Soft Skills

10 Skills Your Employees Need in October 2018

Safia Abbasi

Product Marketing, Senior Manager at Udemy for Business

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Soft Skills

October 2, 2018

To help employees keep up with change and prepare for what’s next, Udemy for Business adds hundreds of new courses each month on the latest technical and soft skills. Here are some of the latest trending topics added to the Udemy for Business collection.

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Tech skills

1. AWS Certification

With the Digital Transformation taking the business world by storm, cloud computing has proven essential for companies to stay ahead. 70% of organizations have adopted at least one cloud technology, proving that cloud computing has introduced a big shift in the traditional ways of incorporating IT resources. Companies leverage cloud computing to decrease costs and increase productivity, speed, performance, security and the ability to scale IT resources.

AWS is one of the leading cloud providers, leveraged by leading Fortune 500 companies like Kellogg’s, Vodafone, Expedia, Condé Nast, Comcast, and Adobe to scale and grow their businesses. AWS offers a broad set of storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. Ideal for cloud architects and software engineers, Udemy for Business provides industry-leading courses to prepare for and pass essential AWS certifications:

2. Blockchain and Swift

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology set to disrupt many industries such as finance, retail, merchandising, and more. According to the authors of Blockchain Revolution, Don & Alex Tapscott, blockchain technology is “used as a digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions, but virtually anything of value.”

With over 1.2 billion iPhones sold in the past 10 years and over 2 million apps in the iOS App Store, our world is shifting to mobile at an increasingly fast rate. To address the technological advancements of both blockchain and mobile development, Blockchain Programming in iOS Using Swift by Mohammad Azam is a comprehensive course that provides learners with an overview of blockchain technology and how to create the blockchain in iOS using Swift. Ideal for mobile developers who want to take their skills to the next level, this course allows learners to create amazing decentralized iOS applications.

Mohammad Azam is a leading tech instructor and expert mobile developer whose apps have been featured in the Apple App Store. Mohammad has over 35,000 students on Udemy.

“Excellent course with a good pace that allows us to code and follow along. The instructor was direct and to the point while providing a wealth of knowledge and practical learning.” — Course Review

3. MacOS Apps for iOS Developers

Created by Apple in 2010, the App Store is a digital distribution platform for MacOS apps where millions of users leverage apps on their computers each day. With professionals of all levels relying on apps in the MacOS app store to boost productivity and support their projects, more and more organizations have invested in building apps to reach a wider audience.

Taught by best-selling Udemy tech instructor Nick Walter, MacOS Apps for iOS Developers – High Sierra is a comprehensive course providing the essential skills needed to become a confident Mac developer. Ideal for iOS developers and software engineers, this course teaches how to create fully functional MacOS apps through three real-world examples. Instructor Nick Walter has over 105,028 learners and has created five iOS apps from scratch that are currently in the App Store and are being used by thousands of users worldwide.

“Another awesome programming class. This is a great class for someone with some iOS programming experience to go a bit deeper and work on developing some programs for the Mac OS. A++ class.” — Course Review

4. Cucumber & Advanced Java

Cucumber is a popular software tool used by computer programmers to test software. One of the primary advantages of Cucumber is that it offers the ability to write tests that anyone can understand, regardless of their technical knowledge.

Cucumber with Java-Build Automation Framework in lesser code by Rahul Shetty provides a step-by-step overview of the Cucumber Test Framework for any web, mobile, and API automation test cases and an in-depth understanding of real-time automation framework challenges and solutions to fix them.

Rahul Shetty is a passionate instructor with over 90,000 students on Udemy and 13 years of experience in web automation testing, mobile automation testing, API automation testing, performance testing, and more.

“Excellent course! It helped me not just understand the Cucumber framework, but also made me learn about Jenkins, Maven, and GIT. All these topics will be very useful in my job!” — Course Review

5. GNS3

Released in 2008, Graphical Network Simulator-3 (GSN3) is a network software emulator used to simulate complex networks through a combination of virtual and real devices. Network developers rely on GSN3 to build better networks through the ability to run a Cisco IOS in a virtual environment while running Windows or Linux OS.

Ideal for network engineers and developers, GNS3 Fundamentals (Official Course) Part 1 and GNS3 Fundamentals (Official Course) Part 2 are hands-on, practical courses that cover the fundamentals of this essential technology. These courses provide an overview of how to install GSN3, use the power of GSN3 to emulate networks, how to use multiple GSN3 networks, and more. Leading tech instructor David Bombal is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor with over 15 years of network training experience and over 116,000 students on Udemy.

