Stay relevant and well-equipped in this increasingly digital world

In this day and age, staying relevant and equipped with a full range of digital skill set is key. But instead of browsing through countless websites for pricey courses that may not be suitable for you, upskill and grow your career with Google Digital Garage’s trusty programmes that won’t even cost you a dime.

From Elements of AI to Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, these curriculums are bound to steer you in the right direction.


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Business Writing
 

Although business writing is a fundamental skill in most professions, it is also frequently overlooked. To relearn and discover the proper writing techniques that’ll increase your ability to present ideas and communicate effectively, attempt this Business Writing course powered by Coursera and the University of Colorado Boulder. Become a pro at executing content and offering compelling material too, as the programme also tutors you on how to apply the top ten principles of professional writing to your work. Consider moving onto Graphic Design and Successful Presentation after.
 

Elements of AI


Intrigued by the study of artificial intelligence? Then check out this six-module course, a programme of the University of Helsinki, which seeks to provide you with an understanding of AI—from its true definition to its various technological implications. With no programming or math involved, simply get exposed to this nascent and widening branch of computer science.


Fundamentals of Digital Marketing


A beginner-friendly course accredited by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe and The Open University, receive a recognised certification upon completion of Google Digital Garage’s top curriculum, Fundamentals of Digital Marketing. Complete with 26 modules created by Google trainers and jam-packed with practical exercises and real-world examples for adept learning, get to take it all in at your own pace thanks to anytime access to video tutorials and more.


Fundamentals of Graphic Design


Offered by the California Institute of the Arts, learn about graphic design and how it surrounds us whether we’re in the real world or digital realm. Acquire more knowledge about the fundamental principles of design including typography, composition, colour coordination and even try your hands at practical projects. As for the optional briefs, you may want to consider completing them using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.


Python Basics
 

To really widen your digital skill set and stay ahead of the game, try picking up the basics of high-level programming language Python, specifically, Python 3. Equipping you with the foundation of the subject, also be taught about conditional execution and iteration as control structures, strings and lists as data structures and much more. You’ll even learn how to draw reference diagrams as a way to reason program executions, which will help build up your debugging skills. Newbies, do remember to conduct frequent reading sessions on your own time using the free and accompanying text for the course.