Best New-Age Skills to Learn in 2020

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

This quote has never been more apt. E-Commerce saw 10 years of its cumulative growth in just 90 days after the lockdown started. The  field of EdTech is seeing unprecedented changes with the demand for online courses at an all-time high. It may be the WFH mandate that is freeing up time for reskilling and upskilling, or it may be that the large scale layoffs have alerted professionals to the need to stay relevant. 

Of course, technology is also changing rapidly and we have seen enquiries on our digital online courses soar. A good time to help you with a list of useful skills to pick up, we thought. So here goes.

1. Data Visualization for Storytelling by Institute of Product Leadership

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for:  Anyone interested to tell great stories with data.
Duration: Self-Paced course (Should ideally take 4 weeks to complete)
Price:  $99 (7,282 INR)

Offered by the Institute of Product Leadership, this course is for anyone who wants to tell better stories with data. Use the power of data visualization to tell better stories and build engaging visual narratives to your presentations and become an effective statistical communicator/storyteller.

2. Complete Tableau 2020 Training for Absolute Beginners by Udemy

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Absolute beginners who want to master data visualization and cleansing
Duration: Self-Paced course with 22 hours of on-demand video
Price:  $117 (8,640 INR)

This course on the visual analytics platform, Tableau is designed specifically for those who don’t have experience in data and want to be more efficient in the way they clean, prepare and share data.  It helps you create effective business reports on Tableau and share it across to your organization.

3. Mastering Data Modeling Fundamentals by Udemy

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Business analysts, data engineers or database designers with little or no exposure to data modeling
Duration: Self-Paced course with 22 hours of on-demand video
Price: $39 (2,880 INR)

With this course, you can master the techniques needed to build data models for your organization. It gives a basic understanding of data management concepts and constructs such as relational database tables and how different pieces of data relate to one another logically. 

4. Managing Remote Teams by Pluralsight

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Managers at the helm of remote teams
Duration: Self-Paced course with 1.5 hours of content
Price: Free 30 day trial; subscription fee of $20/month

Needless to say, this course is more relevant than ever. With remote work becoming mainstream, it’s important to establish  “best practices” to manage your teams remotely. This is a course for managers to manage their teams better while working remotely. 

5. Strategic Management by edX

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Senior executives and CEOs
Duration: 5 weeks
Price: $150 (11,053 INR)

Developed in collaboration with IIM-B for senior executives and CEOs. You can learn how a manager or CEO develops a business strategy, including market analysis. Understand strategies for competitive positioning to optimize business advantage and successful performance.

6. Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Foundations by Institute of Product Leadership

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Software developers, project managers, data analysts
Duration: Self-Paced course (Should ideally take 2 weeks to complete)
Price: $99 (7,282 INR)

Learn the foundations of AI and ML and be at the forefront of transformative technology and its applications. With resource toolkits, unlimited networking events and practice sessions with coaches, this course is a must if you want to understand the limits of Artificial Intelligence.

7. Monetization Strategy by Udacity

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Entry-level product managers with basic knowledge of analytics
Duration: 1 month course with a commitment of 10 hours per week
Price: $217 (15,989 INR)

With businesses looking at acquiring customers first and then devising monetization strategies, this has become a very important skill in recent times. Learn to build and test pricing plans, target the right personas, and harness their full lifetime value.

8. Fundamentals of Cloud Computing by Pluralsight

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Anyone who wants to know the basics of cloud computing
Duration:  Self-Paced course with 2 hours of content
Price:  Free 10 day trial; subscription fee $20/month

With legacy systems becoming a thing of the past and everything being migrated to the cloud, it’s important for every professional to have a sound understanding of cloud computing. You’ll learn about the different forms of cloud computing, how to secure your cloud and how to protect your data in the cloud.

9. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Beginners by Simplilearn

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Professionals from all walks of corporate life
Duration: Self-Paced course with 3.5 hours of content
Price: $95 (6,999 INR)

With AI-powered systems becoming more robust than ever, it’s helpful to have a solid understanding of AI fundamentals including machine learning algorithms, neural networks and deep learning methodologies. You’ll also learn how businesses use the power of AI to deliver better business outcomes.

10. Design Thinking For Business Leaders by Institute of Product Leadership

How is it delivered?: Completely online
Ideal for: Product leaders involved in design and development of products
Duration: Self-Paced course (Should ideally take 2 weeks to complete)
Price: $99 (7,282 INR)

In an ultra-competitive world, it’s important to focus on the “end customer” and make sure the needs are correctly identified and solutions are designed to solve pain points. Take this course to learn about user research, empathy mapping, crafting user narratives, low fidelity prototyping, defining MVP and more.

11.Become a Growth Product Manager by Udacity

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Entry-level Product Managers with basic knowledge of Analytics
Duration: 3 month course with a commitment of 10 hours per week
Price: $217 (15,989 INR)

With this nanodegree program, you can lead experimentation and data-driven decision making in your organization to scale your products. Build acquisition funnels, identify core customers, and optimize growth loop models by becoming a growth product manager.

12. Predictive, Prescriptive Analytics for Business Decision Making by Institute of Product Leadership

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Entry-level Product Managers with basic knowledge of Analytics
Duration: Self-paced course with lifetime access to course content
Price: $99 (7,282 INR)

Learn time-series forecasting, optimization through linear programming and other skills required to make better business decisions through Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics. With examples and real-time case studies, you can learn how to use analytics for forecasting. 

13. Data Science for Everyone by DataCamp

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Anyone who wants to understand the basics of leveraging Data Science
Duration: Self-paced course with 4 hours of content 
Price: Free for a trial but comes with a subscription fee of $13/month

While there’s no coding in Python or data wrangling in the course, you will  learn how the data science function works in an organization. Learn the end-to-end process starting from data extraction to deriving insights from data.

14. Emotional Intelligence at Work: Learn from Your Emotions by Udemy

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Anyone with a desire to improve EQ for better all round performance
Duration: Self-paced with lifetime access to course content
Price: $43 (3,200 INR)

Discover the importance of EQ in your professional and personal life and take control of your relationships at work and create rewarding partnerships. Recognize the subtle social cues you may be missing in the workplace and manage your emotions better.

15. Change Management For Modern Managers by Institute of Product Leadership

How is it delivered?: Completely Online
Ideal for: Any middle to senior level manager, ideally with a product management background or interest
Duration: Self-Paced course (Should ideally take 2 weeks to complete)
Price: $99 (7,282 INR)

Change Management has become more important than ever. With remote work becoming mainstream and processes in organisations going through major overhauls, it’s important to be flexible to sudden changes happening inside and outside your organization.

We wish you all the best in your upskilling journey

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