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Akamai Customer Consulting and Support

6 months

This beginner level certificate is designed to provide you with in-demand skills that range from internet technology fundamentals, networking, operating systems and problem solving techniques.

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Operating Systems Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals

Introduction to Web Applications

Managing Relational Databases

Python Scripting Fundamentals

Introduction to IT Security

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Akamai Network Engineering

5 months

This beginner level certificate is designed to provide you with in-demand skills that range from internet technology fundamentals, networking, operating systems and problem solving techniques.

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Operating Systems Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals

Managing Relational Databases

Python Scripting Fundamentals

Introduction to IT Security

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AWS Cloud Technology Consultant

4 months

Prepare for a new career in the fast growing field of cloud consulting. Get professional training designed by AWS and learn how to design and build on AWS from experienced instructors. You’ll also have the chance to unlock career opportunities by connecting with top employers.

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Introduction to Information Technology and AWS Cloud

AWS Cloud Technical Essentials

Providing Technical Support for AWS Workloads

Developing Applications in Python on AWS

Skills for working as an AWS Cloud Consultant

DevOps on AWS and Project Management

Automation in the AWS Cloud

Data Analytics and Databases on AWS

Capstone: Following the AWS Well Architected Framework

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Google Cybersecurity

6 months

Prepare for a new career in the high-growth field of cybersecurity, no degree or experience required. Get professional training designed and delivered by subject matter experts at Google and have the opportunity to connect with top employers. Cybersecurity analysts use a collection of methods and technologies to safeguard against threats and unauthorized access — and to create and implement solutions should a threat get through.

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Foundations of Cybersecurity

Play It Safe: Manage Security Risks

Connect and Protect: Networks and Network Security

Tools of the Trade: Linux and SQL

Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

Sound the Alarm: Detection and Response

Automate Cybersecurity Tasks with Python

Put It to Work: Prepare for Cybersecurity Jobs

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Google IT Support

6 months

Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of IT, no experience or degree required. Get professional training designed by Google and get on the fast-track to a competitively paid job. There are over 520,000 open jobs in IT support with a median entry-level salary of $57,000.*

*Lightcast™ US Job Postings (2022: Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022).

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Technical Support Fundamentals

The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking

Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User

System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services

IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

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Google UX Design

6 months

Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of UX design, no experience or degree required. With professional training designed by Google, get on the fast-track to a competitively paid job. There are over 138,000 open jobs in UX design with a median entry-level salary of $112,000.*

*Lightcast™ US Job Postings (2022: Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022).

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Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design

Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, and Ideate

Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes

Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts

Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma

Build Dynamic User Interfaces (UI) for Websites

Design a User Experience for Social Good & Prepare for Jobs

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IBM Back-End Developer

12 months

Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of software development. In this program, you’ll develop the skills, tools, and portfolio to have a competitive edge in the job market as an entry level back-end developer in as little as 6 months.

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Introduction to Software Engineering

Hands-on Introduction to Linux Commands and Shell Scripting

Getting Started with Git and GitHub

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

Developing AI Applications with Python and Flask

Django Application Development with SQL and Databases

Introduction to Containers w/ Docker, Kubernetes & OpenShift

Application Development using Microservices and Serverless

Application Security for Developers and DevOps Professionals

Monitoring and Observability for Development and DevOps

Back-end Application Development Capstone Project

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IBM Cybersecurity Analyst

4 months

A growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry do not require a college degree. This Professional Certificate will give you the technical skills to become job-ready for a Cybersecurity Analyst role. Instructional content and labs will introduce you to concepts including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment.

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Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security

Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies

IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment

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IBM DevOps and Software Engineering

3 months

DevOps professionals are in high demand! According to a recent GitLab report, DevOps skills are expected to grow 122% over the next five years, making it one of the fastest growing skills in the workforce. This certificate will equip you with the key concepts and technical know-how to build your skills and knowledge of DevOps practices, tools and technologies and prepare you for an entry-level role in Software Engineering.

