource page. Areas where they can seek certification will range from big data, analytics, digital marketing, cloud computing, project management.

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February 17, 2017

Trump administration's proposed H-1B visa reforms induces e-learning platform Simplilearn to switch focus

Online training and certification course provider Simplilearn is switching its focus to corporate training from individual or consumer-focussed programmes. This move comes as large technology companies get keen on skill training of employees in the wake of the proposed H-1B visa reforms in the US that will require highly skilled employees to justify the increased minimum wage and a growing intent of skilling back in India.

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January 24, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Simplilearn is no longer just helping professionals up-skill, it can now get you hired by Top Indian Companies

It was one of the first to steer its way through a turbulent Ed-tech Space successfully a few years ago. Simplilearn has not failed to surprise us yet again. One of the most effective Ed-tech portals in our country , it is now also one of the first in the online education space to have announced a placement assistance service to bridge the gap between job aspirations of candidates and skill expectations of hiring companies.

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January 18, 2017

Simplilearn to raise $40 mn this year for acquisitions, expansion

Online certification course provider Simplilearn is planning to raise $30-40 million in Series D funding in the first half of this year, its founder and CEO Krishna Kumar told Techcircle. Simplilearn, which acquired US-based digital marketing training firm Market Move in mid-2015, has since built an enterprise business wherein it offers courses to employees of big corporations.

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January 3, 2017

Simplilearn appoints Big Data Leader Ronald van Loon to its Advisory Board

Simplilearn, one of the leading professional certification training companies, announced that Big Data thought leader Ronald van Loon has joined as an Advisory Board Member for its Big Data training category. Named by Onalytica as one of the top three most influential personalities of Big Data in 2016, van Loon will contribute his expertise towards the rapid growth of Simplilearn’s popular Big Data & Analytics category.

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January 3, 2017

Big data to be a big opportunity in 2017: Report

Over the last years, big data has been a growing demand for companies including corporate, SMBs as well as the upcoming startups. And, it has also led to numerous opportunities for people to explore new career possibilities across sectors like banking, education, government, Healthcare, manufacturing and retail. This segment currently shows a job market size of 60,000 for India particularly in the IT industry and is set to grow at 30% Y-O-Y, according to a report by Simplilearn.

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December 26, 2016

Bangalore remains the top recruiter for cloud computing jobs in India

As cloud computing continued to see an increased business acceptance and subsequent adoptions over the years, the demands for skilled resources also rose by leaps and bounds to make the transition smooth. Simplilearn, which offers short-term online training courses to help professionals get certified in its recent ‘India Cloud Computing Skills Report’ has stated how the demand for cloud computing skills has grown in India vis-a-vis the US, the companies that hired aggressively in this space with a city-wise hiring trend in detail.

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December 25, 2016

Project Management Most Sought-After Tech Skill For 2017: Survey

The survey, titled 'In Demand Tech Skills for 2017', was conducted by the Career Data Labs team of the global professional training company Simplilearn among 7,000 Indian technology professionals to map their career preferences and skilling priorities for the next year. Among white-collared professionals including architects and engineers, project management is the skill that has received maximum investment, making it the most in-demand, followed by big data and analytics, cyber security and digital marketing, the survey has found.

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December 22, 2016

Simplilearn is Google's first Resellers

Global professional training company Simplilearn has become Google Developer's first Resellers to teach the updated Android fundamentals course approved by Google, the company said on Thursday. The course will enable mobile app developers to prepare for Google's Associate Android Developers (AAD) Exam. This official certification is the industry benchmark for Android development skills.

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December 15, 2016

Simplilearn introduces Masters Programs in AWS and Azure Cloud

Simplilearn, the professional certification training company, has launched another Masters Program in AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud. The company currently offers 13 Masters Programs that are targeted at professionals looking to build careers in fields like cloud computing, mobile, data science, big data Hadoop, and digital marketing.

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November 24, 2016

Tech Skills Gap

In a separate study conducted by LinkedIn, skills in cloud and distributed computing made the top of a list of the ten top skills of 2016; it’s suggested that these are the most sought after skills in the US and globally and could be key to landing a rewarding job in 2017. And, of course, Microsoft isn’t all about submissively allowing competitors to steal the limelight either; instead, they’ve announced their own training collaboration with Simplilearn, a global professional training company that’s been provided with the task of training 100,000 IT professionals on Azure by 2020. Implementing Simplilearn’s agile online instructor-led training and e-learning, Microsoft will be driving the certification courses of Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, and Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions.

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November 24, 2016

Millenials are upskilling for a secured financial future

Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. They represent the future of economic growth in India, and like millennials all over the world, their experiences and behaviors are very different from their parents. Having come into the world during a time of technological advancement, globalization, and economic disruption, they are very proactive about their careers and lifestyles. So it’s no surprise that today’s working professionals are actively looking at different and more sophisticated investment options to provide them with a quicker and more satisfying ROI. In addition to bonds, stock-trading, and recurring deposits, most individuals in the age group of 23-35 are now investing a set amount of money, every 6-8 months, in acquiring new skills.

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November 23, 2016

Simplilearn teams up with Microsoft to train over 1 lakh professionals on Microsoft Cloud by 2020

Simplilearn has teamed up with Microsoft to create a talent pool of over one lakh next generation cloud professionals by 2020. This makes Simplilearn Microsoft’s silver learning partner for its suite of Microsoft Azure certification courses. As cloud based apps are taking centrestage in the digital workplace, the learning platforms will help train IT professionals on Azure. The certification courses include Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions to equip learners with relevant skills through Simplilearn’s online training, e-learning and industry projects.

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November 14, 2016

Simplilearn hires Mark Moran as chief marketing officer

Simplilearn, a leading professional certification training provider, has appointed Mark Moran, as its chief marketing officer. As the company strengthens its global operations and expands its presence in the U.S market, Moran will oversee its marketing initiatives, communications, and go-to-market efforts. Reporting to CEO Krishna Kumar, Mark will be based out of San Francisco, Simplilearn’s US headquarters. The company’s renewed focus on its enterprise training business and rapid customer growth had led to three more key appointments earlier this year in U.S and India.

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November 14, 2016

Simplilearn beefs up marketing team in push to sell to enterprises

Education start-up Simplilearn, which provides online certification and training courses for professionals, has hired a chief marketing officer based in the US as it seeks to tie up with large enterprises based there. “We decided that for the kind of space that we are in, enterprises have huge budgets to train their employees. Two quarters back we decided to spend a lot of our energy on the US market, and build a strong brand, and that’s why we hired Mark Moran, who has two decades of experience as our CMO,” said Krishna Kumar, chief executive officer, Simplilearn.

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November 14, 2016

When Technology Meets Education

The global demand for new-age skill sets in digital and big data analytics are largely unmet by traditional B-schools which leaves students in a perennial fix. That said, these unmet skill sets offer a huge opportunity to edutech companies to bridge the widening industry-academia gap. Online certification training provider Simplilearn offers structured training programmes in some of the key domains relevant for management professionals. “With our master’s program, our aim is to serve working executives who face skill gap, but do not have the time or accessibility to opt for a full-fledged MBA course,” says Kashyap Dalal, chief business officer at Simplilearn. “We offer a variety of master’s programmes taught by global industry experts that cater to the needs of management professionals in areas such as digital marketing, data science, project management, agile-scrum master and quality management,” he adds.

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October 12, 2016

Simplilearn aims to create a larger community of Twitter-advertising aware professionals

Global professional training company, Simplilearn, has launched an initiative aimed at creating a larger ecosystem of Twitter-advertising aware professionals. Simplilearn is presenting educational content, powered by Twitter, as the core of its certification in Twitter Advertising. The objective is to educate marketers on how to leverage Twitter successfully for their business's digital and social media marketing efforts.

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October 11, 2016

Millennials upskill to climb career ladder

Move over gold, stocks, mutual funds and bonds. Career upskilling appears to have emerged as the new investment option for the new generation. Working professionals, largely in the age group of 23-35, are rapidly scaling up their skills to quickly climb the career ladder and attain better pay scales. A study of 10,000 working professionals conducted by Simplilearn across key metros reveals that six in 10 certified professionals receive a pay raise within six months of completing an upskilling programme. Experts said what job security was for the previous generations is career security for the millennials.

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September 26, 2016

Multi-skilling helps professionals grab the high-paying jobs in big data

As more and more working professionals are looking for career advancement, a dominant trend of upskilling and multi-skilling is quite prevalent in the IT industry today. Multi-skilling refers to acquiring different skill sets in a particular domain. From a company point of view, multi-skilled employees provide the organization the flexibility to take on different projects based on the industry needs. Kashyap Dalal, Chief Business Officer of online education provider of professional training, Simplilearn says, “While multi-skilling is a great asset for all professionals, this is especially pronounced for some technologies. Big data is one such field. Most professionals start their journey with expertise in Hadoop. However professionals who master complementary skills like MongoDB, Scala, Kafka and Impala see as much as 30 per cent higher salaries in comparison.”

