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8 Things You Should Know to Get Started with Percipio

July 9, 2020 | by Ryan Ahern

Percipio will inspire and motivate learners like you. The program offers access to a constantly growing library of award-winning learning content mapped to the skills that matter most to leading global companies. You’ll discover topics across leadership development, business and management skills, digital transformation, and technology and developer. Let’s look at a few key elements of the Percipio platform to make sure you get the most out of the experience.

1. Connect your learning plan to your short and long-term career goals

Percipio allows you to follow curated, role-based learning paths—known as Aspire Journeys—which connect learning to development to help you move from where you are now to where you want to be.

Aspire Journeys walk you, step-by-step, through diverse topic areas, offering guidance, tools, and hands-on practice. Maximize your time with learning that fits into the cracks of your calendar, with skills that can be applied directly to the projects in front of you.

2. Spend more time on skill-building and far less time wondering, “Is this the best content for the topic?”

Percipio assets are expertly curated into learning paths—called Channels—created to align with over 100,000 requests from companies around the world to create content for the specific skills that matter most to them. This is where you can find courses, videos, eBooks, audiobooks, hands-on practice labs, and other content, organized into logical pathways intended to improve your understanding of that topic.

3. Digital Badges are yours to keep.

Earn Skillsoft Digital Badges by completing courses in Percipio. Showcase your knowledge and skills by sharing the achievement with your manager and across social networks. The best part is, Skillsoft Digital Badges are yours to keep! Anyone viewing the badge sees what you did to earn it, thanks to embedded metadata secured and verified in a blockchain. Digital badges offer a progressive new way to accelerate your professional brand.

As you develop new skills and improve your knowledge, you can always access your Digital Badges under My Profile.

4. Learn in whatever way makes the most sense to you.

Skillsoft partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Accenture to research how the brain processes and retains information. Skillsoft’s scenario-based course content is informed by this research—and proven to improve understanding.

You choose your learning experience. Depending on your preference on any given day or night, you can watch videos, read books, book summaries, listen to audiobooks, and even practice your skills in low-stakes, hands-on lab environments.

You may choose to consume content entirely on your own. You may also elect to attend Leadercamps and Technology & Developer Bootcamps to access timely, real-world insights from leading experts, and collaborate in scheduled virtual classrooms. Percipio also allows you to access an ongoing series of live webcast events featuring industry authorities, thought leaders, and bestselling authors on a wide variety of relevant topics.

5. Save time and keep your skills updated with AI-driven personalization.

Once you’ve signed into Percipio for the first time, you can select your areas and subjects of interest. Percipio’s AI-driven, personalized homepage recommends content that’s meaningful and relevant to you based on these interests—in addition to your recent activity and the activities of learners with similar professional profiles.

Percipio’s search functionality uses Google BERT natural language processing AI to optimize search results for multi-word searches. It is the same technology found in Google search. Depending on the terms you enter, search results can include any of your available content types, such as courses or books, and specific asset details such as author, duration, expertise levels, and those that are eligible to earn Digital Badges.

When you find content that interests you, you can add it to your Playlist, or copy a shareable, unique link to the asset. Your Playlist allows you to access your saved content in one location, so you can view it when convenient with your schedule.


6. Learn in the context of work with Percipio ELSA.

You can also install ELSA, our Embedded Learning Synchronized Assistant. ELSA allows you to quickly find learning content to answer your questions and help solve your work problems without interrupting your train of thought or breaking up your workflow.

7. Learn anywhere, anytime with the Percipio Mobile App and Offline Play.

Extend your learning experience to your mobile device with the Percipio Mobile app. Learn new things and build new skills in minutes a day. Download the app, sign in with your credentials, and access your content. A seamless experience allows you to access content on your mobile device, take a break, and then automatically pick up right where you left off from your laptop or desktop.

8. Take advantage of available certifications.

Percipio offers a variety of certifications from global leaders in information technology and sponsors of best practices in business processes. The fastest way to explore the available certifications is to go to the Percipio homepage, click the Library button, and then select Browse Certifications.

Percipio is Latin for “Acquiring Knowledge”—we hope it helps you to improve your performance and unleash your greatness both on the job and throughout your career.

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