Looking for a new job? 
A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets you the promotion. And, even if you're a senior-level manager who's totally content, getting experience in an unfamiliar area shows your team how much you value growing your skill set.
Like most other things, though, learning a new skill is easier said than done. Unless, of course, all the resources are handed to you. Today, we're doing exactly that. To make sure that you don't spend hours searching for what to learn and where to learn it, we curated a list of 45 online classes from awesome resources across the web.
Whether you're interested in programming, graphic design, speech writing, or conflict resolution, there's bound to be a class for you.
P.S. All of these classes are free.
P.P.S. None of them take more than 10 weeks to complete, so be ready to add new skills to your resume before the end of the year!

Programming

1. An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1), Coursera

Anyone with a knowledge of high school mathematics is welcome to take this class, taught at Rice University. To make learning Python easy, instructors of this course built a new browser-based programming environment. You’ll learn to build simple, interactive games like Pong, Blackjack, and Asteroids.
Note: free with trial
Duration: 7-10 hours a week/ 5 weeks

2. JavaScript, Codecademy

Join more than five million students in learning JavaScript—the programming language of the web. You’ll develop everything from a simple “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game to a magic eight ball.
Duration: 8 weeks/ 5 lessons

3. Java Tutorial for Complete Beginners, Udemy

Just like the courses title says, this class is designed for anyone with no prior programming knowledge. As long as you have a desire to learn to code, you’re fit to take the class. And don’t get intimidated by the large number of lessons. Although 75 lectures are taught, most of them are under 20 minutes long, and the time commitment is perfectly manageable if distributed well across a few weeks.
Duration: 16 hours/ 75 lessons

4. Intro to Java Programming, Udacity

Java is the core language used in developing Android apps and is commonly used in back-end web development. If you’ve never programmed before but are interested in entering either of these fields, then this course is a perfect spot for you to start.
Duration: 6 weeks/ 5 lessons

5. Make a Website, Codecademy

Take this short, three-hour course to learn how to build a website from scratch using HTML and CSS. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of web development in the process.
Duration: 4 projects, 4 quizzes

6. Diploma in C Programming, ALISON

One of the most popular and widely used programming languages, C is commonly used to program operating systems such as Unix. Upon completing this course, you’ll learn everything from functions, methods, and routines to variables, arrays, and pointers.
Duration: 10-15 hours

7. Build Complete Web and Hybrid Mobile Solutions, Coursera

Taught by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, this course teaches you the essential elements of mobile development. Although no previous experience in HTML, CSS, and Javascript is necessary, the instructors note that it would be helpful to have some type of prior programming knowledge.
Note: free with trial
Duration: 5 courses

8. HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices, edX

Anyone with a basic knowledge of HTML and familiarity with CSS is encouraged to take this course taught by the World Wide Web Consortium (also known as W3C). You’ll learn to use the new simplified HTML5 tags, animate fun web graphics, and practice coding techniques through multiple interactive exercises.
Duration: 6 weeks/ 6-8 hours a week

Design



9. Beginner’s Guide to Image Editing in Photoshop, Pluralsight

This series of step-by-step videos will teach you Photoshop terms and definitions and get you started with using basic tools and techniques. You’ll start off by resizing and resampling images, then move on to correcting the colors of an image and removing unwanted information. You’d be surprised by how much you can learn in 90 minutes!
Note: free with trial
Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

10. Learn Adobe Photoshop From Scratch, Udemy

Udemy’s introduction course covers the basics so you can get started using Photoshop as soon as possible. Want to learn to use the marquee tool in detail, feather a selection, or refine edge command? You’ve come to the right place.
Duration: 8 hours/ 36 lectures

11. Adobe After Effects, Lynda

Adobe After Effects is a popular software program used to create motion effects and visual graphics for video. In Lynda’s tutorial videos, you’ll be introduced to the After Effects GUI and workspace and learn everything from importing and organizing files to understanding composition and video standards.
Note: free with trial
Duration: varies

12. Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator, Udemy

Build a killer company brand by making a logo that stands out. Here’s how to use Illustrator to do it.
Duration: 7 hours, 22 minutes/ 45 lectures

