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Short Online Courses to Master New Skills Quickly

Carolyn

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Sometimes we need to learn or brush up on a skill, but need to do it quickly in time for a job interview or a specific project we've been given. That's why we've searched the main MOOC platforms to find short courses in popular fields that you can complete in 10 hours or less*.

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Find short courses in Business & Management, Computer Science and Data Science

*Although some of the courses may be spread over several weeks, you can go through the material at a faster pace to complete a course sooner than the prescribed syllabus. This may not be the case if you choose to do any peer-reviewed assignments.


Business & Management
Becoming Career Smart: How to Sell Yourself
Thinking about a career change? Identify your key strengths and professional skills, and learn how to sell them and yourself.
  • By Deakin University via Futurelearn
  • 6 hours of study

Competitive Advantage: Using Information to Build Business Success
Learn the value of information to businesses and how it can give the business a competitive advantage.

  • By Deakin University via Futurelearn
  • 6 hours of study

The Self-aware Coach
Find out why self-awareness is so important in coaching and leadership, and learn strategies to apply to your own practice.

  • By Deakin University via Futurelearn
  • 6 hours of study

Design and Make Infographics (Project-Centered Course)
In this project-centered course*, you will create a content-rich infographic on a topic of your choice using Adobe Illustrator (which you can download for a free, 30-day trial).
  • By Michigan State University via Coursera
  • 6 hours of study, 8 hours of project work

Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences
In this course, professionals at all levels of an organization will learn the best ways to engage an audience they want and need by smartly implementing their important, strategic stories and information and by using proven tools and techniques to enhance an audience’s experiences and interest.


Information Security Management in a Nutshell
The objective of this course is to help business decision-makers understand the steps that need to be taken to secure information in their organization.
  • By openSAP
  • 3-4 hours of study

Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks
Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them.
  • By Deakin University via Futurelearn
  • 6 hours of study

Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition
Inclusion is more than just a buzzword – it's a business strategy. Learn how to attract and support a diverse workforce.
  • By Perkins School for the Blind via EdX
  • 2-10 hours of study

Digital Skills: Grow Your Career
Learn about how digital is changing the world of work, and how you can successfully grow your career in the digital age.

  • By Accenture via Futurelearn
  • 2 hours of study

Digital Skills: Social Media
Learn how to use social media for business, from creating a social media presence to measuring success.

  • By Accenture via Futurelearn
  • 2 hours of study

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing
Learn about some of the different digital marketing strategies and techniques that are available for businesses to use.

  • By Accenture via Futurelearn
  • 4 hours of study

Digital Skills: Web Analytics
Learn about the role of analytics in business, the types of analytics and techniques used and why they are important.

  • By Accenture via Futurelearn
  • 4 hours of study

Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management
Learn the basics of project planning and management so you can run effective projects at work or in daily life.
  • By Darden School of Business, University of Virginia via Futurelearn
  • 8 hours of study

Leading and Managing People-Centred Change
Learn how to bring people with you as you lead or manage organisational change and navigate challenges to keep them on-board.
  • By Durham University via Futurelearn
  • 9 hours of study

Marketing Analytics
Learn the basics of marketing analytics and understand how to use data to ensure your marketing is effective.

  • By Darden School of Business, University of Virginia via Futurelearn
  • 10 hours of study

Computer Science

How To Create a Website in a Weekend! (Project-Centered Course)
In this project-centered course, you’ll design, build, and publish a basic website that incorporates text, sound, images, hyperlinks, plug-ins, and social media interactivity.

  • By The State University of New Yorkvia Coursera
  • 10 hours of study

Build Your First Android App (Project-Centered Course)
In this project-centered course, you’ll design, build, and distribute your own unique application for the Android mobile platform.
  • By CentraleSupélec via Coursera
  • 10 hours of study

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
This course introduces you to important concepts and terminology for working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals for AWS Professionals
This accelerated 6-hour course with labs introduces AWS professionals to the core capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in the four technology pillars: networking, compute, storage, and database.

  • By Google Cloud via Coursera
  • 6-7 hours of study

Digital Skills: User Experience
Learn about why user experience (UX) is important, the research and design basics, and the tools and testing techniques used in UX

  • By Accenture via Futurelearn
  • 6 hours of study

Website Performance Optimization

You will learn how to optimize any website for speed by diving into the details of how mobile and desktop browsers render pages.
  • By Google via Udacity
  • 1 week of study

Data Science

A Crash Course in Data Science
This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science.


Building a Data Science Team
In this one-week course, we will cover how you can find the right people to fill out your data science team, how to organize them to give them the best chance to feel empowered and successful, and how to manage your team as it grows.


Managing Data Analysis
This one-week course describes the process of analyzing data and how to manage that process.

Data Science in Real Life
This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on doing data science in real life.

Google Cloud Platform Big Data and Machine Learning Fundamentals
This 1-week accelerated on-demand course introduces participants to the Big Data and Machine Learning capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It provides a quick overview of the Google Cloud Platform and a deeper dive of the data processing capabilities.

 
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