Student Startup Business Center at Virtual University of Pakistan has started a series of interviews with the successful entrepreneurs of Pakistan with the aim to provide new insights to young and nascent entrepreneurs. Two interviews of this series can be seen on YouTube on the following links:
Mr. Waqas Ahmed Butt, Chairman Pak Star Group of companies
Mr. Tayyab Mushtaq, CEO Shafi International Traders
Or you can visit the Facebook page of VUSSBC at the following link:
VUSSBC has also recorded various modules on Business Plan Development and its components. Videos are available on the website of SSBC under the below given link:
DigiSkills Training Program is Pakistan’s first Online Training Program (HEC Recognized VU Federal University) to empower the youth and other peoples with skills that are in-demand in freelance market all over the word. 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an online training program. Once you sign up for this program and enroll the courses, you get access to DigiSkills Online Learning Management System. On LMS all modules 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. You can self-pace the training or you can follow the announced time table which will be available on Portal.
To watch the videos of current week:
Login into https://lms.digiskills.pk/
You will find your enrolled courses directly from the Home Screen on your LMS under “My current Courses” section. Click on the respective course, and you will be redirected to the “Topic content” tab. Here you can watch the Videos of the current week.
To go to the next topic video, click on “Next Topic" link available on the top right side.
To watch the videos of current and previous weeks:
After logging in to your LMS account, click on “Course Website” book icon under ‘My current Courses’ section.
Here you’ll see the topics of the current and previous weeks under ‘Course topics’ tab.
Click on ‘week’ of which you want to watch Videos.
Click on any topic; it will redirect you to the “Topic Content” tab. Here you can watch the Video.
To go to the next topic video, click on “Next Topic" link available on the top right side.
You can ask questions at any time using the DigiSkills Learning Management System or DigiSkills.pk Contact Us page. Our coaches are there to respond your queries
There are three interfaces where you can ask questions.
Discussion board: If you are an enrolled trainee then visit discussion board of LMS to post your query. On discussion board you can ask question, help other trainees by commenting on their queries, see previous queries related to that specific topic
Online support: You can ask your general queries related to LMS, Course and other matters related to DigiSkills.pk
Mobile phone number: You can call on +92 311-111-3444 and ask your question directly from the coach.
Yes, you will get e-Certificate from DigiSkills Training Program if you will fulfill course completion criteria. DigiSkills e-Certificate will be issued by the Virtual University of Pakistan.
You can sign up for this program by visiting https://digiskills.pk/Register.aspx. This training program is completely free for everyone.
There are 10 courses that are being offered in this program.Freelancing E-Commerce Management Creative Writing Graphics Design QuickBooks WordPress AutoCAD Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Digital Marketing Digital Literacy
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.
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.
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.
You can Sign in with your registered Email Address and Password and regenerate activation email to activate your account.
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.
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.
Each component (Video, Hands-on Exercise and Quiz) carries a certain percentage of the total score of 100 as given below:Watching Topic Videos through LMS = 60% Hands-on Exercises = 25% Quizzes = 15%
Example:Video score: 42 Exercise score: 12.5 Quiz score: 9
If you watch 70% videos, submit 50% Hands-on exercises, and 60% quizzes: your total score will be as follows:
Total score: 63.5 (eligible for E-certificate)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The content and videos of each week will be made available on the respective Monday by 10 AM.
First, you need to sign up for this program by visiting https://digiskills.pk/Register.aspx. After Signup, you can enroll in any two courses of your choice. Freelancing is a mandatory course for the trainees enrolling the course(s) for first time.
Note: Enrollment will open one month prior to the commencement of each upcoming batch.
Enrollment for the courses of the fourth batch will start from July 01, 2019, and the training will start from August 01, 2019.
Yes, you can access all the previous course material including videos that you have missed during the training period. Lectures of each course are offered on weekly basis.
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.
Yes, you can access previous courses videos under “My Previous Courses” section on LMS. However, other content material (Exercises, Handouts, Internet Links, etc.) will not be available for previous courses.
