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A review of Learn@Forbes as an online resource to learn tech skills

What does Learn@Forbes do?

Sponsored by the magazine Forbes, Learn@Forbes is a free and paid online resource with courses in digital marketing, product management, data science, and other fields that are in and adjacent to tech, such as sales and human resources. Students can choose from a variety of individual skill courses and certification programs, as well as in-depth programs called specializations and learning pathways.

Under the digital marketing umbrella, they offer courses such as social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and more. For product management, they have a series of courses that help prepare students for the product management professional (PMP) exam. Those interested in data science can take courses such as Python for data analytics and statistics for data science. 

While the self-paced curriculum varies by course, students generally learn through real-world case studies, interactive features, audio & video presentations, assignments, and exams. They can access course materials and connect with their peers via Canvas, their learning management system. Upon completing a course, students earn a certificate, which they can add to their LinkedIn profile. 

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Who is Learn@Forbes for?

Digital marketers, product managers, and data scientists looking to brush up on the basics, learn new skills, and deepen their current knowledge can benefit from Learn@Forbes.

What does Learn@Forbes cost? How much work is involved?

Learn@Forbes uses a subscription-based model. Students start with a free 14-day trial. After that, they pay $24.99 per month, which provides unlimited access to over 500 courses. Some courses are free without a subscription. Others, such as the digital marketing specialist in social media course, cost as much as $1,850 and are not included in the monthly fee. 

To enroll, students register with their Facebook, Google, or email accounts. Then, they add their credit card information, select courses, and begin learning. 

Ratings and reviews

Learn@Forbes is a relatively new online learning program, so there are not too many reviews. However, the program has been featured by HR Dive, Benzinga, ELearningInside.com, Yahoo, and other sites. 

Alternatives to Learn@Forbes  

If you decide not to enroll in Learn@Forbes, there are a fair number of alternative bootcamps and online resources that teach digital marketing, product management, and data science. 

  • You can check out Udacity and Springboard, which are online learning tools that students can use to brush up on the basics or advance their current tech skills. Read more about Udacity and Springboard in our reviews.
  • Those looking to enroll in an online bootcamp with a digital marketing track can consider GrowthX Academy, which also has tracks in UX design, and sales and business development. Learn more about GrowthX Academy in our review of the program.
  • Similarly, ClickMinded is an online resource that teaches in-demand digital marketing skills.
  • Skillcrush, InternStreet, and Pragmatic Institute are tech bootcamps with tracks in a few different areas of tech, including marketing, UX design, and product management.
  • One of the most well known bootcamps is General Assembly, which offers full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses on a variety of topics like software engineering, data science, UX design, digital marketing, product management, and more. Read more about General Assembly in our review.
  • People who are looking for online product management bootcamps can also check out OpenClassrooms and Product School.
  • BrainStation and The Tech Academy are tech bootcamps that have in-person and online offerings in product management, data science, and other topics.
  • For people with an interest in data science, Metis has part-time introduction courses as well as onsite and online bootcamp options. Learn more about Metis in our review.
  • Free online resources, SoloLearn and the Mode tutorials have tracks in SQL, as well as other programming languages.
  • DataCamp, Dataquest, Promotable, and Data Science Dojo are also options for current and aspiring data scientists. They offer individual courses, as well as in-depth tracks.
  • Those interested in online learning platforms can also check out Udemy, Coursera, QuickSprout, and Simplilearn. People can use these popular education tools to develop or advance their current tech skills.

How does Learn@Forbes compare to Pathrise?

Learn@Forbes is an online digital resource for aspiring and current digital marketers, product managers, and others who are looking to advance their knowledge in their respective fields. However, students learn without live sessions or any interaction with instructors and the programs do not offer job search guidance.

Pathrise is a full service organization that helps fellows with every component of the job search. Our mentors have years of experience on both sides of the hiring table. Fellows participate in workshops and 1-on-1 sessions that focus on resume and LinkedIn optimization, portfolio building, technical and behavioral interviewing, salary negotiation, and more. Our program is flexible and fellows can request ad hoc sessions alongside their weekly interactions with mentors. 

Advancing your technical skills is a crucial component of landing a job in tech, so fellows in our program can use Learn@Forbes, in conjunction with our technical workshops, to further their knowledge. 

Pathrise is a career accelerator that works with students and professionals 1-on-1 so they can land their dream job in tech. If you are interested in optimizing your job search by working with a mentor, become a Pathrise fellow. 

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