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September 26, 2016

Skilling up: the only way to remain relevant in Digital Age

The Internet has changed the rules of businesses worldwide. What was once considered as a best practice a decade ago is no longer applicable in today’s digital era. IT/ITes, telecom, media and FMCG are some of the key sectors that have been completely transformed by the emergence of the digital economy. In the digital economy, media consumption is changing; newspapers, readerships and revenues are evaporating, with content being consumed completely online. And if you think your industry is untouched, you’re likely to be wrong. Therefore, in order to be in line with future trends, one has to constantly learn and develop one’s skills to keep pace with changing technologies.

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September 7, 2016

Ashish Virmani of FreeCharge is now VP - marketing and categories, Simplilearn

The global ed-tech company Simplilearn has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Ashish Virmani as vice-president - marketing and categories. He will focus on driving growth for the business through integrated plans across marketing and category functions.
Virmani comes with over 11 years of diversified experience across various start-ups and established FMCG brands. He joins Simplilearn from FreeCharge where he was associate vice president - marketing. Prior to that, he used to head offline marketing initiatives at Flipkart.

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September 2, 2016

Salesforce Thought Leader Ben McCarthy Appointed to Simplilearn Advisory Board

Simplilearn, one of the world's largest providers of online training and professional certification courses has announced that Ben McCarthy, expert Salesforce MVP award winner, has been appointed to its advisory board. Demand for certified Salesforce professionals has soared 159 percent since 2008, leading to a supply shortfall for skilled Salesforce administrators and application developers. Simplilearn is a leader in Salesforce training, having trained more than 3,000 professionals since 2014. "Simplilearn is one of the few third-party learning platforms that offer an up-to-date, comprehensive curriculum," said McCarthy. "As a Simplilearn Advisory Board Member, I will advance the Salesforce course category with proven industry and certification methods to ensure that Simplilearn's learners receive best-in-class training."

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August 31, 2016

Leading Cloud Expert Bernard Golden Joins Simplilearn as Advisory Board Member

Simplilearn, one of the world's largest providers of online training and professional certification courses, today announced that Bernard Golden has joined the company as an Advisory Board Member for its cloud computing certification courses. Simplilearn is rapidly expanding its cloud computing offerings with courses developed and taught by world-class faculty under the direction of Golden. Cloud computing course participants get training to prepare for roles as solution architects, cloud developers, system operators and other skilled positions. Simplilearn is a silver lining partner of Microsoft Azure Solutions, as well as an authorized learning partner for Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

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August 16, 2016

10 Useful Platforms To Learn In-Demand Digital Skills

We’re living in the golden age of information and endless opportunities. You can build a career in any profession you choose to with the right guidance. Sure, it requires dedication, passion, and a willingness to learn, but it’s definitely possible. We need to thank the internet and innovative online education organizations providing accessible knowledge. You’re free to choose what to study, learn at your pace and even get certified. Today, I’d like to share with you a list of the top 10 learning platforms to help you acquire highly desired digital skills and stay relevant in a changing world.

Digital Marketing: Simplilearn

Simplilearn is helping people grow their careers by offering online training and certifications. Learn from industry thought-leaders and master new skills with industry-recommended learning paths. Check out their digital marketing training course for $499.

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August 13, 2016

Additional skills can uptick your salary by 25pc

The Indian education market, which is currently estimated at $100 billion, is expected to reach $180 billion by 2020. On the other hand, the online professional education market globally is expected to exceed $9 billion by 2020 after growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent from 2016, according to Simplilearn’s newly published report. The company and Technopak, have published a joint report titled ‘Technopak & Simplilearn Whitepaper on the Digital Learning Market in India’, which studies the digital learning landscape of India. India’s digital learning market is currently estimated at $2 billion, growing at a CAGR of 30 percent, and is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 2020, according to Technopak’s analysis. The report highlights that working professionals are increasingly looking to enhance their employability by upskilling with online certification training in emerging technologies like Big Data, Cloud Computing and Salesforce, Project Management, Mobile App Development and Digital Marketing.

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August 12, 2016

This is what makes Simplilearn one of the most effective Education Startups in recent times

It's natural for startups to feel skeptical when entering a space which has not taken off yet or has a poor track record, but that is also where some of the biggest opportunities lie. For Simplilearn - an education startup which kicked off six years ago along with a few other online players, it was a risky affair to dive into the Ed-Tech space considering the general mood of investors was negative owing to the failure of several other education portals. For some reason, nobody seemed to have been getting their model right until Simplilearn emerged. It slowly raced ahead of everybody else and that too in no time. It was able to win the confidence of some of the biggest investors. That meant there was money in its pocket and the startup had wings to fly. Little had the firm's founder Krishna Kumar anticipated that his once personal blog where he would post free video lessons and practice tests during the 2009 financial crisis just to kill his boredom would soon emerge as a firm with over 500 employees training over 5 lakh employees training over 5 lakh professionals across the globe!

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August 9, 2016

Online Certificate Courses can give a Boost to your Career, Here's Why

In a day and age when companies require working professionals to be reflecting multiple and high skill sets, employees need to upgrade their competencies to be able to make a bright future for their careers. It's impossible to return to college, and more importantly not worthwhile because the Indian education system is anyway failing to keep up with times and most of the curriculum in schools and colleges does not include big data, data science, cloud computing and other such high competency fields. As a result, the same question haunts every working professional and organization alike, in their journey towards up skilling - Am I/Are we not competent enough and can these certificate courses help train me/my team? This is where Edu-Tech portals in India have come into play bridging the gap between the demand and supply of skills and competencies. Several players are extending education to empower working professionals/enterprises with better skills that can help them feel more confident or land them with better projects/increase productivity of the organization as a whole. One such player, one of the biggest in the Indian market, Simplilearn, recently undertook a study of over 10,000 working professionals in India and built what it called the 'Career Impact Survey 2016' which has answers (in the form of key findings) to all your questions if you are worrying about the potential of certificate courses in up skilling.

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August 9, 2016

Technopak and Simplilearn publish report on Indian digital learning market

Technopak and Simplilearn, a leading global Ed-tech company, have jointly published a report titled, "Technopak & Simplilearn Whitepaper on the Digital Learning Market in India". Covering the most significant trends expected to impact the digital learning landscape in India. The report highlights that the online professional education market globally is expected to exceed USD 9 billion by 2020, growing at compound annual growth (CAGR) of 14% from 2016 - 2020. With the growing demand for skilled talent in the IT industry today, the report highlights that working professionals are increasingly looking to enhance their employability by up-skilling with online certification training in emerging technologies like Big Data , Cloud Computing and Salesforce, Project Management, Mobile App Development and Digital Marketing.Technological advancements in the IT industry has raised awareness about certification training, which is reinvigorating the Indian online professional education space.

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August 5, 2016

EXIN and Simplilearn join forces in US to close the Agile Scrum skills gap

Agile Scrum is about working together successfully to reach a certain goal. Following these principles, EXIN and Simplilearn worked together to develop a unique delivery method on the subject. The certification program developed by EXIN covers all aspects and competences that are necessary for professionals become a successful Agile Scrum Master. Simplilearn has innovated the method of delivery to candidates through a practical path, engagement, scenarios, and assignments that guarantee the right knowledge for professionals.

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August 2, 2016

IT Security Thought Leader Joseph Steinberg Appointed to Simplilearn Advisory Board

Simplilearn, one of the world's largest providers of online training and professional certification courses, today announced that Cyber Security Expert Joseph Steinberg has joined the company as an Advisory Board member. A veteran executive in the IT security industry, Steinberg will contribute his expertise towards the rapid growth of Simplilearn's Information (IT) Security category and courses. "An increasing cybersecurity skills gap is creating vulnerabilities when so many security-related positions go unfilled," said Steinberg. "With the further expansion of the Internet of Things, a heightened focus on social engineering, and constant attacks targeting confidential information, the demand for skilled IT professionals is at an all-time high. I am excited to advise Simplilearn and help build a pipeline of trained cybersecurity workers to meet the industry demands of today and tomorrow."

July 28, 2016

With outcome based skilling programmes, Simplilearn redefines training for Indian IT Industry

With an industry-high course completion rate of 72 per cent, Simplilearn is one of the leading training providers for enterprises, and that is helping individuals build digital skills through flexible online training solutions. In an exclusive interview with The Economic Times, Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, talks about how enterprises can build a productive workplace with innovative learning to stay ahead in the market and ensure that their employees don't become outdated in this ever-changing world of technologies.

