Udemy: The Library's Powerful Professional Development Tool (Henry's Story)

Udemy logo with woman using a laptop computerAs the demands of the workplace change, a state of constant flux is now accepted and expected. Upskilling (defined as acquiring more advanced skills through additional education and training) is an investment in the knowledge, skills, and competencies that help employees advance their careers.

To help our customers upskill, the library offers access to the Udemy learning platform for all permanent library cardholders. Udemy offers a wide range of courses in the fields of Cloud Computing, Data Science, Development, IT Operations, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Personal Development, Project Management and Operations.  The majority of courses offer a Udemy certificate of completion.

I spoke with Henry, an aspiring IT professional about their experiences using Udemy.

Henry, what courses have you taken in Udemy?

I've used Udemy extensively, taking courses like TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001), TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1002), CompTIA A+ (220-1001) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations, CompTIA A+ (220-1002) Test Prep, Exams and Simulations, PowerShell for Active Directory Administrators.

TOTAL: CompTIA A+ Certification (220-1001) class link

Why did you enroll in these courses?

I wanted to make a career transition to IT and heard that getting the A+ Certification would provide a good foundation. After landing my first job in IT, I'm taking the PowerShell course to learn ways to automate tasks. 

Powershell: Step by Step class link

What did you accomplish by taking these courses?

I passed both the 220-1001 and 220-1002 exams, which are required to become CompTIA A+ certified. Although getting the A+ is not necessarily required for IT Help Desk positions, I believe it helped me stand out as a job applicant and land my first job in IT.

What else can you share about your experience with Udemy?

I'm super grateful Udemy courses are accessible, and I always promote this resource as much as possible when I run into people who are interested in growing their skills.

Join thousands of other learners who have taken courses like Udemy’s CompTIA A+ training to prepare for their certification exams. Real-world instructors will guide you step-by-step through the skills you’ll need as an IT professional. And you won’t just memorize; you’ll really learn through practice tests, quizzes and hands-on exercises.

Access to the Udemy learning platform is available to permanent library card holders. You will need a Google, Microsoft, or Gale account to sign in to Udemy. To install the app on your device, choose the "Udemy for Business" app and then fill in gale.udemy.com when prompted.

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