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30+ New Coursera Specializations Will Give Your Skills a Massive Boost

Coursera first announced specializations in January 2014 as a “new type of program that allows students to develop mastery in a specific subject.” These specializations are a sequence of courses that culminate into a capstone project at the end.

There were a total of ten specializations announced at launch. Over time the number of specializations rose to 30; however, Coursera have just doubled the number of their specializations in one swoop. These newly-announced specializations mostly belong to the fields of Computer Science, Data Science, and Business.

Last month we wrote about two major announcements from Coursera, both of which led up to this news. The first one was the launch of the Global Skills Initiative, which aims to bring universities and companies together. Coursera followed that up by revealing their Series C round of $60million, which they will spend on creating new specializations.

The options for people worldwide to upskill, learn relevant job skills, and demonstrate that learning with a credential — such as a specialization — are increasing rapidly. Udacity also announced that they will increase the number of Nanodegrees to more than 30 (up from eight) by the end of 2016.

We have created a centralized place to discover these credentials and read reviews of them, so that you can decide if a credential is right for you. You can find more than 70+ such credentials on BestCerts’s credentials page.

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List of New Coursera Specializations

Computer Science (15)
Internet of Things via University of California, San Diego
Software Product Management via University of Alberta
Responsive Website Development and Design via University of London International Programmes and Goldsmiths, University of London
Full Stack Web Development via The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Web Design for Everybody via University of Michigan
An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) via University of California, Irvine
Game Design: Art and Concepts via California Institute of the Arts
Java Programming: An Introduction to Software via Duke University
Java Programming: Object-Oriented Design of Data Structures via University of California, San Diego
iOS App Development with Swift via University of Toronto
Python for Everybody via University of Michigan
Ruby on Rails Web Development via Johns Hopkins University
iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs via University of California, Irvine
Desenvolvimento e Design de Aplicativos para iPhone via Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Game Design and Development via Michigan State University

Data Science (5)
Machine Learning via University of Washington
Data Science at Scale via University of Washington
Big Data via University of California, San Diego
Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence via University of Colorado System
Data Analysis and Interpretation via Wesleyan University

Business (8)
Strategic Management and Innovation via Copenhagen Business School
Hotel Management: Distribution, Revenue and Demand Management via ESSEC Business School
Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business via Duke University
Social Media Marketing via Northwestern University
Business Strategy via University of Virginia
Business Analytics via University of Pennsylvania
Introduction to Finance: Valuation and Investing via University of Michigan
Public Relations For Digital Media via National University of Singapore

Science and Engineering (2)
Bioinformatics via University of California, San Diego
OptoBotics℠ via University of California, Irvine

Design and Creativity (1)
Academic English: Writing via University of California, Irvine

Professional Development (3)
Leading People and Teams via University of Michigan
Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense via HEC Paris
Conflict Management via University of California, Irvine