Tuesday, Sep 03 2019

Boost Your Skills with 5 Online Tech Education Platforms

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Boost Your Skills with 5 Online Tech Education Programs

Continuing education is a great way to boost your tech skillset. Today, there are tons of online platforms that can give you quick access to a range of courses, many of which you can complete at times that work for you.

If you are looking to boost your skills, here are five online tech education platforms worth exploring.


1. Udemy

Udemy has courses on nearly anything imaginable. While the platform isn’t tech-focused, it offers a slew of technology classes at a range of costs. You’ll find options that focus on a specific skill, including everything from Reverse Engineering Ransomware to Cumulus Linux from Basics to Advanced VXLAN EVPN. Additionally, there are classes designed to help you prepare for certification exams, such as the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate course.

Many courses are completely free, while others are a mere $10 to $20. Discounts on the various offerings also come through frequently, turning a $200 class into a $20 option.


2. Devslopes

Developers looking to enhance their skills should consider Devslopes. The platform offers several courses that focus on various languages that are gaining traction (like Kotlin, Swift, and TypeScript) as well as other in-demand areas, like BlockchainDevslopes aims to offer educational options based on modern technologies, making it a strong choice for developers who want to future-proof their career.

Additionally, Devslopes is very affordable. Some of the courses are free. Those that aren’t available at no cost to you are reasonably priced, usually costing no more than $200.


3. Udacity

Udacity has courses that cover a wide variety of tech skills. They have also launched “nanodegree” programs, allowing you to focus on a subject area and earn a certificate of completion.

Whether employers will value a nanodegree is yet to be seen. These aren’t the same as degrees earned through accredited colleges and universities, so you might not want to view them as a credential. However, the information is sound and could help you boost your skills.

It is important to note that Udacity can be a bit pricy. The nanodegree programs are billed on a monthly basis, usually costing several hundreds of dollars per month, and are self-paced. If you spend close to a year working through the program, it can cost a few thousand dollars. However, there are some free courses available as well.


4. LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn’s learning program, inLearning, uses a subscription model. If you opt for month-to-month, you’ll pay $29.99 every 30 days. If you choose an annual subscription, it works out to approximately $24.99 a month.

Once signed up, you’ll find hundreds of courses. Topics include software development, web development, business, and more.


5. Coursera

If you prefer a more traditional educational experience, Coursera is a good choice. The platform partners with colleges and universities from around the world, making their classes available to online learners.

While the classes are college-level, you won’t be able to use them toward a degree necessarily. Unless you sign up for the bachelor’s or master’s degree program through Coursera, you can only use the courses for personal development. However, that doesn’t mean Coursera isn’t useful, as you can certainly apply what you learn regardless of whether you earn a degree along the way.


Learn More About Skill-Building with The Armada Group

Ultimately, all five of the online tech education platforms above can help you boost your skills. If you’d like to know more about skill-building, the team at The Armada Group can help. Contact usto speak with one of our staff members today and see how our professional development expertise can benefit you.