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Del Tech, Institute for Social Media to offer certification preparation course

Class will run Oct. 2 through Dec. 11
Aug 28, 2013

The National Institute for Social Media has established a partnership with Delaware Tech Owens Campus in Georgetown.

Under the partnership, students can now choose to enroll in the NISM certification preparation course through Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs Continuing Education Division.

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, the college will offer the NISM Social Media Strategist Certification Training course. Classes will run through Dec. 11. The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be no class Nov. 27.

“We recognize the vital need for social media skills in business today and wanted to respond to our community with a comprehensive and valuable certification program,” said Delaware Tech Corporate and Community Programs Director Chris Moody. “These courses are designed to offer the very latest in training to help people succeed in the social media arena.”

“From a business perspective, establishing a presence in social media channels is important, and leveraging social media tools for maximum organizational impact requires a deep and thorough knowledge of applicable strategies and tactics - in addition to the tools themselves,” said Eric Mills, president of NISM.

To achieve certification as a social media strategist, participants who complete the preparatory course will be required to apply for and pass a certification exam covering the six primary content domains of general practitioners in social media: strategic planning, compliance and governance, social media marketing, project and campaign management, community management, and research and analysis. Certified professionals will have demonstrated at least minimum levels of comprehension of essential social media best practices, and will be able to apply them on the job with a marginal level of supervision.

To inquire about the program or register for courses, go to www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education or call 302-259-6364. For more information about the National Institute for Social Media visit www.nismonline.org.

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