Free Online IT Training Resources
If you’re considering making the switch to an exciting career in IT, you’ve probably been spending some time on the internet to learn more and get a better understanding of what to expect.
Online research can be a great way to get an idea of what other people have experienced when making a similar transition to a new career. But, there’s no shortage of information available online, and you might not know where to begin your search.
Here’s an overview of four free online resources to check out before you decide if a career in IT is right for you:
There are educational videos for just about every subject available online. Check out YouTube to learn about different IT paths and certifications, types of IT jobs, and which jobs might be a good fit for you. And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out our channel to watch some of our student success stories.
2. Online Courses
Want to know if IT is right for you before committing to a technical school like Carolina Career College? Try out a free, relevant online course from a website like Khan Academy first. Just remember that while you may be able to learn skills that complement a future IT certification, free online courses are not a substitute for certifications earned through an accredited school.
3. Blog Posts
Stay up-to-date on the latest IT industry news by reading technology blogs. Sites like GigaOm have free articles, webinars, and podcasts so you can keep your finger on the pulse of new technologies. Don’t forget to regularly check the Carolina Career College blog as well!
Online forums foster discussions between people with common interests. You can post in forums to ask questions about how fellow IT professionals got their start and give your own feedback on other questions. If you’re thinking of specifically pursuing an IT certification, check out the CompTIA communities about specific topics like Emerging Technology and Managed Services.
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