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Linux Academy Free Online Training

Cornell staff and faculty are invited to this online training. Linux Academy offers 1,200 hours of video content as well as labs for hands-on training. Major training categories include:

  • Cloud Providers

    • AWS

    • Azure

    • Google Cloud Platform

  • Linux

  • DevOps

  • Containers

  • OpenStack

  • BigData

Linux Academy also offers training specifically designed to help you achieve various certificates (e.g.,AWS Certified Solutions Architect).

Cornell has a license for 40 training seats that we rotate amongst Cornell staff and faculty. After 3 months, we may need to rotate you out of your seat, when rotating we will priotiize by the date that each person last used Linux Academy.

We recommend that you take advantage of the free 7-day trial Linux Academy offers to individual users to see if you think Linux Academy will fit your learning style. If so, then request a seat from us.

To request a seat, please complete this form: Featured Training

Cornell students, staff, and faculty have access to free online training via Want to learn how you can improve your writing? Learn effective business writing, speech writing, and writing for the web techniques by taking the following courses with

Business Writing Fundamentals

Learn the 10 C’s of strong business communication.

Speech Writing

Learn the basics of speech writing, including incorporating support for your thesis and adapting your delivery to your audience.

Writing Proposals

Learn tips and techniques for responding to a “request for proposal” (RFP) and for crafting a well-conceived proposal from scratch.

Writing for the Web

Learn seven practical techniques for writing successfully on the web.


Learn strong and clear communication strategies that will help you improve your listening, your message, your delivery, and your effectiveness.

Cornell faculty, students, and staff have free, unlimited access to's online library of high-quality videos on the latest software tools and skills. When signing in use your NetID and password. For more detailed information on how to use and access visit

Skillsoft Featured Training

Cornell students, staff, and faculty have access to free online training via Skillsoft. Want to enhance your accounting skills? Learn how by reading the books, or taking the courses listed below.


The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Third Edition

This book provides information on accounting regulations, international accounting practices and global business trends. This essential guide will not only help you understand what the numbers mean, but also how you can use the numbers further progress your business.

Accounting for Non-Accountants, Ninth Edition

This guide incorporates the latest International Financial Reporting Standards proposal for 2015 to introduce you to the accounting system regulations and standards, as well as taxation issues.

Certification Course:

Analytical Techniques Used for Business Analysis

This certificate course will introduce you to a number of business analysis tools, models and activities to prepare you for the IIBA Certified Business Analyses Professional certification exam.


Basic Accounting Concepts for Non-Financial Professionals

With this course you will learn about key finance and accounting terms and concepts. These concepts include: accrual-based accounting, basic accounting principles and the basic accounting equation.

Key Accounting Concepts and Principles

With this course, learn about the basic concepts and practices of accounting. You will explore the accounting equation and its components, learn to use the rule of debits and credits, the accounting cycle and the effects of cash and accrual-based accounting systems.

Skillsoft engages learners with interactive courses, enlightening videos, and practical simulations. Enjoy. Login with your Cornell NetID and password:

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