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Free Microsoft Online Courses for Unemployed Young People

Microsoft online courses have been created on LinkedIn in support of those hit hardest by the pandemic. The pandemic has caused widespread devastation to worldwide economies, affecting different parts of the world in varying degrees.

This is your chance to start developing your skills for free with learning paths from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then practice tech skills in the GitHub Learning Lab.

These 10 jobs were identified as having the greatest number of job openings, have had steady growth over the past four years, pay a livable wage, and require skills that can be learned online.

Software Developer

Become a software developer by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Programming, storage, networking, security, and deployment; HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, Python.

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Sales Representative

Learn core concepts and skills necessary in today’s selling environment—from negotiation and closing strategies to selling with authenticity.

Top in-demand skills: Negotiation, CRM, new business development, B2B, storytelling, social media.

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Project Manager

Become a project manager by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning. Courses include project management fundamentals, Microsoft Project essential training, and more. 

Top in-demand skills: Program management, process improvement, project performance.

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IT Administrator

Become an IT administrator by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Manage systems, subscriptions, configuration, and identity; Windows Server, Active Directory.

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Customer Service Specialist

Become a customer service specialist by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning. Learn to listen to customer needs and build rapport with those you’re helping.

Top in-demand skills: Customer satisfaction & experience, data entry, CRM, admin analysis.

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Digital Marketing Specialist

Become a digital marketing specialist by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning. 

Top in-demand skills: Social media, content strategy, SEO, marketing channels; Google Analytics, Google Ads.

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IT Support/Help Desk

Prepare to pass the CompTIA A+ certification, and prove you have the foundational skills and abilities needed for a technical support role.

Top in-demand skills: Troubleshooting, deployment; Active Directory, computer hardware, Microsoft Windows Server.

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Data Analyst

Become a data analyst by learning skills from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then get a Microsoft Certification to validate your skills.

Top in-demand skills: Data analysis, analytics, visualization; Microsoft Excel, SQL, BI, Tableau.

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Financial Analyst

A financial analyst evaluates current and historical economic and business data to identify trends that influence business decisions.

Top in-demand skills: Financial analysis, risk management, accounting, analytical skills, data analysis.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic designers create visual concepts that inspire, inform, and transform. Build innovative design projects and discover the skills needed to become a visual thinker.

Top in-demand skills: Design systems, layout, colour; Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.

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