App to get high paying job skills in 2018

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GraduFund team is excited to beta launch our PlayStore app GraduMint – the ultimate membership app to make up-skilling hassle-free.

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This app unlocks a constantly growing array of benefits for the career savvy. There are 2 levels of membership benefits. You can unlock core membership instantly by confirming your identity. GraduFund also offers a paid Prime Membership plan, where you get access to a prepaid credit line. We notify you once your Prime Membership card is ready.

As core features, we have curated thousands of online courses by skills, user reviews and ratings for you to make an informed choice. We also offer personalized career navigation maps, access to exclusive career networking events and workshops on the hottest events and low-cost books and certifications on the hottest job skills.

In short, you have one app to rule them all!

Some of the features might not be available in your country or city, we will notify you when that happens. Till then, enjoy the free app features!

Multilingual Online Courses – Hindi

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Unanth brings to you one of its kind multilingual course offerings. this blog has top 10 courses being offered in Hindi. Expand your career options with Unanth which offers tutorials on a wide range of subjects: Java, Python, Big Data, Networking et al. At present these courses are being offered at a discounted price. Here is another opportunity to make the best use of these pocket-friendly resourceful courses, all you have to do is – Enter promo code ABH67959 while registering for a course featured in our blog or site to get jawdropping discounts!

1. Become a Full Stack Web Developer –  A course in Hindi to learn concepts, tools and techniques required to become a full-stack LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) developer and how to implement it. With an enrolment of 98 students, the course has an exceptional rating of 4. Offered at a price of Rs.999, this online course is an all-in-one place for everything you need to become a professional web developer.

 

2. Complete Web Development using ASP.NET, C# and MVC – One of its kind course offered on Web Development using ASP.NET, C# and MVC in Hindi. With an enrolment of 64 students, the course has an exceptional rating of 5. Currently offered at free of cost this course teaches you how to build ASP.NET Core(ASP.NET 5) Web Applications from the ground up.

 

3. Learn Python with Example – Learn Python Programming in Hindi and give wings to your career. Get this python programming tutorial and learn python from the industry expert. The course has been given a rating of 4 and is the best resource for beginners to advanced. It currently has an enrolment of 287 participants offered at a price of Rs.999.

 

4. Data Analysis Fundamentals with Excel – This course is taught in Hindi, focussing on the core concepts of Microsoft Excel. With an exceptional rating of 5, this tutorial is offered at a reasonable price of Rs.999. Enroll for this course to get an overview of the fundamentals, from performing common calculations to conducting Bayesian analysis with Excel.

 

5. Learn Linux in Hindi – Learn the core concepts and real-world examples of Linux in just 5 days. This resourceful tutorial has an incredible rating of 5 and can be purchased a price of Rs.999 only. If you want to learn how to use Linux and level up your career but are pressed for time, this one is for you.

 

6. The Complete Big Data Course in Hindi – Enrol for this one of a kind course in Hindi that helps you understand Complex Architectures of Hadoop and its components. Offered at a reasonable price of Rs.999, this tutorial has garnered an exceptional rating of 5. This course will teach you all technologies fundamental that are linked to big data quickly.

 

7. The Complete Android Developer Course in Hindi – If you aspire to learn coding and app development and increase your earning potential, this may be the apt course for you. Offered at only Rs.999 the tutorial has an incredible rating of 5. It is taught in simple, jargon-free language.

 

8. Master The Python Interview – Need a one-stop shop resource to help you land your next Python role, this is the tutorial tailor-made for you. This course will teach you everything including Real interview questions, Real coding exercises and how to solve them etc. The course has garnered an exceptional rating of 5 and is being offered at a price of the only Rs.999

 

9. Amazon Web Services Essential Training – Amazon Web Services is one of the most desired skills by employers today. This course walks you through utilizing the wide range of Cloud Computing services that Amazon provides. Learn the concepts by investing just Rs.999. With an incredible rating of 5, this course is for you if you want to learn the fundamentals of Cloud Computing using Amazon Web Services.

 

10. Data Analysis using Python- Pandas, Numpy and Matplotlib – This course provides an opportunity to learn about third-party packages designed specifically for data analysis: Pandas and NumPy. Currently being offered at a discounted price of only Rs.999, this tutorial provides a refresher on the basics of working with data containers in Python.

Top 10 courses for a career in Analytics

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As more and more students and young professionals set their sight on a career in Analytics, we all are faced with  common problems: Which course should I go with? Which course would not be too expensive, hence guaranteeing good Return On Investment? Big data is an integral part of every industry analytics, it is an absolute essential skill to have today.

