The Internet is a wonderful place if you want to start learning everything. Most of the courses you’re likely to come across are free, but for some, you’ll have to pay between fifty to two hundred dollars and more. Of course, those that are complementary rarely offer you certifications, but these matter only if you want to showcase them in your resume.
Coding has become popular over the years, and part of the reason so many people want to learn how to code these days is that programmers have it good. Depending on the business they’re in, the type of programming language they master, and the country they live in, a programmer can make anything from $3,000 to $7,000 per month and even more.
Concerning paychecks, interns and beginners will receive up to $2,000 per month, but this will happen for a limited amount of time. The financial matter is one thing, but the fun in coding is something else. Some languages are pretty basic, so they should take you less than a month to learn.
To cut things short, I’m going to talk about some online courses that I have noticed are gathering more and more followers. The first is the MIT open courseware. Both Stanford and MIT have a limited number of courses available for free online, with the second offering several introductory classes such as Introduction to Programming in Java and Practical Programming in C.
Code Academy and Khan Academy are two other services you might want to try out. The second is free and can be used via smartphones and tablets, given that the app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Coursera is another learning website I myself have tried in the past and have nothing but good things to say about it. While you can enroll in some courses without paying anything, you will not get a certification. There’s also an app called Lynda and a website with the same name that you can use to study anything from software development to business, photography, and design. Unfortunately, most of the Lynda courses I checked out are rather expensive, but it’s said that they are worth the buck.
If you have nothing against paying for your courses, I also suggest Udemy. Just make sure that you get one from an actual teacher or someone who has coded before. The downside to Udemy is that everyone can upload a course, so you need to make sure that the resources and the person teaching them are both reliable and capable of making you learn something.