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70+ Free Awesome Certificates to Earn in 2021

Waleed Sadek on December 31, 2020

TL;DR A curated list of free Computer Science & Information Technology certificates and badges. Thanks for the Dev Community for hunting down 2...
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Zac Smith

Might I recommend Mongo University? Free and excellent for those interested in MongoDB.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Zac sorry it took my some time but I added 13 new certificates! Thanks for suggesting!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks Zac! Do you know if they offer free certificates or badges?

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Waleed Sadek Author

I see interesting find!👏That's great, can you add them to the list on github?

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Zac Smith

They offer many free certificates.

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Asaduzzaman Himel

You have to pay 150$ to take the exam!!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Indeed but while checking their website out I saw they offer 14 courses with proof of completion upon passing the course exam!

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Asaduzzaman Himel

yeah but the exam should be taken at a cheaper price!!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Couldn't agree more that's why I made this list!✨

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Brandon Bawe

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to acquire a couple of these certificates in 2021.

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Waleed Sadek Author

My pleasure, update me if you end up taking one!

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Brandon Bawe

Okay I sure will. But any recommendations? I am fullstack web dev student.

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Waleed Sadek Author

It depends on your goal but it's safe to checkout the backend, frontend certificates and choosing a programming language you're comfortable with, is always a good start!🍀

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Brandon Bawe

Okay thank you very much.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Don't mention it!😊

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Justin

The IBM badges are great. I've gotten few debating if I should link them to my Linkedin or not.

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Waleed Sadek Author

If you're looking for to land a job that's relevant to the badges you've earned, then add them. Otherwise it's not really necessary.

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Justin

Makes sense thanks for your advice Waleed !

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Marcel Cruz

Awesome list, thanks for sharing!

In case you're interested, I've put up a bunch of programming resources on devresourc.es, and maybe it'd be nice to add a "Certificates" section there too.

Feel free to check it out. :)

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Waleed Sadek Author

Anytime , Marcel! If you know of any free certificates feel free to add it! I'm sure it'll be appreciated. 😉

I've checked DevResources out and it looks awesome. Feel free to link to this list! I'll be adding 20 more free certificates next month 😊

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Marcel Cruz

Amazing Waleed, thank you for the feedback.

I'll definitely include some certifications there! :)

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Waleed Sadek Author

I'll be on the lookout, let me know if I can help! Best of luck Marcel! 🍀

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Yash

Oh boi! You deserve an dev.to version of Oscar.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Hahaha thanks man!

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Shahzeb Hoda

You can also include Selenium 101 from LambdaTest

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks Shahzeb for the great find! ✨
Added it to the list! ☝️

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Shahzeb Hoda

Thanks Waleed for including it.
However, if you can correct the spelling (LambdaTest), that would be Great! :)

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Waleed Sadek Author

Done! 😉 If you find more free certificates you can add it here anytime 😊

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great complete list, thanks.

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Waleed Sadek Author

You're welcome! If you know any awesome free certificates out there, don't hesitate to add them. 😉

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Nill Webdev

Technologies are increasingly integrated into the work of the health care structure. This makes medicine progressive and effective treatment. But this poses a threat of cyberattacks to the hospital's servers.

For example, if information about the health of many patients gets on the Internet, this can attract not only drug sellers, but also dangerous people:
Black market sellers;
Fraudsters;
Blackmailers who will try to redeem and disclose data on the health of a person (if we are talking about an influential person).

And many other dangerous people who can harm patients and the clinic. In order for the healthcare sector not to be afraid to introduce modern technologies into its work, it needs to ensure cybersecurity.

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larson

emm~~, why not about android?

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Waleed Sadek Author

That would be a cool addition! Have you found any free Android certificates online?

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larson

"codelabs.developers.google.com"
Does this count?

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Waleed Sadek Author

That looks very interesting! It doesn't seem like they provide a certificate of completion though or am I missing it?

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larson

not yet. I'll tell you if I find it

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habijabi-dev

Google dev offer some course but not sure about certificate

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Joe Lee

Sorry if already mentioned but the link to CS403: Introduction to Modern Database Systems is incorrect should it be: learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?i...

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Waleed Sadek Author

Joe you're great, thanks for pointing out! 💜All fixed now!

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Arnab Sen

Wow!! Thanks for this amazing resource.

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Waleed Sadek Author

You're welcome! I'm currently working on adding digital marketing certificates.

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Justin

I'm excited for this add.

