I'm trying to learn computer science on my own and one of the resources I'm using is (https://github.com/ossu/computer-science) , so I found many people criticizing the "How to Code - Simple Data" course here (https://www.classcentral.com/course/edx-how-to-code-simple-data-3465), so I just want to know if it's worth the time or not, if not can you please recommend a free alternative of this course?

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    $\begingroup$ How did you choose that class? What are your goals? $\endgroup$
    – Ben I.
    Sep 24, 2021 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ To learn as much computer science as I can without going to a university. @BenI. $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2021 at 16:09
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    $\begingroup$ With the goal of... being a programmer in industry? Being a programmer for fun projects on your own? Learning the mathematical foundations of CS? Imitating a CS degree? Those are all vastly different goals. CS is huge field. It's like saying you want to learn about the arts, and asking whether a particular course on oboe repair is a good place to start. It might be, but it all depends on where you're trying to go with it. $\endgroup$
    – Ben I.
    Sep 24, 2021 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ I think I want to imitate a cs degree and ,(more importantly), gain as much knowledge as I can on the CS field,(I just might dive in security related stuff later on). From your answer, I think I'm gonna go for it, Thank you for your time @BenI. <3 $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2021 at 18:04
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    $\begingroup$ If you want to learn a "CS degree equivalent", take a look at the ACM/IEEE guidelines, that gives you a good idea what that (should) cover, and to what depth. Just be clear that this will be some 4-6 years of continuous effort. $\endgroup$
    – vonbrand
    Sep 26, 2021 at 1:23


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