People often say that they don’t have the money or the time to learn a new skill to take them to the next level. Well, for many of us today there is plenty of time however the cost could be a factor.

Today I would like to give you a list of FREE yet TIME SENSITIVE opportunities to equip yourself with a new skill or to strengthen a current skill to help you in the next season post-lockdown.

Ranging from coding to marketing, project management, screenwriting, game development and a whole lot more. Check out what’s available below and give it a whirl.

Please note that these are not my courses and I have not had the time to test each of them. This is merely a number of causes I have found that I would like to forward on to you. Links may expire before you visit the pages.

Offers

 

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.
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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. Here

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. Here
  • 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. Here

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 a credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time should you not wish to pay for a subscription. Here

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. Here

upGrad

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

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. Here

ICSI [Expires: May 31]

  • Free Cybersecurity Program: Provides a holistic view of modern network security. The program normally costs about $600. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

Netflix

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

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. Here

SAP

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

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

Coding Blocks [Expires: May 31]

  • 15+ Hours Free Competitive Programing Course: Covers various algorithms and coding competitions. The course normally costs $13. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

SolidSail

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

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

IBM

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

Oracle [Expires: May 15]

  • Free Oracle Cloud and Databases Training & Certifications: Offers 50+ hours worth of educational material and 6 certification exams for Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and autonomous databases. Most of these certifications normally cost $245. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

PPA [Expires: May 31]

  • 1000+ Free Photography Short Courses: Includes courses from photography fundamentals to how to build a photography business. A subscription normally costs about $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

Young Screenwriters

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

Domestika

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

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. Here

HomeSchoolPiano [Expires: August 31]

  • 10+ Hours of Free Piano Lessons: Includes access to video lessons about piano fundamentals as well as live practice sessions. A subscription normally costs $17 per month. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

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. Here

Creativebug

  • 2-Month Free Trial: Includes 1000+ arts and crafts online classes. A subscription normally costs $8 per month. Requires signing up with a credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time. Here

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. Here

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. Here

Springer [Expires: July 31]

  • 500+ Free E-Books: Includes e-books on subjects such as nature, machine learning, and data science. Doesn’t Requires sign-up. Here

ACM Digital Library [Expires: June 30]

  • Free Full Platform Access: Hosts articles, magazines, and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery. It doesn’t require sign-up. Here

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. Here

Scitation

  • Free Full Platform Access: Hosts academic articles and journals published by the American Institute of Physics. Requires simple sign-up. Here

Internet Archive [Expires: June 31]

  • 1.3 Million E-Books with Instant Access: Includes a wide collection of digitized books with a focus on 20th century literature. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

Autopsy [Expires: June 1]

  • Free Intro to Autopsy (Digital Forensics Software): Includes 8 hours of video lessons. The course normally costs $495. Requires simple sign-up. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here

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. Here