SMMU Announces Its November 2013 Master Social Media Certification Program Graduates

Last month, 18 trainees completed Social Media Marketing University's Master Social Media Certification program. SMMU's recent graduates join an elite group of alumni helping to shape the future of social media.

Social Media Marketing University (SMMU) announced today that 18 program trainees received their Master Certification during the month of November. Each student was required to take six core courses and two electives, and complete the program exam successfully.

The certification demonstrates that program graduates are proficient in social media marketing. Many will seek employment as social media strategists.

November’s graduating class included: Christine Settles, Alejandro Ferradas, Anthony Kuhn, Danielle Quinones, Johnny Burnham, Jade Shaundell, Harrison Leeds, Krestina Torossian, Shanika Boyd, Andrew Spitzer, Laura Pope, Kristen Moran, Helen Becker and Noelle Johnson.

“As social media’s role in the business world continues to evolve, there will be tremendous career opportunities for professionals who are equipped with the necessary skillset,” said John Souza, founder of Social Media Marketing University. “Our goal is to prepare professionals not only for these opportunities, but also to lead the way as innovators shaping the future of social media."

SMMU launched in 2009 and was the first online training firm to offer a social media certification program. The firm offers 12 courses in social media and other online marketing disciplines including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Mobile Marketing and Business Blogging. The firm also offers free weekly social media webinars.

SMMU will launch a course on Google+ during the first quarter of 2014.

In addition to coursework, students also have the opportunity to participate in webinars with thought leaders including Guy Kawasaki, author of “Enchantment” and Simon Mainwaring, author of “We First.”

Trainees have up to one year to complete the program and receive their certification. Most social media certification recipients hold positions in leading companies in the United States and abroad, or are interested in pursuing a career in social media marketing.

To learn more about Social Media Marketing University or to enroll in the Master Certification program, visit Companies interested in hiring certified social media specialists should send inquiries to

About Social Media Marketing University:
Social Media Marketing University (SMMU) is the world’s most trusted social media training program. Courses are taught by some of the world’s foremost authorities on social media and online marketing best practices, and the social media class curriculum includes interactive sessions and instruction on social media strategy, platforms and tools. The program currently boasts nearly 3,000 graduates, and more than 65,000 business owners and business professionals have attended SMMU’s social media webinars. For more information, visit

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