Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

The Payroll Professional

This course is part of ADP Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Professional Certificate

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Describe the purpose of and requirements to attain the Payroll Specialist Professional Certificate.

  • Explain the value Payroll plays in an organization’s company culture and identify the factors needed to design a successful payroll strategy.

  • Illustrate how Payroll typically fits within Human Resources and an organization and describe the common responsibilities within the Payroll field.

  • Develop a personal plan targeting strengths and areas of opportunity for your Payroll Specialist Certificate program.

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June 2024


4 assignments


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the ADP Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Professional Certificate
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Professional Certificate.
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There are 3 modules in this course

During this module, you will be introduced to the field of payroll and shown the common components of successful payroll programs.

What's included

4 videos7 readings2 assignments3 discussion prompts

The instruction found in this module will lay out the challenges faced by those in payroll and the common skills found among successful payroll specialists.

What's included

8 videos3 readings1 assignment3 discussion prompts

The activities in this module will help you explore your own skills and take a step towards using those skills to advance your career in payroll.

What's included

3 readings1 assignment2 discussion prompts


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