Archive for Category: Questions & Answers

How Fast Should I Complete Self-Paced Online Courses?

Online courses and classes make it easy to learn at your own pace. However, since you’re reading this article you’re probably curious as to what is the ideal pace to learn. First, let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: there is no one right speed to take classes since everyone learns differently and at Read more

In 2021 How Good of a Computer Do I Need for Online Courses?

So, you’ve decided to take an online class but your computer is slow. Can you still complete the classes and online courses with a bad computer? The answer to the question is probably yes, as I recently dusted off 4 terrible, slow, under-powered and obsolete computers to see if I could complete online courses with Read more

Survey Results: COVID-19, Online Courses & Remote Education

Online learning has recently grown in popularity due to the lockdown restrictions of COVID-19. I created a survey that asked whether or not these restrictions have effected the respondent’s likelihood to use online learning courses and classes. There were 40 respondents in total, with 65% of them aged 18 to 49, and the other 35% Read more

33 Tips That Sysadmins Wish They Would’ve Learned Sooner

Welcome to the best list of sysadmin tips on the internet! I can write that with confidence because I had a lot of help from hundreds of other sysadmins in writing this article. I’ve been in IT for about 20 years and have learned some valuable lessons over that period. To that end, I wanted Read more

Do Coursera Certificates Expire?

So, you’re clearly wondering do Coursera certificates expire? The answer is: Coursera certificates do not expire due to time passing. Alright, that settles that. End of article, right? Not so fast there… because while it is true that Coursera certificates do not expire, there are still situations that can occur that can cause your certificates Read more

Are FutureLearn Courses Free? Detailing My 1st-Hand Experiences

Recently I’ve been taking FutureLearn courses and documenting the process of enrolling, working through and finishing the courses here on this website and YouTube channel . For me, this has been one of the easier platforms to use completely for free to learn new skills and to earn free certificates. Some of the other 16 Read more

How Much Are Online Courses? Examining 16 Course Providers!

There are free online courses and courses that costs tens of thousands of dollars and every price in-between. I have taken a deep-dive into 16 different online course providers to find out the average online course price, the price ranges you can expect and so much more. In this article, I am going to answer Read more

Are Free Certificates Worth Getting?

Perceived value is often directly proportional to the price we pay for something. For a lot of people, that means something free is basically worthless to them. It is this mental process that make some people think that a free certificate is not worth the effort of acquiring. However, there are a lot of reasons Read more

Are Non Accredited Courses Worth It?

Are Non Accredited Courses Worth It?

There are a lot of online courses out there and some come with accreditation while others do not. In this brief article, I intend to answer the question: Are non-accredited courses worth it?