San Diego (PRWEB) June 5, 2008
SmartDraw.com today announced the launch of its new SmartDraw Certification Program in response to a growing demand from SmartDraw corporate customers. The new certification program ensures participants that they will not only become proficient in using SmartDraw, but will become bona fide SmartDraw experts. Best of all, it's free.
"SmartDraw is so intuitive and easy-to-use, that it doesn't require any training," said Paul Stannard, SmartDraw.com CEO. "But we wanted to respond to the growing demand of corporate customers who wanted an official certification program. Now users can access the certification program free online and take an online quiz. When passed, we'll send out the official SmartDraw Certification certificate."
Not only does the course improve user knowledge of SmartDraw, but certification is an impressive addition to any resume in today's increasingly competitive corporate world.
The program offers three levels of certification. Level 1: Learning the Fundamentals helps users learn the benefits of business graphics and how they help you work more efficiently. It teaches the basics of working with SmartDraw's interface and how to create simple diagrams with SmartDraw. Level 2: Specialize, offers certification for various diagram types, such as flowcharts, org charts, mind maps, Gantt charts, and more. Level 3: Become a Guru helps users become real SmartDraw experts--teaching advanced features to unlock the full power of SmartDraw.
SmartDraw, popular software downloaded by more than 2 million people each year, is the first software program to automate the creation of business graphics. Unlike other graphics programs that provide users with a blank screen and expect them to draw, such as Visio, with SmartDraw users start with a template that is specifically designed to create the type of illustration they need. Users enter the information and SmartDraw does the rest: building the graphic automatically using built-in rules and professional design themes to guarantee polished, presentation-quality results in just a few minutes.
SmartDraw features one-click export to Microsoft® documents like Word®, PowerPoint®, and Excel®, and also saves to PDF. And, in the rare case that users need extra help, SmartDraw offers free customer support to all users.
SmartDraw offers a variety of licensing options and programs, including educational pricing. A free trial is available at http://www.smartdraw.com and includes both online and telephone technical support.
SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.
Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit http://www.smartdraw.com.