Here is our in-depth review of Scientific Computing with Python Certification, based on hours of rigorous testing and evaluation.
Updated: September 6, 2023
Dr. Chuck's excellent "Python for Everybody" course with autograded coding problems.
By Dr. Charles Severance & Others
This course takes the core materials from Dr. Chuck's Python for Everybody course and adds some solo coding projects to the end.
Dr. Chuck is a fantastic teacher. You can find his materials on a variety of platforms, but Python for Everybody is perhaps his greatest work: a free curriculum to learn Python from foundations to advanced topics. Here, FreeCodeCamp supplements the videos and quizzes with some robust coding challenges. While not necessarily real-world, the coding challenges will test the depth of your Python knowledge.
The course covers the essentials of working with Python, including some advanced topics like OOP, working with data from external APIs, and data visualization.
After taking this course, you’ll have a solid foundation of working with Python, and be ready to continue learning advanced web development topics in Python, including working with Flask, Django, and SQLAlchemy.
The examples are less real-world than you'll find in some of our other recommendations.
This version of the Python for Everybody materials doesn't include the textbook. You can find that online at py4e.com.
The best self-paced Python course money can buy. It's expensive, but well worth the cost for the quality of instruction and the quality of feedback on your work. The emphasis on practice exercises and real-world hands-on projects are standout features.
By Brian Yu
The gold standard for online courses provides the best way for programmers to learn basic Python and how to build web apps with Django and PostgreSQL.
App Academy Open
By Various Authors
Solid free option for learning professional-grade Python web development.
By Various Authors
A solid option for learning to build web applications with Python and Flask, with engaging hands-on practice and a few challenging projects.
By Harsh Jain
Great option if you want to learn without videos, and curate your own Python and Flask learning path from a disparate set of materials.
Our course reviews are conducted by a team of technical professionals, course developers, and lifelong learners.
The lead of this project, Brian Green, has worked in developer education since 2009. He built the content development teams at Pluralsight and Udacity, implementing quality standards and tutorials to improve course quality and working with hundreds of authors to create courseware. Most recently, he built the product team at App Academy. As of writing, he estimates he has spent nearly a year of his life taking or reviewing online courses, on topics ranging from Web Development, Networking, Server Administration, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
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