A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The four main MOOCs each last three weeks. Because Capstones are only offered 3-4 times a year, the Capstone Project course will last for four weeks to allow participants extra time to plan and submit their projects.
What background knowledge is necessary?
It is for professionals at all levels of an organization who want to significantly improve their abilities to understand audiences and develop strategic words, pictures, graphics, and videos to convey their organization’s most important goals.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
You are not required to take the courses in order, but it is recommended as subsequent topics will build on one another. All four courses must be completed before enrolling in the Capstone.
If I earned Course Certificates in the old version of this Specialization, do those count for course credit in this version of the Specialization?
Yes, a Course Certificate earned before February 2016 for Engaging Audiences for your Organization counts as course credit for Engaging Audiences for your Organization and Managing Content. A Course Certificate earned before February 2016 for Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach counts as course credit for Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach and Ensuring Your Content’s Impact.
If I paid for the old version of the Specialization in advance, can I access all the courses in this version?
Yes, if you pre-paid for the entire Specialization, you’ll continue to have access to the entire Specialization for one year after your payment date. If you were paying course by course, then you will keep your Course Certificates from previous payments. You will need to purchase courses you have not yet paid for but are still interested in pursuing.
If I have a voucher for a course in the old version of this Specialization, for which courses can I now redeem the voucher?
A voucher for Engaging Audiences for your Organization can be redeemed for both Engaging Audiences for your Organization and Managing Content. A voucher for Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach can be redeemed for both Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach and Ensuring Your Content’s Impact.
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