8 Tips to Make the Most of the Skillsoft Learning Platform
Skillsoft's personalized learning platform, Percipio, was designed for one purpose — to help you refresh your current skills and embrace new ones so you stay in demand. Let's look at a few key elements of the platform to make sure you get the most out of the experience.
Skillsoft Percipio allows you to follow curated, role-based, and skill-based learning paths — known as Aspire Journeys — that give you a clear starting point to help you move from where you are now to where you want to be in your career. Aspire Journeys walk you, step-by-step, through diverse skills across business and tech, offering courses, guidance, tools, and hands-on practice. Maximize your time, fit learning into the cracks of your calendar, and gain skills you can apply directly to the projects in front of you.
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In addition to Aspire Journeys, you'll discover that we curate all Skillsoft content into Channels — created to align with more than 100K requests from companies worldwide to create content for the specific skills they're looking for in their employees and candidates. No matter what skill you're looking to master, channels give you a logical pathway of content so you can get started.
Earn Skillsoft Digital Badges by completing courses and Aspire Journeys. Badges let you showcase your skills by sharing across your social networks or with your manager. 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.
Skillsoft partnered with MIT 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 attend Leadercamps and Tech Bootcamps to access timely, real-world insights from leading experts and collaborate in scheduled virtual classrooms.
Once you've signed into Skillsoft 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. 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, and expertise levels.
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.
The app for Teams gives you one-click access to everything found in your Percipio site — your personalized recommendations, playlists, digital badges, etc. — without ever leaving Microsoft Teams. The goal is to help you learn a new skill or answer a question quickly without disrupting your workflow.
The app allows you to search for content using the chatbot. From there, you can launch videos, books, audiobooks, hands-on practice labs — whatever your job calls for at the moment.
The app also allows you to share content with your peers and teammates instantly.
Managers leading teams can create virtual learning groups to recommend learning and open the floor to discussion to help it all sink in.
Project leads might also create a cohort of learners and design a customized learning path. Along the way, everyone involved can ask questions, share ideas, work together, and apply their new skills.
Extend your learning experience to your mobile device with the Skillsoft Percipio Mobile app. Download the app, sign in with your credentials, and build new skills in minutes a day. Set weekly goals and opt-in to receive push notifications to remind you to stay on track. 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.
Skillsoft offers several certifications from global leaders in information technology and sponsors of best practices in business processes. Certifications include CompTIA, (ISC)2, ISAC, Cisco, CEH, AWS, GCP, and Microsoft. 74% of learners using our certification prep materials pass the proctored exam on their first attempt, while 99% pass within two attempts.
The fastest way to explore the available certifications is to go to the homepage, click the Library button, then look under the Certifications submenu.
Percipio is Latin for "Acquiring Knowledge"— we hope it helps you sharpen your current skills, dive into new ones, and feel confident that no matter what professional challenges present themselves tomorrow, you'll be ready.