Want to learn a new skill needed for entrepreneurship or maybe for employment? Here are 12 of the best Udemy courses for you.
There are tons of materials online which you can trawl through, but as a newbie it can be daunting. And since I teach on Udemy (15+ courses, 70,000+ students), a question I get asked all the time is how to choose the right course.
So here’s my selection of the best Udemy courses for entrepreneurs. With over 35,000 courses to choose from the Udemy platform in various categories, there is something suitable for everyone.
(If you are worried about cost of courses then, remember, Udemy often runs discount promotions).
Building a Personal Brand by Gary Vaynerchuk
Ah, that mild-mannered, shy, retiring Gary Vee. Going through this course you’ll understand the importance of identifying your passion and how to use your strengths to the optimum. Find out what it takes to build a personal brand and turn it into potential revenue.
Throughout the course you’ll learn more about yourself, you’ll understand the areas of your personal brand: your talents, skills, strengths, values and passions.
The course will also help you to reflect on your motivation, creativity and leadership qualities and ultimately you’ll understand how others perceive you.
See Building a Personal Brand by Gary Vaynerchuk on Udemy.
The Complete Ethical Hacking Course: Beginner to Advanced!
Hacking? Surely not! This course is ideal for anyone who has ever wondered what “Hacking” is and how it’s done. It does not cover everything you need to know if you are preparing for the actual CEH Certification.
The main focus of this course is on how to do ethical hacking, penetration testing, web testing, and Wi-Fi hacking using Kali Linux.
You’ll learn a thing or two about security holes and weakness in a system and that will enable you to provide counter-measures to protect any network from hackers and loss of data.
Learn To Code by Making Games – The Complete Unity Developer
Mastering Unity is essential to online game development and this is what this course teaches you. It’s a hands-on course for developers, programmers and artists.
I’d highly suggest brushing up on C# before diving into the course although you’ll learn it alongside object oriented programming. The process of developing an entire 2D and 3D games for web and mobile from scratch in Unity is crucial for a well-rounded skill set. The instructor has preferred to teach the first part of the course in Unity 4.6 as it is well established and stable, and then moves to Unity 5 later.Learning by doing is always best! Click To Tweet
The Complete Web Developer Course
At the heart of this course is the ‘learn by doing’ format rather than just cramming your head with theories or abstract concepts. You’ll have a portfolio at the end.
See The Complete Web Developer Course on Udemy.
The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course – Build 18 Apps
Get to grips with the latest version of Apple’s acclaimed programming language. This course will enable you to start creating apps for Apple Store.
In the first part of the course the fundamentals of the Xcode 7 and Swift 2 are thoroughly covered. Once you master the fundamentals you’ll then explore building more advanced apps and games using web content, animation and geolocation.
On completion of the course you’ll have built 15 great apps.
See The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course – Build 18 Apps on Udemy.
The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps
Not interested in iPhones and you prefer Samsungs? Me too! Learn Android programming with this comprehensive course by Rob Percival again.
This course is designed to teach you how to create apps for Android phones and tablets. You will gain a strong foundation in Java programming and then dive into Android application development.
By the time you complete this course, you’ll be able to create real world apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Uber. And, again, you’ll learn by doing, so you’ll be able to create a portfolio of 14 apps.
See The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps on Udemy.
After completion of the course, students will become conversant with the following concepts: Objects and Object Literals, Function Expressions, Prototypical Inheritance, Functional Programming, Scope Chains, Function Constructors, including new ES6 features, IIFEs (Immediately Invoked Function Expressions), Call, Apply, and Bind.
Learning Python for Data Analysis and Visualization
This course is not for beginners either. You should have adequate knowledge of Python up to intermediate level to be able to follow this course as it will teach you how to program with python and how to use it in conjunction with scientific computing modules and libraries to analyze data.
The course will also help you to: make and manipulate arrays, use Pandas to create and analyze data sets, utilize Seaborn and Matplotlib libraries to craft data visualizations, develop a portfolio of sample Python projects, understand SciKit Learn and Machine Learning.
See Learning Python for Data Analysis and Visualization on Udemy.
The Complete Java Developer Course
This course is not for those who have reached the advanced level; it is designed for complete beginners up to intermediate level.
Following this course you’ll gain access to the necessary tools to program fluently in Java and familiarize yourself with all the features that Java has to offer such as : Keywords, Operators, Statements, Expressions, Object Oriented Programming and Java API.
On the whole, the knowledge you’ll acquire will enable you to write applications for Android devices, the web, or even desktop applications using one of the most powerful Integrated Development Environments on the market, IntelliJ IDEA!
See The Complete Java Developer Course on Udemy.
iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional
This course is for those who aspire to work professionally as a Junior iOS 9 developer or otherwise. You’ll learn Swift 2 and iOS9 (to build and publish iPhone and iPad apps to the Apple App Store) as these are the skills which you will need in the industry.
The course will teach you iOS9 and programming concepts not from an A-Z perspective, but in order of importance as to what core skills employers will be looking at when they recruit.
See iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional on Udemy.
Learn and Understand AngularJS
This course is ensures understanding of how AngularJS works before diving in how to use it or trying to understand the syntax first.
Taking this course will enable you to build a real-world Single Page Application (SPA) in AngularJS. To understand how AngularJS works you’ll study directives, dependency injection, two way data binding, the digest loop and watchers. The rest of the course will concentrate on principles used by AngularJS: custom attributes, loosely typed arrays, the hash, and the event loop. Finally you’ll understand concepts like compile, link and scope.
See Learn and Understand AngularJS on Udemy.
Data Science A-Z: Real-Life Data Science Exercises Included
Data science is indeed an abstract topic. This course shows you the process a Data Scientist goes through on a daily basis. The instructor walks through the following: cleaning and preparing data, performing basic visualization of data, modelling and curve-fitting your data and how to present your findings.
You’ll go through real world, thought-provoking and challenging practical exercises by way of homework. These will help you grasp tools such as SQL, SSIS, Tableau and Gret. All softwares used in this course are available for free.
You can do it – with the best Udemy courses
It’s often I write about how to make money with Udemy by creating courses, I thought it would be a fun idea to see how you can make money by learning a skill on Udemy by showing you the best Udemy courses out there.
I always say to wantrepreneurs that it’s far easier to earn active income (eg. working for clients) than earning passive income (eg. from product sales) when you’re starting out. So maybe there’s an idea here for you.
Or maybe there’s an idea about what courses do well. Remember, these aren’t just the best Udemy courses, these are some of the most successful courses on Udemy – what do they all have in common? They give you a tangible benefit and a real skill that you can use in a real world (and entrepreneurial) context.
Have you taken any of the above courses? What did you think? What do you think of this list? Let me know in the comments.