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GK Polaris Launch Subscription

Build a basic level of knowledge and skills across a broad range of technology topics with this unlimited training subscription.

The GK Polaris Launch subscription includes over 3,000 foundational On-Demand courses. This unlimited training subscription builds a basic level of knowledge and skills across a range of technology topics, including cloud, software development, cybersecurity, project management, networking, and MS Office. Also included are courses designed to strengthen general business skills and organizational culture, including DEI.

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Who Should Attend?

This subscription is designed for anyone who is looking to learn or reinforce understanding of foundational IT concepts.

What You'll Learn

Included Courses
Your GK Polaris Launch includes courses on the following topics:

Project Management, Agile & Scrum
Agile Development
Agile Development Bootcamp
Agile Project Management Bootcamp
Introduction to Scrum for the Team Bootcamp
Introduction to the Agile Principles and Mindset Bootcamp
PMP Bootcamp
PSM I (Professional Scrum Master level I) Bootcamp
PSM II : Professional Scrum Master level II Bootcamp
Scaling Agile in Your Organization Bootcamp

Microsoft: Desktop & Collaboration
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft PowerApps
Microsoft Stream
Microsoft Teams
Office Delve
Power BI
Power BI Bootcamp
Power BI Desktop Bootcamp
SharePoint End User
TOSA Excel
TOSA PowerPoint
Windows Client
Windows End User
Windows Mobile
Windows 10 (MD-100) Bootcamp

Microsoft: 365
Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals
Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate
Microsoft 365 End User
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft: Azure
Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Microsoft Azure Administrator Bootcamp
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Bootcamp
Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Bootcamp
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Core Concepts
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Foundational

Non-Vendor Cloud
Cloud Basics
CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
CompTIA Cloud+

CCSP Bootcamp
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
CompTIA Security+
Security Core Concepts

Data and Analytics
Big Data Core Concepts
Data Essentials
Data Literacy for All Bootcamp
Data Science Core Concepts
Data Science for Managers Bootcamp
Data Visualization and Storytelling Bootcamp
Data Visualization Core Concepts
Understanding Bias in Data Bootcamp

IT Service Management & Networking
CompTIA A+
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
CompTIA Linux+
CompTIA Network+
IT Hardware Technician
IT Project Management
IT Software Technician
Linux Administration
Networking Core Concepts

Programming & Application Development
Get Into Programming with Python Bootcamp
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)
ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Level Extension
ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Level Extension (CTFL)
JavaScript Core Concepts
Mobile Development Core Concepts
Mobility Core Concepts
Secure Programming Core Concepts
Software Development Core Concepts

Other IT Skills
Database Core Concepts
DevOps Core Concepts
Server Core Concepts
VMware Core Concepts

Business Skills
Business Continuity Planning Bootcamp
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadercamps
Etiquette & Conduct While Working From Home
Fostering Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Leading In The New Normal Leadercamp
Managing Stress while Working from Home
Responding To The Pandemic Leadercamp
The Art of Great Consulting Leadercamp
Working Remotely

Course Outline

The following courses are included with your subscription:


Agile Project Management

  • Agile Project Management: Add or Modify Stories in the Backlog
  • Agile Project Management: Apply Agile Practices to Your Organization
  • Agile Project Management: Close Out a Project
  • Agile Project Management: Conclude an Iteration
  • Agile Project Management: Coordinate a Release
  • Agile Project Management: Create an Iteration and Release Plan
  • Agile Project Management: Define the Project Vision and Scope
  • Agile Project Management: Develop a Basic Understanding of Agile
  • Agile Project Management: Develop an Agile Team
  • Agile Project Management: Identify and Manage Project Risk
  • Agile Project Management: Identify Stakeholders and Success Criteria
  • Agile Project Management: Identify Users
  • Agile Project Management: Interface with Teams that Use Other Development Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management: Manage Impediments
  • Agile Project Management: Plan an Iteration
  • Agile Project Management: Plan Communication
  • Agile Project Management: Prioritize User Stories
  • Agile Project Management: Review and Estimate User Stories

Building a Command-Line Interface (CLI) with argparse

  • Build a CLI with argparse
  • Build an advanced CLI with argparse
  • Use alternative tools to build a CLI

Business Analyst in an Agile Environment

  • Agile for the Business Analyst: Clarify Business Objectives
  • Agile for the Business Analyst: Establish and Manage Backlog
  • Agile for the Business Analyst: Facilitating, Business Acceptance
  • Agile for the Business Analyst: What is Agile?

