5 skills to learn in 2018

As this tumultuous year draws to a close, you'll probably want to use the holidays as an excuse for gluttonous hedonism. But instead of totally losing yourself to various seasonal greetings, you could get a head start on some professional development for 2018. Here's 5 skills that will definitely boost your career in the next year:


If learning to code is at the top of your list of 2018 New Year's resolutions, Python is a great start for beginners. In the Python Power Coder BONUS Bundle, you can get familiar with the fundamentals of programming, as well as dive into data science topics, web development, and basic AI. These 8 courses are on offer in the Boing Boing Store for $44 — and you can still take an extra 70% off with code CYBER70.


Microsoft's venerable spreadsheet engine is useful for much more than just household budgeting and blocky artwork. With a lifetime subscription to eLearn Excel, you'll discover how to structure complex sheets, automate application functions, and build out powerful pivot tables in your own time. And once you've mastered Excel, you can do the same with the rest of the Office Suite. Take 40% off our $30 price for eLearn Office when you use CYBER40 at checkout.

Digital Marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social apps are home to unique communities and a never-ending supply of adorable animal content, but you can also use their ad tools to build engaging brands that have the potential to connect with millions. The Complete Digital Marketing Course 2017 will help you do just that, by introducing you to essential concepts like SEO, targeted email campaigns, social media management, and Google AdWords. It's usually in the Boing Boing Store for $19, and you can save an additional 40% off with coupon code CYBER40

Ethical Hacking

Those whose holiday vacation consists of an extended social media sabbatical on the grounds of resistance to the surveillance state would probably feel more comfortable with a comprehensive overview to information security in the Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle. This collection will teach you how perform penetration tests on a wide array of real-world systems, and is 70% off the normal $59 price with CYBER70.

Project Management

Managing complex projects is much more of a science than an art — when you take the right approach, of course. To get comfortable with the same successful methodology employed by giants in a variety of industries, this Six Sigma Green & Black Belt Certification Training features over 60 hours of instructional content. It's available in the Boing Boing Store for $49, and we'll let you take another 70% off that price with CYBER70 at checkout.