29 Best + Free Go Courses & Certification [2020][UPDATED]

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💻 Which Go Course Provider is best for me?
  • Udemy and Eduonix are best for practical, low cost and high quality Go courses.
  • Coursera, Udacity and EdX are the best providers for a Go certificate, as many come from top Ivy League Universities.
  • YouTube is best for free Go crash courses.
  • PluralSight, SkillShare and LinkedIn are the best monthly subscription platforms if you want to take multiple Go courses.
  • Independent Providers for Go courses & certificates are generally hit or miss.
💼 What is Go used for?
Go provides you high performance like C/C++, super efficient concurrency handling like Java and fun to code like Python/Perl. If you don't have any plans to learn Go, I will still say hardware limit puts pressure to us, software developers to write super efficient code.
💰 How much do Go developers make?
$16,000 - $28,499
16% of jobs
$31,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$41,000 - $53,499
26% of jobs
The average salary is $59,764 a year
$53,500 - $65,999
8% of jobs
$66,000 - $78,499
3% of jobs
$78,500 - $90,999
3% of jobs
$91,000 - $103,499
3% of jobs
$103,500 - $115,999
2% of jobs
$116,000 - $128,499
2% of jobs
$128,500 - $140,999
2% of jobs
$141,000 - $153,500
2% of jobs
US National Average$16,000 $153,500$59,764/year
📃 Is a Go Certificate worth it?
Yes and No. Certified Go developers on average make more money. Having a Go certificate greatly increases the chance of landing an interview and can open otherwise closed doors. Coursera, Udacity and EdX offer excellent certificate options for impressing your future employers. Eduonix, Udemy and several other providers offer certificates, but they aren't as reputable. If you have a Computer Science Degree, certificates are not as important. Still, many employers won't care about certificates, but rather your interview skills, experience and/or skills assessment.
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Go: The Complete Developer's Guide (Golang)
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Go: The Complete Developer's Guide (Golang) (2020)

4.3
Master the fundamentals and advanced features of the Go Programming Language (Golang)

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Build massively concurrent programs with Go Routines and Channels
  • Learn the advanced features of Go
  • Understand the differences between commonly used data structures
  • Prove your knowledge with dozens of included quiz questions
  • Apply Interfaces to dramatically simplify complex programs
  • Use types to future-proof your code and reduce the difficulty of refactors
Go (Golang): The Complete Bootcamp [Updated: December 2020]
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Go (Golang): The Complete Bootcamp [Updated: December 2020] (2020)

4.8
Deeply understand and master the Go Programming Language (Golang) from scratch 1000+ hands-on exercises and projects

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Watch the free videos to see how I teach Go programming in depth.
  • Practice with 1000+ Exercises (with included solutions)
  • Pass Interviews: Master Go Internals In-Depth
  • Master Interfaces and Internals
  • Master Slice Internals: Slice Header and Memory Allocations
  • Master Map Internals: Map Header
  • Encode and Decode JSON
  • Create a log file parser, spam masker, retro led clock, console animations, dictionary programs and so on.
Concurrency in Go
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Concurrency in Go

4.5
This specialization introduces the Go programming language from Google and provides learners with an overview of Go's special features. Upon completing the three-course sequence, learners will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to create concise, efficient, and clean applications using Go.

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Overall Score : 92 / 100

Mastering Go Programming
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Mastering Go Programming (2017)

4.2
Master programming with Golang by learning how to write idiomatic, effective code

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Apply modern software design patterns utilizing the Go language
  • Take a deep dive into Go's master topics like advanced concurrency patterns, and the flexible reflection capabilities
  • Write unit tests and benchmarks for your Go code
  • Create advanced backend microservices for the Hydra spaceship software and design an end to end chat system
  • Handle JSON, XML, and CSV data formats in your code
  • Interact with Mongodb, MySQL and BoltDB
  • Build powerful communications layer for your microservices using protocol buffers, TCP, and UDP
  • Develop powerful web applications and Restful APIs utilizing http requests, forms, and cookies
  • Design beautiful dynamic UI for the hydra software utilizing Go templates and websockets
  • Secure your applications with certificates, https, and secure web sockets
Golang: Introduction to REST API JWT auth with Golang
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Golang: Introduction to REST API JWT auth with Golang (2020)

