Today all companies are tech companies. Even if you don’t make technology, your company is using it; it’s becoming essential in the current world where everyone is connected to a mobile device. It’s almost impossible to create and deliver a product or market your company without tech, which is why it’s important to stay ahead of the curve to compete with the big guys. New technology changes quickly and your company has to adapt. Your tech team needs to be continuously learning and leveling up their skills.
You might think it would cost a fortune to sign your entire tech team up for courses to improve their skills, but that’s not the case. There are a ton of affordable, even free, courses available on the internet that will turn your beginners into pros and your pros into experts.
From mobile app development to web design, here are seven online classes for your tech team to stay ahead of the game.
Treehouse is a great online learning platform to use if your tech team members wants to brush up on their skills. The company offers over 300 courses and 278 workshops over 23 topics including web design, coding, mobile development, game development and much more.
You can try it for free for seven days and after that, it’s only $25 per month. The on-demand videos and interactive code challenges and quizzes make learning fun and your team will find that it’s easy to fit the courses into their busy schedules.
With Pluralsight you can become an expert in development, security, IT and data. This amazing technology learning platform provides courses on software development, 3D design, cybersecurity and much more, through video format. You can also “test your skill IQ,” which will measure your current skill level in fewer than five minutes.
Start with a 10-day free trial and pay only $29 per month. Your organization will get insight into the strengths and weaknesses of your tech team so you can focus on learning what’s important to you.
GitHub brings together the world’s largest community of developers to discover, share and build better software, and it offers some great courses to improve your tech skills. Not only does it offer an online learning hub with a series of fun and practical projects, but it even provides customized training to empower your developers.
With customized training, a trainer leads your team during demonstrations of Git and GitHub virtually or in-person. Its flexible training programs will help anyone who uses Git or GitHub, whether it’s a beginner or an experienced developer.
Lynda provides a wide range of courses, taught by well-vetted instructors, to achieve your personal and professional goals. Your tech talent can utilize over 700 web development courses on topics such as web design, user experience, web graphics and more. Or they could take advantage of over 600 software developer courses including mobile apps, cloud computing and development tools.
Pricing starts at a very reasonable $19.99 per month and when you sign up you get an entire month free. All Lynda courses are also on LinkedIn Learning which combines the courses with LinkedIn insights to give you personalized learning.
CodeBrainer is an intelligent e-learning platform for learning code and developing apps. It offers multiple Android development courses for beginners. In the near future, the company will offer courses on developing iOS apps (Swift), databases for beginners and more. And after you’re finished with each course, you’ll actually have at least one working app that you developed with its program.
You can pay individually for each course or get the whole six-course Android app development bundle for just over $100.
Codewars is a fun, educational community for computer programmers where developers can train on programming challenges known as Kata and challenge other users while sharpening their own skills.
You can choose your preferred language whether it’s Swift, Java, Ruby or something else and participate in interactive coding challenges to earn ranks and honor. Codewars also allows you to compare your solution with other users to gain even more understanding. And best of all, it’s free.
Codeacademy is another free online learning platform that your tech team can use to brush up on their coding skills, but if you want practice projects and quizzes to really level up, you can sign up for their pro account starting at only $19.99 per month.
They provide intensive programs with personalized support including programs on how to build websites from scratch and build front-end web applications from scratch as well as courses including conversational design with Alexa, learn Python, learn HTML and many more.
Companies that embrace new technologies gain a foothold in the market, and you can’t afford to be left in the back of the pack by failing to improve your company’s tech skills. When you provide training for your tech team, not only for beginners but also for your experienced developers, you’ll improve the flow of your entire company and better connect with your customers.