Procertas works in three stages:
Procertas will help you develop skills such as:
Earning a Qualified or Expert rating for the Assessment portion of a module will earn you a Certification (Certified Operator of Basic Office Technology (COBOT)) which can be added to your resume as well as digital badges to add to your LinkedIn Profile.
The LTA establishes how fluent legal professionals are with the basic technology tools of their trade: Word, Excel, and PDF.
The LTA is both a benchmarked assessment and a training platform. Benchmarked results can be used for marketing, professional development, team assembly, onboarding, rate negotiation, invoice review, provider differentiation, etc. Primarily, however, results should be used to ensure that legal professionals are getting the training they need. The LTA pairs competence-based assessments with synchronous, active learning in order to provide an effective, tailored training solution.
(This information taken from Procertas' website)
Villanova Law students, faculty, and staff can request a Procertas account for free, just fill out the Procertas sign up form and you will receive your account credentials within a couple of days.
Procertas will only work properly if you are using Word 2016 and Excel 2016. Villanova students, faculty, and staff can download Office 2016 apps for free using these instructions (use the "Microsoft Office 2016 Install for Students, Employees, & BYOD" instructions).
You will also need to use a PDF editor for the PDF module. Villanova does not offer Adobe Acrobat access for students (staff and faculty should have it on their computers), but you can get a 7-day trial through Adobe (make sure that you start the trial when you are ready to go through the assessment, so that you don't run out of time).
Alternately, Procertas allows you to use two other PDF editors if you need (both offer free trials as well):
If you switch to a different PDF editing software while working on the Procertas PDF module, make sure to go to your Procertas "settings" page and change your PDF software preference there as well.