Since " these robbery creeps " take away our work (cf. The last season of " South Park " ) in Google attended to more serious retraining. Together with popular platform Coursera online education, they developed a massive course "of rode in coders for 12 months " , which will allow zero get the basic skills needed for a career in IT.
ABOUT What will be the training course?
Google says that this training course was designed for her own methods of training the company's support staff. AND he will be slightly different from most courses on Coursera. In addition to the theoretical part in There will be a lot of practice in virtual laboratories of the company. For example, a student may be asked to find a hole in code for Linux, then The laboratory will provide it with the necessary software and information.
What are the prospects for finished the course?
AT Google assures that in 8 - 12 months, everyone who completed the course will be able to qualify for vacancies in large IT-companies . AT first of all we are talking about work with technical support. What to learn next (and is worth Do you are already free to choose themselves. The initiative has already been supported by the Bank of America, Walmart and Sprint, who announced willingness to hire staff with such certificate
How to get there?
Go to link to Coursera and register in project. The first 7 days are given on To understand, you need to Is it you. Then the study will cost $ 49, which, in in general , a penny for IT-courses . At the same time, the student is free to choose the speed of his studies in order to learn behind 12 months, and behind 6 - 8, having spent on study less money. As well as at any other Coursera course, in the student passes the exams and receives a certificate of ending.
No technical knowledge to start necessary. A it's nice to know English you need.
Why is Google?
According to the company's research, its innovation in realm of AI annually leave behind thousands of technical specialists from the primary and secondary intermediate level. Inside Google itself, never there are many good techies. That is why the current CEO of Sundar Pichai in last October announced the their plans to allocate $ 1 billion for project on retraining of workers " who lost their jobs because of the transition to digital economy " . Training course with Coursera will become one of the steps in this side.
Read in Russian: Google и Coursera запускают почти бесплатный 12-месячный курс, который «позволит получить работу в крупной ИТ-компании»