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Course Code: GES412
Learn about the role of records management in an organization. Discuss the classifications and value of records, and how they tie into the memory of a business. Learn the life cycle of paper records and common problems faced in record management.
Understand the basics of alphabetical indexing rules. Explore the importance of filing consistency, key units of names, and general rules of filing.
Discuss electronic file management and how to stay organized in the digital age. Look over the most frequently used databases, how to organize e-commerce, and the life cycle of electronic records.
Dive into the rules of alphabetical records management, equipment, and procedures. This section will cover filing and storage, straight line tabs, choosing the right equipment, and the six steps in the records management procedure.
Learn about the four values of records, record cycle, and common methods of records transfer. Move on to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of subject, numeric, and geographic records management.
Master an understanding of magnetic and optical records, data input devices, and record safety and security. Lastly, your course will cover the elements of an RIM program, disaster recover, and records retention schedules.
Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB®) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ®).
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. The Records Management Online Training Program is for you if you want to enhance your records management knowledge or jump-start your career in the records management profession.
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. This program can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. Your computer will need to have an Internet connection and e-mail capabilities. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. Click Here to download the Acrobat Reader. Click Here to download the Flash Player. ed2go will provide the required textbooks (Records Management,9th Edition, Study Guide, and Simulation) for this program.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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