What do you see as the biggest trend in the IT training industry?

Training has always played a key role in the Indian IT industry where organisations invest heavily in preparing thousands of fresh graduates for the workforce with classroom training sessions. To keep pace with the demand for digital services, IT organisations now want to ensure that employees with legacy skills adapt to these technologies and stay relevant. With diverse workforces spread across geographies these firms have already started adopting innovative online training programs that meet the learning demands of these fast changing new-age technologies.

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July 24, 2016

Automation, digitisation to affect careers, impact job security

Rapid technological advancements like automation and digital technologies are set to affect careers of professionals in the coming years and will have a significant impact on job security, a report said. According to Simplilearn's State of India Technology Skills Report, that compiled inputs from over 9,200 mid-level IT/ITeS professionals, over 60 per cent believe that rapid technology advancements are set to impact their careers by 2017-18. Around 62 per cent believe that the impact will be due to automation, artificial intelligence and digital technologies, 48 per cent believe the impact will be due to globalisation and changing consumer perceptions, the report that covered professionals working at tier-I & -II companies in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata said.

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July 21, 2016

Obsolete talent pool: IT industry's biggest challenge yet and what they are doing about it

What do you do with thousands of JavaScript programmers when your organization's future projects are in Big Data, analytics, digital marketing, data science, cloud computing and other next-gen technologies? This is the dilemma that leaders of all IT/ITes companies are facing today. These next-gen technologies are extremely dynamic. What is cutting-edge today can be obsolete within six months. Yet leaders are optimistic about finding a solution to this problem through the age-old practice of employee training - but with a difference Companies have found that training programmes delivered by industry experts that provide their employees with relevant hands-on experience, have significantly boosted the productivity of their workforce. As a consequence, organisations are now partnering with special training providers like Simplilearn, which focus on rigorous training in specific new-age technology verticals with an outcome oriented approach.

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July 20, 2016

Simplilearn Partners With Hiring Our Heroes to Offer Skills-Based Training and Certification to Active Duty Military

Executives from Simplilearn and Hiring Our Heroes announce that Simplilearn has joined the Chairman’s Circle of the Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Employment Advisory Council along with several Fortune 500 companies. In support of the program, Simplilearn is providing scholarships for active-duty service members participating in the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program to gain professional certifications in their chosen professional career field as they transition out of active military service.

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July 16, 2016

Simplilearn Moving Headquarters to SF

Simplilearn, one of the world’s largest providers of online training and professional certification courses, announced that it is moving its North American headquarters to San Francisco to accommodate the company’s growth, as well to better attract key talent from the Bay Area. Simplilearn’s Market Motive division, which was acquired last year, will also join the move to San Francisco and begin doing business as Simplilearn Americas, Inc.

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July 14, 2016

Startup central: Simplilearn; the career app

In a chat with ET Now's Startup central, Simplilearn CEO Krishna Kumar talks about the company's progress in the past 5 years and the future targets.

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July 12, 2016

Google plans to train two million mobile app developers in India

Google has unveiled a slew of initiatives to educate and certify students and developers as part of its Android skilling programme in India, which aims to train 2 million mobile app developers. Google's move comes as Apple plans to open a development accelerator in Bengaluru, which will provide specialised support to iOS app developers. Google has tied up with Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global, Simplilearn, Udacity and UpGrad, among others, which will operate as authorised Android training partners in India.

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June 21, 2016

Why do online courses from top universities like MIT and Harvard fail?

Not everyone can get through big universities like MIT, Harvard, Columbia.. But everyone can easily take up an online course designed and taught by the very professors of these mighty universities-And for free. Yet, usually, only 2% of the total enrolled learners actually go on to complete a course. However, Online certification players like Simplilearn, Udacity see a much higher completion rate than the industry average. With the help of in-house innovative tech methodology, Simplilearn has a 72% course completion rate for their self developed online courses.

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June 20, 2016

Simplilearn: How a blog turned into a professional training startup

Edutech or e-learning is gaining a foothold in India, but this wasn’t the case back in 2009 when Krishna Kumar started his blog called Simplilearn.com. Today, with close to 500 employees and office operations in San Jose, California and Bangalore, it’s a professional training startup aimed at the upskilling and reskilling of working professionals across the world. It’s available to access on the web and also in the form of iOS and Android apps.

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June 15, 2016

Simplilearn LMS

Despite its egalitarian promises, online education is primarily a boon to working professionals. White-collar workers can enroll in an array of training and certification programs, available on-demand and at minimal expense. Simplilearn isn't new to the space. The professional certifications company launched in 2009 and has since moved entirely online, jettisoning its offline training centers in 2015. In addition to developing its own learning management system (LMS), Simplilearn produces training content. Today it's one of the largest providers of professional certification courses, particularly with regards to project management, digital marketing, and big data analytics. All of this despite the fact that competitors such as Lynda.com, Udacity, and Pluralsight offer larger catalogs of self-paced courses that are often less expensive than those available on Simplilearn.

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June 6, 2016

Education start-up Simplilearn plans to expand tie-ups with Indian corporations

Simplilearn Solutions, a Bengaluru-based education start-up which offers online courses for IT professionals, is looking to focus on expanding its tie-up with corporates and is working toward offering guaranteed interviews after the completion of courses. The company has a paid online education model where it offers courses mainly focused on upskilling. The firm offers courses across categories like digital marketing, big data, data sciences, cloud, IT security, mobile, project and process management.

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May 30, 2016

Simplilearn targets enterprises, aims for $50 million revenues

Simplilearn trains close to 20,000 people every month and when asked about their growth after the course, Kumar said, “We did a survey to find out about our clients and how helpful the courses were for them. About 79% of users said after the courses they got a pay hike, different job or different project.” When asked about its plans to expand, Kumar said, “At present, we are concentrating only on the Indian and US markets. US is a big market for us. We are planning to focus on B2B. Apart from our individual clients, we are also now approaching enterprises.”

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May 22, 2016

Edutech startups: Why the opportunity as well as the challenge is huge

"We have become a reliable source for working professionals to reskill and upskill themselves," says Krishna Kumar, CEO and founder, Simplilearn. "There is an opportunity to build a global education platform from India." As demand grows, Kumar and Co are tweaking the venture's business model to keep pace. For instance, Simplilearn offers courses in subjects such as big data, where a professional can take a clutch of online courses and get professional certification once she complete the programme. Elsewhere, the type of content is moving from purely self-learning modules to live classes, even as the company goes beyond IT-related courses and adds a few in the fields of sales, finance, human resources and project management to its portfolio .

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May 16, 2016

Simplilearn ties up with MilitarytoCorporate (M2C)

Simplilearn, provider of online certification courses, announced their partnership with and MilitarytoCorporate (M2C), corporate hiring and transition assistance partner for the Indian military community, to facilitate the career transition of military veterans into the civilian workplace. This partnership between will provide training certification opportunity to over 60,000 ex-service men and women who retire every year from active service thus aiding them to transition to civilian life. These training certifications, at discounted price points, will help veterans be better prepared for jobs in the civilian sector and also add skillsets that complement their military skills in industry recognized professional training courses.

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April 29, 2016

200% more women join professional training

Nearly 5,000 women enrolled with Simplilearn to upskill themselves over the past six months, a 200% increase over the preceding six-month period. This happened as the California based online education provider of professional certification training ran a campaign titled #She-TakesCharge on social media, in addition to sending out surveys to customers six months after the completion of their courses, to put together insights on professional advancement among women.

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April 25, 2016

Employees moving to digital education platforms to gain new skills

MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses) like Coursera and edX were under the scanner for their low conversion rates, but have now come up with cohort groups and messaging platforms to connect students with each other and platforms like Simplilearn and Emeritus are charging the customers, thereby bringing in the required push to complete the course. Take for example, Zeeshan, an android developer. He did not get placed during the campus recruitments and took up an android programming course on Simplilearn. "These days everything is on app, so I took the android programming course and landed with a job in a startup," he said. Money is no longer the talking point as the companies sponsor employees or employees are ready to pay for the sake of career opportunities. "The biggest challenge was, people were not willing to pay, but now they have begun to realise that it's an investment," said Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn.

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April 24, 2016

Start to up-skill if you're unsure of your startup job

The biggest threat to employability is in the medium skill level. These are the well-paying jobs like day traders, project managers, process owners, quality managers and any other role that involves managing workforce who are into low level tasks. With an onset of digital technologies, there has been an advancement in machine learning, hi-tech automation, and the birth of new tools and technologies that has resulted in a whole generation of medium-skilled professionals becoming redundant. Also, the changing way of conducting business has given rise to the need of adapting oneself to the transforming requirements of such jobs.