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Introduction to DevOps

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum

Hands-on Introduction to Linux Commands and Shell Scripting

Getting Started with Git and GitHub

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

Introduction to Containers w/ Docker, Kubernetes & OpenShift

Application Development using Microservices and Serverless

Introduction to Test Driven Development (TDD)

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Application Security and Monitoring

Monitoring and Observability for Development and DevOps

DevOps Capstone Project

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IBM Front-End Developer

3 months

Prepare for a career in the lucrative field of software engineering. In this program, you’ll learn in-demand skills like UI/UX design, programming, and web development to get job-ready for an entry level role in front-End Development in less than 3 months. No prior experience needed to get started.

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Getting started with Front-End and Web Development

Introduction to Software Engineering

Designing User Interfaces and Experiences (UI/UX)

Introduction to HTML, CSS& JavaScript

Developing Websites and Front-Ends with Bootstrap

Getting Started with Git and GitHub

Developing Front-End Apps with React

Intermediate Web and Front-End Development

Get Started with Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, and NoSQL

Front-End Development Capstone Project

Software Developer Career Guide and Interview Preparation

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IBM Full Stack Software Developer

4 months

This Professional Certificate will equip you with all the key skills and technical know-how to kickstart your career as a Full-Stack Cloud Native Application Developer. Guided by experts at IBM, you will learn to build your own cloud-based applications and practice working with the technologies behind them. This program consists of ample instructional content as well as hands-on exercises and projects designed to hone your skills and help you build your portfolio.

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Introduction to Cloud Computing

Introduction to Web Development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Getting Started with Git and GitHub

Developing Front-End Apps with React

Developing Back-End Apps with Node.js and Express

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

Developing AI Applications with Python and Flask

Django Application Development with SQL and Databases

Introduction to Containers w/ Docker, Kubernetes & OpenShift

Application Development using Microservices and Serverless

Full Stack Cloud Development Capstone Project

Full Stack Software Developer Assessment

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IBM IT Project Manager

4 months

Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of IT project management. In this program, you’ll develop the skills and tools to have a competitive edge in the job market as an entry-level IT project manager in less than 3 months. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

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Introduction to Project Management

Project Management Foundations, Initiation, and Planning

Project Lifecycle, Information Sharing, and Risk Management

Project Management Communication, Stakeholders & Leadership

Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals for Everyone

Introduction to Software Engineering

Introduction to Scrum Master Profession

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum

Project Management Capstone

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IBM Mainframe Developer

3 months

Gain the job-ready skills for an entry-level mainframe programming role. Mainframe computers continue to power many mission-critical, financial, banking, and government agency systems. There are 220 billion lines of COBOL in use today. 43% of banking systems are built on COBOL, and 95% percent of ATM swipes rely on COBOL code.*

*Reuters Graphics: COBOL Blues

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Introduction to Enterprise Computing

IBM COBOL Basics

IBM COBOL Core

IBM COBOL Software Development Practices

IBM COBOL Data and File Management

IBM COBOL Basic Testing and Debugging

IBM COBOL Software Development Process

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IBM Technical Support

3 months

Prepare for an in-demand career in Information Technology (IT). In this program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in IT fundamentals, networking, cybersecurity, and cloud computing to get job-ready in as little as 3 months, with no prior experience or degree needed to get started.

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Introduction to Technical Support

Introduction to Hardware and Operating Systems

Introduction to Software, Programming, and Databases

Introduction to Networking and Storage

Introduction to Cybersecurity Essentials

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Practice Exam for CompTIA ITF+ Certifcation

Technical Support Case Studies and Capstone

Tech Support Career Guide and Interview Preparation

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Meta Back-End Developer

8 months

Ready to gain new skills and the tools developers use to create websites and web applications? This certificate, designed by the software engineering experts at Meta—the creators of Facebook and Instagram, will prepare you for an entry-level career as a back-end developer.

Courses

Introduction to Back-End Development

Programming in Python

Version Control

Introduction to Databases for Back-End Development

Django Web Framework

APIs

The Full Stack

Back-End Developer Capstone

Coding Interview Preparation

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Meta Database Engineer

6 months

Want to get started in the world of database engineering? This program is taught by industry-recognized experts at Meta. You’ll learn the key skills required to create, manage and manipulate databases, as well as industry-standard programming languages and software such as SQL, Python, and Django used for supporting outstanding websites and apps like Facebook, Instagram and more.

