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Learn the Basics of Programming with Codecademy

This course is for new programmers who aren’t sure what they want to learn about. Take this course to jumpstart your learning journey!

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

     
    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

New to the world of coding and not sure where to start? Take this course and learn about the history and basics of programming using Blockly and pseudocode. See the specifics of different programming languages and dive into different tech careers to see what suits you best. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to start your learning journey into the world of programming!

Syllabus

6 quizzes
  • Certificate of completion available with Plus or Pro

    Earn a certificate of completion and showcase your accomplishment on your resume or LinkedIn.

The platform

Hands-on learning

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Earn a certificate of completion

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Reviews from learners

  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
  • I felt like I learned months in a week. I love how Codecademy uses learning by practice and gives great challenges to help the learner to understand a new concept and subject.
    Rodrigo
    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
    John-Andrew
    Codecademy Learner @ USA

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  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
  • Assessments

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.