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Standards Education
IP-Shield is the premier provider of on-line standards education in the workplace. Our comprehensive list of courses will address the standards education needs of your entire organization. From new hires and recent college graduates, to seasoned engineers and professionals across industries, the collection offers something for everyone.

Copyright Aware™
Every day around the globe, in every company that designs or builds products, engineers reference copyright materials including Standards and technical documents. But few users understand what they can and cannot do in terms of copying and distributing these protected materials. Misuse is rampant, putting both the company and the individual at risk. Copyright Aware teaches anyone who uses or distributes standards how to avoid misuse. (More Information)

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Standards Aware™
Standards Aware™, written in conjunction with Thompson Consulting, Inc., is a collection of eight courses designed for anyone who uses or distributes standards in the workplace. From new hires and recent college graduates, to seasoned engineers and professionals across industries, the collection offers something for everyone. Users can take courses relevant to their needs, or the entire series.

“An understanding and awareness of standards is essential for success
in today’s global economy. Organizations in both the public and private
sectors are constantly challenged to provide their employees with
standards education, and theses courses meet that challenge.”
- Ed Mikoski, President, Standards Engineering Society (SES)

Course #1: What Are Standards?
Standards are part of our daily lives yet they often go unnoticed. This course explains what standards are and uses examples of the various types of standards to illustrate the many ways that we use and rely on standards.

Objectives. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the general concept of a standard
  2. Recognize the various types of standards
  3. Distinguish between design and performance standards
  4. Differentiate between de facto and de jure standards
  5. Describe the relationship between voluntary and mandatory standards
Target Audience: This course is for anyone new to standards, or those needing a refresher on the subject, such as:
  • Corporate engineering, manufacturing, and design staff
  • Quality managers
  • Government and public administration staff
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • NGOs (non-government organizations) concerned with global trade
  • Standards development organizations staff
  • Consumers

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Course #2: Why Are Standards Used?
Standards are used for a variety of reasons. This course examines the benefits of standards for consumers, explains why industry uses standards, and explores the regulatory use of standards by government authorities.

Objectives. The objectives of this course are to:

  1. Explain the benefits of standards for consumers
  2. Illustrate why industry uses standards
  3. Explain the regulatory use of standards
  4. Describe the benefits of standards for society in general
Target Audience: This course is for anyone new to standards, or those needing a refresher on the subject, such as:
  • Corporate engineering, manufacturing, and design staff
  • Quality managers
  • Government and public administration staff
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • NGOs concerned with global trade
  • Standards development organizations staff
  • Consumers

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Course #3: Standards Developing Organizations
Who develops standards? Hundreds of organizations around the world produce standards. This course identifies the various industry groups and government agencies that are involved in the development of standards.

Objectives. The objectives of this course are to:

  1. Identify the types of organizations that develop standards
  2. Explain why companies use internal standards
  3. Differentiate between the various categories of standards developing industry groups
  4. Provide examples of government agencies that develop standards
  5. Describe national, regional, and international standards organizations
Target Audience: This course is for anyone new to standards or those needing a refresher on the subject, such as:
  • Corporate engineering, manufacturing, and design staff
  • Government and public administration staff
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • NGOs concerned with global trade
  • Standards development organizations staff

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Course #4: Standards Development Process
Standards are developed by a variety of organizations worldwide. Despite their diversity, most standards organizations follow similar processes to develop standards. This course describes the most common processes used to develop industry, national, and international standards.

Objectives. The objectives of this course are to:

  1. Explain the process for developing standards using examples of industry, national, and international procedures
  2. Describe the globally recognized principles for standards development
  3. Consider options for financing the standards development process
  4. Identify resources for assistance in developing standards
Target Audience: Anyone new to standards or those needing a refresher on the subject, such as:
  • Participants on standards committees
  • Corporate engineering, manufacturing, and design staff
  • Government and public administration staff
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • Standards development organizations staff

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Course #5: Standards and Trade
What is the role of standards in the global marketplace? The link between standards and international trade is examined in this course.

Objectives. This course will:

  1. Demonstrate the importance of standards to global trade
  2. Describe standards harmonization and illustrate the concept using examples
  3. Detail the benefits of using international standards to facilitate global trade
  4. Explain the relationship between standards and trade agreements
Target Audience:
  • Corporate engineering and design staff
  • Government and public administration staff
  • Staff of policy and research institutions
  • NGOs concerned with global trade
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • Standards development organizations staff

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Course #6: Conformity Assessment
What is conformity assessment and how does it relate to standards? This course provides an overview of testing, certification, and other related elements of conformity assessment.

Objectives. The objectives of this course are to help you:

  1. Define conformity assessment and related terms
  2. Distinguish between the various methods for determining conformity
  3. Explain the principles of conformity assessment
  4. Describe your national conformity assessment system and its relationship to regional and international programs
  5. Illustrate how harmonization of procedures and mutual recognition agreements facilitate global trade
Target Audience:
  • Corporate engineering and design staff
  • Quality managers
  • Government and public administration staff
  • Staff of policy and research institutions
  • NGOs (non-government organizations) concerned with global trade
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • Standards development organizations staff
  • Staff of testing laboratories, inspection bodies, certification bodies, and accreditation authorities

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Course #7: Strategic Standardization
Standards are as much of a business issue as a technical one. This course examines the benefits of adopting a strategic approach to standardization by companies and government agencies.

Objectives. The objectives of this course are to help you:

  1. Explain the importance of having a standards strategy
  2. Identify the reasons for using standards
  3. Demonstrate why it is beneficial to participate in standards development
  4. Determine how to implement strategic standardization in your organization
  5. Apply recent research about the economic benefits of standardization
Target Audience:
  • Corporate executives such as CEOs and senior business, manufacturing, and engineering staff
  • Government and public administration staff
  • Staff of policy and research institutions
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • Standards development organizations staff

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Course #8: Finding Standards
Standards users frequently require assistance in finding the standards appropriate for their needs. This course addresses the problems that standards users have in identifying the standards they need and in obtaining the required documents.

Objectives. This course will help you to:

  1. Make use of a variety of sources to identify standards
  2. Locate suppliers for purchasing standards
  3. Find services to help you keep your standards collection up-to-date
  4. Choose the appropriate format for obtaining standards
Target Audience:
  • Corporate librarians
  • Purchasing staff
  • Corporate engineering and design staff
  • Government and public administration staff
  • University faculty and students (engineering, business, public policy, law)
  • Standards development organizations staff

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Standards Aware Series
Order the entire Standards Aware™ series and save. All 8 Standards Courses and Copyright Aware For one low price.

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For a complete, printable version of Standards Aware course descriptions, click here.

Pricing
The price for the e-learning courses in the Standards Aware series is $49.95 each or $299.95 for the complete series. Quantity and organizational discounts are available. To order contact us at sales@ip-shield.com

 
 
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