7 LinkedIn Learning Skills to Master This Summer

Hi everyone, this is Courtney again, the STEM Libraries GA, along with Emily McClellan, the STEM Libraries Outreach Associate, to talk about ways we can continue our learning and professional development throughout what promises to be a unique semester. It’s often said that we should try to control how we react to the things we can’t control. While that’s a lot easier said than done, we wanted to share some opportunities that you may find helpful while continuing to learn and grow throughout the summer.  While the world is constantly shifting and changing around us, finding stability can be hard. If you’re looking for a professional goal you can achieve this summer, try a LinkedIn Learning training to keep you grounded and focused as we continue to work from home. 

To access these courses, simply click the title of the course. The link will prompt you to sign in with your LinkedIn account or your FSU email. Login with your FSU email. It will then prompt you to sign in with “Single Sign-On.” This is safe and will authenticate your FSU credentials to allow you to access the course.

Intro to Data Science

“The world of data science is reshaping every business. There is no better time to learn it than now. In this Madecraft course, Python trainer and data scientist Lavanya Vijayan shares what data science is and how it differs from other information-focused disciplines.” This course covers the basics from the data life cycle to more complex ideas of working with data.

Learning Data Analytics

“Every person who works with data has to perform analytics at some point. Robin Hunt defines what data analytics is and what data analysts do.” She shows you how to identify your data set,  interpret and summarize data, and so much more.

Learning Python 

“Python—the popular and highly readable object-oriented language—is both powerful and relatively easy to learn. Whether you’re new to programming or an experienced developer, this course can help you get started with Python. Joe Marini provides an overview of the installation process, basic Python syntax, and an example of how to construct and run a simple Python program.” You’ll also get an intro to working with HTML, JSON, and XML data from the web.

Tableau Essential Training

“Tableau is a widely used data analytics and visualization tool that many consider indispensable for data-science-related work. In this course, learn what you need to know to analyze and display data using Tableau Desktop 2019—and make better, more data-driven decisions for your company.” Instructor Curt Frye demonstrates how to display your data like never before.


“Enrich your GIS data and make more effective maps with QGIS. Gordon Luckett shows how to get QGIS up and running on your computer and create both 2D and 3D maps with vector and raster data. Plus, learn how to stylize maps, get more insights from data with overlays and heat maps, and publish results with powerful Python-driven plugins for QGIS.”

Learning R 

“If you want to participate in the data revolution, you need the right tools and skills. R is a free, open-source language for data science that is among the most popular platforms for professional analysts. Learn the basics of R and get started finding insights from your own data, in this course with professor and data scientist Barton Poulson.” R is available free to FSU students through the FSUVLAb.

Microsoft Excel and Data 

“Take your Excel data science skills to an advanced level. As data strategies become more pervasive, Excel will become even more popular for non-data scientists doing more work, more often, with data. This learning path extends the Master Excel for Data Science learning path, into VBA coding, data viz, and advanced interfacing between Excel and R.” Take advantage of this dynamic, curated compilation of courses! Microsoft Excel and R are available free to FSU students through the FSUVLAb.

For exercises that allow you to relax and relieve stress, check out these courses: 

21-Day Drawing Challenge

Von Glitschka’s 21-Day Drawing Challenge is designed to grow your drawing skills and can help let go of stress. “The goal isn’t to turn you into a professional illustrator or fine artist—it’s about improving your drawing skills and creative thinking, no matter if you’re an expert or have never drawn more than a doodle on a notepad.”

Mindfulness Practice

“Mindfulness helps you be more effective in today’s busy world. It reduces stress, increases focus, and improves your ability to deal with challenges, both at work and at home. With regular practice, mindfulness can change the course of your life. Practice with executive coach Henna Inam as she leads you in guided exercises that expand emotional intelligence, grow self-confidence, and build stronger relationships.”

For more resources, check out the FSU Library tutoring learning resources page. If you have other questions and would like help and guidance on exploring other learning opportunities, schedule an appointment with your subject librarian here.

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