Partnership with Three New Publishers

Skillsoft Expands IT and Digital Skills Book Collection

Bill DonoghueCamberley (UK), October 2017 - Skillsoft, a global provider of corporate learning, has announced partnerships with Bleeding Edge Press, CCIEin8Weeks, and Rocky Nook to expand its comprehensive IT Skills & Certification and Digital Skills collections. By partnering with these three publishers, Skillsoft adds critical titles that enhance learners’ digital skills and provide best-in-class programmer, developer, creative design, and enterprise IT content to help learners build their skills, improve their productivity, and advance their careers.

Skillsoft works with more than 230 global publishers to offer over 40,000 best-selling digital and audiobook titles that enable today’s learners to achieve their fullest potential. The content includes comprehensive coverage on IT, software development, web design, digital imaging, professional effectiveness, leadership, and digital skills to help learners at all stages of their careers. Skillsoft delivers these digital books via personalised learning paths and modalities across 450 curated channels through its new cloud-based, state-of-the-art learning platform, Percipio.

"Books continue to hold universal appeal across multiple generations, all of which prefer multi-modal learning resources. These new partnerships with Bleeding Edge Press, CCIEin8Weeks, and Rocky Nook reinforce our commitment to delivering the most comprehensive and relevant content through highly desired book titles by leading authors," said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO of the Skillsoft group." Adding more titles specifically geared toward our developer, design, and digital-skills audiences ensures that we continue to be the industry’s go-to learning resource."

Through partnerships with leading publishers, Skillsoft regularly adds meaningful content to its platform to help organisations develop well-rounded managers and leaders.

  • Bleeding Edge PressBelieving that collaboration fosters innovation, the company works with teams of authors from around the world to produce short e-book content that focuses on early or hot technology themes that have not yet been overly published, ensuring new, fresh topics.
  • CCIEin8Weeks: The team comprises networking-industry experts with a combined experience of more than 30 years and produces best-selling written exam study guides and quizzes. The content is designed to help users both learn and pass just about any Cisco certification exam, including CCIE (routing/switching, written, and lab); CCIE (service provider, written, and lab); CCIE (security, written, and lab); CCNP, CCDA, and CCNA.
  • Rocky Nook: The company was founded in early 2006 to provide digital-photography and software-development content, including imaging and software-testing topics. These books are written by experts who have a substantial amount of experience and a deep technical understanding of the subject matter. This expertise ensures better quality and depth of study for the learner.

"Bleeding Edge Press is thrilled to partner with Skillsoft to share our subject-matter experts with a robust community of professionals," said Troy Mott, co-founder and publisher at Bleeding Edge Press. "We're looking forward to engaging with this new audience, bringing early, hot topics to developers so that they can get ahead."

"The CCIEin8Weeks team is passionate about helping networking professionals learn and pass the Cisco CCIE certification exams, and we’re excited to share our study material with Skillsoft’s corporate learners," said Paul Adam, founder of CCIEin8Weeks.

"Rocky Nook is excited to be part of the Skillsoft community," said Scott Cowlin, managing director and publisher at Rocky Nook, Inc. "We are proud to be home to some of the world’s greatest photographers and educators in the industry and are always thrilled when we can get their work in front of professionals who are honing their skills and their craft."

Recent research by Skillsoft found that 80 percent of respondents across all age ranges declared books to be an important part of their learning experience, with 85 percent of IT learners saying they use books to develop new skills. Recognising customer needs, Skillsoft continues to strive towards new opportunities to expand their collection with quality content curated for the individual learning journey.