Online education, or e-learning, in other words, has seen a surge during the Coronavirus outbreak and the lockdowns related to it. As citizens are forced to stay home as mandated by the SOPs of social distancing, a large number of students are looking to upskill themselves through online courses. While free courses are being offered by several organizations, free online courses with free certificates are only a handful.
Nevertheless, some edtech platforms and other companies have come forward to offer a few of their courses for free with free certification for a limited period of time. The free certificates can be downloaded and preserved by the students, and the digital format can even be shared on LinkedIn. Here is a list of free online courses with free certificates that can benefit students.
Free Online Courses with Free Certificates from Popular Platforms
Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google: Through this course, Google is offering students a chance to learn the fundamentals of digital marketing, and help grow their business or career. The course consists of 26 modules prepared by Google trainers. Students will be able to download a PDF copy of the certificate of completion once they complete all the modules and pass the final test. Interested students and professionals can visit the Google Digital Unlocked website to enroll for the course.
Prepare for G Suite Certification Exam: This course, offered by Google, can be taken by those who wish to prepare for G Suite certification with free lessons from applied digital skills. The course trains students on using cloud-based tools to create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and files. Those who successfully complete the 11 modules of 9.5 hours, and clear the exam will receive a G Suite Certification. Those who wish to know more about the course can visit the Google Digital Unlocked and enroll for the same for free.
Data Science and Maths Skills by Coursera: Coursera has made several courses available to learners for free until 31 May 2020. “While many courses on Coursera are already available for free without a certificate, this promotion enables you to not only access lectures and quizzes but also to earn a free certificate for courses that offer them,” says Coursera on its blog. One such course available for free on the platform is Data Science and Maths Skills by Duke University. The course certificate can be shared in the Certifications section of the LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents. Interested students can visit Coursera for information on the course and to enroll for the same.
Data Visualization using Tableau by Great Learning: A beginner’s course on Data Visualization using Tableau consisting of 10 hours of video content, three quizzes and one project is being offered for free by Great Learning. The skills covered under the course are Tableau, Dashboard design, Visual Analytics, and Advanced Mapping. A certificate of completion will be provided by Great Learning. Those interested to know more and enroll for the course can visit the official website for more details.
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program: NASSCOM is offering the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program that otherwise costs around Rs 6000 for free on the SkillUp Online platform. Basics of artificial intelligence, python for data science, data visualization with python, and so on are some of the aspects that will be covered under the course. To access the full course for 180 days and get the SKO course completion certificate students will have to opt for the silver plan. For more details on the course and to enroll for the same for free, students are advised to visit the SkillUp Online platform.