Ovais resides in Pakistan where he works for a leading bank. He has completed 14 of our courses and is looking to move up within his organization with what he has learned. We asked him to share his experience earning his many certificates.
*This interview has been edited slightly for clarity*
Saylor Academy: Hello Ovais! Can you tell us how you heard about Saylor Academy?
Ovais Asad Khan: I was searching on the internet for good, reliable websites where I can learn and get certified. I came across your website and after a little research, found it to be a good place to fulfill my objectives.
SA: Which course was your first course?
OK: It was your course on ‘Customer Service’ (CUST105).
SA: Once you obtained your first certificate, what inspired you to complete another 13 courses?
OK: Receiving an internationally recognized certificate along with a good learning experience inspired me. Also, the ease of your testing.
SA: Which course was your favorite and why?
OK: Since I am associated with marketing and the customer service industry, all the marketing and communication related courses were my favorites.
SA: Would you recommend Saylor Academy to others?
OK: Of course! I will continue to, as I have already recommended it to many of my friends and colleagues.
SA: What are your career goals? And how have the certificates you obtained through Saylor Academy prepared you to achieve those goals?
OK: I want to become the head of the strategic marketing group within my organization. My Saylor certifications and knowledge from these courses will surely help me in achieving this future objective.Ovais Khan: "I want to become the head of the strategic marketing group within my organization. My Saylor certifications and knowledge from these courses will surely help me in achieving this future objective." Click To Tweet
SA: Do you have any advice for people joining the online learning community?
OK: I suggest that you don’t just accumulate certificates as an addition to your resume, but learn something out of the courses. Implement what you have learned in real life to become a successful person and a good contributor to your community.
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