Using the hashtag #NewYearNewOpportunity, Simplilearn hosted the contest on its Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram social media channels for 24 days. The contest invited participants to indicate which courses they thought would be most beneficial to their careers. More than 500 people participated in the contest. 55.4 percent of entries were from India, followed by the U.S. and other geographies with 6.8 percent and 37.8 percent respectively.
In addition to selecting their preferred category of training, participants were asked to submit entries in the form of an essay, video, photo collage, song or other creative project.. The best four entries won a free Simplilearn online training course of their choice. Winners were selected based on the quality and creativity of their entries.
Listed in order of preference, the results below show the technology categories selected by the contestants and by what percentage they were chosen:
Technology Category Selected Percentage Chosen
AI & Machine Learning 22.4%
Data Science & BI 17.2%
Project Management 10.6%
Cyber Security 8.5%
Cloud Computing 7.1%
Digital Marketing 6.8%
Big Data 5.6%
IT Service and Architecture 4.4%
Quality Management 2.1%