Working Remotely: The New Normal

4 Credits: Information Technology


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4 Credits: Information Technology

Course Description

The shift to remote work has introduced a myriad of challenges, from accessing desktops and data remotely to ensuring security and effective collaboration. This transition, although beneficial in many ways, can lead to pitfalls such as inefficiencies and security vulnerabilities if not implemented correctly. This session is designed to guide you through today’s best practices for working remotely, offering a comprehensive solution to these challenges. You’ll learn about a variety of remote access tools, communication and collaboration options, and essential security practices. Additionally, the course covers managing and monitoring workflows in remote environments, providing you with effective tools for overseeing remote teams. By the end of this session, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement a remote work strategy that maximizes efficiency, ensures security, and maintains team satisfaction.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between options for remotely accessing your computer, applications, and data
  • Identify recommended security practices for remote access and related tools and services
  • List examples of Cloud-based services and suites that can contribute to working remotely
  • Distinguish between communication and collaboration tools for remote workers
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 20, 2022

Fundamental knowledge of computer applications

Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

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Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1994, Mr. Stephens opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In his practice, Mr. Stephens provided accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses. He developed a successful consulting practice providing installation and support services of small business accounting software. Additionally, he has authored and presented continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. Mr. Stephens has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for …