Cybersecurity Foundations

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity Awareness
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Data Security
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Environment Monitoring
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Identity Management
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Incident Response
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Legal Considerations
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Malware
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Network Discovery
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Network Hardening
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Physical Security
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Public Key Infrastructure
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Security Architecture
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Social Engineering
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Software Security
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Systems Hardening
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity: Trends in Cybersecurity

Debugging and Profiling

  • Debugging with Python
  • Logging with Python
  • Profiling with Python

DevOps Implementation Boot Camp

  • DevOps: More Than Just Dev & Ops
  • Maturing a DevOps Practice in the Enterprise
  • Your DevOps Journey: Amplify Feedback
  • Your DevOps Journey: Continual Learning and Experimentation
  • Your DevOps Journey: Optimize Flow

Getting Started with C#

  • Call code in other assemblies with C Sharp
  • Compile a command-line program with C Sharp
  • Create a class library with C Sharp
  • Display numeric values with C Sharp
  • Format strings for output with C Sharp
  • Handle exceptions with C Sharp
  • Organize your code into classes with C Sharp
  • Simplify your classes with properties with C Sharp
  • Simplify your code with enums with C Sharp
  • Write and call methods with C Sharp

Getting Started with Entity Framework

  • Insert, update, and delete data from a database using Entity Framework
  • Read database data with Entity Framework
  • Use enterprise patterns with Entity Framework
  • Use LocalDb as a development database with Entity Framework
  • Use stored procedures with Entity Framework
  • Write LINQ to Entity Framework queries

Getting Started with Git

  • Add files to a repository with Git
  • Clone an existing repository in Git
  • Create and merge branches in Git
  • Edit files in a Git repository
  • Install the Git tools
  • Resolve merge conflicts in Git
  • Rewrite history in a Git repository

Getting Started with JavaScript

  • Getting Started with JavaScript: Configure your development environment
  • Getting Started with JavaScript: Create and use arrays
  • Getting Started with JavaScript: Learn about ECMAScript 6
  • Getting Started with JavaScript: Learn object-oriented programming
  • Getting Started with JavaScript: Understand Booleans, numbers, and strings
  • Getting Started with JavaScript: Understand JavaScript language essentials

Getting Started with Python

  • Flow control with Python
  • HTTP requests with Python
  • Importing modules with Python
  • Intro to Python
  • Python basics
  • Python Functions

Getting Started with SQLAlchemy

  • Learn about ORMs and SQLAlchemy
  • Learn SQLAlchemy Core
  • Learn SQLAlchemy ORM

Getting Started with TypeScript

  • Discover more TypeScript features
  • Explore the advantages of TypeScript
  • Functions and arrow functions in TypeScript
  • Use classes and interfaces in TypeScript
  • Use internal and external modules in TypeScript

Introduction to Agile

  • A Brief History of Agile
  • Agile Basics
  • Agile Methods
  • Agile Practices
  • Becoming Agile
  • What is Agile?

Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity: Discovery and Attack Vectors
  • Cybersecurity: Malware
  • Cybersecurity: Networking Basics
  • Cybersecurity: System Exploitation
  • Cybersecurity: Vulnerabilities and Systems Scanning
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Programming

  • Categorize a Value as a Data Type
  • Combine Values into Composite Data Types
  • Follow the Execution Path of a Program
  • Identify the Elements of a Computer Language
  • Run, Debug, and Correct Source Code
  • Select an Appropriate Collection Type

IT Project Management

  • IT Project Management: Close out a project
  • IT Project Management: Create an initial schedule and budget
  • IT Project Management: Create risk register
  • IT Project Management: Create WBS and dictionary
  • IT Project Management: Decompose product scope into stakeholder requirements
  • IT Project Management: Define product scope
  • IT Project Management: Develop a communication plan
  • IT Project Management: Establish quality metrics
  • IT Project Management: Evaluate a project business case
  • IT Project Management: Identify and assess stakeholders
  • IT Project Management: Match competence to scenario
  • IT Project Management: Plan a project rollout
  • IT Project Management: Review and disposition a change request
  • IT Project Management: Use metrics to reassess the business case

Leadership & Management

  • Introduction to Active Leadership
  • The Context for Leadership
  • Introduction to the Active Leadership Model
  • Active Leadership: The Power of Communication
  • Active Leadership: Coaching
  • Active Leadership: Providing Feedback
  • Active Leadership: Making Choices