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Introduction to Databases

Version Control

Database Structures and Management with MySQL

Advanced MySQL Topics

Programming in Python

Database Clients

Advanced Data Modeling

Database Engineer Capstone

Coding Interview Preparation

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Meta Front-End Developer

7 months

Want to get started in the world of coding and build websites as a career? This certificate, designed by the software engineering experts at Meta—the creators of Facebook and Instagram, will prepare you for a career as a front-end developer. Upon completion, you’ll get access to the Meta Career Programs Job Board—a job search platform that connects you with 200+ employers who have committed to sourcing talent through Meta’s certificate programs, as well as career support resources to help you with your job search.

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Introduction to Front-End Development

Programming with JavaScript

Version Control

HTML and CSS in depth

React Basics

Advanced React

Principles of UX/UI Design

Front-End Developer Capstone

Coding Interview Preparation

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Meta Android Developer

8 months

Have you ever wanted to build your own mobile app? This certificate will teach you the top Android programming languages and frameworks used for building apps like Facebook and Instagram, and how to create your own Android application.

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Introduction to Android Mobile Application Development

Version Control

Programming Fundamentals in Kotlin

Principles of UX/UI Design

Create the User Interface in Android Studio

Advanced Programming in Kotlin

Working with Data in Android

Mobile Development and JavaScript

React Basics

React Native

Android App Capstone

Coding Interview Preparation

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Meta iOS Developer

8 months

Have you ever wanted to build outstanding mobile apps like Facebook and Instagram? This Professional Certificate will teach you how to build applications for iOS devices and start a new career as an iOS Developer. By the end of this program, you’ll be able to create and run a mobile app powered by iOS operating systems.

Courses

Introduction to iOS Mobile Application Development

Version Control

Programming Fundamentals in Swift

Principles of UX/UI Design

Create the User Interface with SwiftUI

Advanced Programming in Swift

Working with Data in iOS

Mobile Development and JavaScript

React Basics

React Native

iOS App Capstone

Coding Interview Preparation

 

 

 

Data Roles

 

 

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Meta Marketing Analytics

7 months

This six-course program is designed for anyone looking to gain in-demand technical skills to kickstart a career as a marketing analyst or better analyze their business. No experience necessary.

Developed by marketing analytics experts at Aptly together with Meta marketers, the industry-relevant curriculum is designed to prepare you for jobs that include Marketing Analyst, Marketing Researcher, and more.

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Marketing Analytics Foundation

Introduction to Data Analytics

Data Analysis with Spreadheets and SQL

Python Data Analytics

Statistics for Marketing

Data Analytics Methods for Marketing

Marketing Analytics with Meta

Meta Marketing Science Certification Exam

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Fractal Data Science

5 months

Data science is projected to create 11.5 million global job openings by 2026 and offers many of the remote job opportunities in the industry. Prepare for a new career in this high-demand field with a Professional Certificate from Fractal Analytics. Whether you're a recent graduate seeking a rewarding career shift or a professional aiming to upskill, this program will equip you with the essential skills demanded by the industry.

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Structured Approach to Problem Solving

Data Analysis Using SQL

Insights of Power BI

Python for Data Science

Human Decision Making and its Biases

Foundations of Machine Learning

Advanced Machine Learning Algorithms

Data Storytelling

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Google Data Analytics

6 months

Prepare for a new career in the high-growth field of data analytics, no experience or degree required. Get professional training designed by Google and have the opportunity to connect with top employers. There are 483,000 open jobs in data analytics with a median entry-level salary of $92,000.*

*Lightcast™ US Job Postings (2022: Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022)

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Foundations: Data, Data, Everywhere

Ask Questions to Make Data-Driven Decisions

Prepare Data for Exploration

Process Data from Dirty to Clean

Analyze Data to Answer Questions

Share Data Through the Art of Visualization

Data Analysis with R Programming

Google Data Analytics Capstone: Complete a Case Study

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IBM Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

4 months

Prepare for a career in the field of Business Intelligence (BI), and learn in-demand skills like SQL, Excel, and data management to get job-ready in less than 4 months, with no prior experience needed to get started.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Essentials

Excel Basics for Data Analysis

Data Visualization and Dashboards with Excel and Cognos

Introduction to Rational Darabases (RDBMS)

SQL: A Practical Introduction for Queryinh Databases

Getting Started with Data Warehousing and BI Analytics

Statistics Fundementals Using Excel

Getting Started with Tableau

Advanced Data Visualization with Tableau

BI Analyst Capstone

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IBM Data Analytics with Excel and R

3 months

Prepare for the in-demand field of data analytics. In this program, you’ll learn high valued skills like Excel, Cognos Analytics, and R programming language to get job-ready in less than 3 months, with no prior experience or degree needed.

