10 Easy Online Certifications to Get

By Kaitlin Hurtado on November 14, 2019

Certifications are a quick and easy way to gain skills that make your resume look more impressive and make you a better job candidate during job applications. Some certifications do take more work than others, many certifications can be easily obtained online at a low cost and time investment.

If you’re looking to get some certifications online without putting too much effort into them, check out these easy certifications you can get online.

1. LinkedIn Learning Certifications

If you are in the middle of a job search, the chances of you already being active on LinkedIn is pretty high. LinkedIn Learning’s partnerships with organizations provide thousands of certification courses, all online. Some are free, so be sure to look closely at prices.

With so many available, you can pick and choose what you best believe will make you a better job candidate.

2. GenM: Online Marketing & Advertising courses

GenM gives hands-on marketing experience to help users enhance their resumes. These courses include paid advertising, content marketing, and even introduction to marketing for beginners. The free courses are a good starting point for those looking to get experience before starting their first marketing job.

You can access Gen M courses online at their website, or on their app – so convenient!

3. Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certification Course

This certification course lets you learn about the basics of SEO, blogging, conversion analysis, and reporting. This course can help you look like a better candidate for startups that want to hire someone that will help their businesses grow.

4. Microsoft Office Training Center

You may have dabbled in Microsoft Office products during your time at school, whether it be Microsoft Word for an essay or Microsoft Powerpoint for a class presentation. But, it may not be enough to call yourself a Microsoft Office expert on your resume during a job application.

Microsoft Office is still widely used across many job positions, and knowing your way around the technology is important. Microsoft has created detailed video lessons for users to become experts on their products.

5. Writing for Web and Mobile

Haven’t written much since your last essay for a letter grade? Have no fear. Aquent Gymnasium’s certification course will have you use data from Google Analytics and Google Keyword Planner to help you create written content that your clients will actually want to read. This content can be for emails, blog posts, advertisements, and much more.

6. Google’s Digital Marketing Certification

Google is offering a free online marketing certification for all. This can be great if you are looking to beef up your resume with a quick and easy certification, or looking to boost your online marketing skills to help grow your own online business.

Did we mention it was free?

7. Google’s SketchUp for 3D Modeling 

Google SketchUp is a software developed by Google just for 3D modeling. Many professionals use the software for their daily work, including graphic designers, architects, mechanical and civil engineers to create 3D models and animations. Lucky for you, even if you aren’t quite the professional you want to be at this point, Google has a free certification course if you still need to develop your 3D modeling and animation skills.

Background skills are not needed at all – you can be a beginner or more advanced. In order to get a free certificate proving your skills by Google, you will need to pass a final assessment after completing the course.

8. Web Development and Mobile Development Courses 

BitDegree offers a variety of IT-related online courses that are geared toward beginners and more advanced coders. They have general video courses where you follow along on a set lesson plan, and also more interactive coding courses to have you more involved in the learning process. The latter option combines coding theory with more practice on your part.

9. Free Code Camp Certifications

Free Code Camp will teach you the basics of CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, GitHub, and more. Coding is a skill that is in high-demand in today’s job market — it’s enough to make nearly any employee more valuable, so why not invest your time into this certification?

This certification course is perfect for beginners in the skill, guiding you through each challenge step-by-step.

10. Udemy’s Foundations of Front-end Web Development 

This free course by Udemy will help you develop Front-end development skills. If you are looking to become a web designer and need something to back-up your skills on your resume, this course will help immensely.

In this course, you will be learning about Javascript, HTML, CSS. You will also learn more advanced technologies, like jQuery. Why not take make use of the free course to jump-start your web design skills.

These certification courses have varying time commitments and prices, but all are a great way to invest in jumpstarting your career path. Whatever you end up choosing, it will surely help you along the way to your next career move.

By Kaitlin Hurtado

Uloop Writer
Hello! I'm Kaitlin, a fourth year Literary Journalism major at UC Irvine. I'm a writer on Uloop's national team and a campus editor for UCI.

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