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April 20, 2016

How big data courses are filling skill gap

Simplilearn already has 11 courses in this domain spanning across basics of big data, platforms of Hadoop and Spark to NoSql databases like MongoDB and Cassandra. "We have more than 2,500 students enrolling on monthly basis for the big data course categories," says Ankur Arora, head of category at Simplilearn. "Of these learners, about 85 per cent are professionals with at least 2-3 years of work experience. Our courses are intended to help professionals become job ready. Also, mid-level professionals undergoing career stagnation can take up these courses to move from traditional technologies to big data, further helping them in scout for better career opportunities. We have close to 25 highly-qualified and certified trainers with industry relevant experience deliver trainings in big data and analytics," says Arora.

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April 11, 2016

HR, not funds, big headache for startups

Fund-raising may have come easy for startups. It's the people matters that appear to be rather tricky. For some, establishing a unique culture is proving to be tough, while for others it's about ensuring new hires remain as engaged as those who began their careers at the start of the company's journey. Simplilearn, a professional certification provider, has a practice called 'Free Look Period', which allows the employee to understand the role, team dynamics and work culture. It's an opportunity to ensure that the new hire and the company are a perfect fit. The firm is now creating a new post for head of culture. The objective, said COO Gerald Jaideep, is to link the core values and vision of the company with business goals and to replicate behaviours in people to ensure they deliver.

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March 29, 2016

Simplilearn appoints Anand Narayanan as VP for product and engineering

Simplilearn, a professional certification training company has announced the appointment of Anand Narayanan, a product head from Rackspace as vice-president - product and engineering. Narayanan heading the cloud compute product portfolio for the public cloud business division at Rackspace.

March 16, 2016

Simplilearn Announces Executive Appointment

Simplilearn today announced Ray Rike will join the company as President, Simplilearn Americas. In this role, Rike will oversee all aspects of the Enterprise Business including marketing, sales, operations, and customer success. He will report to Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer. "Ray is a seasoned and strategic leader with multiple, successful experiences in building the enterprise business in emerging and high growth companies, which will accelerate our presence in the corporate marketplace," said Kumar. His experience and expertise will help align our customer acquisition and expansion strategy with our robust emerging technology and process course catalogue to strengthen our position as an industry leader. His proven ability to rapidly scale a business will be a tremendous asset to Simplilearn moving forward and I am pleased to welcome Ray to our executive team.

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March 14, 2016

New-age IT skills can double your pay

If you have some of the new-age tech skills, not only are you likely to be hired much faster, you could also earn far better salaries.Terms like R, Julia, Hadoop, Scrum Master and DevOps may sound alien to most people, but these are some of the hot skills that companies are looking for. A youngster who has just started out and has learnt R, a popular programming language used for statistical computing to derive insights from data, gets an average salary of Rs 8 lakh a year, according to data from Simplilearn, an online education provider of professional certification training. In comparison, the average salary for a regular fresher in an IT company is Rs 3.5 lakh. "These are deep technology shifts changing the game for businesses. Five years ago, Java, C++ were sought-after skills, but IT companies are today looking at diversity in their tech talent pool to improve business conversation with their customers," said Kashyap Dalal, chief product officer in Bengaluru-based Simplilearn.

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March 9, 2016

Simplilearn partners with EXIN to launch online training course in Scrum Master

Simplilearn has partnered EXIN, an independent certification institute for ICT-professionals, to launch a training course in EXIN Agile Scrum Master. As a part of this partnership, Simplilearn is providing training on agile and scrum concepts through live online instructor led training with gamified sessions. Together with EXIN, who is providing the accreditation, Simplilearn has designed the course that provides learners an immersive experience on the SCRUM Master philosophy, delivering the highest of value to all aspiring professionals.

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February 24, 2016

What next for education start-up Simplilearn?

When Krishna Kumar started a personal blog in 2009 and posted free video lessons and a practice test there, the idea wasn’t to do business. It was to kill boredom. Six years later, the blog has become Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading education start-up, employing 450 people and training 20,000 people every month on the back of $28 million it has raised from multiple funds. The company trains IT professionals online to help them earn certifications in areas like project management and analytics. Earlier, Simplilearn operated offline centres, but moved completely online in the last year. “Post moving to the online model, our costs have moved down a little bit, but we’ve also been able to increase the payouts and benefits that we provide to our trainers in order to attract and retain the best trainers from across the globe,” said Kumar, chief executive officer of Simplilearn.

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February 23, 2016

Simplilearn and Tableau partner to solve global data scientist shortage

Simplilearn, the largest provider of professional certification courses, and Tableau, a global leader in self-service business analytics software, today announced their partnership. The aim of this partnership is to strengthen Simplilearn's vision to build a talent pool of 200,000 skilled Data Scientists by the year 2020. The partnership enables aspiring professionals to get up-skilled in data science and analytics with high quality instructor-led training, e-learning, and industry projects fulfilled on the latest version of Tableau.

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February 22, 2016

Simplilearn Ranked in Top 10 Most Influential Education Brands

Simplilearn is ranked as #8 of the 50 most influential education brands outpacing Wharton University, Harvard Business School, New York University, University of Phoenix and other traditional institutions. Organizations were honored for their achievements in the areas of educational publishing and their commitment to providing quality content. As one of the top among 50 organizations receiving recognition, Simplilearn was selected as #8 based on its engaging work on LinkedIn.

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February 19, 2016

Simplilearn urges consumers to upgrade their professional skills

Simplilearn, the online certification training provider, has launched its first television campaign (TVC) 'Get Certified, Get Ahead', to create awareness about its platform. The TVC, which features, actor Irrfan Khan, aims to encourage working professionals to acquire new technology skills and certifications. This national campaign highlights Simplilearn's plans to increase the visibility of its online certification courses in trending categories such as big data and analytics, digital marketing, cloud computing, project management, and IT security to white-collared professionals spread across Tier-I and Tier-II cities.

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February 19, 2016

7 Indian EdTech Startups You Should Know About

Some of the most active VCs in this space include Ah! Ventures, 500 Startups, TLabs, Mumbai Angels, with each of them making at least five investments each. Sequoia and Tiger Global have backed two startups each. The total funding in this space amounts to $282.8 million (roughly Rs. 1,936 crores), with at least ten startups raising funding rounds over $1 million (roughly Rs. 6.7 crores) in 2015. The top VC-backed startup from India raised $15 million (roughly Rs. 102.6 crores) in 2015. Here's a list of some of the leading EdTech startups in India's startup ecosystem.
Simplilearn: Simplilearn claims to be the world's largest professional certifications company with customers from over 150 countries. It offers over 400 courses from a panel of over 2,000 industry experts ranging from Data Science, Project Management, Big Data, Digital Marketing, SEO (search engine optimisation), and more. The startup claims to have trained over half a million professionals since its inception, and is named the eighth-most influential education brand in the world by LinkedIn in its 2016 Education Edition report.

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February 12, 2016

Simplilearn recognized as the 'Best Educational Website' by IAMAI

Simplilearn was awarded the ‘Best Educational Website’ by the prestigious Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) at the 6th India Digital Awards held in New Delhi on February 10th. Simplilearn has been recognized by IAMAI for the second time for its leadership position in online certification training space and for providing highly interactive and seamless learning experience to working professionals worldwide.

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January 12, 2016

Want to Get Hired? Look to the Tech and Health Care Industries

During the last quarter, the demand from companies has shifted to big data and analytics and outpaced project management, said Michael Stebbins, head of U.S. operations at Simplilearn, a Scotts Valley, Calif.-based provider of short-term certification courses. The top five areas for job growth and ones who will provide the largest raises include big data and analytics, front-end and back-end web application programmers, IT security, social media marketers and project managers for both IT and marketing functions. “We are bullish for 2016,” he said. “We have a pretty unique vantage point that allows us to see where the demand is – both from students and employers that we work with. With affordable, accredited online courses, young professionals can jump into both online and virtual classroom training to quickly increase their skills for the jobs that are in most demand.”

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January 10, 2016

Gains and pains of digital transformation

Since technology now becomes obsolete faster than ever before, companies have to scout for fresh talent. Often there aren’t programmers with required knowledge base. Coupled with this is the need to re-skill existing employees. “If you take 100 programmers, the chances are that a majority are trained in native language that is tied to a platform. There are fewer people trained in open source. If a company has to hire a PHP programmer, it will have to shell out a much higher amount,” says Gerald Jaideep, COO of Simplilearn.