“David is a great instructor, very detailed and practical information in this course. You would have to spend weeks or months scouring the internet to get this information.” — Course Review

Soft skills

6. Change Management

Crucial to the success of an organization is a systemic approach to dealing with the transition of company goals, processes, and technologies, otherwise known as Change Management. Professionals from all levels and functions can benefit from learning how to recognize and adapt to change to ensure a smooth, seamless, and successful journey.

Recently added to Udemy for Business, Managing Change Resistance – Clear a Path to Success is the ideal course for professionals looking to identify and overcome sources of change resistance. Managers and team leads will benefit from this course by learning key skills in influencing team members to work together towards a common goal while overcoming resistance to change. Instructor Dr. Ross Wirth has over 30 years of management experience where he developed expertise in the areas of organizational change and strategic leadership.

“Fantastic course. I really enjoyed the thoughtful and informational approach to Change Resistance.” — Course Review

7. Risk Management for Cybersecurity

Building a business case for strategic cybersecurity and IT projects takes time, research, and preparation. With data breaches on the rise, it’s essential to conduct thorough qualitative and quantitative risk measurements, providing executives with an overview of vulnerabilities and threats and how you plan to overcome them in order to gain buy-in and budget approval for your cyber security initiatives.

Risk Management for Cybersecurity and IT Managers is a brand-new Udemy for Business course that provides learners with an inside look at how leaders determine which projects they will approve based on preliminary risk analysis. Throughout this course, best-selling tech instructor Jason Dion provides numerous real-world examples of how to understand the foundations of risk management and be able to use quantitative and qualitative risk measurement when discussing networks and projects. With over 50,000 students on Udemy, Jason Dion is a professor at the University of Maryland and has worked as a network engineer and information systems officer for large organizations around the globe.

“I have completed a few of Jason’s courses and enjoyed them all. They have all been engaging and provide a great depth of knowledge in the subject… this course is no exception. I found it hard to just watch one lesson and found myself completing the course in quick time compared to others I have done. The interviews at the end were also very useful to gain perspective from other managers in the Cyber Security field, especially when it comes to Risk.” — Course Review

8. Content Marketing

In a world where content is king, Content Marketing is a strategic marketing function focused on creating and distributing valuable and relevant content to attract and retain customers. Ideal for professionals who want to hone their content marketing and writing skills, Content Marketing Masterclass: Create Content that Sells is a complete guide to growing your business using the power of digital content.

Instructor Brad Merrill teaches key skills like content marketing essentials, generating content ideas, copywriting, content promotion, and measuring results to ensure learners walk away with a professional-level understanding of how to market products and services in the modern world. Instructor Brad Merrill is a successful entrepreneur, blogger, and tech journalist who has been featured on publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Techmeme, and has over 16,000 students on Udemy.

“An excellent course. Comprehensive, yet does not get bogged down. Moves right along. I’m a 30-year marketing veteran, and I’m learning stuff!” — Course Review

9. Public Speaking

Effective storytelling and public speaking are critical soft skills that all leaders must develop to build confidence, influence audiences, and provide a memorable experience. Geared towards professionals of all levels who are seeking to improve their public speaking and presentation skills, The Complete Storytelling Course for Speaking & Presenting offers 14 hours of content on how to create great stories, identify and avoid common mistakes, how to read your audience, and create a winning message for your audience.

With over 114,000 students on Udemy, top-rated soft skills instructor TJ Walker is a best-selling author and expert in the fields of public speaking, presentation skills, media training, and communication skills.

“TJ’s courses are all brilliant. He’s extremely knowledgeable and his content is very practical, applicable and effective. Great value, highly recommended!” — Course Review

10. English as a Second Language (ESL)

While English is one of the dominant world languages—and especially in the business world —many professionals speak English as their second language. As teams commit to building diversity and a global workforce, it’s more essential than ever to ensure team members have a common language from which to communicate.

To help non-native English speakers build confidence in the English language, ESL — More English; Understand Your Co-Workers and ESL English!Understand English Conversation-for ESL and TEFL are two brand-new courses to Udemy for Business ideal for professionals looking to improve their English conversation skills through listening exercises and an overview of the important “rules” of spoken English.

Udemy instructor Nina Weinstein has a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of California, Los Angeles. Nina has also authored over 20 English textbooks held in libraries such as MIT, Oxford, and New York University and has led in-person trainings for companies like Toyota, Mazda, Sumitomo, and more.

“The course is engaging. Every video is easy to understand. The lessons are applicable to the real world. The instructor did a very good job at helping the students to understand.” — Course Review

Safia Abbasi is the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Udemy for Business, where she focuses on Udemy for Business’ content curation model and its growing community of world-class instructors.

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