The National Institute for Social Media Offers their first Social Media Strategist (SMS) Certification Course in Tampa, Florida!

by | Sep 24, 2018 | Press and Media | 0 comments

The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) is excited to announce their first Social Media Strategist (SMS) certification course being offered on-ground in Tampa, Florida!

The course will be offered in a blended online/on-ground format, with dates and times that are set to accommodate working professionals. Details:

  • Online course runs from October 1st through October 31st
  • In person instruction is Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th from 9 am to 5 pm on the Argosy University, Tampa campus, located at 1403 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607

“Businesses across the country still struggle to identify talented social media professionals,” said Jennifer Radke, SMS, CEO of NISM.  “Employers are looking for confirmation that the expertise candidates have matches their needs. Certification allows these business leaders to hire with a clear understanding of the candidate’s knowledge and relevancy in an ever-changing industry.

Students will be taught by NISM instructor and certified strategist Dr. Margaret Stewart. Dr. Stewart is a consultant, speaker, professor, and communications expert who recently spoke at the Social Media Day event in Jacksonville.  In addition, she consults with business owners on social media and communications through her organization, Socially Inspired.

The NISM Social Media Strategist certification program validates the foundational skills required of professionals using social media. To achieve certification as a Social Media Strategist, participants complete the coursework and are required pass a certification exam covering the six primary content domains of general practitioners in social media: strategic planning; compliance and governance; project management; social media marketing; community management; and research and analysis. Certified professionals have demonstrated at least minimum levels of comprehension and mastery of essential social media best practices, and are able to apply them on the job with a marginal level of supervision.

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