KAPLAN CS204 FULL COURSE

DISCUSSION 1Using the Self-Assessment Survey outcomes you received from the Self-Assessment Learning Activity, respond to the following areas in your discussion prompt: include your survey score and any reflections you have about the survey outcome. Do you agree or disagree with your survey results? Why? Comment on how you might use this information to develop your professional presence. When you respond to other students, if possible, choose one classmate who may have different scores than you and one that has similar scores to you. DISCUSSION 2Topic 1: Body piercing and tattoos are very common in today’s society. What is your perception of body piercing and tattoos related to professional image? Are piercings and tattoos acceptable in your profession? Contact a professional in your field and ask him/her about the issues surrounding this topic. When you respond to other students, if possible, choose one classmate from your chosen field and another from a different field. For example, if you are pursuing a career in the medical field, you will want to respond to another post that relates to medical careers, and also to one, such as criminal justice, that does not relate directly to the medical fieldDISCUSSION 3Topic 1: Describe three characteristics that are key to developing your professional image in your chosen career field. Support your response and include why you think the characteristics are important to your personal image. DISCUSSION 4Topic 1: Imagine a situation where you are paired up with a coworker to complete a very important project for your company. The coworker does not share the same work ethic that you do, and you are concerned about working together toward successful completion of the project. It is not a job that you can handle on your own as there are a lot of specialty areas that this person knows well and you know nothing about. Discuss at least three things you can do to improve your working relationship with this person so that you do not dread going to work every day and that will improve the work you produce as a team. DISCUSSION 5Topic 1: Recall a time when there was a miscommunication with someone in a professional situation. Discuss what the communication issue was and what could have been done to communicate more effectively in that situation. DISCUSSION 6Topic 1: Discuss at least two ways that you can help to control what information is readily available about you to anyone, including employers on the internet. DISCUSSION 7Topic 1: What industry cultures comprise your career field workplace? Discuss at least two ways that this industry cultural mix can be an advantage to the workplace environment. DISCUSSION 8Topic 1: Research to find one professional organization, either locally or nationally, that you feel will provide you with opportunities for professional development and staying current in your area. Discuss what the organization provides and how it will be a help to you personally. DISCUSSION 9Topic 1: Many concepts have been covered during this class to give you an opportunity to delve into your professionalism in more depth. After reviewing the results of the survey, what is one area that you feel is a professional strength for you and one area that you continue to need to work on? How do you plan to work on this area to improve it?UNIT 3 ASSIGNMENTIn this Assignment, you will have an opportunity to view a set of slides. After viewing all of the choices of sets of slides, choose one of the sets that best represents your desired career field. Then, describe and analyze what you viewed according to the following directions. Each paragraph should be a minimum of 3-4 sentences. View the sets of slides. Part 1: View and Analysis (3-4 paragraphs)Describe and explain what you viewed. Answer the following questions in your response: Were the individuals professional?What made the individuals professional (consider attire, communication skills, presentation of self, etc. )?After reviewing the slides, describe areas that would be unprofessional in your field when considering attire and presentation of self?Include any additional thoughts. Part 2: Personal Reflection and Connection (4 paragraphs)What is the appropriate attire for an individual in your profession?Note: you may want to research this by talking to those in your profession or researching appropriate attire for your profession as this may differ from what you viewed in the presentations. Review a brief overview of what is not appropriate attire in the majority of career fields. Describe what makes someone a professional in your field. Use research and/or reflect on your personal experiences and what you know about your profession (or the profession you will work in). What behavioral attributes do you practice that identify you as a professional (review the Unit 1 content for ideas)?What attributes, such as attire, communication skills, and presentation of self, do you possess that make you professional?Save your Assignment in MS Word format and submit it in the Dropbox for Unit 3 Assignment. