Below are useful websites to help you practice computer skills at home, learn through free online courses, find resources to help you find employment, and stay connected online. If you’re a Byte Back student, please see our Upcoming Events for scheduled tutoring sessions and job labs.
Free Online College Credits & Certificates
Byte Back has partnered with online learning platform Saylor Academy to provide a customized series of certifications you can earn on your own. Students and alumni can earn certificates in topics from C++ Programming to Business Communications and many more, all FREE! Click here or on the image above to get started!
Byte Back’s Free Typing Tutorial – relaunched in November 2015 with new features. Take our 20 WPM and 5 error challenge!
Mousercise! – Practice moving and clicking with these exercises
Free Online Learning
TechBoomers – Free digital learning tutorials, including lessons on Facebook, Netflix, and Internet safety
Lynda – THE source for online training, webinars, and courses
With a DC Library Card, the cost of a Lynda.com account goes from $240.00 to FREE!
GCF LearnFree.org – Free and simple online learning
Open Culture! – Access FREE online courses on cultural or educational subjects
Khan Academy – Free online learning tutorials
Professor Messer – IT certification training
Byte Back’s Career Services – Online and in-person help crafting a resume, cover letter, preparing for an interview, and searching for a job
My Next Move – Career Assessment and Profiler
Dress for Success – Professional attire for women in DC
Suited for Change – Professional attire for low-income women
EveryoneOn – Free and low-cost Internet service provider
Internet Essentials – Affordable Internet at home for eligible families
OnGuard Online – short videos help you protect your information and avoid viruses on the Internet