There are a plethora of  online courses available today that may confuse the prospective students, therefore, hindering their decision to pursue an apt one. To help you decide, find below a curated list of Top 10 Best Analytics course offerings from across sources. Happy learning!

1. R Programming: Advanced Analytics In R For Data Science

This course is for those looking for a practical guide in R, to build a foundation in Data Science. This course will help them to use arguably the most beloved data analytics tools available in the market. Good content, available at Udemy, with a super rating of 4.7. This course has about 1,567 reviews, with strong recommendation from students.

 

2. Google Analytics Certification: Get Certified in Just 2 Days

Another course from Udemy tops our charts. Google Analytics is still the most popular analytics tool used worldwide by freelancers, startups and large firms at scale. This course actually helps you to get a Google analytics certification, at a nominal cost. Rated at 4.4, with about 1,707 good reviews this course is highly recommended for the analytics enthusiasts.

3. Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals: Marketing Analytics in Theory

Another good course, rated at 4.5. The emphasis of this course is more on theory, less on the practical aspects, but still an excellent course with over 16,600 reviews. Brought to you by Coursera. This course is a great bargain at $43 a month.

 

4.Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence

This course is brought to you by Skillshare, a very reputed name in the online course domain. This excellent course focuses on Instagram as a tool and platform. This course is extremely affordable at just $12 a month. Rated at 4.71 it is a steal at this price. This course has rapidly gained 868 reviews and counting!

 

5.Accounting Analytics

Another of offering from Coursera, this course is a must do for anyone looking forward to learn use of analytics in Accounting. Priced at a very reasonable $43 a month, this course is rated at 4.5. More than 1,223 students and professionals have given good reviews on  this course

 

6.Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals: Marketing Analytics in Practice

This course from  Coursera aims to be the go-to guide for Marketing professions looking to increase their skills in the analytics domain. Looking at the way data analytics is richly integrated with Marketing, this is a must do course for marketing professionals looking to add value to their skill sets. This has a rating of 4.4 and can be done at the price of &43 a month. A good 1,240 reviews and counting

7. Business Analytics Make data-driven business decisions

This course may be a little expensive at $1499, but people believe it is worth every penny, which is why it features first on our list, with a rating of 4.92. Brought to you by Springboard.

8.Statistics for Business Analytics A-Z?

This course from Udemy serves as an excellent foundation builder for young professionals and students looking to build knowledge on Analytics. Rating of 4.4 and available at $200, it is a good buy recommended by 1,365 reviewers.

9. Python for Finance: Investment Fundamentals & Data Analytics

This course from Udemy, worth $195 is a practical guide for those wanting to learn Python for Analytics in Finance domain. This course has enjoyed a rating of 4.6  from 1,154 reviewers. A must do for the tech geeks looking to make a mark in finance and analytics.

 

10. PG Diploma in Data Science

 

 

This course from the Indian online course provider UpGrad, promises to accelerate your career in Data Science. It is offered at a cost of Rs 2,25,000 for 11 months in association with IIT Bombay. Master concepts of Data Management, Statistics, Machine Learning and Big Data from most influential Data Science leaders and academicians of India.

Top 10 Online Courses on Digital Marketing – Part 1

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So you have the desire to explore digital marketing as a career skill-set? Here goes GraduFund recommended list of top 10 courses in Digital Marketing based on highest user ratings and reviews, on the most popular online platforms.

I. The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1

Now that’s what we call a jawdropping deal! Here is a course that promises to enhance your skills in the world of digital marketing. It’s a bundle! This one is available on Udemy  reasonably priced for the value this adds to your resume. The course has average rating of  4.4  based on 17,674 reviews.

 

II. Digital Marketing Nanodegree

This is one of the popular nano-degree courses offered by Udacity. For the job-readiness quotient this certificate will add to your resume, we consider it maximum bang for the buck. Priced at a premium, there is a reason why this course is rated  4.7 by over 2000 reviews.

 

III. [2018] Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing

This is cheaper than most comparable courses offering certificates around digital marketing, that hold value for employers. Udemy has gem of an offering for those excited about growth hacking at a steal. The course has average rating of 4.4 with over 1,946 reviews.

 

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IV. Digital Marketing Career Track – Combine analytical skills with creative thinking

This course offers an accelerated learning curve to students interested to learn how to combine left part of the brain with the right part, while learning digital marketing as a career. This is available on Springboard at $600/month. The course has average rating of 5 but the number of reviews is unavailable.

