As we go along our careers, taking the time to hone new skills and learn newer, more effective way to do things, can give us a necessary edge – no matter what our age. Here are some online courses to consider this year.
Had plans to take up an executive programme to brush up on your business management degree? Since travel will be quite limited this year, don’t let that impact your goal to learn something new. Instead, we present a list of online skill development courses for you to consider this year:
1. Project Management
Project Management courses expose you to the best practices and current trends in project management. They teach you new hacks and techniques in project management activities including important hard and soft skills such as team management, leadership, communication, resources management, conflict resolution, problem-solving and time management.
Moreover, project management certification is recognized globally. It works with any industry and in any location. By adding this certification to your resume, you can gain an edge easily, regardless of your professional background and industry.
Pursue this course from: Project Management Institute (PMI), LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, Coursera, etc.
2. Data Science
Data Science is a blend of various tools, algorithms and machine learning principles with the goal to discover hidden patterns in raw data – all of which can be of major use in the planning of business projects and assignments. This course is best for those with a background in statistics or computer science.
Several specializations exist, such as Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Engineering, etc, as part of the Data Science course.
Currently, Data Science is one of the most highly paid jobs. It is greatly in demand and one of the fastest growing jobs globally.
Pursue this course from: Imarticus, Coursera, Harvard, Udemy, Simplilearn, etc
3. Digital Marketing
Digital marketing skills are critical not only for digital marketing professionals but for any savvy entrepreneur who wants to boost their business presence online. It’s useful for small business owners, marketing managers, marketing specialists, etc. The course teaches you:
- Social Media Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Search Engine Marketing
- Google Adwords
- Mobile Marketing
- Email Marketing, etc
Pursue this course from: Upgrad, LinkedIn Elearning, Udemy, Amity Future Academy, etc.
4. Music and Dance
In our fast-paced world, what usually soothes our soul is art. Music and dance as a form of art are cheerful and relaxing, and if you are highly skilled, you can even build a career out of it. As of today, various artists and production houses are offering music and dance courses online with a structured curriculum. With modern student-centric teaching methodologies, they help you enhance your skills in the comfort of your home. So, make sure you choose a good one!
Pursue this course from:
Music: Shankar Mahadevan Academy, Shaan’s Singing Classes Online, Furtados School of Music, etc
Dance: Dancewithmadhuri.com, Steezy Studio, Vibe Street Dance Studio, etc
As COVID-19 has put our plans on hold, we should instead tweak them this year, instead of letting go of our goals to learn and achieve more. Let’s find alternate, safer ways to do the things we need to, for our growth in the New Normal. E-learning is definitely one of these things. We hope you learn something new this year!
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