13. Beginner’s Guide to Concept Sketching, Pluralsight

Concept sketching takes a number of different forms—from logos and layouts to characters and environment design. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of each of these forms using Adobe Photoshop. These step-by-step videos move at an easy-to-follow pace to make sure that you understand the basic tools and techniques.
Note: free with trial
Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

14. Adobe InDesign Made Easy: A Beginners Guide to InDesign, Udemy

We know that 105 lessons seem like a lot—but the majority of these lessons are under 10 minutes. Designed by Infinite Skills, this course is a resource for anyone wanting to learn the powerful, often-intimidating page layout and design program. By the end of the class, you’ll be well versed in creating print and digital-ready documents in InDesign.
Duration: 11 hours/ 105 lectures

Online Marketing



15. Online Advertising, OPEN2STUDY

Want to find out more about major digital platforms, social and mobile search, and how online ads are priced and delivered? If so, then OPEN2STUDY’s Online Advertising course is perfect for you. Be prepared to learn how to set realistic and measurable campaign objectives, identify the steps involved in digital campaign planning, and understand the process of selling an online ad program.
Duration: 33 videos

16. Google Analytics, ALISON

One of the premier tools for analyzing web traffic, Google Analytics is useful whether you’re running a major international commercial website or managing a personal blog. At the end of this course, some of the skills you’ll have mastered include knowing how to see how well your paid keywords perform, determining the keywords that bring high value visits, and identifying problem areas in your campaigns.
Duration: 1-2 hours

17. Social Media 101, Social Media Quickstarter

Email marketing provider Constant Contact created this online tutorial to get you started on building your social media presence across all of the top social networks—from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.
Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes

18. SEO for SEO Beginners, Udemy

Heard of SEO, but never got the chance to understand what it actually is? This is the course for you. Upon completing the class, you’ll become an expert on the three pillars of powerful SEO, resulting in you knowing how to get to the top of the search results.
Duration: 46 minutes/ 12 lectures

19. Diploma in E-Business, ALISON

This course will help all business owners increase their knowledge of what online marketing is and how to go about implementing a successful online marketing strategy. Concrete skills you’ll have by the end of the course include using AdSense and AdWords, analyzing revenue metrics and custom reporting, and navigating Google Analytics reports.
Duration: 6-10 hours

20. Getting Started With Email Marketing, Skillshare

In this class, MailChimp’s Allyson Van Houten teaches you how to craft an email marketing strategy that will help you achieve your business goals. Whether you’re a small business owner, a freelancer, or a part of a startup team, you’ll be able to learn from the bite-sized lessons packed with core email marketing concepts, guiding questions, and practical resources.
Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes/ 14 videos

21. How to Get a Job Using Social Media, The Muse

The Muse partnered with digital powerhouse Mashable to create this class that will teach you how to integrate social media into your job search strategy. Apart from learning to establish your personal brand and network with people online, you’ll identify job opportunities via social media and turn leads into real-life job opportunities.
Duration: 5 days/ 5 lessons

Communication



22. Intercultural Communication and Conflict Resolution, Coursera

Taught by the University of California, Irvine, this course gives you the chance to strengthen your personal and professional relationships by addressing conflicts between individuals within organizations. More specifically, you’ll develop skills aimed at managing intercultural conflicts in today’s global society, and explore how factors like competing interests and power imbalances affect management strategies.
Note: free with trial
Duration: 4 weeks, 2-3 hours a week

23. Internal Communication Methods: Strategy and Tactics, Udemy

Learn from an internal communications expert in five minute sprints how to communicate better at work, write better emails, and create a culture of open communication.
Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes/ 18 lectures

24. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, OPEN2STUDY

Does the idea of networking or resolving conflict make you cringe? If so, this course by Dr. Andrew Heys of Macquarie University could bring you renewed confidence. You’ll learn concrete skills like labeling different phases of negotiation and learning what to do in each phase, using a general framework for analyzing and resolving conflict, and bridging the gap between “knowing” and “doing” so that you can put the skills you learn into practice.
Duration: 40 videos

25. Public Speaking Essentials: How to Craft Your Personal Story, Udemy

This course aims to help you tell your story with confidence and poise. You’ll learn how to craft your speech and pitch it in a way that’s engaging and exciting.
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes/ 33 lectures

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