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January 2, 2016

Digital marketing course to be most sought after in 2016

Digital marketing course has emerged as the most sought after course that professionals are keen to pursue in 2016, according to Simplilearn, a professional certification training provider which has come up with "2016 Career Goals" survey covering over 2,00,000 working professionals spread across top metros in the country. Majority of digital marketing course requirement comes from Hyderabad followed by Bangalore and Pune. It is used to launch and manage successful businesses online and there is a strong demand for professionals skilled in social media, data analysis and e-mail marketing and content marketing.

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December 31, 2015

A tech wishlist by technologists from India’s top cities

Simplilearn, a professional certification platform, ran a poll on 2 lakh professionals on its platform to understand their skill-building and training needs for 2016. The survey revealed about preferences of technologists from India's top cities where digital marketing, Android app development, Big Data & Analytics and The Open Group Architecture Framework or TOGAF were voted as the most preferred course requirements for up-skilling needs.

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December 17, 2015

Simplilearn starts personalized learning product Online Classroom Flexi Pass

Simplilearn, a professional certification platform, said it launched a new product that helps online learners to learn at a schedule of their choice through live online classrooms with industry experts at any point of time. The product, Online Classroom Flexi Pass, allows learners to attend real-time face to face online sessions with trainers across the world for 90 days."The biggest problems for online training are maintaining self-discipline, non-interactivity and paucity of time. This offering would help customers complete their courses without the hassles of commute, traffic or blocking few days for specific online classes," Simplilearn chief product officer, Kashyap Dalal, told TOI.

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December 14, 2015

Simplilearn Expands into Larger Silicon Valley Presence

Simplilearn, a global provider of online training and professional certification courses, announced today that it will move its North American headquarters from Houston to 10 Victor Square, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. The company has made great progress strengthening its brand and accelerating performance in the states, and the new Silicon Valley headquarters will be the forefront of the education technology space. Simplilearn–which trains professional learners and certifies their skills online –announced over a 300% percent increase in Learning Management System usage, in 2015 over 2013. “We have made great progress strengthening our brand and accelerating performance in the states, and our new headquarters will accommodate our growth.” Said Krishna Kumar, CEO.

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November 23, 2015

Startup incubation to help Simplilearn retain HR talent

Simplilearn, a professional certification platform, has started an in-house startup incubation programme to stem the outflow of its entrepreneurially minded employees. "Over the last two years, we noticed about 15 per cent of people across all levels leaving Simplilearn to set up their own venture," said chief operations officer Gerald Jaideep. "But not many hit upon success." Simplilearn re-hired these employees, and realized that it might as well allow employees to test the waters in house before they take the plunge to starting up. Jaideep said all CXOs of the company will be on the entrepreneurial panel, mentoring employees on their next game plan. The idea could span across any sector and is not limited to the edtech segment that Simplilearn operates in.

November 18, 2015

Stayzilla’s Vedanarayanan Vedantham Joins Edu-Tech Firm Simplilearn

Simplilearn, a professional certification training provider, has announced the appointment of Vedanarayanan Vedantham as Senior Director of Marketing and Rajeev K.G as Director of eLearning for enterprise business. Vedanarayanan aka Veda and Rajeev have come on onboard at a time when the leading edu-tech company is scaling its presence rapidly through its innovative product offerings.

November 18, 2015

Want to Develop Apps for Apple Watch? Simplilearn Launches Free Course on Application Development for Next-Gen Creators

Want to know more about developing for the Apple Watch? If so, you’re in luck. Simplilearn has just announced its launch of an Apple Watch Application Development course. Simplilearn, if you’re not familiar, is a global provider of online training and professional certification courses. Intended for aspiring as well as professional developers, the course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to develop any iWatch app they can dream up and aim to create.

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October 21, 2015

Simplilearn: Educating Professionals

Simplilearn, a leading provider of a fleet of professional certification courses that work with companies working professionals to address the unique learning needs. Krishna Kumar, CEO, Simplilearn, spoke to Abha Bakaya on more about the company’s growth.

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18 October, 2015

Start-Ups Adopting Innovative HR On-Boarding Policies

Education technology company Simplilearn has a 'free look policy', which applies to hires at all levels, including senior management and across divisions. Under this, new hires are required to focus primarily on their training and familiarising with Simplilearn's process and culture. "Similar to the free-look policy in insurance sector, we give liberty to new hires to judge our culture, understand the job profile and let them assess if they would be a cultural fit considering personal and professional parameters," Simplilearn COO Gerald Jaideep said.

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October 05, 2015

By reaching 4,50,000 people from 150 countries, Simplilearn aims to be the career partner for working professionals globally

“From registering profitable numbers within our first year of operation, we have unlocked several milestones in a short span of five years. All our courses are offered online only via self-learning and instructor-led classroom models. With learners hailing from more than 150 countries, we are a 24X7 online company, making learning convenient, boundless of the time zones and geographies”, says Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO

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September 15, 2015

Why Mobile Technology Is A Game-Changer For Learning

Just a few years ago we were introduced to the advantages of e-learning over traditional classroom training. Today, we're going a step further with mobile-learning, a need of the future. Mobile-learning is more than merely learning on a portable device. It is a method of acquiring knowledge and skills on the go in an interactive and informal environment.

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September 14, 2015

Why IT professionals constantly need to upskill

News reports in the last few months reveal that many top-tier IT services firms are cutting employee strength, specifically their middle management. The retrenchments are primarily triggered by the lack of desired skill-sets amongst experienced employees. The Simplilearn Customer Insight Survey illustrated the fact that a negligible percentage of IT workers in the age group of 35-55 saw a career increment last year. This indicates a growing skill gap between industry requirements and employee skills. This is especially true for individuals in the information technology industry, and other industries are also expected to feel the ripple effect.

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September 11, 2015

India Inc cuts the blah, makes induction fun

Some companies say employees don't stop their search despite them closing the position. To counter that, Simplilearn has introduced a 30-day 'Free Look Period' from the date of joining. This time allows employees to understand their role, team dynamics, work culture and possible impact all this will have on their career. The period is an opportunity to ensure that the new hire and the company are a perfect fit with one another.

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September 10, 2015

Simplilearn adds 25 new digital marketing courses

Simplilearn, an online platform for training and professional certification courses, has added 25 courses to its digital marketing category. The courses cater to freshers, mid-level advertising and marketing professionals and entrepreneurs for understanding the digital space, like search engine optimisation, web analytics, social media marketing, pay per click, mobile marketing and more. Several short courses are also available on topics like Youtube and video marketing, Facebook marketing, etc. The courses are powered by Market Motive which was acquired by Simplilearn in June.

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September 03, 2015

Lessons in entrepreneurship: The success of Simplilearn

Simplilearn.com came into existence at the right time when more and more professionals were looking for avenues to get themselves certified in a professional and smart way. The short-term courses are designed to help learners grasp the concepts effectively, qualify the exams, and gain certification to move ahead in their careers. Simplilearn, currently, has more than 250 courses and has trained more than four lakh professionals. Having just completed five years, Simplilearn’s success can be attributed to its learner-centric course development programme aiming to equip learners with the latest skills through various techniques that make learning easy and effective.

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August 05, 2015

Why Bengaluru rocks

One of the main roads in a Bengaluru neighbourhood called HSR Layout is dotted with fruit and vegetable shops and the more-than-occasional poultry store where chickens in cages squawk in protest. It wasn't quite RK Narayan's Malgudi but, in its semi-rural, semi-urban ethos, it seemed far removed from the world of start-ups for which the city has become renowned. And, yet at the end of that road, where every 50 metres one seemed to encounter a construction site for a new four-storeyed office, was a building with grey glass windows: the headquarters of Simplilearn, a company that helps people the world over reskill through online courses.

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July 30, 2015

Simplilearn Launches Courses in Design & Multimedia for Creative Professionals

Simplilearn, the largest destination for online training and professional certification courses, announces the launch of 45 new training courses in design and multimedia. With the entry into a new domain, Simplilearn provides training in design and multimedia through short-term online self-learning modules to aspiring professionals and students who wish to gain thorough expertise in creative graphics, animations and rich multimedia content and progress in their careers.

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July 28, 2015

Simplilearn shows size does not matter in global acquisitions

Krishna Kumar, the gung ho Founder and CEO of Bengaluru-based Simplilearn, talks to Your Story about the company’s acquisition of Market Motive, the global pioneer in online marketing training, and what it means for the company by way of access to new geographies, customers and abilities.

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June 25, 2015

Simplilearn acquires Silicon Valley-based Market Motive in a $10M deal

After raising $15 million earlier this year, Bengaluru-based ed-tech startup Simplilearn , today announced a $10 million deal to acquire Market Motive. Based in Silicon Valley, Market Motive was co-founded in 2007 by Michael Stebbins, John Marshall and Avinash Kaushik. It builds curriculum that trains professionals on digital marketing, and has delivered web-based certification programs to Fortune 500 companies. Post this acquisition, Market Motive will continue to operate as an independent arm of Simplilearn with Michael staying on as CEO along with his entire team. Michael will also join Simplilearn as the Chief Innovation Officer and work alongside the company’s Director of U.S operations, Prashant Parmar in strengthening Simplilearn’s presence further in North America.

