10 FREE online career-boosting courses
There’s never been a better time to learn a new skill and make yourself more marketable.
Here are 10 online career-building courses that can be done for free; all you need is a WiFi connection.
Try these courses which are being offered starting in October:
1. Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers
This 16-week Spanish language course is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics.
The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.
After completing this course, you should be able to introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and conduct a brief conversation in Spanish.
For more info go here: http://bit.ly/2cQZ4IE
2. Introduction to Computer Science
Offered by Harvard University, this entry-level course offers information on computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike.
CS50x teaches students how to “think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently”.
Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.
As of Fall 2015, the on-campus version of CS50x, CS50, was Harvard's largest course.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2cR0ymd
3. Supply Chain Analytics
This course in Supply Chain Analytics is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and features an overview of introductory probability and decision analysis to ensure that students understand how uncertainty can be modeled.
Next, the course looks at basic statistics and regression and optimization modeling from unconstrained to linear, non-linear, and mixed integer linear programming.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2cQxgsX
4. Project Management Lifecycle
This course, offered by RIT, looks at the initiation, planning and execution stages of project management. Other aspects of the course cover the key aspects of risk, quality, scope, schedule, cost, time, resource and communications.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2dqxKFi
5. Introduction to Marketing
Offered by the University of British Columbia, this course will teach you how to develop a basic customer segmentation system, target customer segments and position product and services, understand the psychology of consumer decision making, develop pricing strategies, define appropriate channel systems, understand marketing metrics, and build effective communication efforts with customers.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2dHJQfd
6. Introduction to User Experience
Digital business will continue to expand. Get the advantage with this introduction to User Experience, which will allow you to learn UX research and design techniques.
Offered by the University of Michigan, students will learn about the skills needed for UX research and design, and how to take an idea from a concept to a working prototype.
More information here: http://bit.ly/2dGTaKS
7. Introduction to Programming with Java, Part 1: Starting to Code with Java
Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
This course will teach basic knowledge of algorithms and Java programming, designing and implementing recursive algorithms, how to use and interpret the API of some of the most common Java classes and how to develop simple programs in Java.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2dCgIV3
8. Chinese Culture and Communication
Learning Chinese is more and more appealing as the country continues to expand its business throughout the globe. With this course, learn more about Chinese culture communication, colloquial expressions and idioms, and communication skills in modern China.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2dHJeGl
9. Financial Accounting
Learn the underlying concepts of financial accounting, accounting techniques and the preparation of financial statements with this ACCA-X course.
With this course, you will learn to record, process and report business transactions, use the trial balance and identify and correct errors, draft financial statements and understand the qualitative characteristics of useful information.
Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting’ exam (FFA/F3), which leads to a Diploma in Accounting and Business.
More info here: http://bit.ly/2dPaPFp
10. Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach
Career-building often includes character-building, however this area is often overlooked.
This course allows you to explore existential themes in your personal and professional life, develop strengths and counseling skills to improve your well-being and the well-being of others, and live meaningfully to make the best of different life situations.
See here for more info: http://bit.ly/2dGTMAc
So what are you waiting for? Grab these great opportunities now!