Early last year, in response to the global pandemic, many providers offered free online learning resources which Class Central compiled into a list and updated regularly. Our list grew to ~100 resources and has been viewed by one million learners.
LinkedIn Learning was one of these resources. In June 2020, Microsoft joined the ranks and made 14 learning paths on LinkedIn Learning available for free. We shared the list of learning paths with Class Central’s learners, which again proved to be very popular.
So, I decided to find out if there are more free learning resources available. I looked through LinkedIn Learning’s catalog of 9,000+ courses and 425 learning paths (which consist of a set of bundled courses) and identified the ones which are available for free and offer a free certificate.
Here is what I found: 156 courses and 11 learning paths offer free certificates. A total of 350+ hours of free online learning resources. You can find the comprehensive lists below.
We are not sure how long these courses (and certificates) will be available for free. However, we plan to keep an eye on LinkedIn Learning and update the list continuously. So, stay tuned! And if you find more free resources or notice an error in the list, please leave us a note.
How to earn a Free LinkedIn Learning Certificate
To earn a certificate for an individual course, watch all videos and take the quizzes. For some courses, you will need to take an exam to complete the course. Once you are done, go to the “Related to this course” section below the video (on the desktop) and click on “Show all”.
A window will pop up with possible certificates for the course (see an example above). Click on “Download” to get your LinkedIn Learning Certificate. Some courses also offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, in addition to the LinkedIn Learning certificate.
To earn a certificate for a learning path, you need to complete the individual courses. Then, you will be able to download the learning path certificate.