The Training Comparison Matrix


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By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

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A Tool For Determining Purchasing Training That Is Right For YOU

Engaging in online classes, also called eLearning and Internet-delivered training, has become increasingly popular. However, the benefits of online classes may not be instantly obvious. This Training Comparison Matrix contrasts the characteristics of traditional good live purchasing training with the online classes offered by Next Level Purchasing, Inc.

Characteristic Traditional Good Training Next Level Purchasing Online Classes
Covers practical purchasing topics Yes Yes
Is taught by qualified instructors Yes Yes
Makes it easy to learn Yes Yes
Awards Continuing Education Hours Yes Yes
Is always available at a convenient time No Yes
Can be taken from the location most convenient for you No Yes
Instructor can be asked a question any time of the day or night over a period of months No Yes
Every word communicated by the instructor can be printed for future reference No Yes
The pace is controlled by the students' level of proficiency No Yes

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