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9th Apr 2020

Now is the time to learn new skills

 

Found yourself with some free time, or simply looking to learn some new skills? Why not complete some online CPD training?

 

Now is the perfect time to upskill yourself and your CV and with a number of great free opportunities out there, what’s stopping you?

 

You only need to do a quick google search to find out that there are a number of online learning opportunities available in a number of different of areas, many of which are free, including ScotlandISs’ very own offering.

 

ScotlandIS are delighted to have teamed up with School of Marketing who offer world-class digital courses in marketing with a mission to inform, inspire and educate future marketing leaders, to bring you a Free Employability Skills course, that will cover key areas to upskill your Digital Marketing abilities.

 

The course covers 5 modules that can be studied for free at your own pace, topics include:

 

  • Developing an influencer marketing strategy
  • Developing Digital Marketing strategy
  • Power of creative story telling
  • Developing paid marketing and paid social campaigns
  • Marketing on Instagram

 

Once you have completed the course you will receive a CPD certificate and a Digital Badge.

 

Full details can be found here: https://scotlandis.schoolofmarketing.co/

 

We have had a look around and tried to compile a list of useful courses that you might want to tackle over the coming weeks.  It is by no means exhaustive and we are sure there are many more opportunities out there, but hopefully this will provide a brief insight into the types of courses you could be completing. For ease we have tried to group them into categories:

 

Data

 

The Datalab online learning - https://www.thedatalab.com/skills-talent/online-learning/

 

The Datalab have a number of online learning opportunities some are free and some are not the full link to all of their offerings is above, but here are some that may be of interest:

 

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/driving-value-from-data 

 

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/online-learning/free-short-courses/subjects/science-engineering/data-ethics-ai-and-responsible-innovation  

 

There's also quite a lot from coursera (again some paid for, some free): https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=free

 

An example of some of the free ones:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/ai-for-everyone  

https://www.coursera.org/learn/python-data-analysis  

 

You could also consider Kaggle which is a data science platform and has some free resources

 

https://www.kaggle.com/learn/overview 

 

There are also a number of free online opportunities through Data Camp – www.datacamp.com

 

As well as organisations such as AWS who allow you to learn for free.

 

https://pages.awscloud.com/digital-virtual-learning.html?sc_channel=ps&sc_campaign=global_digital_vilt_gap_campaign&sc_publisher=google&sc_detail=%2Bfree%20%2Baws%20%2Btraining&sc_content=signupforaws.training&sc_country=uk&sc_geo=emea&sc_category=aws_training&sc_segment=glbl-fy20-traincert_dlp_1&sc_outcome=aware&trk=glbl_fy20_tc_dlp_gap&s_kwcid=AL!4422!3!429717489516!b!!g!!%2Bfree%20%2Baws%20%2Btraining&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIubC9lJbW6AIVBLTtCh0-zg-PEAAYASAAEgJnd_D_BwE:G:s  

 

Cyber

 

If it is Cyber Security courses you are interested in, again there are number of paid for and free courses available, below are some of the free options that are out there for you to consider:

 

Cybrary - https://www.cybrary.it/

 

US Dept of Homeland Security - https://ics-cert-training.inl.gov/learn

 

Open Security Training - http://opensecuritytraining.info/Training.html

 

Heimdal Security - https://cybersecuritycourse.co/

 

Sans Cyber Aces Online - https://cybersecuritycourse.co/

 

Oxford Home Study  - https://www.oxfordhomestudy.com/courses/cyber-security-courses/free-cyber-security-courses

 

CISCO - https://www.cisco.com/c/m/en_sg/partners/cisco-networking-academy/index.html

 

Pluralsight is offering a Free subscription for April. No card required. They have over 7,000 courses available: https://www.pluralsight.com/


CompTIA is offering free courses on IT fundamentals. From 15th April, you can take CompTIA exams right from your home: https://www.comptia.org/home
 

Digital Marketing

If Digital Marketing is more your thing as well as the free course from ScotlandIS below is a number of other free courses that may be of interest to you:

 

Hubspot - https://academy.hubspot.com/certification-overview

 

Canvas – whilst there are not always specific Digital Marketing courses, there are often courses that may be of interest to Digital Marketers, like this one for example - https://www.canvas.net/courses/certificate-course-in-writing-for-a-global-market

 

Growth Academy from Wordstream - https://www.wordstream.com/growth-academy

 

ScotlandIS/School of Marketing - https://scotlandis.schoolofmarketing.co/

 

General

If you are looking for something more general, coding amongst other things, here are some links to some of the other courses that are available online:

 

Digital Garage - https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage

 

Code Academy - https://www.codecademy.com/

 

Future learn –https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/collections/marketing

 

Open learn – The Open University – https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

 

Dash: https://dash.generalassemb.ly/

 

EdX: https://www.edx.org/

 

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

Again, this is just a snapshot of some of the fantastic online learning resources that are available, do you have a course you would like to share with us? Feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to add your course to the article above.

 

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