Best Online IT Training Resources 2017

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting in the IT or if you already working 20 years in the business, every IT guy needs to keep learning. With our busy schedules these days there is little time to attend to classes, so self study with online courses is the way to go. There are many platform to follow courses, below your will find some of the best platforms online to start learning!

 

 

Microsoft Virtual Academy

The free online training platform for IT Professionals.  Here you will find a wide range of course to improve you knowledge of everything from Cloud Solutions (Office 365)  to server-side tech like Hyper-V.
The courses are given by Microsoft Staff and Microsoft Experts and ranks from beginner level to advanced. Each course may take up from 1 up to 4 hours and is divided in small blocks with a little exam at the end.
You can earn points for completing each course and make setout you own learning path.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Teached by the best Microsoft Experts
  • Learning Paths
  • Assessments

Cons:

  • No certifications options (but what do you expect for free 😉 )

 

Udemy

One of my personal favorites, Udemy is an online marketplace for Online Learning and Teaching. It’s a platform where Teachers can upload their own course for you to follow and almost any subject. The courses are reviewed by Udemy before they are put online and are reviewed by the students.
Pricing may vary, they have a lot of actions where you can buy a course for a few dollars. Udemy is an excellent resource for exam prep courses, or the learn new software or programming languages.

Pros:

  • A lot of different topics and courses (40.000+)
  • There are courses with multiple teacher to choose from
  • Reasonably priced
  • Life time access
  • Dashboard to post question that can be answered by the teacher or student

Cons:

  • Still looking for them..

 

KnowledgeHut

If you prefer collaborative or face-to-face interaction with the teacher then you should take a look at KnowledgeHut. They offer Classroom and Online Classroom trainings led by world class instructors. At the KnowledgeHut you will also find Certified programs  to follow.

Pros:

  • Class are well planned and organized
  • Certification
  • Face-to-face feedback with teachers

 Cons:

  • Not always available near your location
  • Sometimes you will need to wait 3 months before course is available

 

 

TestOut

TestOut provides online trainings for IT pro’s. It’s gives student hands-on experience with the software and tools they are being taught. TestOut provide training for corporations and Online IT training for individuals.
TestOut provides certification testing to prepare the student for a written exam. Classes are available on demand, which is perfect to fit your busy schedule. For individuals there is a 7 day trial with a monthly subscription that gives you access to all training courses.

Pros:

  • Lab Simulation
  • Progress on your own pace

Cons:

  • Not many courses to choose from