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Introduction to Data Analytics

Excel Basics for Data Analysis

Data Visualization and Dashboards with Excel and Cognos

Assessment for Data Analysis and Visualization Foundations

Introduction to R Programming for Data Science

SQL for Data Science with R

Data Analysis with R

Data Visualization with R

Data Science with R - Capstone Project

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IBM Data Engineering

6 months

Prepare for a career in the high-growth field of data engineering. In this program, you’ll learn in-demand skills like Python, SQL, and Databases to get job-ready in less than 5 months

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Introduction to Data Engineering

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

Python Project for Data Engineering

Introduction to Relational Databases (RDBMS)

Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python

Hands-on Introduction to Linux Commands and Shell Scripting

Relational Database Administration (DBA)

ETL and Data Pipelines with Shell, Airflow and Kafka

Getting Started with Data Warehousing and BI Analytics

Introduction to NoSQL Databases

Introduction to Big Data with Spark and Hadoop

Data Engineering and Machine Learning using Spark

Data Engineering Capstone Project

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IBM Data Science

5 months

Data science is one of the hottest professions of the decade, and the demand for data scientists who can analyze data and communicate results to inform data driven decisions has never been greater. This Professional Certificate from IBM will help anyone interested in pursuing a career in data science or machine learning develop career-relevant skills and experience.

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What is Data Science?

Tools for Data Science

Data Science Methodology

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

Python Project for Data Science

Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python

Data Analysis with Python

Data Visualization with Python

Machine Learning with Python

Applied Data Science Capstone

What is Data Science?

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Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst

3 months

Learners who complete this program will receive a 50% discount voucher to take the PL-300 Certification Exam. Business Intelligence analysts are highly sought after as more organizations rely on data-driven decision-making. Prepare for a new career in this high-growth field with professional training from Microsoft — an industry-recognized leader in data analytics and business intelligence.

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Preparing Data for Analysis with Microsoft Excel

Harnessing the Power of Data with Power BI

Extract, Transform and Load Data in Power BI

Data Modeling in Power BI

Creative Designing in Power BI

Data Analysis and Visualization with Power BI

Deploy and Maintain Power BI Assets and Capstone project

Microsoft PL-300 Exam Preparation and Practice

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Tableau Business Intelligence Analyst

8 months

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a career change, the Tableau Business Intelligence Analytics Professional Certificate will prepare you for entry-level roles that require fundamental Tableau skills, such as business intelligence analyst roles. If you are detail-oriented and have an interest in looking for trends in data, this program is for you.

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Introduction to Business Analytics

Business Analysis Process

Data Ecosystem

Introduction to Tableau

Data Visualizatio with Tableau

Advanced Data Visualization with Tableau

Data Analysis with Tableau

Communicating Data Insights with Tableau

 

 

 

Business Roles

 

 

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Google Project Management

6 months

Prepare for a new career in the high-growth field of project management, no experience or degree required. Get professional training designed by Google and get on the fastrack to a competitively paid job. Project managers are natural problem-solvers. They set the plan and guide teammates, and manage changes, risks, and stakeholders.

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Foundations of Project Management

Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project

Project Planning: Putting It All Together

Project Execution: Running the Project

Agile Project Management

Capstone: Applying Project Management in the Real World

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CVS Health Call Center Customer Service

2 months

The demand for call center customer service representatives is huge, there are thousands of open job roles in the US alone. If you are someone that enjoys talking to people and solving problems and are ready for new experiences, then this program is right for you. Customer service in a call center is an exciting career where every day is a new day and a new adventure.

