Who knew? I didn’t – until Friday. Maybe you didn’t either? Brainspace is currently offering all of its certification courses and learning content for FREE through April.
To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need an account for Brainwaves, which is a learning platform that provides online training and certification programs for Brainspace. They teach the courses through a combination of video and actual hands on training.
If you don’t have a Brainwaves account, you can click register to create one. However, you should note (in bold, no less) that “personal email addresses are not permitted when creating an account in Brainwaves. Users who attempt to register with a personal email address will not be allowed to participate in the training promotion.”
So, keep that in mind. 🙁 Once you have a Brainwaves account, you can select any of the certification courses below:
- Analyst Certification: This online Brainspace certification teaches you how to use all of the major features of Brainspace as well as training you on the standard use cases and their associated workflows. According to the training brochure, it provides the foundational knowledge needed to harness the power of Brainspace and takes 6-7 hours to complete. This course normally costs $600, but it’s free through the end of the month with the coupon code “ANALYSTTRAININGPROMO”.
- Specialist Certification: This online Brainspace certification teaches you how to manage Datasets, Connectors, user permissions and perform basic troubleshooting of the Brainspace environment and takes 4-5 hours to complete. Users that typically manage the process of loading data into Brainspace are encouraged to obtain this certification, but Brainspace “strongly” recommends that users obtain the Analyst Certification first. Brainspace doesn’t provide a coupon code for this course.
- Administrator Certification: This online Brainspace certification teaches you how to support the Brainspace environment including software installations and upgrades. This certification is ideal for users who are tasked with ensuring the Brainspace environment is up and running and all hardware components are being monitored for application stability. This course provides basic and advanced troubleshooting techniques along with best practices for resource management and application security. According to the training brochure, this course takes 8 days to complete, so it may be a bit late to try this one during the remainder of the promo.
I’m registered and currently going through the Analyst Certification training – it’s a great way to learn about a terrific product. Kudos to Brainspace for offering the free training and certification during this time, it’s a smart way to build loyalty for their product! Hat tip to Jared Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners for the tip about the current training and certification promo.
So, what do you think? Do you have 6 to 12 hours available between now and the end of the day Thursday to pick up one to two Brainspace certifications? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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Seems like it’s only “free” to Brainspace customers, partners and their direct employees, hence the “no personal emails” restriction. Too bad, I might have spent the time to check it out otherwise, if it had been less restrictive. Hope you enjoy the training.
Thanks, Craig. My guess is that they check for common personal email domains (e.g., gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.). This is pretty common in the industry to make sure that competitors aren’t trying to sneak in and check out the product. I’m not a Brainspace customer, partner or employee, but they accepted my “ediscoverytoday.com” email address. If you’re a professional who has been displaced and want to go through the training but don’t have a business email address, you can pick up one for as little as $6 per month via G Suite (and get access to all of the G Suite features as well). That’s technically what I did to set up my ediscoverytoday.com email address. There may even be a free way to obtain a business email (if anyone out there knows how, please feel free to comment).
Just to confirm that I am not a Brainspace customer but have been able to register for the training. Also, I received an email from Brainspace saying that you have 90 days from enrolment to complete the training so it would appear that if you can register today then you’ve got three months to complete the training for free.