What’s It Like to Take a Holly Group Class?

“So much more than your standard lecture!”

On the surface, Holly Group’s training classes are like many others in that an instructor imparts the knowledge students must have in order to improve their lot or pass an exam. There is an outline that we follow to ensure we don’t miss anything, and a schedule to ensure it starts and ends on time – two objectives that are especially critical because of the impressive breadth of our standard coverage.


Our classes are run more like mini “shows” than standard lectures in that they include videos and conversation rather than just readings of static slides! There are several reasons for this, starting with the fact that we hate going to boring talk-at-you kinds of classes as much as you do, and we have zero interest in leading one. The biggest one, though, is that we are more concerned about the learning than the teaching, and are dedicated to ensuring everyone in attendance not only leaves prepared to further their careers, but truly understands the best practices being taught as well.

Furthermore, whenever a class is run for the benefit of a particular organization, the opportunity exists to tailor the materials to reflect the host’s specific business dynamics, goals, and values. Examples and conclusions can be drawn that relate to the organization’s offerings and markets, and the course topics can be given more or less emphasis to ensure that less familiar subject areas get greater attention, and that time isn’t spent teaching people things they already know.

Finally – and this is true of any good classroom experience – students get to interact with each other and with the instructor by asking questions, sharing experiences, and otherwise deepening their knowledge. Video watchers get to, well, watch videos, and while that nominally covers the nut, it’s very one-dimensional and does little to reinforce the lessons.

So what say you? Call me (617-383-4655) or email me and arrange for your class today!

To CIP or not to CIP? That’s no longer the question

I have been tracking with some interest lately a number of discussions (online and otherwise) about just how “real” AIIM’s new Certified Information Professional (CIP) designation actually is, and it’s been interesting to see the consensus move from “the what?” to “yeah, I’m looking at that now” and the start of “yes, I’ve got mine!”

The most common opinion today is that the CIP has gotten quickly off the ground but is still flying well below most organizations’ radar. Interestingly, even the most early adopters are not troubled by this, as they understand that no professional certification was ever instantly recognized. Even such leading lights as PMP, CRM, and CDIA+ all took time to gain traction, and the expectation is that the CIP will too.


Register Now for CIP Express Exam Prep!
Coming to Ottawa Feb 19 and 20

Canadian ParliamentHolly Group’s exclusive 1-day CIP exam prep class is coming to Ottawa – truly a capital idea!

We’ve partnered with CORADIX to help you prepare for and earn the prestigious Certified Information Professional (CIP) Designation offered by AIIM International. To be held at the CORADIX office at 151 Slater Street, Suite 1010, it is scheduled for two separate dates for your convenience!

About AIIM’s CIP Designation

ciplogo“CIP Prep: Why Train? Why Now?”

Created by information industry association AIIM International, the CIP was created to validate your ability to “bridge the increasing gap between enterprise IT and business executives that currently exists in many organizations.”

Developed in accordance with ISO Standard 17024, assuring conformity to accepted procedures for certification programs, CIP candidates must demonstrate knowledge of six domain areas across the spectrum of content and information management:

• Access/Use
• Capture/Manage
• Collaborate/Deliver
• Secure/Preserve
• Architecture/Systems
• Plan/Implement

This course covers all 6 of these domains – and more! – and is the first and only classroom offering to be officially accredited by AIIM. So don’t wait – arrange for your class today!


Pricing per student is CAD$495. AIIM Members save 10%!

Tuesday, February 19
Click here for registration form (PDF)
Wednesday, February 20
Click here for registration form (PDF)

This class is ideal for organizations seeking a one day, “in and out”-style program, either stand-alone or as part of larger educational event for staff or partners. Just be sure to bring your best speed-hearing skills, for it compresses a great number of disciplines (including all six domains of the CIP exam) into a short period of time!

The course outline is presented below, and space is limited. So don’t delay – enroll today!

Contact in Canada:
Andrew Pery
Executive Director, Enterprise Content Management
CORADIX Technology Consulting Ltd.
613-234-0800 x270
Contact in the U.S.:
Steve Weissman
Minister of Process & Information Betterment
Holly Group



Exam Domain 1
Business Intelligence
Master Data Management
Text Analytics


Exam Domain 2
Information Capture
Business Process Management
Knowledge Management
Email Management
Content Management

Exam Domain 3
Social Media
Information Workplace
Instant Messaging
Web Conferencing


Exam Domain 4
Records Management
Data Privacy
Digital Rights Management


Exam Domain 5
Info Architecture
Technical Architecture
Cloud Computing
Mobile Applications
Web Sites & Portals

Exam Domain 6
Strategic Planning
The Business Case
Implementation Planning
Requirements Definition
Solution Design
Change Management

About the CIP Exam
The Future is Now


CIP Express: Where Would You Like the Train to Stop?

Contact us for more information:
Tel 617.383.4655
Email training@hollygroup.com

A 1-Day Accelerated Exam Prep Course

Tell us where you’d like to attend, and
where there’s consensus, there’ll be a class!

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Significant discounts for large groups

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