I'm a little confused about how exactly to treat these three sections on LinkedIn: Education, Courses, and Certifications.
It seems easy enough at first, but... Well, I'll give myself as an example.
I'd finished a four-year university course (let's call it Course X) a few years ago now. I put that in my LinkedIn profile under the "Education" section, and at this stage, all is well.
A month ago, I finished a year-long online course (Course Y), complete with project and exam (if it matters), which also gave me a certificate/certification in the field. If it matters, it's in a field which is completely unrelated to Course X.
I detailed Course Y in the "Education" section as well, and then put the certification under the "Certification" section. Seems logical enough.
But I'm wondering... What am I meant to use the LinkedIn "Courses" section for, exactly?
I'm assuming Course X should just stay under "Education". But what about Course Y? Should it stay there too, or should it actually be put under "Courses"?
If it should stay in "Education", then what on earth is meant to go under "Courses" at all? And in either case, I'm planning on continuing to take many more courses related to Course Y in future. Most of these will be shorter than Course Y, some much shorter (i.e. week- or month-long courses), some may be the same or longer. How many of these should I list as I complete them (if not all of them), which of them should go in "Education" (if any), and which of them should go under "Courses"?
Also, I'm assuming that wherever Course Y ends up, the certificate doesn't change anything, and should just stay under "Certifications"?
After all this, I'm sure it doesn't actually matter all that much in the grand scheme of things. But I'm wondering if there is a rule of thumb that I should be following here? Maybe it's as simple as, anything which comes after Tertiary education (or Secondary, if you didn't go on to complete Tertiary education) should go in Courses?
(Sorry if this was asked elsewhere, but after searching, I couldn't find anything here, or elsewhere online, that clears up this particular question for me.)