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I use QGIS 2.8 for creating plans in my new job and would like to study how GISs work, pulling data through from databases etc.

closed as too broad by Brad Nesom, Vince, Mapperz Jul 15 '15 at 13:54

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    I think a question about paid for and free training resources is a valid question, but at the moment it is too generic / open. There are too many possible answers. Please detail what you are looking for specifically i.e. a 1 or 2 day course? An online resource? A university level module? Free? Paid? Are we assuming that you want a QGIS specific course? – Dan_h_b Jul 15 '15 at 13:39
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    There many UK Universities and Colleges are doing Online GIS Courses geog.leeds.ac.uk/odl/gis-online-certificate.htm is one. – Mapperz Jul 15 '15 at 13:54
  • There's also a paid course from the University of Brighton if you want a more southern location to study. – Joseph Jul 15 '15 at 13:56
  • or Southampton for advanced GIS mastersportal.eu/studies/35540/… google is your friend – Mapperz Jul 15 '15 at 13:59
  • If interested in something further north; thinkWhere offer AGI accredited QGIS courses as well as PostGIS courses. thinkwhere.com/services/training – HeikkiVesanto Jul 15 '15 at 14:00
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You may find the new GeoAcademy (through Canvas) a good option to learn about QGIS. Be sure you link to it from that site. I tried a link through another, and it gave me an older, no content, version of the course.

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There are in this day and age Many avenues you can use to learn more about GIS. You can keep it general or dig in and learn all the ins and outs. MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) is one method which is quite popular now. I am in one now presented by Penn State University. Esri has had several also. Just use your google. I think this question should be closed because of the sheer volume of correct answers.

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