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An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Learn Wolfram Language and modern computational thinking from Stephen Wolfram's book with veteran Wolfram Language instructor and developer David Withoff. The course requires no prior programming knowledge and is suitable for those at any educational level with an interest in computational thinking and its practical applications.

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Computational Xplorations
Instructor Led | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Wolfram Language or Mathematica.

Certification Levels: Completion

Join this free introductory course to discover how to interactively explore nearly any field using computation. See how computational thinking—a modern blend of critical analysis and information processing—is being applied to a range of disciplines not traditionally associated with coding. From nutrition to literature, you'll learn practical ways to use knowledge-based programming in your classroom, research project or company. This class introduces innovative methods for discovering ideas and insights using the computational intelligence of the Wolfram Language, the user-friendly coding environment of Wolfram Notebooks and the curated real-world knowledge of the Wolfram Knowledgebase.

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Daily Study Group: Creative Computation
Special Event | FREE

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Explore core concepts of programming in Wolfram Language by creating visual art, poetry and even video games during this Daily Study Group. We'll use coding and computation as tools to express creativity while you build a portfolio of computationally creative work. Have fun with mini projects while seamlessly integrating coding and artistic expression.

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Daily Study Group: Guiding Principles for Systems Modeling and Simulation
Special Event | FREE

Certification Levels: Completion

Learn modeling principles applicable to dynamic systems across diverse domains from Wolfram experts. Join our upcoming two-week study group, where you'll use Wolfram System Modeler to create models of real-world systems and explore modeling fundamentals. We'll cover examples that range from simulating the spread of infectious diseases to predicting the cash flow dynamics of a subscription-based business and modeling the intricate behavior of drones. The first two sessions will provide an introduction to modeling with System Modeler and analyzing models with Wolfram Language. Following daily sessions will each cover a different modeling principle.

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Daily Study Group: Wolfram Tools for LLMs
Archived Event | FREE

Wolfram technology has long been a component of intelligent assistants and other AI systems. This study group brings you up to speed on currently available tools and devotes daily sessions to using Chat Notebooks, Wolfram Language functions that connect to LLMs, other built-in AI-related functionality and Wolfram GPT. See how Wolfram makes LLMs smarter by giving them access to powerful computation, accurate math, curated knowledge, real-time data and visualization. Learn about Wolfram tools that offer natural language–based code assistance, connecting to LLMs and access to built-in functionality for AI tasks.

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Daily Study Groups
Special Event | FREE

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Wolfram Daily Study Groups are fun, directed, incremental learning resources for building computational competence. Study Groups offer academic and professional development opportunities for anyone interested in expanding their skillset. A Wolfram instructor guides each session by sharing short lessons, polling the group to review key concepts, introducing practice problems and answering questions. Certificates of program completion are available to engaged participants, with additional opportunities for Level 1 proficiency certifications offered for select topics and areas of study.

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Data Visualization Quick Start
Video Lesson | FREE

Harness the power of the Wolfram Language to interactively visualize your data. Start with simple charts, add labels and legends and then customize the appearance. In a series of examples, you'll learn to process and incorporate additional data and create specialized visual elements, resulting in a rich interface that allows you to interactively explore your data in depth. Topics include general options for adding styles and labels to your charts, enhancing your data with wrappers and metadata and writing custom rendering functions that make use of the metadata to show additional levels of information. The class is suitable for those who have an interest in creating charts using the Wolfram Language but who have little experience with the system.

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Discrete Calculus with Wolfram Language
Video Course | FREE

This course discusses the basics, history and real-world applications of discrete calculus as well as associated Wolfram Language functionality.

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Ecology and Environmental Science Modeling in Wolfram Language
Special Event | FREE

Certification Levels: Attendance

This online event offers a unique workshop experience for students and educators keen on exploring the intersection of natural systems and computational modeling. This session focuses on the foundational elements of complex systems within the realms of ecology and environmental science, making these advanced concepts accessible and engaging through a blend of theoretical and computational explorations.

