Smartsheet University: eLearning Core App path & Badge for $199 vs Core App Path for $849

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Two Questions:

1) What is the difference between these two options in Smartsheet University, aside from cost?

The eLearning Core App path & Badge for $199: https://smartu.smartsheet.com/plan/elearning?_ga=2.69681488.1544627771.1692635313-18372609.1692651375

The Core App Path for $849 (does not appear to offer a Badge): https://smartu.smartsheet.com/plan/elearning?_ga=2.69681488.1544627771.1692635313-18372609.1692651375

And just a comment: It would be great if the courses could be compared with each other, to better evaluate which is most appropriate for a user, at any given point in their learning process.

2) Are there any no-cost resources to achieve skills Badges, for a user with a Business Plan license?

And a comment: It would be great if the pricing were posted for additional options, such as Smartsheet University All Access Subscription, or the Support packages that include All Access. It would inform choices in purchasing learning paths individually vs. a subscription.

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
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    Hey @KimCole

    Both of the links go to the same place, however I believe what you're referring to in the second link is the Core App Path that is Instructor Led in a virtual classroom, versus the eLearning course that you do on your own.

    Here's a Help Article that explains the difference between the two:


    There are a number of free resources you can use to learn about Smartsheet!

    All of the Help resources are free, along with the Webinars:

    Please do search through the Community and post here as well, when you have questions! While these resources won't provide you with skill badges or certifications, you can earn Community Badges.

    In regards to comparing Support Packages, this web page has more information, including data sheets you can use to compare each type of Support Package (Standard, Pro, TAM, and TAM Enhanced):


    Here's the form to discuss different pricing options with our Sales team.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

  • KimCole
    KimCole ✭✭
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    Thank you for your answer. I put the wrong link in my question for the $849 Core App Path option. It is corrected below. And it does not mention any instructor-led courses, per the description pasted below.

    The $199 option mentions earning Badges. The $849 option does not mention earning Badges. Is one of these redundant over the other?

    LEARNING PATH: eLearning $199

    https://smartu.smartsheet.com/plan/elearning?_ga=2.77212693.1029363684.1692754635-18372609.1692651375

    Dive into interactive eLearning courses to learn how to use the core Smartsheet application. Our courses incorporate hands-on activities and videos on how to use Smartsheet to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report data. 

    Learning Objectives

    Core App path and Badge

    The Core App path contains courses to get you started on your Smartsheet journey, and by passing the Core App Capstone course, you can earn the Core App badge, credentialed via Credly.

    Core Features 

    Dive into the various core application features to help you plan, capture, manage, automate, and report so that you can move from idea to impact, fast.

    Advanced Capabilities  

    Our premium add-ons and advanced capabilities include Control Center, Dynamic View, and Calendar App, extending the Smartsheet platform with enterprise connectivity and advanced data management.

    Bridge and Connectors 

    Integrate your business data, workflows, processes and systems of record with each other, and into the Smartsheet platform.

    Resource Management  

    Resource Management is a resource and project portfolio planning solution that can be used to act on critical data about your team’s capacity.


    LEARNING PATH: Core App Path $849

    Learning Objectives

    Managing Your Work In Sheets

    Start managing your work quickly by importing your existing files or using one of our templates! Standardize your data and formatting to help your collaborators focus on what's important to them. Visualize and update your data in different ways with just a few clicks.

    Collaborating In Smartsheet 

    Discover how and when to collaborate with your colleagues. Share with the right level of permission for the needs of your collaborators. Control what users can view and update. Track changes that are made to your sheets, when, and by who.

    Writing Formulas In Smartsheet 

    You can take managing your work to the next level with formulas. Whether you are looking to summarize data, track time spent on requests, or automate symbols columns to increase the visibility of important metrics, using formulas in Smartsheet can get you there. 

    Collecting Information With Forms 

    Anybody can add to your sheet with a form! You can create forms to log issues and risks, make requests, collect feedback, and much more. Restrict who can make submissions so that you collect information from the right people. Stay on brand and give your collaborators confidence to make submissions when you use your logo and colors.

    Automating Your Workflows 

    You can automate workflows to save time and reduce manual work! Use workflows to keep your team on track, send automated messages when work changes, and gather approvals. Focus on your active work by archiving completed items.

    Reporting On Your Work 

    You can create reports to view the data that is important to you or your users. Simplify your work by updating data across multiple sheets in one place. Dynamically show each user their work. Track information from across your sheets by creating sheet summary reports.

    Communicating With Dashboards 

    You can build dashboards to communicate to your stakeholders in real time using information from your sheets. Create charts to make your data easier to understand. Provide one place to see all your data when you embed content from Smartsheet and other apps.

    Capstone 

    Demonstrate your Smartsheet knowledge and skills with a hands-on exercise. You will use the completed exercise to answer the 20-question timed quiz.

    Note: Courses must be completed within 90 days of purchase. 

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
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    Hey @KimCole

    Yes exactly! 🙂

    • The first link is to the virtual eLearning courses that you do on your own at your own time. (Videos, click-through training, etc.)
    • The second link is to the Instructor Led training, like a virtual classroom with a real person going through the material. These have set times where you register to attend each part of the course with a specific instructor.

    Both of them end in Capstone quiz that offer you the opportunity to get a Badge (note that this is different from a Certification).


    Although the specific page you linked to doesn't say "instructor led" on it, if you click on the Contents to the right you'll see that they're instructor led (hence the price difference):



    You should also be able to see this from the main home page, when searching for courses:

    Let me know if you have any more questions!

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

  • KimCole
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    Thank you for the clarification. However, I do not see a link to instructor-led courses under Contents on the higher-prices Core App Path. And when I click to buy it, it does not show a list of the instructor-led courses to choose from. Are they pre-recorded videos?

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
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    Hi @KimCole

    For the second link, the Instructor Led Training, this training is live over video. You'll receive a recording of it after the class as well. (See: Smartsheet University All Access)

    The classes in the Instructor Led Core App Path are the Learning Objectives you wrote out above 🙂

    • Managing Your Work In Sheets
    • Collaborating In Smartsheet 
    • Writing Formulas In Smartsheet 
    • Collecting Information With Forms 
    • Automating Your Workflows 
    • Reporting On Your Work 
    • Communicating With Dashboards 


    If you purchase the Path, then you'll see each of these as individual sessions to register for. Here's what it would look like if you purchased the path and went to "Managing Your Work In Sheets":

    Then when you click "Register", you can select what date/time works for your schedule for that live course:

    Cheers,

    Genevieve