Google has partnered with the famous online learning platform, Coursera, to offer a six-course program and a certificate of specialization in IT support to take for eight to 12 months.
The program is designed to take students from beginners to be ready for a job in various IT support areas in a maximum of one year. The courses are part of Grow with Google, the company’s initiative to train professionals in various areas related to technology.
In the United States alone there are about 150,000 job vacancies in IT support areas, it is one of the fields that expects the most growth in the next ten years.
In comparison, in Spain, only in the next two years, there will be in between 300,000 and 500,000 IT-related positions to be filled. Google wants to help fill in those gaps.
Google IT Support Professional Certificate
No previous experience is needed to take the program that is available globally, but only in English. The courses last approximately 64 hours and the student is expected to complete them in 8-12 months.
They range from the basic fundamentals of technical support, to a complete review on computer networks, operating systems, systems administration, IT infrastructure services, to automation and security.
The program is not freeTo take it, you have to pay the monthly Coursera subscription of $ 49 per month in order to obtain the certification. However, Google is also offering financial aid to 10,000 people, although only those residing in the United States can apply for it.
Coursera also offers a free trial period, you can enroll in the course and get access for 7 days. The courses can also be taken individually outside the program without having to renew a monthly subscription, but this modality does not offer certification.
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