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This six-course certificate, developed exclusively by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work, either in a small business or at a global company, like Google. Whether you've been tinkering with IT or are completely new to the field, you've come to the right place.
https://www.coursera.org/speciali...it-support

Course1
Technical Support Fundamentals

Course2
The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking

Course3
Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User

Course4
System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services

Course5
IT Automation: It's not that scary

Course6
IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts


Yes, I know I know. Certification is just a piece of paper but it will add nice achievement points on your resume. You get more exposure to head hunters, HR and hiring managers so if you are looking for IT Tech entry job or career advance, why don't you add shiny Google Certification on your resume?

For those who want to get into IT tech fields, 8 - 12 months course with Google certification for $49 per month is really cheap. Any computer related certificate will cost couple hundreds dollars just to get a piece of paper. This course, you get Google exclusive education and Google named certification.

Financial Assistance is available for qualified U.S residents.

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I wonder if we can audit these courses...
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Is there a charge for the test at the end of the course to get the certificate? Or is the testing / certificate included in the $49/mo pricing. Typically you need to pay $100+ for a certification test somewhere when you are done.
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I tell people wanting to get into IT one of the best ways to do it is find a smaller business that needs somebody to do everything for them. You might not get the pay you want, however; the experience gained is often in all kinds of areas. It also will force you to learn and figure things out. Hardest part of being an engineer is adapting to the broad set of skills and technologies across the variety of layers. Even in very specialized IT jobs which is where you want to be eventually the broad hands on knowledge you gain will make your life much better. Good luck!
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Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
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Is there a charge for the test at the end of the course to get the certificate? Or is the testing / certificate included in the $49/mo pricing. Typically you need to pay $100+ for a certification test somewhere when you are done.
Yes true, I'm currently doing apple certification
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I'm pretty well established in a totally non-IT career, but this is still intriguing in that I've always been interested in and wanted to learn more about how computers work and whatnot. Most tech moocs seem more focused on teaching programming (say in Python) than in IT type stuff, so I do want to do this.

My work gives us money every year to take whatever personal or career advancement classes we want, so this seems like what I'll spend the money on this year.
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7 day free trial, and you can go as fast as you want through the coursework. Think I could go through it all in a 5 weeks? That'd be $50
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Not trying to sound cynic or skeptic. But wondering if there is any industry credibility of these courses? Any proof that these can get someone without a non IT background into an actual job?
Also, y would employers prefer someone with these certified courses over a candidate with a bachelor's degree - 4 to 6 years of IT education?
Also, unless candidates would compromise heavily on paychecks, i dont think anyone can compete with actual IT background candidates via these courses.

Again, just my opinion and i can be wrong.
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Is this a roughly equivilant challenger to the CompTia certificates like A+ for entry level IT? I interview people and if I saw this I would put little value unless you were looking to get into basic call center support roles. It won't hurt but I don't think it is worth the 600 bucks for a year of this training.
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This is too new to drop $400 on, IMHO. If you are in need of Certs for your resume, at least chose from the list of already well known and accepted skills in the market. At the least, go for the Comptia line of Certs and your $$$ will begin paying you back with skills recognized by more employers, immediately.

Just my 2 cents...
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If you think you are getting a job because you took this training, I have some elbow room you might want to purchase. As humans are constantly taking up more space, now is time to purchase elbow room. Get in on the ground floor before it soars off the chart. Market speculators have been heard saying that elbow room is the next bitcoin.
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This is no good. If you're looking to get some certificates for specific jobs, you need to look at job descriptions and look at what most people are looking for. These types of certs are not needed and not wanted from most people. Most well known certificates correlating with jobs are as:

Windows Admin - MCTS --> MCSA --> MCSE
Linux Admin - LFCS/RHCSA --> LFCE/RHCE/VCP
Networking - CCNA --> CCNP --> CCIE
Pen Tester - RHCSA --> CEH --> OSCP

P.S: If you're looking for a HelpDesk job you really don't need to be doing a 12 month course unless you're really computer illiterate... from my experience, most HelpDesk jobs are like minimum wage or close to it..
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