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below: Click the link that says Submit an Assignment. In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 3: Dropbox. Click the Add Attachments button. Follow the steps listed to attach your document. To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your Assignment. UNIT 6 ASSIGNMENTSocial and behavioral intelligence is crucial to presenting yourself as a professional and collaborating successfully with your peers and supervisors. In the previous units, you explored and learned about what defines a professional presence. You reflected on your own current professional image and where growth and change would strengthen it. In this Assignment, you will create a standard PowerPoint presentation representing yourself as a professional. Be sure to reflect on what you have learned thus far in the course as you complete this Assignment. Instructions for creating a PowerPoint are listed in the Unit 5 Learning Activities as well as below. PowerPoint BasicsCreating Effective PowerPoint PresentationsInstructions: Your PowerPoint presentation should include a total of five slides using the following format: Slide 1: Cover page that includes assignment title, your name, course, section number, and date. Slide 2: Introduction—who you are and your chosen professional field. Slide 3: A brief overview of how you perceive yourself professionally. You may include a photo. Slide 4: A description of attributes which contribute to professionalism in your chosen field such as professional attire, communication, and behavior. Slide 5: Cite all sources you have used. Assignment FormatPowerPoint Presentation with five slidesNotes for the content slides (Slides 2, 3, and 4) should include speaker notes at the bottom of the slideBrief points should be included on the slide and detailed explanations for each point should be shared in the speaker notes of the slideIdentify the source of any pictures you useSave the PowerPoint in . ppt format and submit it into the Unit 6 Dropbox. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below: Click the link that says Submit an AssignmentIn the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 6: DropboxClick the Add Attachments buttonFollow the steps listed to attach your documentTo view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated itMake sure that you save a copy of your Assignment. UNIT 7 ASSIGNMENTDefining and understanding the elements of a group culture is essential to forging a professional identity either online or in person. These elements are important because they reflect how professionals interact, whether online or in person. An industrial or workplace culture consists of different occupations, roles and statuses. A hospital is an excellent example of a number of people working in close proximity representing different occupational groups. Patients, nurses, health care specialists, surgeons, administrators, security, and support staff groups all function together but may be identified by their equipment, behaviors and language, and the tools and training used to get their work completed. In this Assignment, you will write a descriptive report about the industry culture of a group of people within the workplace, preferably your career field industry culture. Please note that this focus should not be on racial or ethnic cultures. Assignment InstructionsSearch using individual internet research and complete an essay (in at least 250 words), that investigates a cultural group in your desired field. Describe what the industry group is like in your own words with support from any outside source information you have found. Be sure to cite and reference in APA format any outside sources you have used. Save your Assignment in MS Word format and submit it in the Dropbox for Unit 7 Assignment. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below: Click the link that says Submit an Assignment. In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 7: Dropbox. Click the Add Attachments button. Follow the steps listed to attach your document. To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your Assignment. Turnitin AnalysisA special feature is available to help you with reviewing your Unit 7 Assignment for plagiarism. When you submit your Assignment to the Unit 7 Dropbox, your Assignment will automatically be analyzed by the plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin. Soon after you submit your Assignment, you will be able to view the Turnitin Originality Report. Originality Reports provide a summary of matching or highly similar text found in a submitted paper. When an Originality Report is available for viewing, an icon will appear in the report column of the Assignment Inbox. Originality Reports are only available in the InBox. For this reason, you will need to download the report prior to the grading of the Unit 7 Assignment. To do this, click on the print icon at the bottom of the Originality Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Originality Report that you can save to your computer. UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENTDuring the units in the course, you have learned about professional presence in your desired field. Now it is time to produce the last assignment based on what you have learned. Assignment InstructionsYou will create a PowerPoint presentation which will be comprised of seven slides. That will cover the areas listed below. Be sure to explain how you look at: Cover page that includes assignment title, your name, course, section number, and dateLifelong professionalism and how you will maintain your imageShort-term goals (following the SMART method) and how you will develop a plan to meet themLong-term goals (following the SMART method) and how you will develop a plan to meet themEducation plans to maintain your marketabilityBudgeting plan to cover education and career marketability needsReference SlideAssignment FormatPowerPoint Presentation with five slidesNotes for the content slides (Slides 2 through 6) should include speaker notes at the bottom of the slideBrief points should be included on the slide and detailed explanations for each point should be shared in the speaker notes of the slideIdentify the source of any pictures you useSave the PowerPoint in . ppt format and submit it into the Unit 9 Dropbox. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below: Click the link that says Submit an AssignmentIn the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 9: DropboxClick the Add Attachments buttonFollow the steps listed to attach your documentTo view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated itMake sure that you save a copy of your Assignment.

