General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Panicking yet?

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The 25th May 2018 (when GDPR comes in to force across the EU) is only just over 300 days away and yet it appears many companies do not understand the extent that this will affect their business, the possible consequences/fines for getting it wrong and the potential for it to […]

August Special Offers

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We have extra special discounts currently available on more than 700 upcoming classroom events – but hurry, course places are limited. Our latest deals included: PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Courses from just £639 This course is taught using the latest 2017 version and the course fee includes both exams and […]

PRINCE2® 2017 – It’s now live – mostly!

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Back in January we reported that PRINCE2, arguably the world’s most popular project management methodology, is undergoing a major update, its first since 2009. Axelos announces major update to PRINCE2® We are pleased to announce that ‘most’ of our very extensive PRINCE2 classroom courses are live on the new version […]

What is data science and how do I get into the profession?

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Organisations are increasingly looking to make more of the data they possess in order to inform and influence business thinking and strategy. As a result, people with the skills to mine big data and create meaningful insight from disparate data sources are in big demand. In fact, it is expected […]

Association for Project Management (APM) – Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017

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The Association for Project Management (APM) has published its new annual Salary and Market Trends Survey for 2017. With nearly 6,000 participants, the report is one of the largest in the project management profession detailing lots of useful information about salaries and the market – the report highlights: The average […]

PRINCE2 2017 – Launch Dates announced

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PRINCE2 2017 Courses Available from 10th July! As detailed below we are pleased to announce that we will now have courses on the 2017 version from the 10th July 2017 (from some suppliers) with the majority on the new version from the beginning of August 2017. This new version (with […]

Focus is Recruiting

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We currently have two vacancies for exciting roles in the Focus on Training offices in Peterborough – detailed below: If these are of interest please respond by sending your application and CV to enquiries@focus-on-training.co.uk NO AGENCIES PLEASE Marketing Administrator As a Marketing Administrator for our team in Peterborough you will […]

How do I get a job in Software Testing?

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Whilst Focus on Training is very much a provider of training services and not a recruitment company, one of the most popular questions we get asked is how do I get a job in Software Testing? We have an extensive range of courses covering all aspects from ISTQB Foundation level […]

Question: How many people does it take to cut a data centre’s power leading to travel chaos for 75,000 airline passengers worldwide? Answer: One, according to BA!

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Somewhat unbelievably, the recent travel chaos at BA, which lasted over 3 days and affected c75,000 passengers worldwide (and could cost BA over £100m in compensation let alone the brand damage), has been blamed on a single engineer disconnecting a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge […]

PRINCE2® 2017 – Update

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Back in January we reported that PRINCE2, arguably the world’s most popular project management method, is undergoing a major update, its first since 2009. Axelos announces major update to PRINCE2® Due for release in mid-2017, Axelos has announced that the revisions will place a strong emphasis on the scalability and […]