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Study FREE industry-certified courses to boost your CV with Arden

If you're looking to learn additional skills to take your career further, you can choose to study an industry-certified course in addition to whichever degree qualification you're studying with Arden University.

Through our online learning platform, iLearn, you'll have the chance to become certified on Salesforce Technology; access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy and also, Amazon's highly respected cloud-related learning platform AWS Educate.

These FREE business and technology courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers.

Find out more below and help your CV to stand out even more in your chosen career sector. 


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you'll receive access to Salesforce, Cisco and Amazon’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; for example, the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.


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Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


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About Salesforce Certification

With Arden you'll have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme.

Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

The Salesforce Trailhead courses are completely free to study.


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About Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

The Cisco courses are completely free to study alongside your Arden degree, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

Take a look at the Cisco Networking Academy video to learn all how it works and how it can benefit you.


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About AWS Educate (Amazon)

Through Arden University's innovative online platform, iLearn, you'll have access to Amazon’s highly respected cloud-related learning platform AWS Educate

You have the opportunity to study any of these courses FREE alongside your Arden degree.

With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. AWS Educate provides tools for students around the world dreaming of a technology career. 

Students receive credits for hands-on experience with AWS technology, training, content, career pathways and the AWS Educate Job Board. You can study courses in cloud computing, data science, web development and more!

All Amazon courses are completely free to study.


Additional industry skills help you make the most of your study time with Arden, so why not take a look at our range of courses available now. Discover the right qualification to take you further, whether you choose to study via online Distance Learning or Blended Learning, offering you a combination of online and face-to-face teaching - Arden University offer flexibility for all.

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