 

V. Digital Marketing Channels: The Landscape

Coursera has a differentiated way of offering monthly pricing for the self-paced learner. For instance, if you are a power learner, you can complete this certificate course at $43/mo. The course is slightly lower ranked at 3.9 with over 852 reviews.

 

Top 10 Data Science Courses Online – Part 2

Part 2 in this series – The hottest and highest paying skills in 2018 is Data Science!

Take a peek into curated list of the most reviewed online course by GraduFund. Here is top 6-10 in our list of Top 10 Data Science, from our authoritative list of thousands of top-rated course for you to choose from.

6. Introduction to Data Science in Python

Here is a course offering to build your foundational knowledge in core Python concepts for Data Science. Reviewed by 4,200 individuals it has an outstanding rating of 4.5. This course is offered at a very competitive price of $43/month.

 

7. Data Science, Deep Learning, & Machine Learning with Python

Data Science, Deep Learning & Machine Learning are all related. Knowing Python well will improve your knowledge and enable you to build high quality, robust data science models. If you thrive to be a go to expert in the technology, this course is for you, offered at a competitive monthly price of $160. Reviewed by about 7,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.5.

8. A Crash Course in Data Science

Learn Data Science from scratch and understand the basics. This course offers super simple crash course backed by real world examples. Reviewed by 3,000 individuals the course has a rating of 4.4. Offered at a monthly price of $43/month, this online course is a great platform for all you data science enthusiasts out there.

Gradufund offers personalized guidance and financing to current and recent graduates, on the most relevant and updated top ranked courses. For the most authoritative source of 1000+ curated courses visit gradufund.com/courses.html.

9. Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp with R

An apt course for those who want to leverage R programming for data science and machine learning. It is a super bootcamp with exercise based learning that helps in immediate application of the acquired skills. Reviewed by over 3,200 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.6. Offered at a price of $195, this online course offers an opportunity to express yourself through this powerful language.

10. Python A-Z?: Python For Data Science With Real Exercises!

Here is a course offering to build your foundational knowledge in core Python concepts for Data Science. Reviewed by 3,100 individuals it has an outstanding rating of 4.5. This course is offered at a very competitive price of $200.

Gradufund offers personalized guidance and financing to current and recent graduates, on the most relevant and updated top ranked courses. For the most authoritative source of 1000+ curated courses visit gradufund.com/courses.html. If you are currently a student and find a great course out of budget, Sign Up with us and avail monthly payment option.

Top 10 Data Science Courses Online – Part 1

Among the hottest and highest paying skills in 2018 is Data Science!

Confused where to take the best available online courses on Data Science? Well take a peek into curated list of the most reviewed online course by GraduFund. Here is a gist of Top 10 Data Science, from our authoritative list of thousands of top-rated course for you to choose from.

1. Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp
Here is a course offering to accelerate your knowledge in core Python concepts as foundation for Data Science. Reviewed by 13,000 individuals it has an outstanding rating of 4.6. This course is offered at a very competitive price of $195.

2. Data Science A-Z?: Real-Life Data Science Exercises Included

This course offers a beginner to advanced learning curve to students interested to learn how to apply data science in real world scenarios. This online course has a superb rating of 4.5 from a formidable number of around 10,000 individuals. At a price of $200, this course is definitely for those who are looking for a complete tutorial in the domain.

3. Intermediate Data Science: Python – Delve into machine learning and inferential stats

Still have the desire to explore that data scientist stint in you? Here is a course that promises to enhance your skills in the world of data science. Reviewed by 800 individuals the course has relatively fewer reviews, but has an exceptional rating of 4.9. This Intermediate online course offered at a competitive monthly cost of $499 is a great platform for all you budding data scientists.

Gradufund offers personalized guidance and financing to current and recent graduates, on the most relevant and updated top ranked courses. For the most authoritative source of 1000+ curated courses visit gradufund.com/courses.html.

 

4. Tableau 10 A-Z: Hands-On Tableau Training For Data Science!

Learn how to use Tableau for Data Science. This exceptional course guides you through techniques to help build your data science toolset. With an outstanding rating of 4.6 by over 8,600 reviewers this course at $200 , should certainly be taken if you have the drive to learn, understand and apply tableau for data science.

 

5. R Programming A-Z?: R For Data Science With Real Exercises! 

An apt course for those who want to learn R programming for data science. It is a super tutorial with exercise based learning that helps in immediate application of the acquired skills. Reviewed by over 8,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.6. Offered at a price of $200, this online course offers an opportunity to express yourself through this powerful language.

