In this article we will be discussing the Top 10 programming courses we could find on the Udemy site. There are many other great choices as well, on other subjects and fields, but these are 10 we specially picked out as they appeal to a wide range of people and are important and highly required skills in the world of today.
Udemy is a online MOOC platform, where all kinds of reputable Universities, organizations and individuals offer their respective courses on a wide variety of subjects including programming.
While you can always find courses on special deals, or really low prices during certain events, on average they can be a little costly. As such, it’s good to be wise as to which courses you purchase. All the courses we have recommended below offer full lifetime access and certificates of completion.
Coding for Beginners 1: You Can Learn to Code! (Go Now!)
If you’re just beginning your programming journey, and aren’t really inclined towards any language in specific, a generalized course like this would be good. It teaches you coding in non-language-specific way, focusing more on the actual programming concepts.
It’s also targeted towards those with no prior experience in programming, so it explains things from ground zero. Fair warning though, it’s really meant for beginners. It’s a well structured course, but not very suitable for those with prior experience or those looking to challenge (with harder content).
People who are having trouble understanding the basic fundamentals of coding will benefit from this.
Go check this course out now!
Beginning C++ Programming – From Beginner to Beyond (Go now!)
Not really general coding, but didn’t want to create a separate section for C++.
The Syllabus of this course aims to fully cover the C++ programming language, from it’s very base all the way upto to Object Oriented Programming, File Handling and Data Structures. It’s pretty long (41 hours+), at the same price as the other courses, so you can be sure you’re getting alot of value out of this.
If you have any interest in learning C++, I would really advise picking this course.
If you aren’t very interested in C++, next up is the Python section.
I decided to go ahead and give Python a section of it’s own, given it’s popularity and usage amongst beginners. Not to say of course, that other languages aren’t important. If we didn’t include a language here in this article, you can always use Udemy’s search feature to find any programming course out there. Be sure to check the syllabus and Reviews before you buy anything though.
Python Complete Masterclass for Beginners (Go now!)
Honestly, I was really surprised when I saw the syllabus for this Course. This Course is much larger than your average Udemy course, coming out to over 30h of content and 400+ videos. And all this for just for a really low price (the lowest that Udemy offer). It’s no wonder it’s rated as one of their best sellers.
What really amazed me though is the course content. They cover almost everything that a Python programmer would learn in his first year (maybe two) of coding. From working with CSV files, to Web Frameworks, Web Scraping, these guys have it all.
It will take you 10 minutes just to read the “What this course offers” section because it’s that big. Besides the core content, they also offer you free pdf’s, practice projects and lifetime access.
I could go on longer, but I think I’ve said enough. Go and check the Course yourself!
2021 Complete Python Bootcamp From Zero to Hero in Python (Go now!)
If you are looking for a shorter course with more focus on the core python concepts, this is probably the best choice for you. The course I mentioned earlier focused alot on Python’s various libraries, where this one focuses more on the creating things with (mostly) regular python code.
Again, it’s course content is pretty similar to the previous course, which is why I’m not repeating it here. Compare the two and pick the one whose syllabus suits you more. Both are almost equally well received, so it’s just a slightly differing syllabus and style.
The names of the two courses below sound pretty similar, but rest assured there is a significant difference between the two.
The Web Developer Bootcamp 2021 (Go now!)
It’s syllabus is too large to actually list down here, so I advise you to go and check the course for yourself. Rest assured though, It has everything you’ll need when it comes to working on the Web.
With over 60 hours of content and a lot of high reviews, you know that they aren’t cutting corners anywhere.
The Complete 2021 Web Development Bootcamp (Go now!)
This course covers alot of the content that we mentioned in the previous course so I won’t be repeating myself on the similarities.
The difference is that this is a little less technical and more general, focusing less on the very niche concepts in web development. It instead focuses a bit more on actually creating websites and deploying them.
Both are similar in nature, but sometimes use different technologies (Git, SQL, React) in certain subjects. So go through the syllabus for both, and pick the one which has the technologies that you want to learn.
Go check this course out now!
Machine Learning and Data Science
Machine Learning and Data Science are two of the largest (and rising) fields in IT and Tech today. Due to it’s increasing importance, it’s imperative that programmers have atleast some experience in it. The Below two courses are pretty great, especially for Python programmers.
Both courses feature all the core Machine Learning and Data Science concepts such as Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Neural Networks, Nearest Neighbor etc.
Machine Learning A-Z™: Hands-On Python & R In Data Science (Go now!)
Python and R are two of the most popular languages used in Machine Learning and Data Science, being easy to use and work with. This course features both of these languages, while also teaching you Machine Learning and Data Science.
With over 40 hours of content, there’s alot in here for you to learn. Go check this course out now!
Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp (Go now!)
The Previous course was split between Python and R, and generally taught Data Science and Machine learning without focusing too much on any language in specific. It’s good for your concepts (you aren’t tied down to any specific language), but some of you may want to learn Data Science and Machine learning in a way Pythonic-focused way.
This course focuses heavily on Data Science and Machine Learning in Python, and how to take advtange of it’s many libraries (TensorFlow, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib etc. to achieve the best result. It’s a bit shorter in size, (24 hours) which you may prefer if you like shorter and concise videos.
If Python is your main language, you will probably find this course more suitable than the first. Go check this course out now!
Here are two courses on the topic of game development that I can safely recommend.
Complete C# Unity Game Developer 2D (Go now!)
This is a pretty great course that I found on 2D gaming in Unity. After walking you through the basics, they begin working on the 7 game projects featured in the course. Each game project has it’s own section, where they develop it in front of you, and explain the process and tools required.
By the end of this course, you should be confident in creating your own 2D games in unity.
I recommended this 2D course first, because it’s easier to make games in 2D. Especially for those with no prior experience. If you’re upto the challenge however, you can start off directly with the 3D version of this course, Complete C# Unity Game Developer 3D.
Unreal Engine C++ Developer: Learn C++ and Make Video Games (Go now!)
For those of you who want to develop using C++, as well as using the famed Unreal Engine for game development, this course is for you. Unreal Engine is a heavier game engine than unity, and is generally better than Unity, at the cost of being harder to learn.
As expected of a course on Unreal engine, this features several advanced concepts such as Artificial Intelligence and advanced physics. They have fewer game projects (4) but spend more time on each, building and developing concepts.
If you’re up for a challenge, this game programming course from Udemy is going help you get started on your game development journey.
You can also check out Coursera, which is a similar platform to Udemy. Coursera is a pretty great option for students as they get proper certification and the option for financial aid (aid is anyone not able to pay).
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