Starting This Monday – A 100% Free Week of Learning, For The First Time Ever

October 21, 2016

For the first time ever, you'll be able to access LinkedIn Learning's courses, 100% for free.

Monday will kick off an unprecedented week for LinkedIn Learning.

For the first time ever, we are making the library 100% free to everyone. We don’t require any information, there’s no catch – just log into LinkedIn and go to LinkedIn Learning between Monday, Oct. 24th and Sunday, Oct. 30th and take any course you want, no strings attached.

Want to learn the skills needed to become a web developer? A Photoshop pro? A CAD guru? A better manager? An awesome photographer? Heck, even how to play an instrument or sing better?

Starting Monday, you can, without paying a dime. All 5,000 classes in our LinkedIn Learning library are yours for the taking, giving you the opportunity to learn that skill (or skills) you’ve always wanted to master.

What courses should I take during this free week?

While this sounds great, thousands of free courses can be overwhelming, particularly without anything to guide you. But, if you go to the LinkedIn Learning homepage, our recommendation engine will curate courses just for you based on your job title, company, network and interests.

That said, we decided to make it even easier for you by listing the 10 most viewed LinkedIn Learning courses this year – a testament to both the need for that skill and the effectiveness of the course. They are:

1. Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals

By Simon Allardice

Course Description: Provides the core knowledge to begin programming in any language, using JavaScript to explore the syntax of a programming language, and shows how to write and execute your first application and understand what's going on under the hood.

2. Excel 2013 Essential Training

By Dennis Taylor

Course Description: Teaches you the basics of using Excel 2013 to enter and organize data, use functions and build charts and PivotTables.

3. Communication Tips

By Brenda Bailey-Hughes and Tatiana Kolovou

Course Description: Become a better manager or leader by honing your communication skills in this series with communication experts Tatiana Kolovou and Brenda Bailey-Hughes.

4. Excel Tips Weekly

By Dennis Taylor

Course Description: Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

5. Communication Fundamentals

By John Ullmen

Course Description: Effective communication is more than what you say. Learn to overcome anxiety, improve your listening ability, hone your message and deliver it better.

6. Excel 2016 Essential Training

By Dennis Taylor

Course Description: Learn how to enter and organize data, create formulas and functions, build charts and PivotTables and use other powerful Excel 2016 features.

7. New Manager Fundamentals

By Todd Dewett

Course Description: Learn to establish your identity as a leader and connect with your team when you first step into a management position.

8. SQL Essential Training

By Bill Weinman

Course Description: Learn how to use SQL to manage your database records in these simple, straightforward tutorials, which include a quick start guide and detailed instructions for creating tables, defining relationships, manipulating strings and more.

9. Time Management Fundamentals

By Dave Crenshaw

Course Description: Get time management strategies to stay organized, keep a clear mind and be more productive—in work and life.

10. JavaScript Essential Training

By Simon Allardice

Course Description: Use JavaScript to add new features and a richer, more compelling user interface on web pages.

Hopefully, this list helps. And remember – #AlwaysBeLearning.

Our Week of Learning runs from Monday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 30th, where all LinkedIn Learning classes will be 100% free during that time. Click here to learn more.

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