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