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Explore the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024 with Wolfram Language
Archived Event | FREE

Learn how to use Wolfram Language to predict when the eclipse will happen and how it will look from any location on April 8, 2024. Compute contact times, duration, speed, the maximum obscuration of the Sun and much more. Construct precise and detailed maps of the sky for the event, as well as maps of the Earth showing the totality path. Wolfram experts will show the calculations behind the Precision Eclipse website and demonstrate the astro capabilities and built-in knowledge of Wolfram Language that support those results.

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Geography in Wolfram Language
Video Course | FREE

These videos offer an introduction to built-in geography functionality in Wolfram Language. Learn about making and styling maps, creating high-resolution maps of any region of the world and using multiple styles for vector renderings. The included examples showcase how to access built-in, curated geophysical and socioeconomic data, and they also demonstrate how to visualize the data in different ways using maps.

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Getting Started with Machine Learning
Video Lesson | FREE

This video is a broad introduction to what you can do with machine learning in Wolfram Language.

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Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica Training Tutorials
Special Event | FREE

Certification Levels: AttendanceLevel 1

Join a free online training session to learn different ways to interact with Mathematica—enter queries through free-form input and Wolfram Language, create notebooks, perform symbolic and numeric calculations, generate 2D and 3D graphics, create an interactive Manipulate, analyze data and turn your notebook into an interactive presentation. This is an exciting opportunity to learn directly from the authors of the book Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language and ask questions during the interactive Q&A. Participants will need access to either Mathematica for the desktop or Mathematica Online to utilize the hands-on aspects of this training.

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Introduction to Calculus
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for calculus are trigonometry or precalculus.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in calculus and their applications, covering all of Calculus 1 and some of Calculus 2. The course starts with functions and limits, followed by differential calculus, and then moves on to integral calculus and a brief discussion of differential equations. It includes a sample exam based on the AP Calculus AB course. Problem sessions, exercises and auto-graded quizzes are provided for self-paced assessment. Earn a certificate by watching all lesson and problem session videos and completing the quizzes with a passing grade.

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Introduction to Cryptography
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires a basic understanding of number theory, algorithms, discrete mathematics and modular arithmetic and basic-level skills in any programming language.

Certification Levels: Completion

This course gives an introduction to the concepts, underlying math, principles and techniques of historic and modern cryptography; ties cryptographic protocols to real-world scenarios; and gives a necessary understanding of issues related to information security in general.

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Introduction to Differential Equations
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or the Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for differential equations include calculus and linear algebra.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

A comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts and solution methods for differential equations, including video lessons and interactive notebooks. Follow along with the examples in the Wolfram Cloud and use the material to prepare for courses in natural science, engineering, economics and other fields. The course starts with a discussion of direction fields and methods for solving first-order differential equations, followed by the study of second-order equations and their applications, and then moves on to solving systems of differential equations. Problem sessions, exercises and quizzes are provided for self-paced assessment. Earn a certificate by watching all lesson and problem session videos and completing the quizzes with a passing grade. Level I certification in Differential Equations is awarded to those who meet the completion requirements and also pass the course final exam.

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Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course does not have any mathematical requirement. Anyone with minimal knowledge of Wolfram Language can excel. This course is aimed at beginners in both computer science and mathematics.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Explore the realm of discrete mathematics, the study of countable things and the mathematical language of computer science. Get an introduction to notions of logic, discrete structures, counting, algorithms, proofs, recurrences and graphs.

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Introduction to Finite Mathematics
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for finite mathematics include Algebra I (elementary algebra) and Algebra II (intermediate algebra).

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Finite mathematics has many real-world applications and is used in business, economics, social sciences and biology. The topics in this course are commonly found in college courses on finite mathematics.

