FSU's Free LinkedIn Learning Program

Tuesday 09/20/2022

As we all know, there are many perks to being a Seminole—representing the garnet and gold, learning from top-notch faculty and living in the Tallahassee community. In an effort to spur professional growth, Florida State also offers another invaluable perk to students, faculty and staff: access to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is an online professional development website that offers free access to over 13,000 videos and training courses, courtesy of Florida State.

To make the most of this incredible resource, below are the top five LinkedIn Learning courses, on the website: 

1. Remote Work Foundations
Now more than ever, it is incredibly important to be adaptable between in-person and remote work, as we enter the post-pandemic era. This course shows you how to use today’s common workplace tools from a remote environment, while still maintaining a connection to your work organization. The instructor teaches viewers how to create a productive work environment, avoid distractions and bond with other remote coworkers to succeed in a remote career. 

2. Digital Marketing Foundations
With the rise of digital media upon us, it is important for employees to know how to effectively promote their business online and build a concentrated marketing strategy that reels in potential customers. The instructor, Brad Batesole, simplifies digital marketing techniques and covers all digital channels: search, video, social, email and display. 

3. Excel Essential Training
Being well-versed in Microsoft Excel saves a lot of potential time and headaches. The instructor, Dennis Taylor, goes over basic Excel functions, PivotTables, and introduces a few intermediate skills as well. This course could be the first step in the journey to becoming Excel certified. 

4. Amazon Web Services Essential Training
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a widely used cloud platform, now common in many organizations. This course examines cloud concepts and practices, designing infrastructure, implementing elasticity with automation and strategies to decouple application components. Additionally, viewers will also have access to tips in preparation for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam. This class is useful for those in technical and non-technical roles, an attempt to bridge the gap between non-engineers and cloud computing itself. 

5. Interpersonal Communication 
Communicating effectively is an important skill not just for the workplace, but for life in general. Being able to build relationships and successfully speak will benefit every viewer, regardless of industry or career. 

Learn more about LinkedIn Learning.