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Google Certificates

Google Certificates

 

Detroit at Work is now offering free access to Google Certificates in various IT fields

Detroit residents can now pursue various Google Certificates for free to increase their skills and pursue a career in IT (Information Technology). Courses are available in five areas: IT Support, IT Automation with Python, Data Analytics, Project Management, and UX Design.

Each course will take approximately six months to complete but can be pursued at your own pace. Once completed, these Google Certificates help you be competitive for various IT jobs and begin to build a career in IT.

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • You must be a Detroit Resident
  • You must register through Detroit at Work
  • It is recommended that your math skills be at a 9th grade level or higher to be successful
  • Have access to a computer and Internet for courses (or ability to utilize a community tech hub or career center resource room)
  • Have strong computer navigation skills and confidence in doing things online

How to sign up for Google Certificates in the Detroit at Work Portal:

  1. Log in or sign up for an account with Detroit at Work HERE

  2. Click "Build My Career Skills" and search for "Google Certificates" in the workshops section in the Detroit at Work Portal

  3. Click REGISTER on the Google Certificates workshop

  4. You will receive an email after registering with a survey to complete

  5. Complete the survey based on your interest and current skill level

  6. If you are a fit for this opportunity, you will receive a link via email to set up your account on Coursera and begin your Google Certificates course

If you need help registering for Google Certificates in the Detroit at Work Portal, call 313-962-WORK (9675) Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a team member will help you.

 
 

 

For information on each course and additional resources from Coursera, read each of the tabs below.

 

 

The IT Support Certification course sponsored by Detroit at Work and Google is for professionals who want to work with computers and troubleshoot problems so computers and networks will run correctly. 

By the end of the program, you will be able to: 

  • Understand core concepts to IT Support jobs e.g., troubleshooting, customer service, networking, system administration, operating systems, and security.
  • Know how to assemble a computer, write effective support documentation, route paths and subnets, manage device software, and more! 
  • Dive into working with Linux, Cloud Computing and Command-Line Interfaces
 
Watch the video below for additional information on IT Support skills and careers:
 

The IT Automation with Python Certification Course sponsored by Detroit at Work and Google is for learners familiar with basic IT concepts. This advanced program builds on those foundations to take your career to the next level.

During this course, you will learn about the following: 

  • Python programming
  • IT automation
  • Troubleshooting & debugging
  • Testing in Python
  • How to set up your developer environment

 

The Data Analytics Certification course sponsored by Detroit at Work and Google is for people interested in collecting, transforming, and organizing data in order to help make informed business decisions.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have working knowledge of essential data analysis platforms (Excel, SQL, Tableau, R) and when to use them in the data lifecycle.
  • Understand how to translate a business question into a data analysis exercise, including transforming, visualizing, and modeling data. 
  • Know how to distill findings into actionable takeaways.
  • Have a capstone project completed, to be shared on their resume.
 
 
Watch the video below for additional information on data analytics skills and careers:

The Project Management Certification Course sponsored by Detroit at Work and Google is for project managers who ensure projects within an organization are managed and completed with maximum value.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Know how to manage and run agile and traditional projects & programs from initiation to completion.
  • Possess a toolbox of templates and artifacts to manage an array of scenarios and essential elements (e.g. schedules, budgets, product requirements, etc.). 
  • Understand organizational structure, business process and acumen, and communication and leadership styles.
 
Watch the video below for additional information on project management skills and careers:

The UX Design Certification Course sponsored by Detroit at Work and Google is for aspiring UX designers to make digital and physical products easier and more enjoyable to use.

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Have a portfolio including 3+ projects. 
  • Dive into working in Figma and Adobe XD - two of the most in-demand tools by employers.
  • Know core concepts key to all UX design jobs (e.g., usability studies, design sprints, accessibility). 
  • Grasp the basics of UX research and how it informs design. 
 
 
Watch the video below for additional information on UX skills and careers:

You are supported 24 hours, 7 days a week by the Google Support Team through email. 

We provide support through our Learner Help Center. This is a great place to learn about how Coursera works and get answers to your specific questions & issues.

You can access the Help Center from:

1) Top menu of your Coursera account
2) Bottom of the Program Home page and in-course pages

Once you enter the Help Center, take these steps to access support:

  1. Click “Log In”
  2. Find answers by browsing Help Topics or using the search bar
  3. Check out the Enterprise Help Section
  4. If you need further assistance, you can click “Contact Us” at the bottom of help articles to reach the ticket form

Note: For questions about specific course content or help with assignments, please visit the 5) Discussion Forum (accessible from the Course) and review existing posts by your peers / make a new post.