Certification Practice Exams Now Available on LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning now offers technical certification preparation practice exams to help users prepare for official certification exams. Tech certifications are an industry-recognized benchmark for verifying skills, especially for roles in technical support, network administration, and information security.

With LinkedIn Learning, users can choose from nearly 50 practice exams to assess their current subject matter knowledge and also pinpoint what skills need improvement to be successful prior to taking the official exam. Each practice exam covers current certification content from leading providers such as AWS, CompTIA, ISC2, and Microsoft Azure. You can also customize your practice exam by choosing what skills to test on.

Your FREE LinkedIn Learning account provided by UF Information Technology (UFIT) offers access to the certification preparation practice exams, along with 20,000+ courses covering a wide range of professional and personal skills.

Visit https://elearning.ufl.edu/supported-services/linkedin-learning/ to activate your account. Need assistance? Contact the UFIT Help Desk by calling 352-392-HELP or visiting 132 Hub, across from the Starbucks. Students can also stop by the 2024 Tech Fair on Feb. 28 to learn how to make the most of free access to Linkedin Learning!

Free Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript, C#, and Go Courses with CoderPad

Interested in advancing your coding skills? LinkedIn Learning is now offering Code Challenges, a series of interactive coding exercises powered by CoderPad — a platform used by more than 4,000 engineering companies to assess the technical skills of prospective hires.

New AI technologies are continuing to disrupt the workplace, including the coding landscape. Code Challenges provides more than 30 courses in Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript, C#, and Go, all with real-time feedback. The LinkedIn Learning Code Challenges program will expand to 50 courses by December 2023. All coding exercises are in English, but the courses include a subtitle feature available in more than 20 languages, including Hindi, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Code Challenges is free with your UF LinkedIn Learning account! Faculty, students, and staff can take advantage of this opportunity using their year-round access to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning also offers a variety of courses on coding fundamentals, if you would like to continue using their courses. Did you know that UFIT underwrites the cost of LinkedIn Learning for campus? Visit https://elearning.ufl.edu/supported-services/linkedin-learning/ to activate your free LinkedIn Learning account. Anyone who needs assistance accessing their free account may contact the UF Computing Help Desk (352-392-HELP, 132 Hub across from the Starbucks.)

UF is #1 in LinkedIn Learning Usage

UFIT provides faculty, students, and staff with FREE year-round access to LinkedIn Learning, the online educational platform with 20,000+ courses available in 13 languages. Popular courses with Gators include Excel, project management, several programming languages, and marketing and branding courses. UF is once again ranked no. 1 in overall usage among colleges and universities with a campus-wide LinkedIn Learning contract. In fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), the university community clocked in with more than 454,000 videos viewed and logged nearly 22,000 course viewing hours.

Courses are available in a variety of areas–technical, creative, and personal enrichment. In addition to what you’d expect–like spreadsheet and AutoCAD–there are courses like “Chair Yoga” and “Happiness Habits” that allow you to spend a few minutes each day on your well-being, perfect for busy professionals at UF! Users can also track course progress and customize their dashboard with LinkedIn Learning’s goal tracker. Those who prefer podcasts and audio books can listen to book summaries and enjoy a variety of recorded courses.

Whether you’re looking to learn Python, master Adobe Premiere Pro, or practice mindfulness, LinkedIn Learning has a video for you. Log in with GatorLink credentials to start your free access.