Top 10 Courses to Learn Python in 2020

10 of the best Python courses on Udemy, Coursera, and Pluaralsight for beginners and intermediate programmers

javinpaul
javinpaul
Sep 21, 2018 · 11 min read
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Whether you have just started learning to code or are a computer science graduate, if you are interested in learning Python then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to share my favorite online courses to learn Python in 2020.

This list is made up of the best and highest-quality courses offered by Udemy, Coursera, Pluralsight, One Month, and other reputable online learning platforms which I have chosen after spending a year and a half researching countless books, free courses, online training, articles, and tutorials.

Python is one of the most popular programming languages and it’s used in many domains, such as web development, automation, data science, and machine learning to name a few.

In recent years, Python has also become the default language for data science and machine learning projects, and that’s another reason why many experienced programmers are learning Python in 2020.

It’s also one of the top languages on my list of programming languages to learn in 2020. But, for all its power and flexibility, Python is still a very simple language to learn and often touted as an ideal programming language for beginners.

If you are a Java or a web developer using JavaScript to create web applications, it still pays off to learn Python because becoming a polyglot programmer, i.e. learning more than one programming language, not only improves your knowledge and experience but also make you more attractive to employers.

If you are thinking of learning a new programming language then Python is a good choice, particularly if you are looking to move towards a lucrative career path of data science or machine learning.

In the past, I have blogged about why a beginner should choose Java over Python when starting programming but things have come a long way since them. In recent years, Python has grown significantly, which has resulted in more and more opportunities for Python developers.

Here is my list of the top 5 online courses to learn Python in 2020 from Udemy and Pluralsight, two of my favorite places to learn a new technology online.

1. Complete Python Bootcamp: Go From Zero to Hero in Python 3

It is a comprehensive but straight-forward course to learn the Python programming language and is useful for all levels of programmers.

In this course, you will learn Python 3 in a practical manner. You will start by downloading and setting up Python on your machine, and then slowly move on to different topics.

It’s also a practical course where an instructor will show you live coding and explain what he does.

The course also comes with quizzes, notes, homework assignments, and three major projects to create a Python project portfolio that complements your learning.

In short, this class is one of the best courses to learn Python in 2020 and it’s also cheap, as I bought it for just $10.99 or $9.99 on the Udemy flash sale.

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2. Python Fundamentals

The authors, Austin and Robert, have done a wonderful job making learning fun but at the same time meaningful.

Like other courses, this one also starts from ground zero and in the first 30 minutes, you will learn how to download and install on your workstation.

Don’t worry about your OS, the course covers installing Python on Linux, Windows, and Mac, so you are covered.

The course covers the major Python topics Strings and Collections, Modularity, Objects, Collections, Handling errors, Iterables, Class, Files, and Resource Management as well Deployment of Python applications.

In short, one of the best courses to learn Python in Pluralsight, but you need a membership. If you don’t have yet then you can signup for the 10-day free trial and get access to this course for almost FREE!

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3. Complete Python Masterclass

His passion and experience really show in his courses and that’s why I am recommending this Python course to you if you are learning Python first time.

In terms of content, this is not very different from the other two courses but the style is what matters most.

If you can connect with Tim then you will learn Python very easily and in a fun way.

The instructors have extensive experience in software development and teaching, and will certainly help you to learn Python in the right way.

This course also covers Python 3.0, which is what most organizations are using now. It’s not the latest but still the major latest version to learn.

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4. The Python Bible | Everything You Need to Program in Python

If you enjoy hands-on learning rather than learning individual concepts then this course is for you.

This is a comprehensive, in-depth, and meticulously prepared course that teaches you everything you need to know to program in Python. It delivers what is promised in the title, A-to-Z, it’s all here!

The author, Ziyad, is a prize-winning lecturer of foundation-level computer science and delivers project-based learning which is truly reflected in this course.

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5. 30 Days of Python | Unlock your Python Potential

You can not only write simple scripts to automate stuff but also create a complex program to handle trades. You can even use Python for it for IoT, web development, big data, data science, machine learning, and more.

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This is a very practical course and useful not just for beginners but also for programmers who are familiar with other programming languages like Java or C++ and want to learn Python.

