Stratum is the only Microsoft Learning Partner in Wales and the
region's leading provider of computer training, project management training, and professional
skills training. Previously known as e-academy, they have a local focus delivering training to
organisations in Cardiff, Newport, Bristol and South Wales. Stratum also offer national coverage,
delivering training and organisational development services across the UK. The training company
works with a wide range of industries, helping all shapes and sizes of organisations to realise
their visions of becoming world-class. Stratum's most popular and successful courses are their
range of Microsoft technical courses, covering everything from Windows OS and Server to SQL Server
and Visual Studio. They offer vendor neutral training through CompTIA qualifications such as A+,
Network+ and Security+, and have a well-respected range of other vendor training including Cisco
and VMware. Further to Stratum's focus on technical and applications IT training, they also offer a
highly successful range of professional skills courses. From PRINCE2(c)and Agile project management
training, to leadership and development training across all areas, they cover most of the spectrum.
I asked Stratum two questions: What was their most popular topic, and what training area did they
think businesses should consider in the current climate?
"There has been a massive increase in demand for SQL server skills, which is not surprising when
it is one of Microsoft's best-selling technologies. These courses are highly popular, particularly
for the 2012 version. With SQL 2014 now also available, we're very excited to see what this will do
In addition to this increasingly desired skill, Stratum have also found growing business
problems around stress, and specifically stress management. The last few years have been a bumpy
ride for most businesses due to the recession, and this has resulted in growing levels of stress at
work. Whether it be due to staff shortages resulting in everyone having to work harder and faster,
or budget cuts which limit much-needed resources, most businesses are experiencing higher stress
levels at work. There are also, unfortunately, few organisations who can effectively deal with it.
To help with this we now offer a range of stress management courses which teach managers how to
better recognise and alleviate stress in their employees - so that those affected by this growing
problem can minimise its impact and hold on the company, making it a better place to work."
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