Next Steps on Your Ion Journey

Hey! Congratulations on making it all the way here. You’re about to get your first Ion Certification 🚀

But before you do that, let’s go over some suggested next steps for your journey. 

You may remember that in the first module we showed you the five stages of that journey, right? You’re currently on Discovery, the second stage, but we want to help you get ready for the Performance stage.

To do that, there is a couple of content we recommend to prepare you for what you’ll learn next. 

Remember that the success of your journey depends mostly on you, but we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Now, we split our suggestions into three parts: 
  • First, the training paths that will dig deeper into topics we only taped into during this beginner course. 
  • Second, interactive experiences that were shared with you during this certification, that might be helpful throughout the way. 
  • Third and last, the Ion Intermediate Certification, for whenever you’re ready to move on to the Performance stage!

Training Paths for the Discovery Stage

Let’s go straight to the point. Through the training paths we are recommending, we expect you to learn more about:
Interactive Content Planning
Creative Studio and Palette Tools
Adapting and Ideating Content
As you may imagine, we only taped into the surface of some topics here in the Ion Beginner Certification. So to dig deeper into them, here are the training paths we recommend:
Promoting Your
Interactive Content
Learn to plan the distribution and promotion of your interactive experiences to achieve a greater audience.
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Interactive Content
Best Practices
Learn best practices for creating interactive content, like popular types of content, how to optimize and test your content, etc.
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Palette: Layout,
Basics, and Social
Learn about each component available on Layout, Basics, and Social, and how to add, use, and set them up on your experiences.
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Edit: Micro-themes
Learn about the different Micro-theme categories and how to apply them to elements to further personalize your experiences.
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Edit: Animations and Variables
Learn best practices for using Animations and how to set them up, and the different settings available within Variables.
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Edit: Styles Settings in Ion
Learn about Styles settings, such as Show & Hide, how to add borders and corners, positioning elements, adding effects, and more.
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There are also a couple of topics that were thoroughly explained in the Ion Beginner Certification, but if you ever need a quick refresher, there are training paths that will help you do just that:
First Steps in Ion:
Dashboard Overview
Recap each section of the Dashboard, folder hierarchy in Ion, and the initial settings recommended for your Ion account.
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How to Turn Static
Content Into Interactive
Recap different ways to adapt the static content you already have to boost your interactive content strategy execution.
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Interactive Content Strategy
Recap best practices for your strategy, the different types of interactive content, and how to use them in the marketing funnel stages.
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Navigating the Creative Studio
Recap how to navigate through the different tools, tabs, and sections of the Creative Studio, and remember what is where.
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As you can see, there are still quite a few training for you to take on the Discovery stage. They will help you get to the Performance stage ready to rock it!

But we’re not over yet: let’s go over the interactive experiences that can help during the next steps of your journey too.

Interactive Experiences for the Discovery Stage

Let us be honest and tell you upfront: you are no stranger to the interactive experiences listed below. 

These experiences were built primarily for the Ion Beginner Certification because we knew this is where you would start your Ion journey.

We wanted you to access these content right away because we know how helpful they can be when you’re starting. 

And since you might want to access one or more of these again during your Journey, here is the link to every interactive experience that can help you during the Discovery stage:
Wow! That’s quite a bit of content, isn’t it?
 
We sincerely hope they can help you during your path toward Performance, the third stage. If you keep dedicating yourself to your Ion journey as you are right now, we’re sure you’ll get there in no time. 

And as soon as you’re ready, the very first step will be starting a brand new certification: the Intermediate one!

Entering the Performance Stage: The Ion Intermediate Certification

When the moment comes that you feel ready to move on to the Performance stage of your Ion journey and start learning more about building interactive experiences in practice, this will be your starting point.

The Ion Intermediate Certification will guide you through these next steps, and you’ll learn even more about building experiences, analyzing data, and setting up your account.

 

We know you might be anxious to move on to that stage and get started right away, but our magicians are still adding the final touches to offer you a spectacular learning experience!

So we kindly ask you to be just a tiny bit patient while we wrap it up, do our magic, and get everything ready for you to rock the course out.

And don’t worry, your CSM you’ll keep you posted about the certification launch. However, if you’d like to receive this news from the RockU team firsthand, you can also subscribe to our list below:

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Now, let's wrap it up, shall we?

Next Steps on Your Ion Journey

And… that’s a wrap! 

Just kidding, rs. We still have a couple of tips to share before you take your certification Quiz. You’ll find them in our next lesson!

But let us get ahead of ourselves and start wishing you good luck on your test right away. We have no doubt you are going to knock it out of the park 😉 

Whenever you’re ready, move on to the next lesson by clicking on “Complete and Continue” here below.

 

See you later, 👋