As we grow up, our priorities gradually shift to productivity and professional growth. Learning a new skill can benefit our career or make our lives easier or more enjoyable.
The good news is, the Singaporean Government has implemented a SkillsFuture Program that aims to help its citizens develop their preferred skills and enjoy lifelong learning. The program is eligible to Singaporean Citizens who are at least 25 years old. Upon reaching this age, they are given $500 SkillsFuture initial credits which can be used to enroll in any selected programs offered by the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and NTUC LearningHub. There are many courses to choose from and some don’t even require any top-up credits!
Let’s take a look at some of the popular tech-related courses you can take using SkillsFuture credits!
The basics are always important. If you aim to truly master the Microsoft Office programs, you must first be proficient with the basics. In this course, you will learn all the fundamentals of the most commonly used Microsoft Office programs essential in school and in the workplace.
This training course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program for Entry-Level Software Development. Here, you will learn advanced concepts and techniques on programming and master functional algorithms and data structures. It is a professional-level course and participants are expected to have basic programming knowledge. If you want to be a programmer or developer, you’ll definitely find this course helpful.
In this programming course, learn how to use datasets such as graphs and gain comprehensive knowledge on how datasets can be utilized to create algorithms when developing applications.
This course is a follow-up on IT Support Fundamentals and a part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in IT Support. Learning the management process will make you a more effective IT Troubleshooter. You will also be trained on how to address the issues of your customers and how to properly execute a troubleshoot plan or solution.
This computer science training course is under the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in IT Support. The training will primarily focus on installing and customizing Windows 10 Operating System (OS) and other related Windows applications, programs, and browsers.
This course is also a part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in IT Support. It mainly emphasizes on the dynamics behind maintenance tasks associated with Windows 10 such as managing network and device security.
The course consists of the following: setting up Windows Update; performing system maintenance and performance in Windows 10; configuring backup, restore and recovery of system and data in Windows 10; configuring advanced management tools; and learning malware mitigation and avoidance techniques.
In this training course, you will learn the fundamentals on implementing and managing security measures in Office 365 to protect every data created by the program’s user. The course’s contents include: understanding threats and data breaches; learning Advanced Threat Protection; learning Threat Intelligence; configuring auditing, alerting and reporting in Office 365; and using Advanced Security Management.
Analyzing statistics is crucial in almost every industry and the ability to qualify quantitative data is a skill highly seeked by employers. In this training course, you will be equipped with the basics on Data Analysis, particularly on a theoretical level.
Hand-on-hand with the above course, ‘Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction for Absolute Beginners’, both courses are an ideal pair to improve data analysis skills as a whole. This course focuses on the dynamics behind the science of data visualizations and designs. It emphasizes on the importance of showing effective and accurate data through visual reports and representations.
A lot of data analysis applications may be too overwhelming or complex for beginners, but fortunately, Excel offers a simpler mechanism to analyze data. In this course, you will learn how to conduct data analysis using exclusive tools in Microsoft Excel. These tools include: pivot tables; pivot charts; calculation tools; slicers; and other formula-based techniques.
This course serves as a continuation to the above course, ‘Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel’. The course content revolves around 4 main points: gathering and transforming data from multiple sources; discovering and combining data in mashups; learning about data model creation; and exploring, analyzing, and visualizing data.
In this course, learn the most common research methods and techniques in data analysis. The 3 main research methods that will be discussed are: data analysis and inference; data science research design; and experimental data analysis and modeling. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to use these approaches easily and will help you analyze statistics more effectively.
Be amazed at what the future holds by learning about revolutionary software solutions. This computer science training course will teach you the fundamentals regarding artificial intelligence (AI) and will train you on how to: use simple machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning; use Python and Microsoft cognitive services to work with text, speech, images, and video; and use the Microsoft Bot Framework to implement conversational bots.
This training course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it goes well with the above course, ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’. The concept of Deep Learning will be discussed in sub-topics and you’ll learn how Deep Learning mathematically models and translates our neuro-cognitive system to computer programs or applications like AI.
This course is designed for more experienced IT professionals, developers, and programmers. Learn how to build Logic App Solutions, a cloud service that helps users in creating and designing a variety of applications and programs.
This course is primarily intended for computer programmers to learn how to ‘think’ like a computer. The course also helps anyone in any field who wish to improve their analytical, logical, and computational skills. It will touch upon mastering logical forms (also a topic under philosophy and social sciences), deductive and inductive thinking, critical thinking, patterns and algorithms, and the application of logic to computer programming.
Apart from this list, there are still many other SkillsFuture courses available. Find out more here as you equip yourself with the skills you need to help you in your career. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy the learning process too!