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Introduction to Customer Service

Interacting with Customers

Call Center Customer Service

Preparing for Your Call Center Customer Service Role

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CVS Health Retail Customer Service

2 months

The demand for customer service representatives is huge, there are thousands of open job roles in the US alone. This program prepares you for a retail customer service role. The target audience for this certificate is anyone who is customer obsessed and is looking to launch a career in retail customer service.

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Introduction to Customer Service

Interacting with Customers

Retail Customer Service

Preparing for Your Retail Customer Service Role

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Goodwill Career Coach

2 months

Are you passionate about helping people change their lives with skills and jobs so they can earn a good living and feel fulfilled by the work they do? Do you want a rewarding career that advances equity and helps strengthen communities? Explore a new career as a Career Coach or Navigator where you can help others develop the skills and confidence to pursue their next career move.

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Foundations of Career Navigating and Coaching

Client Intake, Assessments, Skill Analysis and Planning

Supporting Clients

Career Support Community and Resources

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Google Digital Marketing and E-Commerce

6 months

Prepare for a new career in the high-growth fields of digital marketing and e-commerce, in under six months, no experience or degree required. Businesses need digital marketing and e-commerce talent more than ever before; 86% of business leaders report that digital commerce will be the most important route to growth.

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Foundations of Digital Marketing and E-commerce

Attract and Engage Customers with Digital Marketing

From Likes to Leads: Interact with Customers Online

Think Outside the Inbox: Email Marketing

Assess for Success: Marketing Analytics and Measurement

Make the Sale: Build, Launch, and Manage E-commerce Stores

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Develop Customer Loyalty Online

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HRCI Human Resources Associate

5 months

Human Resource professionals have a significant impact on an organization’s success. They play a vital role in hiring the right people, developing employee policies, and creating a positive work culture. By pursuing a career in Human Resources, you can contribute to the overall achievement of an organization.

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Talent Acquisition

Learning and Development

Compensation and Benefits

Employee Relations

Compliance and Risk Management

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Intuit Bookkeeping

2 months

Whether you are starting out or looking for a career change, the Intuit Academy Bookkeeping program prepares you for a variety of jobs in public accounting, private industry, government, and non-profit organizations—and for the Intuit Academy Bookkeeping exam. If you are detail-oriented and passionate about solving clients’ problems, this program is for you.

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Bookkeeping Basics

Assets in Accounting

Liabilities and Equity in Accounting

Financial Statement Analysis

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Meta Social Media Marketing

6 months

Want to turn your passion for social media into a career? In this program, you’ll learn how to create a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram that people want to follow! Social media marketing jobs are amongst the most in-demand skills for organizations of all sizes.

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Introduction to Social Media Marketing

Social Media Management

Fundamentals of Social Media Advertising

Advertising with Meta

Measure and Optimize Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Meta Social Media Marketing Capstone

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Salesforce Sales Development Representative

3 months

If you’ve always wanted a rewarding career, the tech sales industry may be the path for you. If you’re an ambitious problem-solver who likes to win, you’ll find tech sales not only fulfilling, but lucrative as well. As the tech industry continuously introduces innovative services and products, tech sales roles have become more crucial than ever.

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Groundwork for Success in Sales Development

Foundations for Interviewing with Confidence

Conversational Selling Playbook for SDRs

Boosting Productivity through the Tech Stack

Practical Guide to Navigating Professional Relationships

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Salesforce Sales Operations

3 months

The Salesforce economy will create more than $1 trillion in new revenue and 4.2 million jobs between 2019 and 2024. Developed in partnership with Trailhead — Salesforce's official learning platform — this certificate aims to teach you the foundational skills in Salesforce that will prepare you for a variety of entry-level sales roles, including the sales operations specialist position.

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Sales and CRM Overview

Lead Management in Salesforce

Opportunity Management in Salesforce

Reports, Dashboards, and Customer Success in Salesforce

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Tally Bookkeeping Associate

4 months

Preparing to start a new career in bookkeeping, or want to learn how to manage your own account books, this program will teach you in-demand skills and latest accounting tools to excel. Bookkeepers are in high demand across many industries and focus on various areas of accounting, finance, or taxation.

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Principles of Accounts Payable and Receivable Management

Basics of Statutory Compliance and Taxation

Basics of Statutory Compliance and Taxation