Google is introducing a professional certification program which will allow people to boost their career towards the digital jobs that are in high-demand fields. The new Google Career Certificates can be achieved by the completion of six-month courses.

The programs Include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • UX Designer

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Google’s SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker Says

Walker states that there will be no need for a college degree if a job applicant has one of Google’s career certificates. The overall goal here is to help Americans learn the required digital job skills so that they can get non stop work now- not four years from now.

Google Career Certificates

Google’s new career certificates have been made available to all US citizens irrespective of the previous job experience or the level of education. Courses are developed by Google and hosted on Coursera in order to do all of them at one’s own place. How much is the cost? $49 per month. This monthly fee also includes access to resources that can help in searching for jobs and preparation for interviews. The total cost varies on how long it takes each person to complete it. Google has estimated the completion time of each course around six months but there is no such strict timeframe.

The Courses Includes

  • Project Manager ( $93K median annual wage): You can learn the foundations of the traditional project management and have knowledge in agile project management.
  • Data Analyst ($66K median annual wage): It will help you learn how to use tools and platforms to analyze, process, and gain insights from the data.
  • UX Designer ($75K median annual wage): It will help you learn the foundations of UX design, creating low-fidelity designs and wireframes, building high-fidelity prototypes, and testing.

It is yet not known when Google will start offering these courses but it is expected to come soon. Google initially declared the programs back in July. Google’s allowing people to sign up to be notified through the email as to when the courses are open.

Job Prospects

Google states that it will consider its own certificates as equal to a college degree but what the question comes what about the employers? Not everyone will have the opportunity to have a job with Google, fortunately, there are other opportunities available.

Google’s Statement

“Earning the certificate is an important first step, and you’ll also be supported in the next step — the job search. Once you complete the program, you can opt in to share your information directly with top employers hiring for jobs in these fields.”

For more information and to sign up for the notifications, you can see the landing page Google Career Certificates.

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