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June 25, 2015

Simplilearn acquires startup to teach digital marketing to users

India's Simplilearn, an online education startup for professionals seeking IT certifications, today announced that it acquired Silicon Valley-based digital marketing training company Market Motive. The deal is worth US$10 million. Simplilearn focuses on providing short term certification-based courses that have a direct impact on the learners’ career. It claims to have 250 online courses on its portal, including topics like advanced cloud computing, six sigma, and big data. With the acquisition, Simplilearn will add digital marketing courses like social media marketing, digital advertising, web analytics, and marketing automation to its arsenal.

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June 25, 2015

IT pros take the e-way to upgrade skills

The pressure on professionals, particularly those in technology, to upgrade skills is turning out to be a gold mine for startups offering online professional courses.

Upstart in 2010, Simplilearn today offers 250 e-learning courses, has 500 employees and has raised $27 million from investors. Its founder Krishna Kumar says Simplilearn has a monthly enrollment of 20,000, and since 2010, has certified more than 400,000 people. He says the venture aspires to be the "Amazon of technical training."

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May 29, 2015

Simplilearn Offers Industry First Option to Its Users with All-Access Online Classroom

Simplilearn, the world's largest online certification destination, announces the launch of its All-Access Online Classroom feature. At just $ 999, interested individuals can get professionally trained in 25 + courses in over 90 days with the newly introduced All-Access Online Classroom. Catering to convenience and time, one can access 120+ instructor led virtual or self-paced accredited certified courses and be assured of rich and collaborative learning environment by recognized trainers.

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May 25, 2015

How Simplilearn aims to be the 'go-to career' destination for professionals globally

Today, when technology is ruling in every sector – whether it is financial, banking or any other – then how can education industry lack behind. With the changing trends in education sector, players dealing in online education are influencing education industry. India’s e-learning market is estimated to be around $3 billion. Due to the new start-ups, internet and smartphone penetration, India’s e-learning market is growing manifold.

Simplilearn is one such example which has come out with flying colors in e-learning market. Simplilearn is a leading provider of a suite of professional certification courses. They work with the leading companies and working professionals to address unique learning needs.

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May 18, 2015

Ram Gupta Joins Simplilearn's Board of Directors

Simplilearn, a leading global provider of online training and professional certification courses, today announced that software industry’s backbone Mr. Ram Gupta has joined its board of directors. Mr. Gupta currently serves as a director on the boards of Progress Software (PRGS), FusionOps, Unmetric and Uniken Inc. Mr. Gupta is a respected Silicon Valley software executive with over 25 years of strategy and execution expertise in fast-paced, innovative technology companies, especially those located in North America.

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May 01, 2015

Here's why education technology startups like CoBELS, Simplilearn are on a high in India

As processes and functions in technology become automated and new technologies emerge, professionals constantly seek ways to reskill themselves, a trend the likes of Simplilearn, and Jigsaw Academy are capitalizing on. Five year-old Simplilearn has about 18,000 people take its certification courses every month, and is growing at 200% every year in terms of revenue.

"When the economy, from a tech-industry perspective, slows down, people invest in their careers," said Gerald Jaideep, chief operating officer of Simplilearn, which has become one of the largest certification platforms globally in technology, projects and processes.

April 30, 2015

How to answer Indian IT sector’s retrenchment problem

The recent disquiet in the IT Services industry over employee retrenchment has brought into sharp focus the need for constant employee reskilling/upskilling. The Simplilearn Customer Insight Survey illustrated the fact that a negligible percentage IT workers in the age group of 35-55 saw a career increment this last year.

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April 22, 2015

Simplilearn Raises $15M For Professional Training And Certification

Bangalore-based Simplilearn Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind Simplilearn.com , an online education and training destination for professional certification courses, has secured $15 million (Rs 92 crore) in Series C round of funding led by early-stage investor Mayfield, with participation from existing investors Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners.

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Mar 31, 2015

Now receive professional training online

As a working professional, almost all of us experience a time when we wish to study further about our field of interest, and refine our skills. Unfortunately, we always need to make a choice between continuing to study and taking up the course. However, a startup company, Simplilearn has resolved the dilemma.

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March 2015 issue

40 under 40

The second annual Fortune India list of the hottest 40 under 40 shows exactly what’s going right in India. Based on the iconic 40 Under 40 list launched by Fortune, this definitive list features India’s first-generation young stars in businesses as diverse as biotech, e-retail, data analytics, investment banking, and mobile advertising.

February 12, 2015

Why you should accept the next job offer from a startup

More than 10% of the 9,000-plus students who will graduate out of IITs this year are likely to take up employment in new age companies, mostly startups, according to research done by ET during the placement season in December. Across India's top engineering and business school campuses, fresh graduates are keenly seeking the exhilaration of working in a start-up environment.

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February 06, 2015

Online education: the next big thing in India

The education sector in India is no longer bound to just classrooms. Thanks to new start-ups and higher internet and smartphone penetration, the online learning space in India is growing manifold.

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January 17, 2015

Foreigners drawn to e-classes in Bengaluru

Indian e-learning startups, eager to capitalize on the global boom in big data analytics, are raking in the majority of their revenues from foreign audiences by providing affordable course offerings that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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January 07, 2015

How an Indian entrepreneur turned his blog into a global online training site for professionals

In the late 2000s, Krishna Kumar was blogging about project management after his last venture, an electronics business solutions firm called TechUnified, was acquired by publicly-listed ORG Informatics. The blog he started was called Simplilearn.com , and six months later, 3,000 readers were tuned in to what he had to say.

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November 30, 2014

The clarity principle. Why managers and employees are sometimes not on the same page, and how to set realistic expectations

What people really want from their jobs, and what their bosses think employees want, may not be the same. Human resource (HR) consultancy Towers Watson recently conducted two complementary studies—the ‘2014 Global Workforce Study’ of 32,000 employees across 26 countries, and the ‘2014 Global Talent Management And Rewards Study’, for which it interviewed 1,637 organizations across 31 nations—to understand, and possibly address, this mismatch in expectations.

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October 20, 2014

IT Trainers update courses with Big Data & Analytics

In the race to the top-job in the current Information Technology market as a data analyst, certification and training play an important role for entry-level professionals and students to differentiate themselves. Startups focused on providing training to professionals in India are adding data analytics and big data certifications to serve the market.

October 10, 2014

Simplifying the Learning Process

Krishna Kumar, an Electronics and Communications engineer from NIT Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, started Simplilearn in 2009 to help professionals across the globe realise their dream careers. They cater to professionals across different industries, offering training material for certifications in Project Management, IT Services Management, IT Security Management, Quality Management, Financial Management and Technology Certification, SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce and many more skill sets. Simplilearn has trained more than two lakh professionals in over 150 countries, including participants from leading Fortune 500 companies (an annual list of companies published by Fortune magazine, which ranks top 500 companies in the US based on their gross revenue).

August 26, 2014

Decoding Simplilearn’s Culture Code : “Be An Innovator And Be Your Best Every Day”

Simplilearn, a Bangalore based e-learning company was founded in 2009 as a project management blog, by founder and CEO Krishna Kumar.

With 600+ employees, presently Simplilearn has 100+ courses across multiple categories like Project Management & Agile & Scrum Certification, IT service management, etc. As of now more than 100,000+ trained professionals have enrolled for the certification courses for adding credentials to their professional life. Simplilearn has a blended model of learning which covers both Classroom and Online training (instructor lead tutoring and self-learning are both available in the online mode of training).

August 21, 2014

Trained cloud computing professionals – augmented need

In the recent years, it is evidently proven that cloud computing is the next big frontier in building business credibility. However, tremendous business value can be achieved only when cloud skills are applied appropriately with an analytical approach. The major question to be addressed here is; who will make all this happen?

August 20, 2014

iSPIRT adds 50 donor members

In an industry dominated by software service companies, iSPIRT, an independent think-tank formed last February to champion the cause of Indian software product firms, has beefed up its Founder Circle Donor members of 30 to an 80-member core team.

October 20, 2014

CNBC Young Turks Covers Krishna Kumar, CEO Simplilearn

June 05, 2014

A quick overview of online education market in India, with Embibe & SimpliLearn

The Indian education market is estimated to be worth INR 5.9 trillion in 2014-15. With nearly half the population of India below the age of 25 and increasing penetration of Internet & mobile devices in this demographic, the growth of online education market in India is indubitable too. Infrastructure and regulation issues might be slowing down the otherwise accelerating education space in India; online education, especially in the unregulated markets is poised for an immense growth. India’s online education market size is predicted to grow to $40 billion by 2017 from the present $20 billion.