KAPLAN CS204 FULL COURSE

Question
DISCUSSION 1
Using the Self-Assessment Survey outcomes you received from the Self-Assessment Learning Activity, respond to the following areas in your discussion prompt: include your survey score and any reflections you have about the survey outcome. Do you agree or disagree with your survey results? Why? Comment on how you might use this information to develop your professional presence.

When you respond to other students, if possible, choose one classmate who may have different scores than you and one that has similar scores to you.

DISCUSSION 2Topic 1:
Body piercing and tattoos are very common in today’s society. What is your perception of body piercing and tattoos related to professional image? Are piercings and tattoos acceptable in your profession? Contact a professional in your field and ask him/her about the issues surrounding this topic.

When you respond to other students, if possible, choose one classmate from your chosen field and another from a different field. For example, if you are pursuing a career in the medical field, you will want to respond to another post that relates to medical careers, and also to one, such as criminal justice, that does not relate directly to the medical field

DISCUSSION 3Topic 1:
Describe three characteristics that are key to developing your professional image in your chosen career field. Support your response and include why you think the characteristics are important to your personal image.

DISCUSSION 4Topic 1:
Imagine a situation where you are paired up with a coworker to complete a very important project for your company. The coworker does not share the same work ethic that you do, and you are concerned about working together toward successful completion of the project. It is not a job that you can handle on your own as there are a lot of specialty areas that this person knows well and you know nothing about. Discuss at least three things you can do to improve your working relationship with this person so that you do not dread going to work every day and that will improve the work you produce as a team.

DISCUSSION 5Topic 1:
Recall a time when there was a miscommunication with someone in a professional situation. Discuss what the communication issue was and what could have been done to communicate more effectively in that situation.

DISCUSSION 6Topic 1:
Discuss at least two ways that you can help to control what information is readily available about you to anyone, including employers on the internet.

DISCUSSION 7Topic 1:
What industry cultures comprise your career field workplace? Discuss at least two ways that this industry cultural mix can be an advantage to the workplace environment.

DISCUSSION 8Topic 1:
Research to find one professional organization, either locally or nationally, that you feel will provide you with opportunities for professional development and staying current in your area. Discuss what the organization provides and how it will be a help to you personally.

DISCUSSION 9Topic 1:
Many concepts have been covered during this class to give you an opportunity to delve into your professionalism in more depth. After reviewing the results of the survey, what is one area that you feel is a professional strength for you and one area that you continue to need to work on? How do you plan to work on this area to improve it?

UNIT 3 ASSIGNMENT

In this Assignment, you will have an opportunity to view a set of slides. After viewing all of the choices of sets of slides, choose one of the sets that best represents your desired career field. Then, describe and analyze what you viewed according to the following directions. Each paragraph should be a minimum of 3-4 sentences.

View the sets of slides.
Part 1: View and Analysis (3-4 paragraphs)

Describe and explain what you viewed. Answer the following questions in your response:

Were the individuals professional?
What made the individuals professional (consider attire, communication skills, presentation of self, etc.)?
After reviewing the slides, describe areas that would be unprofessional in your field when considering attire and presentation of self?
Include any additional thoughts.
Part 2: Personal Reflection and Connection (4 paragraphs)

What is the appropriate attire for an individual in your profession?
Note: you may want to research this by talking to those in your profession or researching appropriate attire for your profession as this may differ from what you viewed in the presentations. Review a brief overview of what is not appropriate attire in the majority of career fields.
Describe what makes someone a professional in your field. Use research and/or reflect on your personal experiences and what you know about your profession (or the profession you will work in).
What behavioral attributes do you practice that identify you as a professional (review the Unit 1 content for ideas)?
What attributes, such as attire, communication skills, and presentation of self, do you possess that make you professional?
Save your Assignment in MS Word format and submit it in the Dropbox for Unit 3 Assignment. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:

Click the link that says Submit an Assignment.
In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 3: Dropbox.
Click the Add Attachments button.
Follow the steps listed to attach your document.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it.
Make sure that you save a copy of your Assignment.

UNIT 6 ASSIGNMENT
Social and behavioral intelligence is crucial to presenting yourself as a professional and collaborating successfully with your peers and supervisors. In the previous units, you explored and learned about what defines a professional presence. You reflected on your own current professional image and where growth and change would strengthen it.

