Facebook Partners with Coursera on New Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate Program

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Facebook has partnered with online learning platform Coursera to launch a new, certified course in digital marketing, which will help the growing amount of people looking for digital skills to both improve their own knowledge and understanding, and get industry-recognized education in the field.

As explained by Facebook:
“The Professional Certificate program is self-paced and designed to be completed within 20 weeks, which includes 100 hours of hands-on, project-based training in applied social media tools and general marketing skills. After completing the program, learners will receive an industry-recognized certificate that they can use to apply for entry-level social media marketing roles.”
Participants will learn by building campaigns, and undertaking training designed by Facebook and Coursera, which will guide them through all aspects of the process. 

Part of the broader focus of the program is also to provide digital skills and training to under-represented groups, with Facebook noting that diverse candidates are often overlooked for digital marketing roles due to lack of skills and training options available.
This new course will not only look to fill that gap, but it will also provide direct connection to open roles:
“After completing the certificate, learners will be able to share their information with a consortium …

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