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5 Free Courses to Learn Python in Depth

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5 Free Courses to Learn Python in Depth

We take a look at some great (and free!) Python courses for beginners or experienced devs who need to knock the rust off.

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Hello guys. If you are a beginner looking for some free Python resources to start your programming journey in 2019 then you have come to the right place.

Earlier, I have shared a couple of free Python Programming eBooks and today I'll share a couple of good Python programming courses which are absolutely free! You can take these online courses to learn Python at your own pace, at your own time, and at your place.

This is a great advantage of online learning, the flexibility it provides is just awesome. You just need a laptop or a smartphone with an internet connection and you can learn anything.

By the way, before to start with the list of courses to learn Python programming I want to congratulate you on making the right decision to start your programming journey with Python.

Many beginners, students, and people starting with programming ask this question to me every day. Should I start with Python or Java? Even though I am a Java developer, I ask people to start with Python because of its awesome and multi-purpose features.

Python is easy to lear, easier compared to even Java. You can also write small Python scripts to quickly automate things you normally do manually and that provides a great value to beginners.

Python is also powerful, feature rich, and multi-purpose. For example, you can use Python for web development, you can use it to create scripts, and you can even use it in the space of Data Science and Machine learning.

This seriously makes learning Python an important skill which will pay you throughout your career.

I have always advised all my readers and students go along with SQL and UNIX; you should also learn Python. Python is one of the great programming skills every programmer should have. That's the reason I have listed is one of the essential tools for programmers.

5 Free Courses to Learn Python Programming

Now that you know that learning Python is great for your programming career its time to actually learn Python. Whenever I start with a new technology I usually follow my 3 point model like join an online course, buy a book, and do a project.

This way I have mastered several new technologies all by myself without going into expensive coaching classes or boot camps and nothing beats free resources to start with.

In the past I have shared free books to learn Python and today I will share some of the best online courses you take to learn Python Programming for free.

The project part is something which you can do yourself once you learn Python by going through these courses and books.

1. Introduction to Python Programming

If you need a quick brush-up or if you're learning Python for the first time then this is the perfect course for you.

This is quite amazing, as the instructor himself is a 17-year-old student and this Python course has more than 130K students enrolled on Udemy, which speaks volume about the course.

Here is the link to join the course: Introduction to Python Programming

This course is a one-stop-shop for everything you'll need to know to get started with Python, along with a few incentives.

You will start with the basics of Python, learning about strings, variables, and getting to know the data types. You will then learn other essential programming constructs, e.g. loops and conditions in Python.

The course also teaches you file manipulation and functions. In short, a quick and easy intro to Python programming.

2. Python for Absolute Beginners

This is another great introductory course on Python for people who want to learn Python as well as programming.

It doesn't matter if you've had no programming experience whatsoever. This course starts Python programming from scratch, showing you everything from how to set up a Python IDE to how to use list comprehensions.

Here is the link to join the course for free: Python for Absolute Beginners

The best part of the course is that every new concept is taught with source code slides and practice problems for you to work through. You will also be provided with downloadable solutions to the practice problems.

This learn-by-doing approach is great for beginners who can quickly learn both programming and Python by following this course.

3. Programming With Python: Hands-On Introduction for Beginners

This is another awesome course to learn Python online. The course has been specifically designed for beginners who have been looking to obtain a hands-on learning experience with Python.

It teaches you programming concepts right from the basics of Python. Since Python is easy to learn, it also makes it easy to learn to program.

Here is the link to join the course:
  Programming With Python: Hands-On Introduction for Beginners

The course also provides a lot of exercise problems, programming lectures, PDF notes for a complete experience, and everything is free of cost.

In short, a great Python course for beginners who want to learn to program even if they haven't written a single line of code in their entire life and want to start with Python.

4. Python Programming for Absolute Beginners

This is a great practical Python course for beginners with full of examples and exercises, particularly useful for people coming from a different background with no programming experience.

This course is ideal for those who haven't programmed before, but it should also work for experienced programmers who want to learn Python as long as they don't get offended by a few extra explanations.

Here is the link to join the course for free:
   Python Programming for Absolute Beginners

You will start from scratch and by the end of the course you will know how to write Python programs, having learned the basics about lists, dictionaries, and other essential Python data structures.

You will also learn about functions, modules, and lambda expressions in Python.

Overall, this is a nice beginner course with 2.5 hours of content for free. Talking about social proof the course has got on average 4.3 ratings from close to 7000 students.

5. Learn Python 3 From Scratch

If you want to learn object-oriented programming with Python then this is the perfect course for you.

This course will teach you how to structure your Python code by making use of Classes and Objects.

You will also learn how to achieve object-oriented programming in Python by learning how to bundle attributes and methods within a class and instantiating them through an object.

Here is the link to join the course: Learn Python 3 From Scratch

At the end of this course, you will be able to write your own Python 3 programs in Python!

That's on this list of free Python Programming courses for beginners. As I have said before, Python is an awesome, multipurpose programming language and every programmer should learn it.

You can automate things using Python by writing scripts, can do object-oriented programming, and can even explore the world of web development, data science, and machine learning using awesome Python libraries and modules.

Other Free Books and Courses for Programmers

Thanks for reading this article. If you like these free Python courses then please share with your friends and colleagues. If you have any questions or feedback then please drop a note.

P.S. Though these courses are good they are not comprehensive enough to cover everything a programmer needs to know about Python. If you are interested in learning more, I suggest you join The Complete Python 3 Bootcamp. It's not free but it's completely worth your money.

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