IT Trends Shaping the Future of Business

  • IT Trends
  • IT Trends: Analytics
  • IT Trends: Application Development
  • IT Trends: Cloud
  • IT Trends: DevOps
  • IT Trends: Internet of Things
  • IT Trends: Mobile
  • IT Trends: Security
  • IT Trends: Social

ITIL® 4 Foundation

  • ITIL® 4: Continual improvement model
  • ITIL® 4: Four dimensions of service management
  • ITIL® 4: General management practices
  • ITIL® 4: Key concepts of service management
  • ITIL® 4: Practices
  • ITIL® 4: Service management practices
  • ITIL® 4: Service value chain
  • ITIL® 4: Seven guiding principles
  • ITIL® 4: Technical management practices
  • Key Components of ITIL® 4

Python Apps with SQLite

  • SQLite: Insert, update, and delete
  • SQLite: Other considerations
  • SQLite: Retrieve data

TCP/IP Networking

  • TCP/IP Networking: Address Resolution Protocol
  • TCP/IP Networking: Autoconfiguration
  • TCP/IP Networking: Common TCP Applications
  • TCP/IP Networking: Common UDP Applications
  • TCP/IP Networking: Domain Name System
  • TCP/IP Networking: ICMP Diagnostic and Error Reports
  • TCP/IP Networking: Internet Protocol Version 4
  • TCP/IP Networking: Internet Protocol Version 6
  • TCP/IP Networking: IP Routing
  • TCP/IP Networking: IPv4 Addressing
  • TCP/IP Networking: IPv4 Subnetting with VLSM
  • TCP/IP Networking: Multicasting
  • TCP/IP Networking: Network Access Review
  • TCP/IP Networking: TCP Sessions
  • TCP/IP Networking: TCP/IP Numbering Systems
  • TCP/IP Networking: TCP/IP Overview
  • TCP/IP Networking: TCP/IP Security
  • TCP/IP Networking: UDP Sessions
  • TCP/IP Networking: VOIP Implementation

Testing Frameworks (Unittest)

  • Use mocking to isolate code for unit testing
  • Write unit tests for Python code

Top 10 Python Language Concepts

  • Python Language Concepts: Create Decorators to add functionality to existing functions
  • Python Language Concepts: Create generators to easily implement iterators
  • Python Language Concepts: Create properties to implement getters, setters, and deleters
  • Python Language Concepts: Deal with runtime errors gracefully with exception handling
  • Python Language Concepts: Iterate over Iterators and Iterables
  • Python Language Concepts: Leverage the full power of Dictionaries
  • Python Language Concepts: Pack and unpack parameters and arguments
  • Python Language Concepts: Use string interpolation to simplify text manipulation
  • Python Language Concepts: Write modular classes and mixins with multiple inheritance
  • Python Language Concepts: Write Pythonic code

Understanding Networking Fundamentals

  • Networking Fundamentals: Communications Protocols
  • Networking Fundamentals: Emerging Technologies
  • Networking Fundamentals: Ethernet LANs
  • Networking Fundamentals: Ethernet Switching
  • Networking Fundamentals: Introduction to Networking
  • Networking Fundamentals: IP Addressing
  • Networking Fundamentals: IPv4 Subnetting
  • Networking Fundamentals: Network Security
  • Networking Fundamentals: Network Standards
  • Networking Fundamentals: Physical Network Connections
  • Networking Fundamentals: Routing
  • Networking Fundamentals: Support and Management Protocols
  • Networking Fundamentals: TCP and UDP
  • Networking Fundamentals: Web Protocols
  • Networking Fundamentals: Wide Area Networks
  • Networking Fundamentals: Wireless LANs

Understanding the Cloud Business Application and Vendor Landscape

  • Complete the Research Process for a Cloud Solution
  • Evaluate Cloud Solution Requirements
  • Explore Cloud Products
  • Identify Cloud Service Providers
  • Satisfy Cloud Requirements
  • Size and Plan a Cloud Solution

Working with JSON data from Python

  • Deserialize JSON to Python
  • Serialize Python to JSON
  • Write custom JSON encoders and decoders for Python

Working with Remote Directories Using os and Paramiko

  • Work with files and processes on your workstation using os and Paramiko
  • Work with files on a remote server using os and Paramiko