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LinkedIn skills courses are surging in popularity - here are the top 5 for learning how to work from home effectively

Apr 10, 2020, 01:22 IST

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  • LinkedIn shared exclusively with Business Insider its five most popular skills courses on working from home.
  • Demand for "remote working" courses on LinkedIn have tripled since January, according to the company.
  • Free of charge, LinkedIn members can learn skills including managing a remote workforce and how to use Zoom.
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The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has upended the world of work - and almost institutionalized remote working.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, many states have ordered "non-essential workers" to stay at home and the practicing of social distancing. As a result, giant firms like Apple and Microsoft have ordered their thousands of workers to work entirely remotely.

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LinkedIn told Business Insider that in the last week of March alone, its members spent a whopping 1.2 million hours watching skills training courses, and many were related to virtual work. And since January, LinkedIn said, searches related to "remote working" courses have tripled.

The company offers thousands of online classes to learn skills related to business analysis, finance, accounting, management, and more.

To help employees better train for the new remote world of work, LinkedIn gave Business Insider an exclusive list of its five most popular work-from-home skills training courses. These classes are free for LinkedIn members and taught by best-selling authors and renowned productivity consultants.

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Here are the five LinkedIn classes guaranteed to make you a remote work expert:

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