May 02, 2014

DOWN TO BRASS TACKS Startups Open Door to Interns, Make the Talent Pipeline Hum

The notion of doing summer internship with the crème de la crème is done and dusted. It’s the startups that are now making all the buzz. Interns are not complaining as the stipend on offer can even match up to the best in industry

April 14, 2014

Learning it the simply way

According to the company, it earns 50% of its revenue from the US, 30% from India and is at a break-even stage. It is operating at a monthly run rate of around R8 crore." - Krishna Kumar, founder and CEO of Simplilearn shares his thoughts on the online education industry and Simplilearn's role to play in the sphere.

February 12, 2014

Simplilearn conferred the 'Best Educational Website' by IAMAI at 4th India Digital Awards

Simplilearn, the leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, was felicitated as the ‘Best Educational Website’ by the prestigious Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) at the 4th India Digital Awards held in a glittering ceremony at New Delhi. Chosen from among five entries in the Education category, Simplilearn was acknowledged for its contribution to the online learning space and for providing a relevant, engaging and interactive user experience.

February 06, 2014

Risky is Fun Stability Does not Excite Young Executives Anymore, Startups Do

More and more young professionals,eventhosewithafairbit of experience,arewillingto pass up the job security of a large, established company in favour of the thrill of innovation, sense of ownership, meaty roles and flat structures young startups have on offer.

January 24, 2014

SimpliLearn : Learn at your place, at your pace

Simplilearn.com, an online learning destination for young working professionals who are looking at career enhancement through certification courses across industry verticals. Simplilearn.com was founded by an Indian born visionary entrepreneur Mr. Krishna Kumar in 2009.

January 22, 2014

Kashyap Dalal, Ex-CEO & Founder of Inkfruit.com joins Simplilearn as Chief Product Officer

Bangalore, January 22, 2014: Simplilearn, the leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announces the appointment of Kashyap Dalal as the company’s new Chief Product Officer (CPO).

December 30, 2013

The High-Flying Indian Startups: NextBigWhat of 2014

We’d shared the list of 100+ promising Indian startups earlier. While we expect a good number of these startups to make it big in 2014, here are a few startups who are already on a high growth path.

November 29, 2013

Simplilearn helps working professionals get certified and scale up

Education was, is and will be the one of the hottest sectors all the time. Talking about business in education sector, online education industry in India is around $20 billion and is set to grow to about $40 billion by 2017, making it the fastest-growing market in education. SimpliLearn have already set feet firm in this field.

October 25, 2013

Simplilearn, 4th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2013

BANGALORE, INDIA: Simplilearn is an online learning portal for young working professionals who are looking at career enhancement through certification courses across the different industries. It announced that it ranked fourth on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2013, which was organised by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited.

Simplilearn, Leader in Professional Certification Training, Raises $10 million in Series B Funding led by Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital

September 17, 2013

New funding will be used to strengthen global presence, course catalogue and training delivery platform September, 17, 2013 -- Simplilearn (www.simplilearn.com), the leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announced today that it raised $10-million in Series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. The funding will allow the company to diversify and expa...

New funding will be used to strengthen global presence, course catalogue and training delivery platform

September, 17, 2013 -- Simplilearn (www.simplilearn.com), the leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announced today that it raised $10-million in Series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. The funding will allow the company to diversify and expand its course catalog to add more categories, focus on improving customer engagement by adding local team members in the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East, and enhancing its technology platform to make courses available on mobile devices.

"Simplilearn aspires to be world leaders in the business of online certification exam preparation for working professionals. Our USP is that we offer easy and convenient online, classroom and blended training programs across the globe. While there are many players in the market that design and deliver a gamut of certification exams, there is no single company that helps you effectively prepare for such certification exams, and this is the gap that Simplilearn is addressing,” said Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn. “We’ve been fortunate to have successfully trained over 75,000 professionals, and we’d like to use this funding to continue to scale and help more professionals around the globe to realize their career dreams.”

“The growth that Simplilearn has seen in the last few quarters is testimony to its success in differentiating itself in a crowded online training market. The approach of being solely focused on certification courses gives it a unique edge, and opens up a large addressable market,” said Rahul Chowdhri, Director, Helion Advisors. “As the demand for certified professionals continues to grow, Simplilearn’s innovative platform and large inventory of courses will be an invaluable resource for working professionals and large corporations.”

Simplilearn offers blended classroom and online training programs across 11 categories: Project Management, Agile and Scrum Certification, IT Service Management, Big Data and Cloud Computing, IT Security Management, Finance Management, Quality Management, SAP Certification, CompTIA Certification, Microsoft Certification, and Cisco Certification.

In 2009, Simplilearn launched as a blog that shared ideas on project management and offered PMP aspirants information about certification and professional training. In April 2010, Simplilearn introduced an innovative “blended model” approach to PMP training, which entailed a mix of classroom and online training. A year later, the site began offering additional courses across categories and by June 2012, Simplilearn had trained over 20,000 professionals in over 50 countries around the world.

Now, Simplilearn offers online training, blended classroom training and exam practice tests 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in over 80 courses across 11 major categories. To date, the company has trained over 75,000 professionals in over 150 countries around the world. Arguably, it is the largest certification training provider for working professionals. The company comprises an exceptional team of over 500 full time professionals across locations.

“Since its inception, Simplilearn has grown at a rate of 400% and has outpaced that growth since our investment early last year,” said Rajesh Raju, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital. “We are excited with the growth path that the company is embarking on with the current round of funding. We envision a global leadership position for the company in catering to individuals and corporates in a variety of certification areas."

Khetal advisors acted as the sole advisor to Simplilearn for this transaction.

For more information, visit www.simplilearn.com.

About Simplilearn Simplilearn is an online learning destination for young working professionals who are looking at career enhancement through certification courses across industry verticals. With study centers across the globe, Simplilearn.com offers over 80 certification courses across 11 categories. At present, Simplilearn trains about 4000 professionals a month.Simplilearn is a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI, USA, Accredited Training Organization (ATO) by APMG International, UK, Accredited Examination Center (AEC) by EXIN and PEOPLECERT. All the courses offered at Simplilearn.com are accredited for online delivery and approved worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.simplilearn.com

About Helion: Helion is a leading multi-stage venture fund with over $600 million under management. The fund invests across the technology and consumer sectors. Helion's investors are well-respected global institutions including top tier university endowment funds, sovereign funds, foundations, pension funds, family offices and Fund of funds. The fund and its portfolio companies are advised by an experienced and industry renowned team of professionals includes Sanjeev Aggarwal, Ashish Gupta, Kanwaljit Singh, Rahul Chandra and R Natarajan. For more information visit www.helionvc.com

About Kalaari Capital: Kalaari Capital is a leading early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on technology-oriented companies. The fund is passionate about investing in entrepreneurs who are poised to be tomorrow's global leaders. Kalaari seeks out companies that are striving to capture new markets through innovative business models on a global scale. For more information visit www.kalaari.com ... view less

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn raises $10mn so professionals dont get left in the dust

In a competitive job market, Simplilearn helps people get the training they need to keep up.
Today, Simplilearn announced securing $10 million in its second round of financing. The company claims to be the world’s largest certification training provider for working professionals.

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn Raises $10 Million Series B

Online certification and training website Simplilearn announced on Tuesday that it raised $10 million in a series round of funding. The site, which offers more than 80 online training courses for professional certification across multiple IT categories, was funded by Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital.

September 18, 2013

Technology-Training Provider Simplilearn Enrolls Investors for $10M Series B

Simplilearn Solutions LLC, a provider of online training and professional certification courses, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital.

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn scores $10 mln in Series B funds

Simplilearn said Tuesday that it has received $10 million in Series B funding. The investors were Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. Khetal Advisors aided Simplilearn in this transaction. Simplilearn is an online learning platform for working professionals.

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn Solutions raises $10 million

Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a provider of online training and professional certification courses, has raised $10 million from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital.

The funding will help the company diversify and expand its course catalogue to add more categories, focus on improving customer engagement by adding local team members in the US, the UK, Australia and West Asia, and enhance its technology platform to make courses available on mobile devices. The company expects to generate revenue of Rs.100 crore in 2013-14.

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn, Leader in Professional Certification Training, Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital

Simplilearn (www.simplilearn.com), the leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announced today that it raised $10-million in Series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. The funding will allow the company to diversify and expand its course catalog to add more categories, focus on improving customer engagement by adding local team members in the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East, and enhancing its technology platform to make courses available on mobile devices.