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Introduction to Fractional Calculus
Video Course | FREE

Learn about computing fractional derivatives and using the popular Laplace transform technique to solve systems of linear fractional differential equations using Wolfram Language. The first video describes the basics of fractional calculus, defines some of the common differintegrals and introduces the built-in FractionalD and CaputoD functions. The second video focuses on using LaplaceTransform and InverseLaplaceTransform to convert from time domain to frequency domain and back again. It also demonstrates how you can combine the Laplace transform with MittagLefflerE functions and CaputoD derivatives. The final video provides more background on fractional calculus and its uses and showcases demonstrative examples of both single fractional differential equations and systems of linear fractional differential equations.

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Introduction to Graphics Rendering and Shading
Video Lesson | FREE

This video covers graphics objects and includes topics such as the basics of rendering, realistic 2D and 3D shading effects, artistic shading models and realistic shading with physically based rendering.

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Introduction to Linear Algebra
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or the Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for linear algebra include algebra, elementary geometry and trigonometry.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

A comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in linear algebra, including video lessons and interactive notebooks. Follow along with the examples in the Wolfram Cloud and use the material to prepare for courses in data science, engineering and other fields. The course starts with linear equations and matrices, followed by determinants and eigenvalues, and then moves on to inner products and the singular value decomposition. Application sessions are included to show uses of linear algebra in the real world. Exercises and quizzes are provided for self-paced assessment.

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Introduction to Multivariable Calculus
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. The prerequisite for multivariable calculus is single-variable calculus.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

This comprehensive multivariable calculus course uses state-of-the-art Wolfram Language functionality for the computation and visualization of concepts, making this elegant body of mathematical knowledge easy and fun to learn. Multivariable calculus extends the notions of limits, derivatives and integrals to higher dimensions.

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Introduction to Neural Networks in Wolfram Language
Instructor Led | FREE

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of Wolfram Language.

Certification Levels: Completion

This course provides an introduction to the state-of-the-art neural net framework in Wolfram Language. Learn about the Neural Net Repository, transfer learning as well as how to train, test and look inside a neural net.

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Introduction to Stochastic Processes for Finance Research and Trading
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: The course requires a basic understanding of both probability theory (in particular probability distributions) and linear algebra. This course requires minimal experience with Wolfram Language.

Certification Levels: Completion

Learn about modeling financial data with stochastic processes for quantitative research and trading from an expert in quantitative finance. Modeling stochastic processes helps you make sense of and predict outcomes in random data, such as stock prices.

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  • Interactive Courses
  • Video Lessons
  • Video Courses
  • Instructor-led Courses
  • Archived and Special Events

Interactive Courses

Also known as MOOCs (massive open online courses), these courses are hosted on the Wolfram Cloud and allow you to interactively explore concepts using Wolfram Language functionality.

  • Self-paced with progress tracking

  • Include video lessons, exercises and problems, quizzes, exams and a scratch notebook

  • Sharable completion certificates available for all courses

  • Wolfram Level 1 proficiency certifications available for select courses

Video Lessons

Short recorded lessons that provide limited instruction on a computational topic or for using Wolfram tech.

  • Quick-start videos

  • Lessons from content experts

  • A wide variety of beginner-level lessons

  • Free to watch

Video Courses

Video series that build on preceding lessons to provide comprehensive instruction.

  • Each video course features a playlist of sequential lessons

  • Recorded by Wolfram certified instructors

  • Comprehensive coverage of a particular topic

  • Free to watch

Instructor-led Courses

Scheduled as online and in-person classes, these courses provide comprehensive instruction guided by a live instructor.

  • Registration required to reserve your seat

  • Taught by Wolfram certified instructors

  • Opportunity to pose live questions to experts in the room

  • Course completion certificates available

Archived and Special Events

Presentations by Wolfram developers, content experts and instructors.

  • Webinars on special topics and new release functionality

  • Livecoding sessions

  • Wolfram Daily Study Groups

  • Free to watch