In this Assignment, you will create a standard PowerPoint presentation representing yourself as a professional. Be sure to reflect on what you have learned thus far in the course as you complete this Assignment. Instructions for creating a PowerPoint are listed in the Unit 5 Learning Activities as well as below.

PowerPoint Basics

Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Instructions:

Your PowerPoint presentation should include a total of five slides using the following format:

Slide 1: Cover page that includes assignment title, your name, course, section number, and date.
Slide 2: Introduction—who you are and your chosen professional field.
Slide 3: A brief overview of how you perceive yourself professionally. You may include a photo.
Slide 4: A description of attributes which contribute to professionalism in your chosen field such as professional attire, communication, and behavior.
Slide 5: Cite all sources you have used.
Assignment Format

PowerPoint Presentation with five slides
Notes for the content slides (Slides 2, 3, and 4) should include speaker notes at the bottom of the slide
Brief points should be included on the slide and detailed explanations for each point should be shared in the speaker notes of the slide
Identify the source of any pictures you use
Save the PowerPoint in .ppt format and submit it into the Unit 6 Dropbox. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:

Click the link that says Submit an Assignment
In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 6: Dropbox
Click the Add Attachments button
Follow the steps listed to attach your document
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it
Make sure that you save a copy of your Assignment.

UNIT 7 ASSIGNMENT
Defining and understanding the elements of a group culture is essential to forging a professional identity either online or in person. These elements are important because they reflect how professionals interact, whether online or in person.

An industrial or workplace culture consists of different occupations, roles and statuses. A hospital is an excellent example of a number of people working in close proximity representing different occupational groups. Patients, nurses, health care specialists, surgeons, administrators, security, and support staff groups all function together but may be identified by their equipment, behaviors and language, and the tools and training used to get their work completed.

In this Assignment, you will write a descriptive report about the industry culture of a group of people within the workplace, preferably your career field industry culture. Please note that this focus should not be on racial or ethnic cultures.

Assignment Instructions

Search using individual internet research and complete an essay (in at least 250 words), that investigates a cultural group in your desired field. Describe what the industry group is like in your own words with support from any outside source information you have found. Be sure to cite and reference in APA format any outside sources you have used.

Save your Assignment in MS Word format and submit it in the Dropbox for Unit 7 Assignment. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:

Click the link that says Submit an Assignment.
In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 7: Dropbox.
Click the Add Attachments button.
Follow the steps listed to attach your document.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it.
Make sure that you save a copy of your Assignment.

Turnitin Analysis

A special feature is available to help you with reviewing your Unit 7 Assignment for plagiarism. When you submit your Assignment to the Unit 7 Dropbox, your Assignment will automatically be analyzed by the plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin. Soon after you submit your Assignment, you will be able to view the Turnitin Originality Report. Originality Reports provide a summary of matching or highly similar text found in a submitted paper. When an Originality Report is available for viewing, an icon will appear in the report column of the Assignment Inbox. Originality Reports are only available in the InBox. For this reason, you will need to download the report prior to the grading of the Unit 7 Assignment. To do this, click on the print icon at the bottom of the Originality Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Originality Report that you can save to your computer.

UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENT
During the units in the course, you have learned about professional presence in your desired field. Now it is time to produce the last assignment based on what you have learned.

Assignment Instructions

You will create a PowerPoint presentation which will be comprised of seven slides. That will cover the areas listed below. Be sure to explain how you look at:

Cover page that includes assignment title, your name, course, section number, and date
Lifelong professionalism and how you will maintain your image
Short-term goals (following the SMART method) and how you will develop a plan to meet them
Long-term goals (following the SMART method) and how you will develop a plan to meet them
Education plans to maintain your marketability
Budgeting plan to cover education and career marketability needs
Reference Slide
Assignment Format

PowerPoint Presentation with five slides
Notes for the content slides (Slides 2 through 6) should include speaker notes at the bottom of the slide
Brief points should be included on the slide and detailed explanations for each point should be shared in the speaker notes of the slide
Identify the source of any pictures you use
Save the PowerPoint in .ppt format and submit it into the Unit 9 Dropbox. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:

Click the link that says Submit an Assignment
In the Submit to Basket menu, select Unit 9: Dropbox
Click the Add Attachments button
Follow the steps listed to attach your document
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it
Make sure that you save a copy of your Assignment.