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn, Leader in Professional Certification Training, Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital

Simplilearn (www.simplilearn.com), the leading provider of online training and professional certification courses, announced today that it raised $10-million in Series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital. The funding will allow the company to diversify and expand its course catalog to add more categories, focus on improving customer engagement by adding local team members in the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East, and enhancing its technology platform to make courses available on mobile devices.

September 18, 2013

Simplilearn raises $10 million from Helion Venture, Kalaari Capital

Online training and professional certification courses provider, Simplilearn, today said it has raised $ 10 million from venture funds Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital.

May 27, 2013

Online Education: Does it Really Work?

The ever growing online education sector is a symbiotic complement to traditional college education today. This is not without any reason. Considering the costs and time required for a regular, full time college/professional education course, online education offers a meaningful supplement. Online education is popular nowadays for a number of reasons — cost, convenience and efficiency. And for professors, it offers a consistent classroom format.

Simplilearn.com accredited by CFA Institute

February 19, 2013

Simplilearn.com, leader in online education and training for professional certification courses, today announced its entry into the finance certification training after proving its expertise in Project Management and IT Services Management field. Simplilearn.com has received accreditation from CFA Institute to conduct the CFA Level 1 training. Simplilearn provides both Online and Classroom training for CFA Level I ce...

Simplilearn.com, leader in online education and training for professional certification courses, today announced its entry into the finance certification training after proving its expertise in Project Management and IT Services Management field. Simplilearn.com has received accreditation from CFA Institute to conduct the CFA Level 1 training. Simplilearn provides both Online and Classroom training for CFA Level I certification. Like its other trainings, Simplilearn has designed its own online training course based on the CFA Institute's curriculum for CFA Level I exam. This accredited training helps aspirants from around the world to prepare for the certification exam, conducted by CFA Institute twice a year.

CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), the most respected investment credential recognized worldwide, is a graduate level investment credential that demonstrates a commitment to professional integrity and a high degree of expertise. The course provides the professional with a broad range of skills needed for a competitive career in the investment industry.

Mr. Krishna Kumar, CEO, Simplilearn.com, says, "We have observed the non-availability of quality training content for Finance Certification exam preparation. Like we did for our other training programs for project management, IT service management, etc. certification, we focused on building the best course-ware for training CFA Level I certification aspirants. This training course-ware is accredited by CFA Institute." He further adds "Apart from CFA, we also offer other finance management courses like FRM and Financial modeling, which are accredited by GARP and EXIN respectively."

Sivananda Subudhi, FRM (has cleared all the three levels of CFA exam and is presently working as Senior Manager with Axis Bank Ltd.) said, "The CFA Level I preparation curriculum developed by Simplilearn team adequately covers all the critical concepts required for the exam.

The candidate is expected to be benefited to a greater extent from the interactive topic area wise video presentations and reading materials. The full length simulation mock tests will definitely provide the candidate an edge over others for tackling problem in real exam."

According to Mr Vivek Sayal, CFA- Level 1 trainer, "The CFA Level I online training course prepared by Simplilearn covers all the LOS (learning outcome statements) in the curriculum. The interface of the online portal is very user friendly and helps students to easily navigate within the course. Also at the end of each session, there is a quiz to test the concepts covered in the sessions with answers and explanations".

The comprehensive CFA level I course content developed by Simplilearn.com is already getting positive response and many CFA aspirants preparing for CFA level I examination in June 2013 have enrolled for the course.

About Simplilearn.com: Simplilearn.com is the industry leader in online education and training for professional certification courses. Simplilearn.com was founded by Mr. Krishna Kumar in 2009 and has received growth capital from IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP). With study centers across the globe, Simplilearn.com offers over 50 certification courses in Project Management, IT Services Management, IT Security Management, Quality Management, Financial Management, and Technology Certification. Simplilearn.com has trained over 50,000 aspirants across 145+ countries, including those from the world's leading Fortune 500 companies. At present, it conducts over 300 classroom trainings per month across the world. Simplilearn.com is Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI, USA, Accredited Training Organization (ATO) by APMG International, UK, Accredited Examination Center (AEC) by EXIN and PEOPLECERT. Also, all the courses offered at Simplilearn.com are accredited and approved worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.simplilearn.com ... view less

December 10, 2012

Training young guns

Here is a story of how an entrepreneur started out blogging as a part-time occupation which has now turned out to be a training and certification place for thousands of people across the world.

November 15, 2012

Does online education work?

online courses offer people, more than ever, the ability to get a post-secondary education. Because it is a self-directed programme, it may not be suited for people who aren’t highly motivated and organised.

October 26, 2012

Bangalore-based Simplilearn offers online courses for executives to scale up skills

"I believe, by enrolling with Simplilearn, I have got my money's worth or maybe more," says Aninda Mitra, who works with technology firm Logica.

September 19, 2012

IUVP Invests in Simplilearn.com

Simplilearn.com has spread-out globally by possessing study centers over 135 countries and has coached around 35,000 postulants.

August 27, 2012

Online training platform Simplilearn raises funding from IndoUS Venture Partners

The money raised will be utilised to expand its current portfolio of certification courses and to make foray into new geographies.

Simplilearn accelerates growth plans with funding from IUVP

August 12, 2012

Bangalore based Simplilearn.com.com, a pioneer in online education and training for professional certification courses, is looking to significantly expand on its current portfolio of certification courses and also to add newer geographies to its already wide coverage. The Company currently offers 50 courses and is planning to increase it to 100 courses by the end of financial year 2012-13. As part of its expansion pl ...

Bangalore based Simplilearn.com.com, a pioneer in online education and training for professional certification courses, is looking to significantly expand on its current portfolio of certification courses and also to add newer geographies to its already wide coverage. The Company currently offers 50 courses and is planning to increase it to 100 courses by the end of financial year 2012-13. As part of its expansion plans, Simplilearn.com will be doubling its workforce to strengthen its core certification-education platform and will add people across various levels in the organization. Recently, Simplilearn.com raised capital from IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP) to fund its expansion plans in offering world class professional certification training. Launched in 2009, Simplilearn.com.com has trained over 35,000 aspirants across 135+ countries, including those from the world's leading Fortune 500 companies. Simplilearn.com develops its course content in-house for majority of the courses and delivers training through a unique online/offline delivery platform. At present, the Company conducts over 300 classroom trainings per month and has study centers across the globe. The company holds the mission of providing the working professionals with the utmost learning flexibility, including 100% online training from the convenience of their home or office, customized classroom training, 24/7 customer support and mentoring via online chat, e-mail, phone. "We have created a certification-education platform and business model that is capable of delivering high quality education for professional certification courses on a cost effective and highly scalable virtual delivery model that is a unique blend of online and offline channels. Although we are growing profitably, we have opted for the IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP) funding primarily because of their reputation of working closely with entrepreneurs and helping them build strong scalable companies. We believe our partnership with IUVP will help us achieve our mission to become the largest online destination for professional certification courses accepted globally," said Krishna Kumar, CEO & Founder, Simplilearn.com. Commenting on the Simplilearn.com investment, Rajesh Raju, Managing Director, IUVP said, "As we looked at a number of education business models over the last many years, the challenge has been in finding an effective education delivery model that can scale. We believe Simplilearn.com provides a unique combination of a proven and effective classroom training model and a highly scalable online education delivery model. In addition, the company's sales, marketing and support activities are done purely online making it a highly economical and scalable model." He further added, "We are excited to be partnering with a successful serial entrepreneur who has achieved significant traction in a relatively short period." Rajesh Raju has joined the board of the Company following IUVP's investment. Vani Kola, Managing Director, India, IUVP, stated, "Krishna is an experienced and well-rounded entrepreneur and we are pleased with his choice to work with us. Simplilearn.com is on a high growth trajectory and poised to become the market leader." About Simplilearn.com: Simplilearn.com.com is the industry leader in online education and training for professional certification courses. Simplilearn.com.com was founded by Mr. Krishna Kumar in 2009 & has received growth capital from IndoUS Venture Partners (IUVP). With study centers across the globe, Simplilearn.com.com offers over 50 certification courses in Project Management, IT Services Management, IT Security Management, Quality Management, Financial Management, and Technology Certification. Simplilearn.com.com has trained over 35,000 aspirants across 135+ countries, including those from the world's leading Fortune 500 companies. At present, they conduct over 300 classroom trainings per month across the world. Simplilearn.com.com is Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI, USA, Accredited Training Organization (ATO) by APMG International, UK, Accredited Examination Center (AEC) by EXIN and PEOPLECERT. Also, all the courses offered at Simplilearn.com.com are accredited and approved worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.simplilearn.com ... view less

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