Free Online Courses to Advance Your Skills During Lockdown

Free Online Courses to Advance Your Skills During Lockdown

1000+ Free Online Courses to Advance Your Skills During Lockdown May 2020

coronavirus covid-19 free online courses


Coursera [Expires: July 31]
  • 115 Free Certificate Online Courses: Includes certificate courses from universities such as Duke, Caltech, and Georgia Tech. These normally cost about $50 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Datacamp [Expires: May 22]
  • 1-Week Free Full Platform Access: Includes over 300 certificate courses exploring languages such as R and Python and diving into subjects such as machine learning and database management. A subscription normally costs $25 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Udacity
  • 1-Month Free Nanodegree: Includes programs in AI, programming, and autonomous systems. These normally cost $400 per month each. Requires signing up with credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time. Unfortunately only valid in the North America and Europe.
    NOTICE: Instead of a few clicks, cancelling now requires exchanging emails. Udacity state they might take several days to respond. So if you decide to use this offer, keep in mind that cancelling might not be straightforward.

FutureLearn
  • 50+ Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses from institutions such as King’s College, University of Edinburgh, and Monash University. These certificates normally cost $30 to $85 each. Requires simple sign-up.
  • 16 Free Certificate Courses: Includes a wide variety of certificate courses from Australian universities. These certificates normally cost $30 to $85 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Skillshare
  • 2-Month Free Trial: Includes 2,000+ online courses in tech, business, and art. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires signing up with credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

Udemy
  • 650+ Free Online Courses: Includes courses in tech, leadership, and language. Requires simple sign-up.

Great Learning
  • 70+ Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses on a wide variety of subjects such as artificial intelligence, data science, programming, and marketing. Requires a phone number to sign up, but it’s not verified.

upGrad
  • 10 Free Tech Programs: Includes programs in data science, technology, and management. Requires simple sign-up.

Le Wagon [Expires: August 31]
  • 20+ Hour Free Web Development Course: Covers the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, and walks you through each step of the creation of a website. Requires simple sign-up.
ICSI [Expires: May 31]


Educative
  • Free Front-End Development Courses: Covers the fundamentals of front-end web development, from HTML and CSS to JavaScript, through an interactive approach. This course series normally costs $117. Requires signing up and claiming a scholarship.

Netflix
  • 20+ Hours of Free Documentaries: Includes documentaries about nature, politics, society, and design. Doesn’t require sign-up.

Redis University [Expires: May 21]
  • 60+ Hours of Free Redis Courses: Includes courses from Redis fundamentals to how to pair Redis with Java or JavaScript to create full apps. These are always free, but only temporarily available. Requires simple sign-up.

openHPI [Expires: June 30]
  • 8 Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses on subjects such as computer science, data science, and blockchain. Almost all courses are in German. Requires simple sign-up.

SAP
  • 200+ Free Tech Courses: Includes courses on SAP software, computer science, and technology in general. Requires simple sign-up.

EduCode Academy [Expires: May 31]
  • 2-Month Full Platform Access: Includes interactive courses to help kids, teens, and young adults learn how to program. A subscription normally costs about $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

JetBrains
  • 150+ Hours of Free Courses: Includes tracks for learning Java, Kotlin, Python, and web development. Requires simple sign-up. Although not related to the pandemic, the platform happens to temporarily be in free early access.

XYZ Coding [Expires: May 20th]
  • 1-Month Free Trial: Includes courses to become a full-stack developer by learning about front-end, databases, Python, and Django. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires signing up with credit card, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

SAS
  • 1-Month Free Data Science Courses: Includes programs in AI and machine learning, data curation, and advanced analytics. These normally cost $1295 per year each. Requires simple sign-up.

Coding Blocks [Expires: May 31]

App Brewery [Expires: July 8]
  • 10+ Hours Free App Develpment Course: Covers app development in Flutter using the Dart programming language. The course normally costs $12. Requires simple sign-up.

SolidSail
  • 3-Hour Free React Course: Covers React development through a project-based approach. The course normally costs $199. Requires simple sign-up.

General Assembly [Expires: June 30]
  • 20+ Free Live Workshops: Includes workshops to learn marketing, programming, and data science. These normally cost $60 to $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.

PWYC.training [Expires: June 30]
  • 100+ Free Live Training Sessions: Includes short webinars on a wide variety of topics to upskill and reskill. These are offered on a “pay what you want” basis, so you may take them for free. Requires simple sign-up.