In 30 days, this course will teach you to write complex Python applications to scrape data from nearly any website and build your own Python applications for all types of automation. It’s perfect for busy developers who learn by doing serious stuff.

6. Learn Python in One Month

You’ll learn how to write scripts that automate tedious tasks, scrap websites, read other people’s code, parse and interpret data, interact with APIs, and build web scrapers.

So, if you Want to Become a Python Developer in one month you should check out the Learn Python Course by One Month.

7. Python for Everybody Specialization

This specialization is a series of courses to learn Python, Data Structure, Web Development, and Database access using Python. Every Specialization also has a hands-on project and awards you a certification once you complete all the courses, do all the exercises, and complete the hands-on project.

If you are self-learning Python, this is just the right Specialization for you to not only learn but also get a certification to showcase your skill.

Here is the link to join this specialization: Python for Everybody

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Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

There you have it, some of the best courses to learn Python Programming in 2020. Python is a very powerful language and allows you to do everything from creating simple scripts to automating complex object-oriented applications, but it is still a simple language to learn.

I highly recommend Python to all the beginners who are starting with programming and coding. Along with Java, Python programming experience will benefit you in your career for a long time.

8. Learn Python 3

If you don’t know, Python 3 is the most up-to-date version of the language with many improvements made to increase the efficiency and simplicity of the code that you write. If you want to learn Python 3 interactive way then this Codecademy course is the best to start with.

Here is the link to sign up — Learn Python 3

Btw, you would need a CodeCademy Pro membership this course which costs around $15.99 per month but provides access to many top-quality courses and premium quizzes, portfolio-building projects, and customized paths, which makes it totally worth it. You can learn more about it here.

9. Python 101: Interactively learn how to program with Python 3

This course will help you learn Python 3. This course is divided into five parts: Part-I covers Python’s basics. Part-II is a small subset of Python’s Standard Library. Part-III is an intermediate material. Part-IV is a series of small tutorials. Part-V covers Python packaging and distribution.

Here is the link to join this interactive coursePython 101

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Educative also have a collection of some of the best courses for coding interviews like Grokking the System design interviews and if you like the platform, it's better to subscribe with $18 per month to get access to all of their courses instead of buying one by one. You can get a 50% discount on Educative subscription here.

10. The Complete Python Developer in 2020: Zero to Mastery

You will learn Python by building 12+ projects and learn web development, machine learning, automation, and more along the way.

The course is also very engaging with lots of quizzes, practice exercises, short projects, and interactive animations. If you are a complete beginner on Python 3 and want to become an expert, I highly recommend you to join this course.

Here is the link to join this course The Complete Python Developer in 2020

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Btw, you would need a ZTM membership to watch this course which costs around $29 per month but also provides access to many super engaging and useful courses like this Python course and this JavaScript Web Projects: 20 Projects to Build Your Portfolio course. You can also use the FRIENDS10 coupon to get 10% OFF.

Closing Notes

There are also a lot of useful free resources which you can use to learn Python; I have linked some of them below with other resources, some of which are certainly not free but worth the money.

At the end of the day, if you put in the effort, you should be able to gain enough knowledge and experience about the Python programming language.

Good luck with your Python journey! It’s certainly not going to be easy, but by following these courses and guide, you are one step closer to becoming the Python Programmer, you’ve always wanted to be.

And, if you want to translate, or republish this article on your blog, website, or publication, please drop me a note on my email savingfunda@gmail.com, I usually say yes.

P. S. — Do you Want to Become a Python Developer in 30 days? If Yes, then you can also check out the Learn Python Course by Chris Castiglione and Mattan Griffel on One Month.

P.S. S.— All these are paid course, if you are looking for some free stuff, then you should check out this list of FREE Python Courses.

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javinpaul

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javinpaul

I am Java programmer, blogger, working on Java, J2EE, UNIX, FIX Protocol. I share Java tips on http://javarevisited.blogspot.com and http://java67.com

Better Programming

Advice for programmers.

javinpaul

Written by

javinpaul

I am Java programmer, blogger, working on Java, J2EE, UNIX, FIX Protocol. I share Java tips on http://javarevisited.blogspot.com and http://java67.com

Better Programming

Advice for programmers.

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