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Waleed Sadek Author

I'll add them next month along with some other new certificates!😊

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Justin

Very Excited :D

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Tadeh Hakopian

Are the FreeCodeCamp courses really 300 hours a piece? That would be about 40 hours a week for 8 weeks. That is closer to an actual bootcamp workload. Has anyone actually completed their certifications and can speak to their time to complete?

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Waleed Sadek Author

Apparently yes, I have started but never finished! Did you start any of them?

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SLBUDDY.COM

I would like to add my article about the free online courses with certificates. Dear author please check and make a comment..!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Sure thing! Just link back to panx.io and github.com/PanXProject/awesome-cer.... Best of luck!

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Dheeraj Purohit • Edited

academyeurope.org/categories/
Text Content/Courses
Must check this has really great content and also they are providing certificate for the same :)

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Waleed Sadek Author

They seem to have many free courses covering everything! Thanks Dheeraj it would be helpful for the community if you can add some of them here github.com/PanXProject/awesome-cer...

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Dheeraj Purohit

Yes sure will add them to the list

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Alejo Garcia

You could add Hackerrank certification for APIS and React, that as far as I know, they are free (Link: hackerrank.com/skills-verification). Also, I want to say this is great.

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Waleed Sadek Author

That's awesome!! Great find Alejo, if you have a github account you can directly here github.com/PanXProject/awesome-cer...

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Waleed Sadek Author

Added now! :)

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njordfromsouth

What about Edx? Awesome list!!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks!! Edx is an awesome platform for MOOCs, it's free to take the courses but usually to get the certificate you need to pay.

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njordfromsouth

Did I just unmasked myself for not completing a single edx course since I didn't know about the paying part? Damn I'm bad at society..

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Waleed Sadek Author • Edited

Hahaha no worries but now you did😂😂

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subatuba21

Kaggle's providing free certifications as well: kaggle.com/learn/overview
Looks good for Data Science and ML

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Ruthiel Trevisan

Thank you so much!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Ruthiel anytime!

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Joseph Giuffrida Jr

Just registered for the two blockchain courses. Thanks!

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Waleed Sadek Author

That's awesome! 🎉 Best of luck!

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jansoriano

Thank you!

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Waleed Sadek Author

You're welcome!

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Amber Bdr. Kharka

Good work!! Thank you for sharing.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Amber, it's my pleasure!

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Kadir Barcın

Awesome, thanks.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Much appreciated!

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SHAHNAZAR

Great...thnks

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Waleed Sadek Author

Anytime!

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Sathish Selvaraj

Thanks for the share!!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Hey, anytime! Happy you like it.

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Yuli • Edited

Hi

I am running my own privacy training for startup founders and architects.
It is provided for free: basebunker.com/

Thanks and best regards,
Yuli

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Waleed Sadek Author • Edited

That's a really cool project actually! Maybe consider adding it to this ➡️ Awesome Courses

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Lucky3152

👍🏻

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Ashley

thank you so much for this list.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Glad you enjoy it!

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RealToughCandy.io

Nice list!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks, love the name btw!

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Dias Taufik Rahman

Great collection, thanks!

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Waleed Sadek Author

You're welcome Dias!

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Kirby Shabaga

Fantastic resource, thanks for sharing!

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Waleed Sadek Author

Kriby, thanks for your kind words!

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Ripix Code House

Great

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Raj Kasaudhan

Great Collection!
I will be surely getting a certificate this year
Thanks :)

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Waleed Sadek Author

I'm happy you enjoyed it!😊 Same here I'm planning on taking the APIs & Microservices on FreeCodeCamp.
Best of luck!

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MDigitalSitizen

Nice work, thank's for this great list.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

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@PriyaMondal

oHH THIS IS GREAT!! THANKS.

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Waleed Sadek Author

You're welcome!!!

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Antony Mhazo

great list, thanks

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks Antony! Feel free to add to it.

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kamilliano

Thank you for putting this together. I think I might get tempted to do a certification this year. After leaving uni I never did any certs, just a few on EdX for fun.

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Waleed Sadek Author

It's my pleasure! Same here actually that's how it started since uni I wanted to invest in learning but didn't have money or time. So I started collecting free learning resources in topics I'm interested in.

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Matt Curcio

Interesting list, could you tell us what (if any) ties you have to these institutions?

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks Matt! No I don't have any connections to them. I'm only connected to Panx Project which is my own baby project that I started 4 years ago.

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Justin

Great list.

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Waleed Sadek Author

Thanks!!

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Aris Kurniawan

Great list, thank you 😊

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Waleed Sadek Author

My pleasure, Aris! ✨

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