Microsoft launches digital skills initiative to help those hit by the COVID-19 economy

LinkedIn and Microsoft are launching an initiative to help job seekers increase their digital skills to be eligible for in-demand jobs. Read it here 


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Microsoft also identified 10 in-demand jobs globally which officials think will be especially relevant through the next decade:

  • Software developer
  • Sales representative
  • Project manager
  • IT administrator
  • Customer service specialist
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • IT support/help desk pro
  • Data analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Graphic designer

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Microsoft is making available LinkedIn Learning Paths aligned with each of these roles available for free through the end of March 2021. Learning Paths include video content in English, French, Spanish, and German.

Each Learning Path includes LinkedIn Learning’s library of collaborative courses taught by industry-expert instructors. The company also is offering Microsoft Learn’s product-focused technical content for free, which is relevant to each of these roles.

Microsoft is making exams for its new role-based certifications available for $15 to those who “self-attest” their job situation has been affected by COVID-19.

Participants can schedule exams from September to the end of 2020 and will have until March 31, 2021 to complete their exams.

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