Upgrade your technical skills with these free online courses

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on September 16th, 2021

Upgrade your technical skills with these free online courses

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on September 16, 2021

Employers value technical skills. If you want your CV to stand out, it’s worth adding some of these free courses.

1. EdX Introduction to Linux

Linux is the operating system that 94% of the world’s supercomputers run on – including the servers that power most of the internet, most financial trades, and a billion Android devices. It’s everywhere.

This hugely popular course already has over 250,000 students enrolled and is great both for novices and for more advanced learners. The materials take about 40-60 hours to work through and are completely free, although you can pay for a certificate at the end. The course will leave you with a sound basic knowledge of Linux.

2. Google Analytics Academy

Almost every business uses Google Analytics to understand its website traffic. The data generated by Google Analytics enables them to make informed decisions on marketing, customer experience and usability.

Now Google’s created the Google Analytics Academy, where you can learn to better understand and use the revealing data hidden in any website, making you an asset to employers. The course is self-paced and allows you to connect with analytics experts and other students.

3. Microsoft Virtual Academy

This is the place to learn just about anything about the extensive suite of Microsoft products and platforms. Microsoft technology is always evolving, so you can use the Virtual Academy to stay up to date.

When you sign up, you can choose from hundreds of courses from beginner to expert level, attend live events, build your own learning plan and track your progress towards your goals.

4. Udacity

Udacity has been offering free computer classes since 2011 and had 1.6 million users by 2014. Course topics include HTML, Python, Android, iOs, Web Development, Software Engineering and Intro to Data Science.

The teachers themselves work at top Silicon Valley tech companies, so they know what tech companies need. Rather than just making you watch lectures, the courses enable you to put your skills to work in hands-on projects. You’ll gain up-to-the-minute credentials that match current industry demands.

5. Harvard University – CS50 Computer Science

Surprisingly enough, you can study computer science at Harvard for free! Their Introduction to Computer Science is completely free and offers an all-round training in basic coding, including aspects of C programming, CSS, JavaScript, HTML and SQL.

After signing up, you can enrol for Harvard credit or pay for a certificate of achievement. Those who complete the course to a satisfactory level will earn an Honour Code certificate.

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