IT managers run projects and deliver value to the enterprise. The primary contribution, and value of IT managers, is to take ideas and direction from corporate leadership and deliver completed projects to assigned departments. Therefore, the best way to become a great IT manager is to learn the IT skills needed for today’s corporations (cloud computing, cybersecurity, AI, software implementation, upgrades and refreshes, etc.) and be qualified and competent to deliver the project goals.
At Accelerator 7 all of our coursework is based on real world projects in our virtual company. In every project you will receive your assignments via email from your instructor (the CIO), learn about the relevant skills, software, methodology, and business tools needed, and then you will put all of that together every week to generate your deliverables with Word, Excel, SharePoint, Power Point, etc. and complete and post your assignments for the CIO’s approval or further direction.
The absolute best way to become competent and qualified is to learn a skill, practice the skill, and then reinforce the skill through continued use. At the end of twelve weeks you will be an experienced IT manager with a well-rounded set of skills, knowledge and experience and you will be able to speak confidently about more than a dozen software programs that are used all across the US in large corporations. Competence will make you confident!