Following link will help you in understanding about the use of LMS:
The loan up to Rs. 100,000 will be provided by Akhuwat Foundation, to only those participants of DigiSkills.pk, who attained the e-Certificates and fulfills the Akhuwat Foundation’s criteria. To learn more about it, please visit: https://www.digiskills.pk/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=17
Note: Loan amount will be decided by the Akhuwat foundation depending upon Applicant’s proposal.
The eligible trainees will only get the soft copy of a verified e-certificate for each of their respective courses. You can access a verified e-certificate as soon as course certificates become available in your Learning Management System.
To download your e-certificate from LMS, please consider these steps; Login to your LMS -> Click on the ‘My Results’ link under the ‘Trainee Services’ section (available on the homepage) -> Now click on the ‘View’ option for any of the completed courses, it will redirect you to the e-certificate. -> ‘Download’ and ‘Print’ options are available on the top right corner of that page.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
On behalf of DigiSkills.pk Training Program, we warmly welcome all of you who have enrolled in SEO course.
We hope that you will enjoy learning new concepts of this course and find them useful in implementing the knowledge acquired in your practical life.
Hands-On Exercise No. 3 Batch: 3
Total Marks: 10 Due Date: 30th May 2019
Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting this Hands-On Exercise:
• Use MS Word to prepare Hands-On Exercise solution.
• You may consult tutorials and videos if the concept is not clear.
• Your submitted Hands-On Exercise will not be considered/counted if:
It is submitted after due date.
It is not in the required format (.doc or .docx)
It does not open or file is corrupt.
It is copied (partial or full) from any source (websites, forums, students, etc.)
After completing this exercise, you shall be able to:
• Understand off-page optimization.
• Practice link opportunities.
• Practice guest posting.
• Practice blog commenting.
Please note that there are six parts of this exercise. You are required to complete all parts.
Do you remember that one website, which you used in your last assignment? Take out one page which you optimized in the last assignment with primary keywords. You have to find link opportunities with the help of your primary keywords by searching them in google. Search for websites which allow you to post your content on their sites. You will search guest post sites first. Same you will search in blog commenting sites to post your content in comments.
Search guest post websites to see if they are accepting guest posts.
Like the guest posts, find the blogs where you can post comments and share your links. (try to find more do-follow links)
Take screenshots of the 2 websites that allow the guest post and 2 websites that allow commenting links or content.
You can take any page from the last practiced hands-on-exercise. You can take any 2 blog commenting sites and 2 guest post sites against targeted keyword.
This Hands-On Exercise will be evaluated based on the procedure and steps that you shall follow during the exercise.
Create MS Word file of snapshots/screenshots that you have created.
You can also use your existing Google account or create a new account.
BEST OF LUCK
How to submit a solution of exercise on LMS?
Please perform the following steps for submitting your solution using LMS:
- Login to the LMS
- Click on the Exercises button within the My Activities section
- Click on the submit button to upload your Solution.
- Please remember to upload your Solution in .doc or .docx format
- google consider factor to rank website?
- digital media includes?
- SEO main divided one-page optimization?
- inbound marketing?
- online marketplace analysis?
- main focus of brand building website
- domain name must be?
- services oriented website also called?
- e commerce ecosystem?
Hands-on Exercise 1 - Announcement
This is to inform that Graded Hands-on Exercise No. 1 of the course SEO is opened.
The due date of submission is April 25, 2019 (11:59 PM).
The Hands-on Exercise covers topics from 1 to 38.
Please read all the instructions carefully before attempting the Hands-on Exercise.
To submit the solution of a Graded Hands-on Exercise, please follow the steps mentioned below:
Please Login to https://lms.digiskills.pk/
In home page, under My Activities you will see the Exercises link button, click this button.
Please click on Exercise File to view the Hands-on exercise of the course SEO.
After completing the exercise, click Submit button to submit the solution.
If you want to learn how to submit the hands-on Exercise on LMS, please watch the following orientation video from time 8:20.
Note: Hands-on Exercises and Quizzes carry weight and are counted when determining eligibility for Completion Certificate.