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Rise x LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn learning offers over 16,00 skills-development courses, and you can access them all for free as part of your Man Met studentship (usual cost £29.99/month!) And thanks to our exclusive partnership, you'll automatically earn Rise points for completing them. Here's how to get started:

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Note: Rise points will be automatically awarded at 7am each morning, based courses that you have fully completed in the previous 24 hours

Learn how to excel in any job by mastering essential professional soft skills. Develop the skills that hiring managers value most, from emotional intelligence and critical thinking to teamwork and addressing unconscious bias.

Skills you’ll learn:

  • Computer basics such as parts, OS, and security
  • Safely accessing information online
  • Collaborating with others using online tools
  • Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint basics

Note: To view a version of this learning path with audio descriptions, go directly to LinkedIn Learning here: Professional Soft Skills Learning Pathway (with Audio Descriptions).

Once you’ve completed the below courses head here to take your test and get your certificate: Career Essentials in Digital Literacy

Don’t forget to share on your LinkedIn profile too! And if you enjoy the course, why not try our Microsoft Office Certification next?

Technology has become intertwined with nearly every aspect of our lives. Many tasks like applying for jobs or shopping for clothes have become digitized. And in the new world of work, basic digital literacy can help job seekers unlock new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about computers but aren't sure how to get started, then this course is for you. Join senior staff instructor Garrick Chow as he covers the basics of working with devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones. Using jargon-free language, he demystifies unfamiliar concepts and helps to solidify what you already knew. Learn about the different hardware parts that make up a computer. Explore the fundamentals of working with operating systems and applications, as well as how to keep your computer secure. Plus, learn how to work with essential productivity programs like word processors and spreadsheet tools. Follow along and learn the technical skills you need to succeed in our digital world. Note: This course and Working and Collaborating Online are part of the Microsoft Philanthropies Digital Literacy curriculum.
Whether you want to land a new job, stay in touch with loved ones, or even just research an interesting topic, you can find what you're looking for on the internet. This course was designed to equip professionals with the basic computing skills they need to use this powerful tool both at home and on the job. Using plain language, senior staff instructor Garrick Chow covers how to safely access information online, collaborate and connect with others using online productivity tools, and share content. Garrick steps through the fundamentals of working online, including how to connect to the internet, make purchases, guard against phishing and online scams, and assess the authenticity of the information you find online. Plus, he shows how to use tools for connecting with others, explaining how to work with email, collaborate on documents, use instant messaging, and make video and audio calls. Tune in to get the skills you need to confidently navigate the online world. Note: This course and Working with Computers and Devices are part of the Microsoft Philanthropies Digital Literacy curriculum.
In today's fast-evolving digital world, it can feel challenging to stay on top of things, both at work and in your personal life. Using the Microsoft 365 suite is a powerful way to get control of your schedule and boost your productivity. In this course, senior program manager Courtney Hodge shows you how to get up and running with a few of the highlights of the Microsoft 365 suite. Learn how to use Word and Excel to manage your documents and data, how to organize your digital notes with OneNote, how to take control of your inbox with Outlook, and how to share information with stakeholders by building dynamic slide presentations in PowerPoint. Upon completion of this course, you'll be ready to perform basic tasks across all five programs, leveling up your digital productivity to get your work done more efficiently. Note: This course was created by Microsoft Philanthropies. We are pleased to host this content in our library.