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IT, Programming and Developer Library

Learn, grow and cross skill in your preferred development language or technology. Subscribe today to access over 3,110+ digital assets.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges IT, Programming and Developer Library provides a way for you to improve your skills at your own pace and in your own time. This library contains over 3,110+ digital assets that enable you to develop a range of skills from Mobile Development through to HTML5, Java, Python, C+ and more. Assets include Video short courses, Audiobooks, and eBooks which not only focus on programming languages but also present topics such as Cloud Core, Software Testing and Secure Programming. 

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the IT, Programming and Development library which will help you evolve into a more proficient developer. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Gain niche skills and stand out by studying development skills for specific platforms such as Android Development, VMware and Windows Clients.  
  • Master development by studying a wide array of languages such as Java, Python and many more.
  • Expand your understanding of Dev Ops with newer technologies such as Google Cloud.
  • Improve your conceptual understanding with channels including Software Testing, Secure Programming and more.
  • 1,980+ technical eBooks that offer excellent value for money considering 1 single hard copy book usually retails for over $75. 

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 1,130+ Video Courses
  • 1,980+ eBooks
  • 3+ Audiobooks
3,110 + IT and Developer Assets*

Due to the incredible range of learning assets available in this library, this is the perfect tool for any developer or IT professional who wants to build on their existing skills. Whether you’re new to the field and want to build a core skill set to secure employment, or a current developer curious about other languages and technologies, there is sure to be something suitable within the channels found in this library. Users interested in this library may also be interested in our IT Certification Library.

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges IT, Programming and Developer Library provides a way for you to improve your skills at your own pace and in your own time. This library contains over 3,110+ digital assets that enable you to develop a range of skills from Mobile Development through to HTML5, Java, Python, C+ and more. Assets include Video short courses, Audiobooks, and eBooks which not only focus on programming languages but also present topics such as Cloud Core, Software Testing and Secure Programming. 

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the IT, Programming and Development library which will help you evolve into a more proficient developer. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Gain niche skills and stand out by studying development skills for specific platforms such as Android Development, VMware and Windows Clients.  
  • Master development by studying a wide array of languages such as Java, Python and many more.
  • Expand your understanding of Dev Ops with newer technologies such as Google Cloud.
  • Improve your conceptual understanding with channels including Software Testing, Secure Programming and more.
  • 1,980+ technical eBooks that offer excellent value for money considering 1 single hard copy book usually retails for over $75. 

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

Due to the incredible range of learning assets available in this library, this is the perfect tool for any developer or IT professional who wants to build on their existing skills. Whether you’re new to the field and want to build a core skill set to secure employment, or a current developer curious about other languages and technologies, there is sure to be something suitable within the channels found in this library. Users interested in this library may also be interested in our IT Certification Library.

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $29.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $359.88
  • 6 months $39.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $239.94

Included in this Library

  • 1,130+ Video Courses
  • 1,980+ eBooks
  • 3+ Audiobooks
3,110 + IT and Developer Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 3,110 + IT and Developer Assets included in this library.*

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Windows Store, Security, & Edge

Discover enhancements added to the Windows 10 Creators Update, including improvements to the Windows Store and the Edge browser, e... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 41 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Windows 10 (Creators Update)

Installing & Managing Applications

Windows 10 includes a number of new tools and approaches for managing Windows applications. Examine traditional desktop applicatio... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference: Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7

From a complete overview of upgrading and implementing to a detailed view of security in Windows 7, this guide addresses all the i... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 9 hours 19 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Jorge Orchilles,et al.

Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

Illustrated with real-world scenarios, this comprehensive guide provides thorough coverage of the Microsoft deployment tools that ... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 8 hours 23 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Aidan Finn,Darril Gibson,Kenneth van Surksum

Windows 8.1 Inside Out

Featuring hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for Windows 8.1, this supremely organized refere... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 10 hours 49 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Tony Northrup

Supporting Operating System & App Installation

It's important to decide on an effective strategy for installing Windows 10 and applications on PCs and other devices. Explore ins... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Windows 10

Configuring Devices & Disks

Windows 10 supports a range of new and old hardware technologies. Explore supported hardware technologies of Windows 10, configuri... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Windows 10

Universal Windows Apps

Windows 10 introduces a whole new type of application based on its Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Discover the Windows 10 App m... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Windows 10

Practical Windows Adminstration Scripting

Concentrating on scripting for windows administration and engineering tasks using Microsoft Scripting technologies, this book expl... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 26 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Bobby Malik

Microsoft Windows XP Power Optimization

Use this how-to reference manual to get the most out of your current system by simply tuning your Windows setup. The techniques in... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 9 hours 32 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: John Paul Mueller

MCTS Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration Study Guide (Exam 70-680)

Featuring real-world scenarios to put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles, and practical hands-on exercises to ... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 8 hours 44 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: William Panek

Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies

If you're a first-time Windows 10 user looking for an authoritative, accessible resource to the basics of this new operating syste... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 13 hours 22 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Woody Leonhard

Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686)

Providing plenty of relevant information for those seeking MCITP certification, including full coverage of the exam objectives for... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 9 hours 56 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Darril Gibson

Implementing Windows

It's important that your Windows OS is properly installed to give you a solid foundation upon which to build. Discover how to prep... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 06 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Windows 10

Web Browsing & Cortana

Explore the new and improved Creators Update features of the Microsoft Edge web browser and Cortana, which provides enhanced brows... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 49 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Windows 10 (Creators Update)

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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