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    What do you all think are the best (can be paid or free) python training courses out there for a complete beginner? Looking for suggestions.
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    codeacademy.com is always a great free resource to start with that'll teach you the basics. Youtube has a lot of tutorials and I'm sure you can find pdf versions of books online with some googling.
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    Teamtreehouse.com is pretty decent. Have used it in the past. Isn't free though.

    The best way I think to learn a language, to me at least, is to learn the basics and then try and make something on your own with it. Something that is interesting and something you might actually get some use out of. I feel like when I try to learn a new language and I don't have an immediate use for it I end up getting bored with it and go onto something else.
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    https://www.udemy.com/python-the-com...rn/v4/overview

    Tim is the man when it comes to teaching programming and you goes through everything with the language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_Grinch View Post
    https://www.udemy.com/python-the-com...rn/v4/overview

    Tim is the man when it comes to teaching programming and you goes through everything with the language.
    based on this advice I bought the class and look forward to starting soon. Thanks internet stranger!
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    I have been following along with "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Interactive Edition" Link: https://runestone.academy/runestone/.../default/index
    It is completely free and teaches Python and how to approach problems as a trained Computer Scientist would. I have tried other courses, but I find they just teach you syntax and make you follow along with their projects without actually teaching how to see a problem and formulate a solution.

    I hope you try it out!
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    This is what I used to learn Python:

    *Started with: https://learnpythonthehardway.org/
    *Subscribed to Safaribooksonline.com and then I was able to review almost every Python book out there
    *Books: The Hitchhikers Guide to Python, Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python, Python Cookbook

    Your goal is to get a good foundation of Python and then pick a topic you like...you'll learn a lot more when you can apply Python to something you actually want to create/learn (web crawling, networking, web dev, pentesting, etc..).
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    Stanly CC offers an online programing course. Here are some course details This class is conducted online. This course introduces students to basic programming concepts using a modified Python language for education. This is a free software download for students.

    We also plan to offer Cisco's Python Programming course in the near future.

    You can send me a pm or check out our new IT Academy web page on our college site: https://www.stanly.edu/it-academy
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    You can do the online and free training of Python The Hard Way https://learnpythonthehardway.org/
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    I've seen coursera loading up on Python courses. Anyone had a chance to take one of these?
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    I used LearnPythonTheHardway.org like a few others and learned a lot. This won't make you a professional, but it sets a great foundation. He has a starter and advanced book for Python 2 and a starter book for Python 3. The advanced Python 3 book is in pre-publishing right now. Find the free online version python 3 HERE.

    I cannot comment on the advanced Python books as I haven't used them yet. Good luck, I enjoyed Python.
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    What's your end goal? Here's a good one for system administrators: Python 3 Scripting
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    While not the OP, I Just wanted to thank everybody for their contributions to this topic. I was seriously tempted by that Linux Academy 9 hour scripting course, but I'd rather not sprint through it in 7 days or pay $49 for access for a month. I have the Automate the Boring stuff textbook and that Runestone interactive book is really cool.

    I ended up dropping $12 on the Tim Buchalka/Jean-Paul Roberts course on Udemy because of this thread. I think what swayed me was checking their forums and seeing some random student had posted a question 2 hours ago. Jean-Paul had replied an hour later. The free stuff is great, but it's harder when you have a question in the content because you're basically on your own to figure it out, at least from my perspective.
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    I started learning Python after I bought a Raspberry Pi. I found that provided plenty of motivation for me to learn, because I wanted to get the camera and other sensors working, and there are lots of on-line tutorials for Python on the Pi. It includes Python development tools as standard.
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    you should learn from youtube best source for learning python I personally believe that or you could go to codeacedmy.
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