These free online course websites will help you improve your tech skills

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June 19, 2018
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Do you have a lot of passion to improve your IT skills but do not have money to take a course? Worry not because all you need is a laptop and internet connection. These websites offer a number of free online courses that will help you learn latest tech skills and while you are still waiting to get recruited, you can take a free online course. This will help your Resume stand out from other potential candidates and you can land yourself a great job offer along with having your tech skills drastically improved.

So, stay on top of tech trends with these websites that offer free online courses:

1. EdX:

The courses at EdX are developed by nonprofit organizations and corporations. You can take the programs for free that include courses from renowned universities such as MIT, Harvard and The University of British Columbia. Courses comprise of interactive learning exercises, videos and online course books. This free learning website offers a forum for students to interact with one another. You will get a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

2. Khan Academy:

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization dedicated towards offering free online courses. Courses consist of YouTube videos and online exercises. You can also access the courses on your mobile devices by downloading app for iOS and Android. The courses are available in a number of languages. This website gives you an edge to advance your career.

3. Udemy:

Udemy is for professionals who need to make time for learning from their busy work schedules. While some of the courses are offered for free at the website, there are many courses that are paid. There are regular sales that help you take courses at discounted prices. The courses comprise of videos, slides, quizzes and assignments. Udemy offers no deadlines to complete a course so, you can always finish at your pace. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

4. Harvard Online courses:

You can take variety of courses at Harvard while some of them are free, many of the courses at Harvard are fee-based. Courses at this website are offered through online learning content providers such as HarvardX, Harvard Business School and Get Smarter. You can get a certificate upon completion of the course. The courses offer a different level of interactivity from low to high. So, you can get education from Harvard without paying hefty fee.

5. Codeacademy:

At Codeacademy, you can choose from 12 programming and mark up languages consisting of Ruby, Python, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS and Sass. The courses offer hands-on experience and real time feedback from peers. The learners of this website have been employed at IBM, Google and Facebook. Most of the free courses take less than 11 hours. You can take help from their community of advisors and graduates and get your questions answered.

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