Time for a career pivot? Online learning is the place to start—only $10 a course, right now!

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The world is changing, and so is the workplace. Sometimes technology seems to be evolving so rapidly, it’s impossible to keep up. Don’t fret. There’s a secret weapon, and once you’ve got it on your side, you’ll always be ahead of the game.

What is it? Udemy, the online learning platform that offers tons of targeted classes to help you build the tech skills you need. Whether you want to up your skills for the business you’re in or pivot to a new path in 2020, Udemy is the launchpad to your professional dreams.

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With excellent affordable classes in everything from app development to hacking to animation, Udemy lets you master new tech skills even if you’re a total beginner. And right now, Udemy is offering an incredible deal for the new year—any course in its vast range of options for only $10! You can’t afford not to sign up. Many of these multi-session courses normally run in the hundreds!

It’s never too late to explore or expand your tech talents. Have a brilliant idea for an app? Among Udemy’s most popular offerings is The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp which brings you multiple coding lectures so you can build that app all by yourself. Interested in exploring Photoshop? Machine Learning? Character Animation? Udemy’s got that.

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How does it work? Udemy is a platform where anyone (including you) can set up and promote a course. One of the best things about the platform is that there’s no pressure to speed through a class—or even to start one till you’re totally ready. Once you enroll, you have access to that course for life. So you can take your time, pause when your day-to-day becomes too busy, and pedal back to review (or totally restart!) as needed.

There’s a vast range of teachers on Udemy, so read reviews. Feedback is easy to navigate—the site isn’t top-loaded with raves (as in, you won’t need to scroll endlessly to find honest complaints). Just click on the stars and see why folks gave certain classes great scores—or what their specific gripes were.

Below we shortcut you to stellar options for broadening your tech skills. Scroll for some of Udemy’s most popular tech-focused classes—all with amazing reviews:

The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp

Learn how to build apps for just $10. (Photo: Getty)

Shop it: The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp, $10 (Was $200), udemy.com

Complete Web Development Boot Camp

With more than 50 hours of training, this course preps you to become a full-stack web developer, versed in programs including HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Much of the feedback for this class celebrates the teacher, Angela Yu, and her clear methods and communication. According to one five-star reviewer, “the course is amazing, full of essential information that I've never found in an easy way. Angela teaches a lot of content and makes the journey clear and fun. Worth every penny. For me it was really priceless.”

Shop it: Complete Web Development Boot Camp, $10, udemy.com

Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography

Photography Masterclass. (Photo: Udemy)

Dream of saving money by doing your own biz-related photography? This course helps turn you into an expert whether you’re shooting products for your Etsy store, portraits of your staff, nature for your office walls, or anything else. One five-star reviewer bottom-lines it for you: “Brilliant instructors and comprehensive course content for all levels of photography. Highly recommend.”

Shop it: Photography Masterclass: A Complete Guide to Photography, $10, udemy.com

Complete Python Boot Camp

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This course teaches you the programming language Python 3 from the top (as in, from installation) all the way to advanced methods. Reviewers rave about the teacher and the thoroughness of the curriculum. Here’s the scoop from one of many five-star reviews: “As a boot camp this really is a complete course. Explanations are precise and clear. Learning [is] tested frequently through assignments. Capstone projects are very well placed and bonus material includes all of the python 2 course!! Recommended to anyone looking to start learning or hone python skills.”

Shop it: Complete Python Boot Camp, $10, udemy.com.

Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch

This is the most comprehensive hacking tutorial around. (Photo: Getty)

Yikes! Use your brilliance for good, but first learn how the evil folks do their thing. This course requires no prior knowledge of hacking, teaching you (by example) how to find weaknesses, hack, inject viruses and, ultimately, secure a network against all of the above. Reviewers say this is the most comprehensive ethical hacking course available. One five-star reviewer characterizes this as “a course that must be taken. Very well done. Explanations are brilliant, easy to follow” and says the teacher is “quick to respond to questions that you have.”

Shop it: Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch, $10, udemy.com

The upshot? Udemy is the online learning platform where you can train for the job you wish you had. Learning from great teachers in the privacy of your own home means you never have to be shy about trying something new or moving at your own pace. It’s like having a private tutor secretly ramping you up to conquer the world. And right now, Udemy courses cost practically nothing.

Give yourself the low-cost gift of signing up for a course (or three!), then learn whenever you want. It’s like money—and a future career—in the bank.

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