As someone who has been working in the learning and development industry for years, we at GUVI have seen firsthand how technology has revolutionized the way we learn.
One of the most exciting advancements we have come across is TCS Xplore – an innovative learning and development program changing the game for students, employees, and organizations.
In this article, we will dive into what TCS Xplore is, how it works, and why you must know and use it to elevate your career.
What is TCS Xplore and how does it work?
TCS Xplore is a 120-hour-long immersive digital learning program created and conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – a global leader in IT services, consulting, and business solutions.
The program is designed to provide freshly recruited TCS employees with access to a wide range of learning resources, including online courses, interactive simulations, and virtual labs, as well as tools for collaborative learning and social networking.
With this program, employees can learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, and from anywhere in the world. This comprehensive program replaces the conventional 2-3 months of training conducted by TCS for new joiners.
TCS Xplore is a completely cloud-based platform that is accessible through TCS.COM and Ultimatix Digitally Connected – two of TCS’s proprietary digital platforms or the TCS NextStep portal.
The Xplore program offers a wide range of learner-centric engagements:
- AsCEnD: Ace your Digital skills and earn a swanky certificate.
- Hackathons: Test your skills and exhibit your coding abilities.
- Digital Connect Series: Gain lucrative insights from top leaders on TCS’s growth strategy, present-day industry challenges, as well as dealing with customer expectations.
- Business Unit Connect: Offers quizzes, Leader Connects, hackathons, etc for a business-inclusive learning experience.
- Internships: The opportunity to learn and grow at TCS: an industry-leading organization in tech.
Once an employee or new joiner logs in to the platform, they can access TCS Xplore by clicking on the “Learning” tab. From there, they can browse through a library of courses and resources, enroll in courses, and track their progress.
TCS Xplore uses a variety of learning methodologies, including self-paced learning, instructor-led training, and gamification such as the ones discussed above. The platform also features interactive simulations and virtual labs that allow employees to practice and apply their skills in a realistic environment.
Additionally, it also includes tools for social learning, such as discussion forums and knowledge-sharing communities, which enable employees to collaborate with their colleagues or seniors and share best practices.
Although not compulsory, it is highly advised for you to go through the Xplore program especially if you’re a fresher.
You will be equipped with the software and communication skills necessary for your role in TCS. The program is specially designed for candidates to transform from tech students to professional techies.
Candidates must learn, practice various assignments and also perform well and pass the proctored tests.
Candidates scoring more than 55% in the assessment earn for themselves a joining bonus of Rs. 40,000. A score higher than 80% will get you an additional Rs. 20,000 bonus.
The questions in the assessment are framed using the Xplore program syllabus. As a result, candidates must complete also lessons without skipping any in between.
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How is TCS Xplore different from other learning and development programs?
What sets TCS Xplore apart from other learning and development programs is its focus on personalized learning. The platform uses data analytics and machine learning algorithms to analyze a trainee or employee’s learning preferences, interests, their performance and then recommends courses, practice requirements, and resources that are tailored to their individual needs.
This approach not only helps employees learn more effectively but also enables them to develop skills that are relevant to their specific job roles and career goals.
Another unique feature of TCS Xplore is its emphasis on continuous learning. Rather than providing one-time training sessions, the program offers a continuous learning experience that enables employees to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.
This ensures that employees are always improving their skills and knowledge, which can lead to better job performance, increased job satisfaction, and greater career opportunities.
TCS Xplore Features and Benefits
The program offers a wide range of features and benefits that make it an ideal learning and development platform for both employees and organizations. The key features and benefits include:
- A vast library of courses and resources in a variety of domains, including technology, business, and soft skills.
- Personalized learning recommendations based on an employee’s individual learning preferences and performance.
- Interactive simulations and virtual labs that allow employees to practice and apply their skills in a realistic environment.
- Social learning tools, such as discussion forums and knowledge-sharing communities, that enable employees to collaborate with their colleagues as well as seniors and share best practices.
- Continuous learning opportunities that help employees stay up-to-date with the latest technologiesand trends in the industry.
- Flexibility and convenience, with 24/7 access to learning resources from anywhere in the world.
- Improved job performance, increased job satisfaction, and greater career opportunities.
How to access TCS Xplore – TCS COM and Ultimatix Digitally Connected
Accessing TCS Xplore is easy – all you need is a TCS.COM or Ultimatix Digitally Connected account.
If you are a newly recruited TCS employee and do not have an account, you can contact your HR representative or IT department to get one. Once you have an account, simply login to either platform and click on the “Learning” tab to access TCS Xplore.
The TCS Xplore login process
Approach 1: Using TCS.COM or Ultimatix Digitally Connected
You first need to log in to either TCS.COM or Ultimatix Digitally Connected.
Once you have logged in, click on the “Learning” tab to access TCS Xplore. From there, you can browse through the course library, enroll in courses, and track your progress.
Approach 2: Using the TCS NextStep portal
Keep the following ready:
- Email ID or Reference ID
- Password for the Nextstep portal
On successful login, you will be taken to the Xplore portal.
How to use TCS Xplore for personal and professional development
TCS Xplore can be used for both personal and professional development. For personal development, employees can browse through the course library and enroll in courses that interest them, such as courses on mindfulness, yoga, or personal finance.
For professional development, employees can enroll in courses that are relevant to their job roles and career goals, such as courses on machine learning, project management, or leadership.
To get the most out of TCS Xplore, it is important to set learning goals and track your progress. Employees can use the platform’s tracking and reporting tools to monitor their progress, identify areas for improvement, and set new learning goals.
Additionally, employees can use TCS Xplore’s social learning tools to collaborate with their colleagues, ask questions, and share knowledge.
TCS Xplore has been used by thousands of TCS employees around the world, and the results have been very impressive.
According to a case study published by TCS, employees who used TCS Xplore reported a 21% increase in job satisfaction and a 15% increase in productivity.
Additionally, TCS Xplore has helped employees develop new skills and knowledge that have led to promotions and career advancement.
TCS Xplore offers a more personalized, flexible, and engaging learning experience than traditional learning methods. With TCS Xplore, employees especially freshers can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule, while also collaborating with their colleagues and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.
For organizations, TCS Xplore offers a way to ensure that their employees are continuously improving their skills and knowledge, which can lead to better business outcomes and competitive advantage.
So if you are a TCS employee, we encourage you to go through TCS Xplore and see how it can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
What is the salary of freshers in TCS Xplore?
TCS offers a lucrative 3.36 LPA to freshers. But you can earn bonuses of up to Rs.80,000 upon joining if you score well in the TCS Xplore assessments which we have discussed in detail in this article.
Is it mandatory to pass TCS Xplore?
YES, if you’re looking to bag those sweet incentives and a smooth ILP. No, if you only need the joining letter.
Is TCS XPlore Paid?
No, TCS Xplore isn’t paid. It is only meant for the candidates selected by TCS through their campus placement drives. There are no extra or hidden charges required from candidates.