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4 Super-Handy Tech Courses You Can Take Online Right Now

Learn to code from your couch.

26 OCT 2016

If you're not fluent in a programming language, this is the time to get started. We all know we should be improving our tech skills to get better jobs in the future, but finding the time and money to enrol in all the right courses is pretty tough.

That's why for this week's ScienceAlert Academy deals, we've put together four courses that you can take online right now from the comfort of your couch, and all for less than US$30 each for the next seven days.

Whether you want to learn to become an ethical hacker (yep, apparently Mr Robot is the career of the future), or just how to use Photoshop, these courses have you covered. All you need to get started is an internet connection.

1. Pay What You Want: White Hat Hacker 2016 Bundle

Ethical hacking is the job of the future, with more and more companies looking for people who can test the limits of their network security, and report back on any vulnerabilities - as well as fixing breaches when they happen.

In this bundle of seven different courses, you'll learn to think and code like a malicious hacker, but use your skills for good rather than evil. Best of all, you get to pay what you think the course is worth.

Length: 50+ hours

Cost: Pay what you think it's worth

2. Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle

Love taking photos but not great at it? This bundle of four different courses gives you a professional introduction to all the skills you'll need to not only become a better photographer, but incorporate photography into your career.

The course will take you through Photoshop, graphic design principles, an introduction to photography, as well as Adobe Lightroom, all with interactive, online training that you can do across several weeks or binge in a weekend.

Cost: US$29

3. Pay What You Want: Learn to Code 2016 Bundle

We all know coding is the language of the future, and it's going to become an increasingly important part of your job, no matter what field you're in.

If you're still a coding newbie, this bundle is for you. There are nine different coding courses that will take you through the Linux, HTML5, and CSS3, as well as teaching you about cloud computing and giving you a certification in web developing.

Length: 92+ hours

Cost: Pay what you think it's worth

4. The Complete Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing Course

Want to use Facebook to promote your company or new business venture, but don't know where to start? This course has you covered.

Facebook marketing has now become a staple part of every marketing professionals' job description, and this course will take you through coming up with a strong social strategy, learning how to increase website traffic, and optimising cost per click and cost per conversion. 

Length: 27.5 hours

Cost: US$29

This is a promotional ScienceAlert Academy post, in partnership with StackCommerce. We carefully vet all courses to make sure they're relevant to our readers, and make a small share in the profits of any sales. 

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