4.4
Golang: Intro to JWT Auth with Golang (Go programming language)

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Build a user registration and login backend with Golang
  • Understand JSON Web Tokens (Header, Payload, Signature)
  • Create RESTful APIs (user signup, login and a protected endpoint)
  • Authenticate users with email, password and a JWT
  • Secure RESTful endpoints with JWTs
  • Examine the internals of a JWT
  • Sign and validate a JWT
  • Create a Postgres database instance and a users table and insert records into the table
  • Examine the definitions of different Golang package methods
Golang: Introduction to REST APIs (Go programming language)
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Golang: Introduction to REST APIs (Go programming language) (2020)

4.3
Golang: Intro to RESTful APIs with Golang (Go programming language) & 1.5hr of React-Redux bonus content (frontend)

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Create a model from Golang's struct type and a slice to add records to
  • Create a router and register to it api endpoints and handler functions
  • Build handler functions to do CRUD operations
  • Create a Postgres database instance and a table to save records
  • Establish a connection to the database and query the table for records as well as insert, update and delete individual records
  • Build the handler functions to make queries to the database and perform CRUD operations on persistent data
  • Make use of packages such as gorilla/mux, strconv, reflect and etc
Hands-on Serverless Computing with Go
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Hands-on Serverless Computing with Go (2018)

3.0
Save time and resources by building applications with Golang and deploying them to AWS Lambda

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • What AWS (Amazon Web Services) are and how to access them
  • How to write Lambda functions in Go and run them
  • How to connect Lambda functions to the rest of your AWS services
  • How to run Golang code as Lambda functions
  • The AWS-Lambda Golang SDK and how to use it.
  • Setting up and using DynamoDB
  • Running sessions in a microservice environment.
  • How to make sure your connections are secure using TLS
  • How to attach your own domain to AWS
Learn Go in 3 Hours
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Learn Go in 3 Hours (2020)

4.3
Build efficient applications rapidly with Go

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Build a completely functional web server in under 20 lines of code!
  • Explore the basics of the Go programming language for cloud computing and microservices
  • Work with Go's unique approach to interfaces and how this makes your programs more modular and testable
  • Explore Go's concurrency model, which provides a simple and powerful way to model your programs for easy scalability
  • Create your own library that can be shared with the world
Functions, Methods, and Interfaces in Go
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Functions, Methods, and Interfaces in Go

4.0
This specialization introduces the Go programming language from Google and provides learners with an overview of Go's special features. Upon completing the three-course sequence, learners will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to create concise, efficient, and clean applications using Go.

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Overall Score : 82 / 100

Go: The Complete Developer's Guide to Golang: 4-in-1
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Go: The Complete Developer's Guide to Golang: 4-in-1 (2018)

3.6
Become a Full-Stack Golang Developer - Learn everything from Front & Back-End Programming to deployment

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Learn the essentials of Golang for frontend, backend development and deployment of apps to a cloud-based, production environment
  • Learn how to build custom packages, types, interfaces, and unit test suites
  • Create custom middleware and implement an asynchronous task queue
  • Understand how to develop powerful, feature-rich, client-side web applications
  • Build a feature-rich social media website
  • Deploy the Go application as a multi-container Docker application
  • Run the Dockerized Go application in the cloud as a system service
Google Go Programming: Golang Beginner to Go Web Developer!
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Google Go Programming: Golang Beginner to Go Web Developer! (2020)

3.4
Level up your Google Go coding skills from basic commands through building your own website with Golang!

iconWhat You'll Learn

  • Develop your Google Golang programming skills to build efficient software.
  • Prepare for a job with Google or have an income earning freelance skill.
  • Learn basic web coding languages such as HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap.
  • Create a blog as your course project that has a minimum design.
  • Build a portfolio and resume using your new programming skills.

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