At one time, universities and colleges were institutes of higher learning for those who were passionate about acquiring knowledge. Today, education discussions tend to center around how much individuals can make with their degree. Thanks to the Internet, though, there are still places that offer open learning initiatives designed to help a new generation of technologists succeed.
If money is the only thing holding you back from learning more about technology, we've got good news for you: There are many places offering free online tech training. While they may not be degree/certificate driven, they can still give you a leg up on the competition.
While many of the courses listed here offer either a certificate or credit for a fee, they also all are free for those who just want to learn about technology or add a new skill to their toolbox.