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10 Free IT Skill Building Resources

Many industries have taken a hit recently due to quarantine and COVID-19. Professionals with IT skills remain in high demand, and now professionals of all backgrounds are chasing those jobs. While quarantined, consider using this time to sharpen your technical skills to set yourself apart. 

Below are 10 free or discounted resources those targeting IT roles could benefit from. 

Help Desk CertificationLynda offers one free month of expert-led IT Help Desk training. 

Code Academy: This organization offers free scholarships for students affected by COVID-19. This website offers lessons in Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and many more. 

Microsoft: Their knowledge base offers free resources and skill building programs for all Microsoft products, including Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing 

Free Data Analysis Certifications: Check out Udacity for a discounted introduction to Machine Learning, Cognitive Class for data science fundamentals or KD Nuggets for a data mining course. 

Skillshare: An online learning hub with a range of courses within different industries, including computer science. They have over 23,000 classes. 

Coursera: Offers free courses in computer science, data science and more. 

Dash: Learn how to code websites in HTML, Javascript and CSS. 

MIT : Courses range from engineering to computer science. Each course consists of a mixture of lectures and labs. 

LinkedIn Learning- A customizable learning tool that offers weekly courses on how to excel in your personal and professional life. 

Test your skills: Choose from dozens of free quizzes to assess your IT competency. 

 

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