Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions regarding the University of Maryland's Technology Sales Training? We have answers.

No. Our Technology Sales Training will teach you what you need to know. The first 6 weeks of our 13-week program will give you a thorough look at all things internet, alongside major technologies, applications, and protocols for today’s global digital economy. Whether you’re new to sales, tech, or both, we’ll teach you every step of the way.

Our program is a real-world example of how those that study sales receive more job offers and succeed sooner. While we can’t guarantee you a job, we CAN guarantee that you’ll be positioned perfectly to accelerate your sales career. The technology industry is the future, and technology sales jobs are among the most highly demanded jobs nationally.

Yes! We are beyond excited to help each and every student with their career journey after graduation. First, our Personal Branding module will help you communicate your strengths and put your best foot forward when seeking employment. Next, we have an Employer Portal Sales Profile that hiring managers can view and auto-match for roles in their company. All of your coursework is included in this as well!

Yes! Whether you are working full or part time, you will be able to manage your time and assignments. Make sure to create a plan of action for your sales class to schedule your in-person and independent work according to your working hours.
For 13 weeks, you will join your classmates in a live, virtual classroom 3 times a week for 2-hour long classes. Or, you may do 6 hours per week of in-person time. Each week you will also receive assignments that require work outside of class of 4-6 hours.
Yes. You should plan for 4-6 hours of independent work. Your Certified Instructors have virtual office hours to support you when you are not in class. You’ll be asked to take an online sales aptitude assessment by Chally, and, with the results you are sent, write a reflection paper. The Personal Branding modules require learners to take time to study job descriptions, hard and soft skills, and companies for whom they want to work, conducting research, creating drip campaigns, preparing needs assessment questions, writing and practicing a business proposal, and other key assignments will also require a commitment of time and energy.

     This is a synchronous course taught live by Certified Instructors. In order to get the most out of the program, you must fully commit to classroom training and attend all scheduled course days. Attendance accounts for 40% of your overall course grade and is counted on a pass/fail basis. A student must attend 85% of the total class time to receive credit for attendance.  Attendance of >85% = 100% and attendance of <85% = 90%.

     It is assumed if a student misses class time they are using their best judgment and absent for an important reason. To that end, we do not ask for explanations. The attendance policy is meant to reward good attendance and discourage poor attendance.

     Attendance is recorded daily, and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their presence is accounted for in every class.     

     Punctuality is expected of all students.

     Students may apply for an extenuating circumstance waiver if they believe they are justified in not meeting the 85% attendance requirement due to extenuating circumstances. The application must be in writing to their program coordinator within twenty-four (24) hours of the missed class session. Applications will be reviewed by the program director and the student will be notified of their decision.

     Chronic lateness and/or absence may be subject to additional disciplinary action including probation or dismissal.

    The Technology Sales Training is eligible for tuition assistance from multiple sources. Applying is simple and, in most cases, requires only a soft credit check. Whether you want to pay the loan off as fast as possible, pay nothing while they’re studying and for 3 months after or they need funds for the cost of living while they study, Ascent flexible loan options tailored to your needs. Click here to apply.

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