 

Gradufund offers personalized guidance and financing to current and recent graduates, on the most relevant and updated top ranked courses. For the most authoritative source of 1000+ curated courses visit gradufund.com/courses.html. If you are currently a student and find a great course out of budget, Sign Up with us and avail monthly payment option.

 

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Top 10 Online Courses by User Rating and Reviews

Need to make a decision on the best available online courses? Well take a peek into this One Stop Shop list of Top 10 Most reviewed online course by GraduFund. Here is a gist from our authoritative list of top-rated course offerings: Digital Marketing, C++, 3D Modelling, Ethical Hacking – for you to choose from.

1. The Unreal Engine Developer Course – Learn C++ & Make GamesLearn C++ from scratch and understand the basics of coding and game development. This course offers super simple tutorials backed by world class support to its subscribers. Reviewed by 18,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.7. Offered at a monthly price of $195, this online course is a great platform for all you creative people out there.

 

2. The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1Want to upgrade your digital marketing skills? Here is the 12 Courses in 1, Digital Marketing course to help grow your business or aid in career change. Reviewed by 18,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.4. Offered at a monthly price of $200, this online course offers you an opportunity to become an expert in the domain.

 

3. The Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to AdvancedStill have the desire to explore that creative stint in you? Here is a course that promises to enhance your skills in the world of drawing. Reviewed by 16,000 individuals the course has an exceptional rating of 4.5. This Beginner to Advanced online course offered at a competitive monthly cost of $150 is a great platform for all you creative seekers.

 

Gradufund offers personalized guidance and financing to current and recent graduates, on the most relevant and updated top ranked courses. For the most authoritative source of 1000+ curated courses visit gradufund.com/courses.html.

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Creating your Self-Brand for a Fortune 100 firm

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Every student sitting for a placement desires to get featured or to be a part of a company that has great prospects and is enlisted in the Fortune 100 firm group.  Being a part of such a firm creates your own unique brand. There is a lot of pre-work for this.

  • Use free learning resources: Two headlines caught my attention this week – Government of India’s own version of Coursera which is cooler than you’d expect, and the recent Delhi University student agitation. While everyone is entitled to their political opinions for the latter, for a student who does not envisage a career in politics, steering clear of mob distractions and keeping undeterred focus on career goal is what will separate the winners from the also-rans. It was sad to see Swayam go largely unnoticed, while it could be a boon for the career-conscious student in his or her efforts to create a distinct and formidable brand in front of employers.
  • Cross-skill yourself: Academic excellence is one thing, but with an increasingly competitive job market, companies prefer graduates who are masters of all trade. A trend has started in the West wherein companies are interested in a specific group of graduates, “Multidisciplinary” students.
  • Approach Great Mentors: Connecting with people in the firm that you want to target is a great advantage. Having someone from the same institution is a blessing in disguise. World is already connected through Facebook and LinkedIn ,  it’s better to connect to your alumni. Talk to them. Learn about how things go about in there. Explore the possibilities of getting admitted in such a firm.
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  • Seek Internships: Most big companies always open up internship opportunities for young recruits. So never back off from such opportunities.  Continue reading “Creating your Self-Brand for a Fortune 100 firm”

Appealing to Financier’s Discretion for your Loan

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After every exam, you have a general idea of what extra you should had done. There is something always missing, in retrospect! Even Hillary Clinton is finding that missing jolt. Similarly, many times your request for finances go unheard. Not because your intent was not good, but probably because you couldn’t project yourself in the best way before the financier, who is looking at your application objectively. Here are a few tips to maximize your odds of getting financed.

  • Firstly, as a financier for 35 years, what I believe is important specifically for a student borrower is to showcase the necessary interest, motivation and capability for the goal the finances would enable – be it for higher studies, startup idea, equipment loan, or anything else. Unless a financier is not confident with your interest, he will hesitate in providing his approval.
  • Secondly, you should not keep the financier in the dark. It is better to disclose everything honestly and adequately, rather than the financier hitting upon a big revelation later. Whether it is bank details, earlier transactions, further actions and motives for future.

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When a Techie turned Special Ops Commando – Leadership Lessons

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A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd

I did not realize this until I joined the Indian Military Academy and things started making sense at a bigger level. After a 6-month technical stint at Accenture, I knew deep within that a stereotypical technologist career path does not align with my aspiration to acquire people leadership skills early on. Consequently, I left my cozy job to join Indian Army, to be a transformational leader.

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Army proved as a double-sided mirror, reflected my strengths and weaknesses not only in front of me but also the 782 men and 42 Junior Commissioned Officers under me in my unit.

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