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Frequently Asked Questions

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    Q. What is DigiSkills Training Program?

    A. DigiSkills Training Program is Pakistan’s first Online Training Program to empower the youth with skills that are in-demand in freelance market. It consists of multiple online skill-based training courses. The very unique feature of this program is that the course content has been designed specifically for a Pakistani audience in a mix of Urdu-English language.

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    Q. Is the DigiSkills Training Program a private or Government program?

    A. DigiSkills Training Program is an initiative of the Government of Pakistan spearheaded by Ministry of IT & Telecom through Ignite - National Technology Fund (formerly National ICT R&D Fund) and executed by Virtual University of Pakistan.

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    Q. Why should I join this program?

    A. You should join this program to enhance/learn skills that are in-demand in freelance markets. Learning these skills will enable you to become part of rapidly growing freelance market and earn without looking for a job.

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    Q. Who are the trainers in DigiSkills Training Program?

    A. The DigiSkills Training Program has acquired the services of the very best professionals and experts that the country has to offer. They belong to the freelancing markets and other institutions of the country and are acknowledged masters of their fields.

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    Q. Do I have to pay to join the training?

    A. There is no fee and the program is being offered absolutely for FREE! All you have to do is sign up for the program and start training in courses which suits you.

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    Q. So where do I get this training?

    A. This program is completely online. Once you sign up for this program you will get access to DigiSkills Online Learning Portal, where, all module videos and content you are enrolled in will be available. You can access it from anywhere, like from your home or office, all you need is a computer with Internet connectivity.

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    Q. And how do I study?

    A. All the videos and learning material for each module will be available on DigiSkills Online Learning Platform. You can self-pace the training or you can follow the announced time table which will be available on Portal.

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    Q. What if I need to ask a question?

    A. You can ask questions at any time over the Internet using the DigiSkills comprehensive Learning Management System. Our coaches will be responding to your queries in timely manner.

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    Q. Do I get any certificate after completing the training?

    A. Yes, you will get e-Certificate from DigiSkills Training Program for free, if you complete the course requirements.

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    Q. How can I enroll in this training program?

    A. You can sign up for this program for Free by going to http://DigiSkills.pk/

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    Q. Which courses are being offered in this training program?

    A. There are 10 courses that are being offered in this program.

    1. Freelancing
    2. E-Commerce Management
    3. Creative Writing
    4. Graphics Design
    5. QuickBooks
    6. WordPress
    7. AutoCAD
    8. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    9. Digital Marketing
    10. Digital Literacy

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    Q. What are the technical requirements of this program?

    A. To access the DigiSkills program you need to have a good stable internet connection at home along with a computer (Desktop or laptop). The DigiSkills program is not optimized for phones so we recommend that you use a desktop or a laptop device to access the training videos and the course material.

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    Q. What is the minimum educational qualification required for this program?

    A. There is no minimum educational requirement to take the DigiSkills training and we encourage everyone who can read, write and understand English to take the training to build their future as a freelancer.

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    Q. I am already a freelancer, will this course be helpful to me?

    A. Even if you are a freelancer, you can enroll in our DigiSkill Training Program to learn new skills to make more money or enhance your freelancing portfolio by learning from experienced freelancers and experts. This course will definitely offer something new and helpful to existing freelancers.

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    Q. When will the courses start?

    A. The start date of courses for the first batch is 1st August 2018.

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    Q. I have registered with DigiSkills, but unable to activate my account.

    A. You can Sign in with your registered Email Address and Password and regenerate activation email to activate your account.

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    Q. I have enrolled in the courses, but unable to access study material and videos of the courses?

    A. The course related study material, videos and all related links such as, Course Website, Announcements, and Discussions etc. will be accessible after the start of the batch. We encourage you to sign up and you will automatically be notified once the batch starts.

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    Q. What is the maximum limit of courses I can take in overall batches?

    A. There are total of 10 courses that will be offered in this program. In one batch a trainee can take up to maximum of two (2) courses. In this way, you can get training of all the 10 courses in 5 batches. The limit is imposed to make sure a trainee gets the maximum value out of the courses they are enrolled in and can actively participate in discussions, coaching and assignments.

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    Q. I am interested in a course that is listed as upcoming course. How can I enroll in that course?

    A. The upcoming courses are the courses, which are not being offered in the current batch. Therefore, to enroll in those courses, you have to wait for the batch in which they shall be offered. We still encourage you to sign up and you shall automatically be notified once those courses are launched.

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    Q. After the completion of training, how can I get work from freelance market?

    A. This program will help the trainees to learn new skills. As soon a trainee learns any skill, he\she can make online profile on any freelance marketplace. Trainees will be encouraged to find jobs online on their own through freelancing platforms. During the training, our coaches will help you in making profile and bidding for the projects in freelance markets.

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    Q. Will this initiative offer jobs to freelancers or is it just to train them?

    A. This program has been launched to train people in those skills that are demanded in freelance markets. It will not offer jobs to trainees, rather, it will offer skill-based trainings, which will enable them to get projects from freelance markets.

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    Q. I need professional advice in selection of the course(s)?

    A. Which course is suitable for you, it depends on your interest and to some extent on your previous education. All courses are equal in importance. Freelancing course is mandatory, whereas, from the remaining courses, you can select any course which excites you. Courses’ introduction and learning outcomes that are available on web portal can help you in deciding.

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    Q. How can I reset my lost Password?

    A. You can reset your password yourself through “Forgot Password” link available on “Sign In” page and follow the given instructions. If the problem persists, you can contact the support team using Contact Us interface.

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    Q. When the videos and course contents of each week will be available on LMS to registered students?

    A. The content and videos of each week will be made available on the respective Monday by 10 AM.


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