Where To Find Free Computer Courses

Best sites for free online and in-person classes and certifications.

Computer skills are important for almost every job these days. The good news is that there are a wealth of free classes that you can take online. If you prefer in-person learning, there are options available too.

For some industries, certification can help you get hired. And that’s the case even if you don’t have a college degree. You’ll be able to study and get certified online, and the program may even assist with interview coaching and job searching.

Here are some of the best options for free computer learning to upgrade your skills.

How To Find Free Computer Classes

If you’re looking to boost your computer skills, there are many free or low-cost online and in person and online classes you can take that will help you get hired or promoted.

Tip: Many public libraries offer free computer training courses, including classes on how to use your computer and software programs, basic computer and laptop skills, setting up and using email, using Google, file storage, internet safety, and other computer and internet classes. Your library may also offer free access to LinkedIn Learning. Here's how to learn about training options at your local library.

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Find Certification Programs

One of the things that you might need to do when you’re changing jobs is to upgrade your skills. That’s something you can work on before you even start a job search, and there are free courses you can take to help you get started.

Here are some online certifications that will help you jump-start your career:

For more options, use CareerOneStop’s Certification Finder to search by name, organization, industry, or occupation, and explore these short-term training programs that will boost your career.

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