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      Upskill yourself when you are sitting at home through these platforms

      With universities and colleges closed and workplaces announcing work from home, there is a lot of time at hand now for all of us. Instead of going berserk or binge eating and watching think of upskilling yourselves with the online platforms. These online courses while confined at home will go along way in boosting your careers in the near future.


      Here is a list of some really good platforms for upskilling –




      With more than 55,000 courses Udemy is a very popular learning platform, and many have already enrolled with the courses. Udemy offers lifetime access and one can opt for the training one is interested in learning or can surf through the list which include over 2300 free courses.


      Some of the popular courses –

      • Development
      • IT & Software
      • Security
      • Personal growth
      • Marketing
      • Photography




      Similar to Udemy, SkillShare offers variety of choices to opt from over 17000 courses.


      Some of the popular courses –


      • Business
      • Technology
      • Design
      • Photography
      • Film
      • Writing
      • Craft
      • Culinary


      Code Academy


      A dedicated portal to learn the coding, interactively. Code Academy got multiple types of learning material. For example, you can choose to learn a specific topic or complete courses. You can sort the available learning by language or subject.


      Some of the popular courses –


      By subject

      • Web Development
      • Programming
      • Data Science
      • Partnerships
      • Design


      By language

      • HTML & CSS
      • Python
      • Java Script
      • Java
      • SQL
      • Bash/Shell
      • Ruby




      Cybrary is all about learning  Cyber Security. Those looking for building a career it is domain can be immensely benefitted with the IT security courses available on this platform.


      Some of the popular courses –


      • Penetration testing and ethical hacking
      • Incident response and advanced forensics
      • Metaspoilt
      • Risk management framework
      • Cyber threat intelligence
      • Cryptography fundamentals


      Solo Learn


      Those interested in learning coding on Android, iOS or web, Solo Learn is the platform. This online course site offers fewer but some of the best complete tutorials with quiz.


      Some of the popular courses –

      • C++
      • Java/JavaScript
      • Python 3
      • PHP
      • Ruby
      • jQuery
      • CSS fundamentals
      • SQL Fundamentals


      Linux Academy


      Linux Academy is the right choice for hands-on training in cloud computing, servers, containers and the like. Known as one of the top cloud training providers which are trusted by thousands of technology companies for training their workforce,  Linux Academy boasts of a plethora of courses for multiple cloud platform –


      Some of the popular courses –


      • Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect
      • AWS Certification – Solution Architect, DevOps, SysOps, Developer, Big Data
      • Microsoft Azure certification preparation
      • OpenStack administration




      Udacity is a global lifelong learning platform connecting education to jobs and providing students with skills to advance careers. Udacity Nanodegree programs provide credentials earned through a series of online courses and projects in an array of subjects from self-driving cars and AI to data science and digital marketing.


      When it comes to acquiring new skills, nothing can be better than Udacity. Be it self-driving car tech, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc, this place is just awesome. What makes it even more happening is its exclusive courses introduced in partnership with tech giants in order to impart industry-ready learning. An array of a bunch of free courses is an extra advantage.


      Udacity collaborates with more than 200 global employer-partners including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA to close talent gaps. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, the privately-funded company has operations in India, China, Egypt, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. Its investors include Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and Drive Capital.


      Data Quest


      Interested in data scientist? Be a members of data quest to get a realistic approach in learning code, data manipulation, predictions from data, build data pipelines, etc.


      Data Camp


      For learning data analysis, data visualization, data manipulation, statistics and machine learning, Data Camp is also a very effective platform as they have all that a data scientist needs to learn.


      Kata Coda


      Kata Coda is for learning Docker, containerization, TensorFlow.


      Cloud Academy


      With 500 courses/quizzes/labs for AWS, GCP, Azure, Serverless, DevOps, Cloud Academy is for learning cloud computing. The course fees start from $59 a month.




      A pioneering e-learning platform for both individuals and businesses, Pluralsight helps one learn what’s important for building a successful career. Those interested in web development can register for Code School program by Pluralsight.




      UpGrad is an online platform that offers educational services. UpGrad’s range of programs consists of digital marketing, product management, entrepreneurship, data analytics, data-driven management, and digital technology management. It offers industry insights and student support services. Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, Data Science courses with upGrad will equip you with the practical and theoretical knowledge required in order to become a successful Data Scientist. Professionals can get a chance to study about open source tools and libraries, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis and machine learning.




      Coursera is an online learning platform that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specializations, and degrees. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, and others.


      Shine Learning


      Shine Learning is India’s largest professional courses and career skills portal. Launched by, Shine Learning has a vision to up-skill the Indian talent pool to adapt to the changing job market. Shine Learning uses an algorithm that not only predicts emerging skill sets but also recommends courses to its users after analyzing their resume and application history. Shine learning to provide a series of online courses and certification in a variety of subjects like Sales & Marketing, IT Software, Digital Marketing, Big data, Data Science and others. These certifications come with flexible study options; giving an edge to professionals who can work and learn at the same time.


      Thriive Art & Soul


      This is a wellness platform that has recently launched a series of e-courses starting with ‘Living From Vision’, to help one tap into true potential and learn to focus on fulfilling dreams. It is a five-week online course conducted by internationally renowned wellness professionals Ilona Selke and Dr. Rod Newton, who will guide through step-by-step process to manifest one’s dreams. Through this structured five-week program, one can learn to enhance creativity, handle stress effectively, as well as deal with negative emotions to keep focused on life’s purpose. The globally renowned program, translated in six different languages, is known to aid in manifesting good health, attract better relationships and help realise growth in finances and career by motivating self-awareness to understand your life purpose. The course has been a huge success worldwide and has been transforming lives since the last 28 years.




      A truly global platform, Lynda is for acquiring new skill sets. Recently taken over by LinkedIn, Lynda has monthly pricing plan for learners to access the whole lot. Their Premium plan enables one to download videos to watch offline. The learning processes help one choose what he/she wants to be.


      Some of the popular courses –


      • Becoming an IT Security Specialist
      • Become an Ethical Hacker
      • Prepare for CISSP exam
      • Advance skills in Azure administration
      • Improving presentation skills
      • Designing responsive websites




      Simplilearn is the world’s leading certification training providers. This platform provides online training in disciplines such as Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Project Management, Digital Marketing, and Data Science among others, where technologies and best practices are changing rapidly and demand for qualified candidates significantly exceeds supply.



      Author: Baishali Mukherjee

      Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, and Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.


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