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Re-Skill Before You Restart : Online certification

Source | Jobsforher.com  | Priyanka

When you’re on the brink of restarting your career, doubts about your ready-ness worm their way into your psyche.

If you’re wondering, “Will I be able to cope?”, “Are my skills still relevant?”, “Do I need to learn new skills?”, the answer is YES. There are heaps of courses and training programmes designed to equip you with the skills you need.

JobsForHer has curated a list of Certification Course Facilitators, tailor-made for the woman on her way back to work.


With more and more businesses expanding online, there is consistent demand for professionals proficient in creating and sustaining the aesthetic and functionality of an organisation’s web presence . Simpliearn offers certification courses in Web Designing, Photoshop, Graphic designing (All – in one Web design Suite ), Business Courses,Technology Courses and more to help you reach your career goals.

Costs: Between Rs.999/- to 24,999/-


ALISON provides FREE online diploma and certificate courses to enhance employability and career prospects. One of them is the innovative work-force re-entry skills advanced diploma that will be of interest to anyone re-entering the workforce after an extended absence. Project / Business Management, Human resources and Web Design are some of the more popular courses taken.

Costs: Free but need to pay for certification at the end of the course


With a commitment to learning as an enjoyable, social experience designed to fit around Your life, FutureLearn builds an oline community of learners you can interact with. From anywhere between 2-6 weeks, from Finance Fundamentals to Writing Applications and Excelling at Interviews, FutureLearn is on track to Reinventing your future.

Costs: Free


Aiming to simplify technology and empower users, Technowrites claims over 90% of their students have since gone on to successful employment. Their focus is on Content Writing ,Technical Writing and Proposal Writing with an emphasis on Instructional Design.

Costs: Rs.17,175/- for F2F / Online, 5 weeks – 2 months ( Weekday/weekend batch)


Dedicated to providing a portal with innovative and cost effective education systems, Open Learning World offers career counselling to students after making an assessment of skills and aptitude.
Personality development , Finance , Marketing ,IT , Self help, Resume writing are some of their courses, all of which are FREE.

Costs: Free


Understanding the power of the web, and associating with educational institutions around the world, Academic Courses.com includes Business studies, Marketing & Communication, Engineering & Technology and more in it’s curriculum. They factor in demanding schedules and geographical limitations in the fundamental design of their courses.

Costs: $6000 USD for an online / 8-12 months course


In conjunction with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), The World Bank, the Ministry of Home Affairs conducts a number of programmes for Risk / Disaster Management. Open to Teachers, Reporters, Urban Planners and the like, within a 2000 rupee – budget.

Costs: Basic course – Rs. 1500/- thematic course, Rs. 1000/- (for each specialised course)


TechGig has devised a fun way back to work with Skill Tests and Programming Challenges to help you evaluate your knowledge base. The prizes range from cash wards to jobs in top companies.

Costs: Courses range from Free to 9999/-


Read about trailblazing restarters who paved the way back to work for the rest of us. An e-book and a blog series with stories of women who found their way back to the workspace make for insightful and inspiring reading. It’s FREE and there’s NO homework involved.

Costs: Free


If you are looking to upskill yourself with an online management certification, Edukart is on a mission to offer you Choice, Convenience and Credibility. From Marketing Skills, Soft Skills, Human resources Edukart is committed  to helping you make an informed  career decision.

Costs: Costs vary between Rs.299/- to 41000/- for ONLINE, ONLINE SELF LEARNING, 6 months- 1 year, some courses have no time limit


Learning new skills online to take ownership of your future, is what Udemy is steering you towards. If you fancy a Creativity Workshop or Understanding Body Language for Interpreters, Udemy is on call to put you in the driver’s seat of your life journey.

Costs: Minimum course fee – $19


Preparing you for the best tech jobs, Udacity has designed it’s online courses in patrnership with top global corporations. Master in-demand skills with certifications in Android basics or Data Analytics, so you are ready to accelerate your career when you restart.

Costs: Free and paid courses, some paid courses have a 50% tution fee refund at the end of the course

14) EDX

A MicroMasters certificate from EDX will give you the tools to excel in Your industry and area of focus. You can share your credential on your LinkedIn page and resume to demonstrate your accomplishments and highlight your knowledge of skills that are currently valued in the workspace.

Costs: Free, need to pay $49 for certification at the end of the course


Understand the Business Implications Of Cloud Computing or Goods and Service Tax from Experts in their fields so you can draw on their experience to build your knowledge base. Learn at your own covenience with Apna Course and join in to brainstorm on Whatsapp.

Costs: Rs. 2000/- to 10000/- (for 180 days access)

It’s a brave new world out in the work space and before you get back, JobsForHer is here to make sure you step out with all guns blazing.

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