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Get Certified in San Francisco this December!

Lithium Alumni (Retired)

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We’re excited to be hosting certification courses at our HQ in San Francisco this December! Each day-long certification workshop offers the opportunity to learn directly from Lithium’s own thought-leaders and subject matter experts. The agenda for the week includes Developer Certification, Product Certification, Community Manager Certification II, and Social Response Certification. For more information on these certifications, see the detailed course descriptions below.

 

Participants may sign-up for as many courses as they are interested in. Limited space is available, register today!

 

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San Francisco Certification Week

December 5th-8th from 8:30-6:00

 

Venue:

Lithium Technologies HQ - 225 Bush St., 15th Floor, SF, CA 94104

 

 

Agenda:

  • Monday, December 5, 2016: Developer Certification
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016: Lithium Community Product Certification
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016: Community Management Certification Level II
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 Social Strategy Certification

 

Pricing:

  • USD 799 per day
  • 10% discount for groups of 3 or more

 

 Course Descriptions

 

Developer Cert.pngDeveloper Certification

Monday, December 5, 2016

 

Target Audience: Designer & Developers: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert

 

Lithium Developer Certified Professionals deliver the highest-possible level of expertise, providing knowledge and best practices on Lithium’s platforms. This certification will cover Lithium’s architecture, ensuring that developers know which layer of the stack to utilize to achieve their customization goals, including visible elements such as Freemarker and stage/prod environments. This program is built around the following Lithium technologies:

  • Advanced community customization
    • Endpoints
    • Common.init
  • Best practices
    • Performance – caching strategies & serving assets via the CDN
    • Security
    • API Usage
    • Production Readiness
    • Authentication
  • Products – developers will learn the use cases of and demonstrate proficiency with the following products:
    • Lithium-Klout SDK
    • Lithium's Freemarker objects
    • Community API v1 and v2
    • Response API
    • Bulk data API
    • SSO

 

Prerequisite: Students should know the use cases of and how to write code for the following customization points:

  • Basic community customization
  • Skin / CSS
  • Custom components
  • Quilts
  • Layouts
  • Text keys
  • ActiveCast

 

The program includes six hours of live training from Lithium’s subject matter experts and a 90-minute certification examination conducted at the conclusion of the training session. To become certified, participants must pass the examination.

 

 

Community Product Cert.pngLithium Community Product Certification

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

 

Target Audience: Beginner/Intermediate

 

Designed for individuals who are relatively new to the Lithium community platform, this certification provides an overview of the community platform with a strong focus on best practices for set up, implementation and delivery. This includes what elements are needed to improve Community Health Index (CHI) scores and what features of Lithium provide.

Gamification elements in developing engaging communities. We will also cover topics such as how to create quality content for blogs, Lithium Ideas and the Lithium Tribal Knowledge Base.

  1. Interaction Styles - Similarities and Unique Features
  2. Overview of Administration Console and Studio: Tabs, Structure, Navigation, Settings
  3. Ranks & Roles
  4. CHI score
  5. Gamification
  6. Metrics and Analytics

 

The program includes six hours of live training from Lithium’s subject matter experts and a 90-minute certification examination conducted at the conclusion of the training session. To become certified, participants must pass the examination.

 

 

Community Manager Cert II.pngCommunity Management Certification Level II

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

 

Are you one of the 500+ people who are Lithium Certified Community Managers? It's time to take it to the next level with Community Management Certification II. Community Manager Certification II prepares you to achieve higher performance in four areas:

  1. Growing community membership and participation
  2. Developing and managing super users
  3. Managing company participation
  4. Driving business transformation

 

For each area, you’ll learn the key challenges faced, the tactics that separate success from failure, and the elements that make a program complete. Building on the foundation laid with Community Manager I, this new course includes more data points, deeper case examples, new reusable assets, and more opportunities to collaborate with fellow attendees.

 

The course is designed for community managers, executive or directors who manage them, or anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the state of customer community management today. Those who successfully complete the course and exam will earn Lithium’s new Level 2 Certification in Community Management.

 

The program includes six hours of live training from Lithium’s subject matter experts and a 90-minute certification examination conducted at the conclusion of the training session. To become certified, participants must pass the examination.

 

Prerequisite: We strongly recommend you complete Community Management Certification I before attending this workshop. Anyone who registers for CMC II will receive USD 200 off the price of the web-based CMC I course.

 

 

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Social Strategy Certification

Thursday, December 8, 2016

 

Target Audience: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert

 

The Social Strategy Certification is designed for those wanting to advance their skills while developing a roadmap based on their specific business objectives for their implementation of social technology. This new certification is built around the latest Response technology: it’s filled with practical examples showing best of class integrations with the entire Lithium platform.

Participants will come away with an actionable plan for high-scale, efficient customer engagement and response, and will gain the following professional benefits:

Tactical Mastery

  • Learn how to best engage with customers on the social web
  • Understand why Marketing and Customer Care are merging
  • See proven techniques to build advocates
  • Understand the impact of social technology on your business

ROI Connection

  • Learn how to identify, define, and measure ROI for customer care
  • See how leading brands drive ROI though case studies covering call deflection, enhanced sales, innovation and customer satisfaction
  • Identify and measure your success in the context of your business objectives

 

Thought Leadership

Taught by Lithium’s best-selling author and recognized social technology leader Dave Evans (@DaveEv), this course is designed for teams wanting to push their implementation of social technology beyond the traditional areas of support, sales, marketing, and PR, for those who want to tap the inherent knowledge of their entire organization to build stronger advocates faster through customer engagement and response on the social web.

 

The program includes six hours of live training from Lithium’s subject matter experts and a 90-minute certification examination conducted at the conclusion of the training session. To become certified, participants must pass the examination.

 

 


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Jordan Suffin (@JordanS) is Director of Training Services at Lithium, responsible for development and delivery of educational and engaging training materials. He previously worked at MicroStrategy where he spent 16 years in various education roles, starting out as a technical trainer for the West region and more recently running Global Partner Sales & Technical Training and Internal Sales Training/Onboarding programs.