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Free online courses to pursue during Coronavirus/COVID 19 lockdown

Due to this coronavirus/COVID 19 outbreak, most people are following lockdown procedures to prevent themselves from getting infected from the deadly virus. It is also believed that about one-third of the world population has been put on lockdown.

During this lockdown, some of us are spending quality time with friends and family and many are worried about their job and career prospects. Rather than worrying about the future, you can make use of this opportunity to develop new skills with the help of free online courses that are offered by top Ed-Tech companies.

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But, where to find free online courses? Worry not! We have done some groundwork for you and created this article, which gives you a list of free online courses with certification. You can make use of these free online courses to develop your skills on the latest technologies during this lockdown period.

How does this free online course work?

The popularity of online courses has expanded among the engineering students over recent years with the advancement in technologies. This coronavirus pandemic had also created a huge demand for online courses.

In response to this many reputed Ed-Tech firms and universities came forward to offer some of their e-learning content for free along with digital certifications for a limited period of time. Also, the digital format of the provided certificates can be downloaded and shared on job portals such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster.com, etc. which will increase your chances of getting noticed by the top recruiters.

The attractive part of these free online courses is their flexibility. Since the entire course takes place 100% online, you can avoid traveling/physical contact and learn safely from your home. A perfect choice during this lockdown.

List of free online courses available for engineering students

List of free online courses

The following are the free online courses which will help you to develop skills in the latest technologies.

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1. Machine Learning using Python (free online course)



Machine learning is the upcoming technology that is widely used for various applications like, stock price prediction, face recognition, image recognition, medical diagnosis, etc. Learning one such technology will actually help you in the long run and make you stand out from others.

As part of this free online course, you will get a chance to learn and explore various machine learning concepts. Since this course involves Python programming language to implement the machine learning algorithms, you will also gain knowledge on Python.

In this free online course, you will learn machine learning techniques practically by working on real-time projects. You will develop a Boston house price prediction model using Boston house price dataset to predict the house price based on the inputs. The model predicts the house prices based on the following parameters- house location, number of rooms, size, etc.

By doing this free online course you will learn about machine learning algorithms, processing a dataset, evaluation, and visualization of the model.

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2. Data analytics using R (free online course)


Data Analytics is the process of analyzing raw data to obtain useful information where the obtained information is used to make productive decisions. It is widely used by business firms to optimize their performance. Following are the various tools used to perform data analysis - R Programming, Tableau public, Python, SAS, Apache spark, Rapid miner, Microsoft excel, KNIME, QlikView, Splunk, etc.

With this online free course, you will learn the R programming language by working on real-time data analytics projects. You will perform analysis on Diamond quality and World happiness datasets by visualizing and manipulating the data. As part of this course, you will also learn how to use packages like dplyr and ggplot2 in R.

This data analytics free online course will help you to achieve your dream of becoming a data scientist.

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3. Gear train design using Autodesk Inventor (free online course)


CAD or Computer Aided Designing is the process of using software to create, design, modify, and optimize complex mechanical components. CAD software helps product designers to reduce the cost by upgrading the design of the product without actually manufacturing it.

In this free online course, you will learn one such mechanical CAD software - Autodesk Inventor. You will use this software to design a gear train. Gears help to transfer motions from one part to another. It is widely used in various mechanical devices from simple analog clock to a complex car engine.

As part of this online free course, you will learn to design components like gear shaft, spur gears, bearing house, bearings, etc. After designing the required components you will perform dynamic simulation for the same.

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4. Structural and foundation analysis


Structural engineering involves choosing building materials, configuring structures, and ensuring the building’s structural strength by performing various analyses over buildings. It is a branch within the field of civil engineering. Learning the concepts of structural analysis is important for engineers who want to develop a career in construction technology.

In this free online course, you will learn to perform load analysis over a tall building structure. As part of this online free course, you will also learn various software tools like SAP2000, ETABS, and SAFE which you will use to design a building according to IS codes.

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5. IoT using Arduino (free online course)


Internet of Things is a system of interrelated devices that functions on its own without human interaction by sharing information. It uses data to manage things efficiently. The following are some examples of IoT enabled devices- Smart TV, Smart speaker, wearables, smart home appliances, etc.

In this free online course, first, you will learn about the concepts of IoT then you will develop an IoT device which will give you real-time data of the surrounding environment such as temperature and humidity.

You will also learn to program the device to automatically send you a notification when the temperature exceeds a certain limit. By enrolling for this course you will also gain knowledge about Sensors, Arduino board, Arduino programming, etc.

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All these courses come with lifetime access for free, only if you enroll before May 15. We have been around people who used to say that they don’t have time to learn new things. For those people, this lockdown comes as an opportunity to learn & develop new skills. You can now let them know about these courses. 

Don’t wait till the lockdown get’s over, without wasting time, invest in yourself today to build a better tomorrow. 

Free online courses to pursue during Coronavirus/COVID 19 lockdown
Skyfi Labs Last Updated: 2021-03-09

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