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Microsoft Makes 250+ Hours of LinkedIn Learning Content Available for Free

LinkedIn joins the ranks of course providers offering free online courses in response to the pandemic.

In response to the pandemic and to social distancing measures put in place by most countries, course providers are offering learning content for free or at a heavily discounted price. Class Central has compiled a list of all free online learning resources offered during the pandemic.

Microsoft now has joined the ranks and is offering 14 learning paths on LinkedIn Learning for free.

Free LinkedIn Learning Courses

LinkedIn is contributing by making 14 learning paths available for free until March 2021. These learning paths consist of a series of online videos, and are available in English, French, Spanish, and German. All 14 courses come with a free certificate of completion that learners can add to their LinkedIn profile.

Ten of the courses are designed to train students for a specific technical career path, while the remaining four are designed to train students in soft skills. We list all 14 courses in this article below, and LinkedIn has also developed an online portal listing its course offerings.

Technical Courses:

  1. Become a Software Developer
  2. Become a Sales Representative
  3. Become a Project Manager
  4. Prepare for CompTIA Network+ Certification
  5. Become a Customer Service Specialist
  6. Become a Digital Marketing Specialist
  7. Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification
  8. Become a Data Analyst
  9. Become a Financial Analyst
  10. Become a Graphic Designer

Soft Skills Courses:

  1. Finding a Job During Challenging Economic Times
  2. Master In-Demand Professional Soft Skills
  3. Digital Transformation in Practice: Virtual Collaboration Tools
  4. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All

In addition, Microsoft announced that they would make some of their Azure and Microsoft 365 certifications available for a significantly reduced price: $15. To take advantage of the reduced price, test takers will have to schedule an exam between September 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. The exams will be conducted online, and are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), and Korean.

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    Heartfelt thanks. That’s genuinely amazing.

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      not really because we students use to be able to get all the content free thru lynda, so really we get less with more. thanks microsoft, you corpnazis.

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    Rohini R Reddy

    I hope that it will be very helpful for students especially for the students who are at poor background

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    hanane ouhammouch

    Many thanks for the sharing

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    Olumide Ojelabi

    Glad I found this. Thanks

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    Mohammad A Khan

    Thanks for offering great service to everyone with out borders
    God bless you

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    Thank you so much for sharing.

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    very helpfull thanks a lot.

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    where? it just says 1 month free trial.

    • Dhawal Shah

      Dhawal Shah

      You can ignore the notification and directly click on the videos to access it. You might have to be logged in first.

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    It would be great if we could have a list of free courses with certificates from Linkedin Learning as it is really difficult to find out by opening each course manually o ly to see that either we need to buy the course or to download the certificate we need to have Linkedin Premium.

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    Sifiso Dhlamini

    Thank you so much for your generosity. This goes a long way for someone like me in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)

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    The problem with these courses is that all of them appear to be partially functional.

    That you do not have access to the ability to ask a question, you may reply is all. Also unknown is if the certificates will be available. I’ve not gotten that far.

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    Alexandra Goicoechea

    When I click on the courses I get to the course page, but it says “click here for free month”. How do you get it free until next summer? Want to do the Graphic Design path

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    Tarun S. Kuckian


    I am am assistant professor teaching in an undergrad college in Mumbai, India. I want to recommend some of these free courses to my students. I wanted to confirm whether the students will get certificate on completing the course? Also will there be any examinations?


    Tarun S. Kuckian


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