Top 20 Technical & Application Courses of 2019

2019 has come and gone and it was another great year at New Horizons. In 2019 we delivered over 12,490 classes to students in all formats, including Private Group Training, Instructor-Led Training (ILT), and Online LIVE classes (OLL).

Some of our highlights of this past year include:

  • Our catalog of Power Hour courses has grown to include over 250 task-based, one-hour sessions. Our open-enrollment schedule has also grown with over 100 sessions delivered each week. Check out our full Power Hour open-enrollment schedule at nhpowerhour.com
  • Our NHGO NOW library has grown to include 200 courses with over 8,200 videos in 2019! The platform continues to improve and our customers love it. If you haven't experienced the best on-demand learning library in the industry, make sure to grab a free trial here.
  • Our incredible staff of instructors. Our overall instructor average for 2018 is an amazing 9.54 on a 10 scale. Thousands of students have received training from our subject matter experts to improve their skills and to make them more efficient. Click here to see some of our recent student comments.

Listed below are 20 of the most popular courses from 2019, and what each of them covers. Of course, this is only a fraction of our full product catalog that includes hundreds of course titles in several different modalities. Please contact us or visit our Find Training page on nhls.com for additional information on our full course catalog. Here are the most popular technical and application courses of 2019.

Top 10 Technical Courses


AZ-104T00 Microsoft Azure Administrator

This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, create and scale virtual machines, implement storage solutions, configure virtual networking, back up and share data, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement Azure Active Directory, secure identities, and monitor your solution. Learn more here.

AZ-900T01 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure. The course can be taken as an optional first step in learning about cloud services and Microsoft Azure, before taking further Microsoft Azure or Microsoft cloud services courses. Learn more here.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 - v3.0 (ICND1)

One of the many courses needed in order to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v3.0 is split into two classes, with the more advanced class following. Students will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. This includes configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and more. The class runs for 5 days. Learn more here.

Cisco recently introduced an updated CCNA and training dates are now available. Learn more here.

CompTIA Security+ Certification

This course shows students how to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems. They will also learn how to respond to security breaches and prepare for the SY0-501 exam. Over the course of 5 days, students will learn the fundamental concepts of security, how to identify threats and vulnerabilities, develop disaster recovery plans, and more. Security+ can be used as a foundation course for more advanced security certifications and career goals. Learn more here.

CompTIA Network+ Certification

Taking this course helps students prepare for the N10-007 exam and certification. Students learn about the basic network theory concepts, major network communications methods, troubleshooting network issues, and more. CompTIA A+ is a suggested prerequisite for Network+. This class will take students 5 days to complete, with a better understanding of Network+ and enough practice to help with the certification exam. Learn more here.

ITIL 4 Foundation

This 2-day course is designed for anyone who needs an understanding of IT Service Management to help deliver better value to customers. It is appropriate for all IT staff and management, as well as customers who work closely with IT to support business requirements. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the ITIL® 4 Foundation certification and who want to prepare for ITIL® 4 Foundation exam. Learn more here.

10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell v5.0

Windows PowerShell is an advanced tasking tool, with one specific use being aiding in completing necessary, but repetitive tasks. PowerShell uses a language to help write and execute scripts, remotely manage single or multiple Windows-based servers, automate day to day management and administration tasks, and more. The 5-day course is intended for students who want to automate administrative tasks from the command line. Learn more here.

20703-1 Administering System Center Configuration Manager

This course is for experienced information technology (IT) professionals, typically described as Enterprise Desktop Administrators (EDAs). Students will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. Learn more here.

20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016. Learn more here.

20778 Analyzing Data with Power BI

The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of data analysis with Power BI. The course includes creating visualizations, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App. The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data. Learn more here.


Top 10 Application Courses


Microsoft Excel Courses

As one of the biggest office applications, Excel is the standard spreadsheet software for most businesses. We offer a number of courses for the most recent versions of Excel: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel for Office 365. Each version is broken up into 3 classes, Parts 1 through 3, to accommodate those with very beginner needs to the more advanced over a 1-day course. Students can also take classes specifically dealing with Pivot Tables, Power Pivot, and Data Analysis.  Learn more here.

Microsoft PowerPoint Courses

PowerPoint is the leading presentation software, utilized by just about every industry. This 1-day course was designed for students looking to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations. These classes include 2 levels; an introductory, and advanced course.  Versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and PowerPoint for Office 365 are available. All of these courses are delivered by one of our Microsoft Certified Trainers.  Learn more here.

Microsoft Access Courses

Students will learn how to use Access to manage data, including how to create a new database, construct tables, design forms and reports, and more. This is a 2-day course for those with a foundational understanding of Microsoft Access. Versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Access for Office 365 are available. Classes are split into two levels, an introductory course, and an advanced course, with the exception of 2010; a third course is offered for Access 2010, focusing on Programming with VBA. This class is the introductory level of the available three courses, with the advanced class following. Multiple Access courses were within the top 20 application courses. Learn more here.

Microsoft Word Courses

Word is one of the most utilized Office tools available. We offer many 1 day courses for versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word for Office 365. Each version is split into three classes: an introductory, intermediate, and advanced level. Students will learn document creation, formatting text and paragraphs, the latest features of Word, and more. Multiple Word courses were within the top 20 application courses. Learn more here.

Outlook 2016 – Part 1

Outlook is the standard industry application for email, calendar, and contact management. We currently have training available for versions 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Outlook for Office 365. Throughout the 1 day course, students will learn how to send, receive, and manage email messages, manage contact information, schedule appointments and meetings, and more. Those with Skype for Business will also learn how Outlook has capabilities to immediately schedule and start meetings in Skype from Outlook. This class will also help teach organizing mail, adding attachments, responding to meeting invitations. Learn more here.

Project 2016 – Part 1

This course is designed to get students familiar with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016. Project is a management software that can help project leaders assign tasks, track progress, manage budgets, analyze workloads, and more. Versions 2010 and 2013 are also available. During the 1 day of class, students will learn how to identify project management concepts, navigate the Project 2016 environment, create and define new project plans, manage resources, and more. This class is the introductory level of three courses, with the intermediate and advanced following. Learn more here.

SQL Querying

SQL Querying offers two courses specifically for teaching students about querying and getting the most out of SQL. The introductory course, SQL Querying Fundamentals, aims to help students compose SQL queries and feel more confident retrieving information in a database. The advanced course, SQL Querying Advanced, Both courses take 1 day to complete. Students will learn how to connect to the SQL Server database and execute queries there, organize data obtained from a query, retrieve data from tables, and more. Learn more about SQL Querying Fundamentals - Part 1 here and SQL Querying Fundamentals - Part 2 here.

Project Management Fundamentals

Project management requires effective planning to a best practices plan in every step of the process. This 1-day course will help students understand and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects. Students will also identify successful project management practices and their related processes. Learn more here.

Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a professional page layout software that lets students design, draft, and publish a broad range of documents. InDesign is especially helpful for those working in print and online platforms. Over the 2 days of the course, students will learn how to design and enhance documents, work with page elements, manage styles and objects, work with XML, and more. Learn more here.

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is a vital tool for many graphic designers, with it often being a prerequisite to learning the more advanced applications in Creative Cloud (CC). New Horizons offers 2 courses for Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop CC - Part 1 and Part 2. The classes are split into an introductory and advanced course. Students will learn how to understand and work with Layers, enhance images with paint and filters, work with vector paths, and more. Each course is covered in 2 days. Learn more here.

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