🧑💻 10 Steps Learning Path: Do you want to learn Python but are unsure where to start? I’ve curated an optimal learning path, taking you from a complete beginner to an advanced Python programmer using Finxter Academy courses with downloadable PDF certificates. All courses can be freely accessed by Finxter Premium Members (no restrictions).
Level 1: Laying the Foundations
Step 1: Python Crash Course
Start with the basics. This course ensures you have a solid understanding of Python’s foundational concepts, setting the stage for more advanced topics.
Step 2: Mastering Python Lists
Lists are a cornerstone of Python programming. Dive deep into this essential data structure and learn how to manipulate and utilize lists effectively.
Another fundamental data structure, dictionaries are key-value pairs that offer a unique way to store data. Master the art of using dictionaries in Python with this comprehensive guide.
Level 2: Enhancing Your Python Skills
Step 4: Python Operator Mastery
Operators form the backbone of any programming language. Enhance your coding prowess by mastering Python’s diverse set of operators.
Step 5: Object-Oriented Python
Delve into the world of object-oriented programming (OOP) and discover how this paradigm can elevate your Python programming capabilities.
Boost your productivity by mastering PyCharm, the most popular IDE for Python. Learn the ins and outs to streamline your coding process.
Level 3: Diving into Advanced Topics
Step 7: Web Scraping with BeautifulSoup
Data is the new oil. Learn how to extract valuable data from websites using the BeautifulSoup library, a must-have skill in today’s data-driven world.
Step into the realm of natural language processing. This course teaches you to summarize articles, giving you a glimpse into the power of the Transformers library.
Step 9: Python Magic Methods
Unravel the mysteries of Python’s magic methods. These special methods, denoted by double underscores, are key to understanding Python’s inner workings.
Level 4. Embracing the Future with AI and Python
AI is the future. Equip yourself with the skills to harness the power of AI by mastering prompt engineering, enabling you to build cutting-edge AI-powered applications. We have multiple prompt engineering and LLM-based courses on the academy but this one is the most thorough for a Python developer.
In fact, feel free to check out our article on becoming a prompt engineer (learning paths):
By following this structured learning path, you’ll be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle any Python project. Happy coding!
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com that has taught exponential skills to millions of coders worldwide. He’s the author of the best-selling programming books Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), The Art of Clean Code (NoStarch 2022), and The Book of Dash (NoStarch 2022). Chris also coauthored the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books. He’s a computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.