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Fundamentals of Computing Coursera


The creators of this Specialization are the instructors for the first-year Computer Science classes at Rice University. Their goal is to provide a learning experience that is both challenging and fun. Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Here's how you can get paid to hack into computer networks (yes, really)


Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever wonder what it's like to step into a hacker's shoes? A career in web penetration testing might be right up your alley: Also known as "pen testers" and "ethical hackers," these digital professionals get hired by a wide range of companies to comb web-based applications and networks for vulnerabilities -- legally, that is -- in order to prevent major security breaches. If you're on the hunt for a new profession, there has never been a better time to become a pen tester. Across 22 lectures, senior information security consultant and IT trainer Gabriel Avramescu will give you a step-by-step introduction to the entire pen testing process, teaching you how to uncover information on potential targeting and find weaknesses in apps.

Top 10 Most Popular Coursera Courses in 2016: Machine Learning, Basic Python And More


With 1.8 million Coursera learners from India out of 23 million registered learners globally, the country is now the second largest base of online learners after the US. "Over the past year, the country has witnessed an uptake of high quality, flexible, career-relevant online courses. Maximum growth was witnessed in Technology courses which constituted 70% of the list of the 10 most popular courses, followed by courses teaching English for career advancement. As compared to 2015, Coursera has seen a 50% increase in the number of registered users, especially amongst technology learners," a release said. The most popular courses of 2016 include a healthy mix of courses that teach skills for some of the today's hottest technology careers as well as skills that are broadly useful for career and life.

Artificial Intelligence Projects with Python-HandsOn: 2-in-1


Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest fields in computer science right now and has taken the world by storm as a major field of research and development. Python has surfaced as a dominant language in AI/ML programming because of its simplicity and flexibility, as well as its great support for open source libraries such as Scikit-learn, Keras, spaCy, and TensorFlow. If you're a Python developer who wants to take first steps in the world of artificial intelligent solutions using easy-to-follow projects, then go for this learning path. This comprehensive 2-in-1 course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of deep learning and use them to build intelligent systems. You will solve real-world problems such as face detection, handwriting recognition, and more.