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Google Partners With Coursera for Skill Development Initiative for IT Support Talent

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Coursera and Google have announced their partnership to provide a course in IT support. Google has developed a six-course curriculum which would allow prospective job seekers to prepare for an entry-level role in IT support.

Since it is meant for an entry-level job seeker, it is open for all, including those who do not have prior knowledge about IT. The lectures would be available only in English.

While such tie-up is been formed by Google primarily for the US market, something along these lines can always and must be planned for India.

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Troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, automation, and security are the highlights of this course.

It is an 8 to 12 months long course for which the user has to dedicate 8-10 hours every week. It begins from 25 January onwards.

This course is available for $49. However, Google is also providing financial assistance only to US citizens.

According to the blog post, the lectures would be available through “video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets”.

The course has been designed by IT professionals from Google and has been a part of the ‘Grow with Google’ initiative.

According to TechCrunch, after receiving series of funding and reorganisation at the top board level, Coursera seems to have found a new hold over the company.

Dubbed as the ‘Google IT Support Professional Certificate’ course, Coursera aims to prepare people for entry-level jobs in the IT market.

Its blog post says, “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.”

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