It's getting closer to the holiday season, so if you were planning on learning a new skill in 2016, like the basics of computer science, AI and deep learning, or how to become an ethical hacker, now's a great time to get started.

To celebrate Cyber Monday on November 28, we're offering 50 percent off all ScienceAlert Academy courses purchased today – because you shouldn't have to pay thousands (or even hundreds) of dollars to learn a new skill.

All you have to do is use the code CYBER50 at the checkout.

The code will work from 00:01am PST on Monday, November 28 (7:01pm Sydney time, 3:01am New York time, and 8:01am London time) for 24 hours.

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To get you started, here are our current top 5 courses:

1. Become an Ethical Hacker Bonus Bundle

Length: 60 hours

Price: $25 (using CYBER50 code)

2. The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

Length: 30.50 hours

Price: $9.50 (using CYBER50 code)

3. The Complete Computer Science Bundle

Length: 78 hours

Price: $19.50 (using CYBER50 code)

4. C++ for Beginners

Length: 8.5 hours

Price: $8.50 (using CYBER50 code)

5. The Complete Machine Learning Bundle

Length: 75 hours

Price: $14.50 (using CYBER50 code)

Check out all our available courses here.

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