Coursera-Google IT Support Education Initiative

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I get emails about stuff from Coursera and got one about this program earlier tonight:


This six-course certificate, developed exclusively by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work, either in a small business or at a global company, like Google. Whether you’ve been tinkering with IT or are completely new to the field, you’ve come to the right place.

If you’re looking for a job, upon completion of the certificate, you can share your information with top employers, like Bank of America, Walmart, Sprint, GE Digital, PNC Bank, Infosys, TEKsystems, UPMC, and, of course, Google.

Through a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hand-on labs and widgets, this program will introduce you to troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, automation, and security.

Along the way, you’ll hear from Googlers with unique backgrounds and perspectives, whose own foundation in IT support served as a jumping off point for their careers. They’re excited to go on this journey with you, as you invest in your future by achieving an end-of-program certificate.

If you dedicate 8-10 hours a week to the courses, you can complete the certificate in about eight months. You can also skip through any content that you might already know and speed ahead to the graded assessments.


Tech training and good job opportunities should be accessible to everyone. That's why Google is providing full financial assistance for qualified US residents.

Our deadline was February 20th, 2018, but we have extended that deadline to serve more learners! Seats are limited so apply today. Upon receipt of award, learners have 14 days to enroll and will have access to the program through May 8th, 2019. Seats are limited.

I poked through the course offerings and they appear to be much more in depth than what you would be exposed to in run of the mill tech support jobs. If this is something that interests you, check it out!

https://grow.google/job-seekers/it-support

https://www.coursera.org/financial-assistance/google-it-support
 
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For anyone interested, I received a response approving financial aid for these courses in five days.
 
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