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Google and Coursera Launch New Certificate to Help Jumpstart Careers in IT Support

Author : HER Team

HER Team

Coursera and Google announced the launch of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, a program that makes a well-paying career in IT within the reach of anyone, anywhere. This first-of-its-kind certificate, developed by subject-matter experts at Google and offered exclusively on Coursera, will help anyone with no prior experience to be ready for an entry-level IT support job in 8 to 12 months. The industry-relevant curriculum, designed to provide a direct path to employment, will allow learners to share their information with a host of top companies looking to hire entry-level support professionals, including Bank of America, Walmart, Sprint, GE Digital, PNC Bank, Infosys, TEKsystems, UPMC, and, of course, Google. Learners in the Google IT Support Professional Certificate will benefit from a deeply engaging online learning experience including courses designed and taught by Google experts, hands-on labs and widgets, intrapersonal "soft skills" guidance that can help excel in any organization and ability to learn anytime, anywhere with Coursera's flexible learning platform and robust mobile app. The vision behind is of making it possible for anyone, anywhere to transform their life with access to the best learning experience.

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