Nikon [Expires: May 31]
  • 10 Free Photography Short Online Courses: Includes courses on photography fundamentals from domain experts. These normally costs about $40 each. Requires simple sign-up.

BitDegree
  • 50+ Free Tech Online Courses: Includes gamified courses in programming, web development, and blockchain. These normally cost $10 to $15 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Rosetta Stone
  • 3 Months of Free Language Learning: Includes languages such as English, Spanish, and French. A subscription normally costs $12 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Google [Expires: May 31]

  • 1-Month Free Trial to Google Cloud Training: Includes online courses via Coursera Specializations or Pluralsight Paths. Coursera Specializations, for instance, normally cost $49 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

IBM
  • 100+ Free IBM Training Courses: Includes courses about IBM’s Cloud and Watson platforms, and professional development in general. Requires simple sign-up.

Oracle [Expires: May 15]

Tableau
  • 3-Month Free Tableau Training: Includes courses exploring all facets of the data science software Tableau. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires simple sign up.

Progate
  • 15 Free Tech Short Online Courses: Includes hands-on courses covering notably Python, JavaScript, and SQL. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Moz Academy [Expires: May 31]
  • 25+ Free SEO Courses: Includes courses exploring all aspects of search engine optimization. These normally cost $50 to $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Product School
  • 10+ Hours of Free Product Management Courses: Includes a course on digital products and another on career development. These normally cost $2000 and $1000 respectively. Requires simple sign up.

PPA [Expires: May 31]

Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • 10+ Hours of Project Management Courses: Includes various resources, most notably, free online courses. A subscription normally costs $129 per year. Requires simple sign-up. I couldn’t register with Chrome, but Firefox worked.

Young Screenwriters
  • Free Screenwriting Course: Covers the fundamentals of screenwriting. The course normally costs $120. Requires simple sign-up.

Domestika
  • 20+ Free Creative Online Courses: Includes courses in drawing, photography, and design. These normally cost about $10 each. Doesn’t require sign-up.

Real Python
  • 4 Free Python Short Courses: Includes courses covering notably functional programming and face detection in Python. A subscription normally costs $20 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

HomeSchoolPiano [Expires: August 31]

Fender [Expires: May 31]
  • Free Guitar Lessons: Includes guitar (acoustic or electric), bass, and ukulele video lessons. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up. Unfortunately only valid in certain countries.

Producertech
  • 3-Month Free Trial: Includes 400+ hours of courses to learn music production. A subscription normally costs about $12 per month. Requires signing up with a credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

Makerdemy
  • Free Raspberry Pi Course: Covers the fundamentals of Raspberry Pi through a couple of mini-projects. The course normally costs $95. Requires signing up and having a Raspberry Pi and some components on hand.

Creativebug

Milk Street [Expires: May 31]
  • 10+ Free Cooking Classes: Includes access to online classes covering cooking fundamentals as well as specific recipes. A subscription normally costs $20 per year. Requires simple sign-up.

Packt [Expires: May 31]
  • 15 Free Tech Certificate Courses: Includes one-year access to practical online courses covering notably Python, JavaScript, and Machine Learning. Most of these normally costs $20. Requires simple sign-up.

Springer [Expires: July 31]

ACM Digital Library [Expires: June 30]

Annual Reviews [Expires: June 15]
  • Free Full Platform Access: Hosts a collection of journals dedicated to disciplines ranging from anthropology to virology. Doesn’t require sign-up.

Scitation

Internet Archive [Expires: June 31]

Unity [Expires: June 20]
  • Free Full Platform Access: Offers 350+ hours worth of educational content about the Unity game engine. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Autopsy [Expires: June 1]

Elastic
  • 20-Hours of Free Elastic Courses: Includes a series of courses on various aspects of the Elastic Stack. These normally cost $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Lightbend [Expires: June 30]
  • Free Full Platform Access: Includes courses about reactive systems design and explores technologies such as Scala and Akka. Requires simple sign-up.

Osherove Bundle
  • 11 Free Development Courses: Includes courses on various facets of software development such as unit testing and continuous delivery. Requires simple sign-up.

Osmosis
  • 3-Week Free Platform Access: Includes resources on a wide variety of medical subjects. A subscription normally costs $200 per year. Requires simple sign-up.

Calm
  • 3-Month Free Access: Includes audio-lesson on meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation. A subscription normally costs $70 per year. Requires simple sign-up.
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