LinkedIn Learning Paths

Whether you’re looking to learn new skills for an entry-level position in IT or sharpen your skill set for career advancement, LinkedIn Learning offers online video courses taught by industry experts.  As part of our commitment to create strong partnerships with the surrounding communities, WIT and the Columbia Employment Information Center (CEIC) offers free access to over 9,000 courses.  Learn at your own pace to become a Data Scientist, IT Security Specialist, Java Programmer, Cloud Developer and much more!

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Learning Paths provide a guided playlist of videos on a specific topic or career track.  Below are some of the IT-related Learning Paths generated and offered by LinkedIn:

Become a Data Scientist (17 hours of expert-created content)
Whether you're working in IT or simply have an interest in entering the exciting field, this learning path will support you in developing a career in data science. Learn about the fundamental stages of data science work, from Statistics and Systems Engineering to Data Mining and Machine Learning.
Learn how to source, explore, and communicate with data through graphs and statistics.
Discover the many categories of job specialization within Data Science.
Build a solid foundational understanding of statistics, which is necessary for any data science-related field.
Skills: Statistics, Data Visualization

Become an IT Security Specialist (19 hours of expert-created content)
Learn the core concepts needed to secure your organization's network as an IT security specialist. In this learning path, you'll cover all the foundations of IT security: from practical skills for securing hardware and network data to the basics of cryptography and cybercrime investigation and response.
Learn the principles of IT security and cybersecurity.
Develop practical skills for securing networks.
Investigate cybercrimes and know the basics of computer forensics.
Skills: Network Administration, Cybersecurity

Become a Java Programmer (32 hours of expert-created content)
Java is the core language for Android and many enterprise web applications. Begin your path toward becoming a professional developer by building a solid foundation in the Java language.
Learn the fundamentals of programming with Java.
Discover solutions to common Java programming challenges.
Build mobile, desktop,and web applications with Java.
Skills: Java Enterprise Edition, JavaFX

Become a Cloud Developer (22 hours of expert-created content)
Cloud computing impacts all careers, and an awareness of the opportunities associated with this emerging field is critical. From backup and storage to PAAS, SAAS, microservices, and web services, get the essential knowledge and skills you need for a career in cloud development.
Learn the features common to all cloud services.
Discover the differences between AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
Explore the different career options related to cloud development.
Skills: Cloud Computing, Cloud Development

Become a Programmer

18 Hours of expert-created video tutorials

Programmers are in higher demand today than ever before. Get the essential skills and tools to become a successful software engineer, and learn the fundamental concepts and practices that are critical to the task of coding—no matter what language you choose.

  • Develop the knowledge to begin programming in any language.
  • Earn between $59,000 and $100,000.
  • Learn and apply best practices from experts in the field.

            Courses Include…

                   ○ Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
                   ○ Programming Foundations: Object-Oriented Design
                   ○ Programming Foundations: Real-World Examples
                   ○ Programming Foundations: Databases
                   ○ Learning Git and GitHub

                   … and more!

Become a Python Developer

13 Hours of expert-created video tutorials

Python is the hot new language used for a variety of applications: program scripting, big data manipulation, web servers, and even the Raspberry Pi. Whether you are a new or experienced programmer, this path will provide you with a complete overview for coding in this exciting new language.

  • Learn to construct and run a simple Python program.
  • Earn between $73,000 and $120,000.
  • Master core programming concepts and why they are used.

            Courses Include…

                   ○ Programming Foundations: Real-World Examples
                   ○ Python GUI Development with Tkinter
                   ○ Code Clinic: Python (2014)
                   ○ Learning Python

                   … and more!

Become a Data Analytics Specialist

14 Hours of expert-created video tutorials

Get a thorough grounding in the concepts and skills needed for data analytics, including statistics, financial forecasting, data mining, predictive analytics, and meta-analysis.

  • Explore the expanding applications for data analytics skills.
  • Master statistics, the core skill needed in analytics work.
  • Build skills in financial forecasting and data mining.

            Courses Include…

                   ○ Learning Data Analytics
                   ○ Statistics Foundations (1-3)
                   ○ Financial Forecasting with Big Data
                   ○ The Essential Elements of Predictive Analytics and Data Mining

                   … and more!



Become an Agile Project Manager

10 Hours of expert-created video tutorials

Deliver projects with the highest level of performance and quality as an agile project manager. This path will help you build a solid foundation in leading and motivating agile project teams, from developing user stories and agile charts to driving productive meetings.

  • Master the tools and techniques to manage a project through the agile life cycle.
  • Learn to successfully transition from waterfall to agile project management.
  • Apply for one of over 84,000 jobs on LinkedIn.

            Courses Include…

                   ○ Agile Project Management Principles
                   ○ Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management 
                   ○ Agile at Work: Building Your Agile Team 
                   ○ Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project 

                   … and more!