8 Websites For Free Online IT Certification Courses

If you have good number of certificates, then you can add more value to your resume. A good resume increases the probability of getting a good job. It is not easy to join extra certification courses if you have to be regular with your college. Below I am listing out some of the best websites that provides free IT certification for various short term courses.

You can join these courses at your convince. The study material consisting of ebooks, video lectures and slides are provided free of cost. You can either access them online or you can also download them. After you clear the exam, you will get free certificates.  Some of the free certification courses are provided by very reputed universities of the World, their certification can add good value to your resume.

1.  Alison 

Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (Alison) has over 500 free online courses in various streams. All are engaging, interactive, multimedia courses with assessment and certification. No matter whether you are an employee or a student, there are good courses for everyone. There are also free diploma and language courses that you can take.

2. edX

edX is a not-for-profit enterprise of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University that offers online learning to on-campus students and to millions of people around the world. EdX currently offers HarvardX, MITx and BerkeleyX classes online for free. Beginning in fall 2013, edX will offer WellesleyX and GeorgetownX classes online for free. Certificates are issued by edX under the name of the underlying university. Certificates are free for the courses in Fall 2012.

3. W3 Schools

At W3 schools you can learn almost every web technology for free. If you want the certification you can take the test. Their certifications include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, ASP, and PHP – and their tests can be taken online.

4. OpenCulture

Here you can find some of the best free online certification courses offered by great universities of the world.  Most of these free courses offer “certificates” or “statements of completion.”

5. MIT Open Courseware

MIT offers 2000+ courses in the field of science and technology. Students can take these courses for free. If they want certification, then they have to prove their mastery in the subject by doing the assignments and taking the exams. Students will have video lectures, midterm and final exams, weekly deadlines to complete homework and labs and access to discussion forums.

6. Professor Messer 

Lots of IT video courses are available here free of cost. They include courses in three CompTIA areas (A+, Network+ and Security+) as well as Microsoft’s Exam 70-680: Configuring Microsoft Windows 7.

7. INE

INE offers free preparation courses of CISCO certification.  Their YouTube channel also has two complete courses: one for Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching, covering tests 640-822 ICND1 (CCENT), 640-816 ICND2, and 640-802 CCNA exams; and one for CCNA Voice, covering the 640-461 ICOMM v8 exam.

8. Search Security

If you are interested in hacking and cyber security and planing to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), then search security can help you in your preparation. SearchSecurity offers free lessons in each of ten modules of CISSP exam. You need to create free account to access the course lessons.


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