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Google Launches IT Support Certificate Program

Google now has developed an IT Support Professional Certificate program on Coursera, which will help more American get the training they need to be part of the tech field.

Between 2016 and 2026, 10 percent of jobs in this field are expected to grow. This is much faster than the average of all other occupations. In 2016, the annual median income for computer user support specialists is $52,160. Overall the certificate is designed take learners and make them job readiness in 8 to 12 months. The certificate includes industry-relevant content, hands-on labs and widgets by IT workers who are part of Google. If an individual can dedicate themselves to 8-10 hours a week to the courses, they can finish the certificate program in eight months.

Enrollment for this program has already begun. Individuals are expected to fully start the program on Jan. 23. For more information, visit

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