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LinkedIn: Free courses to acquire the top-5 career skills

Taking the next step to your career requires acquiring new skills that will make you stand out to potential employers. But finding which skills are actually worth investing time to learn can prove tough.

To help professionals gain some insight into what to focus on, LinkedIn Learning released the top five trending skills based on data from LinkedIn’s top 50 companies, which include Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., AT&T, Bank of America, IBM and Apple.

The top-5 career skills

Technical skills are in high demand as companies look to keep their competitive advantage and develop a track record of success through innovation. 

This year, employees at the LinkedIn Top Companies grew their skills in AWS (up 42%), Python (up 25%), and machine learning (up 23%) – all skills that are driving innovation in nearly every industry. Employees also focused on building skills to collaborate effectively with their colleagues in home offices around the world like Jira (up 31%) and Scrum (up 15%).

For each of these trending skills, LinkedIn has unlocked two free courses that you can watch for free until May 31st, 2021.

10 free online courses

Free courses to learn Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Today, companies are built and run on the cloud. They need people who have the skills to help them drive technical architecture, design, and delivery of cloud systems. But with AWS now listing over a hundred different service offerings, getting a holistic sense of the platform can seem daunting. These courses can help.  

AWS Essential Training for Developers with Jeremy Villeneuve 

Choosing a Cloud Platform for Developers: AWS, Azure and GCP with Xian Ke

Free courses to learn Jira

Every company needs software to track their work and report progress on their strategic initiatives. Planning projects, assigning tasks, tracking progress, and releasing results can all be managed in Jira software. These courses can help you leverage the power of Jira to gain visibility, engage with teams, and help drive results. 

Learning Jira Software with Robert Anthony

Jira: Basic Administration with Rachel Wright 

Free courses to learn Python

Companies need more professionals that can develop machine learning models, algorithms, and apply statistical and analytical approaches to large data sets. Due to its power and simplicity, Python has become the programming language of choice for many large organizations. Get the latest Python skills with these courses. 

Python Essential Training with Bill Weinman

Python for Data Science Essential Training Part 1 with Lillian Pierson

Free courses to learn Machine Learning

Companies are tapping into the power of big data with machine learning – an integral component of artificial intelligence. They’re doing things like speech recognition, image processing, recommendation systems, and even self-driving cars. Learn about artificial intelligence and how to leverage machine learning with these courses.

Artificial Intelligence: Tools and Concepts with Doug Rose

Big Data in the Age of AI with Barton Poulson

Free courses to learn Scrum

If you’ve spent any time in the project management world, you’ve likely heard of Scrum – the popular framework for managing complex processes. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Scrum or preparing for your Scrum Master test, these courses can help. 

Scrum: The Basics with Kelley O’Connell

Cert Prep: Scrum Master with Kelley O’Connell


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