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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: 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: Topics in Artisanal Calculus
Special Event | FREE

Certification Levels: Attendance

Explore lesser-known but incredibly useful topics in calculus. In this daily study group on "artisanal" topics in calculus, learn about umbral calculus, Bell polynomials, the Euler–Maclaurin formula and fractional calculus. See how you can apply methods in calculus to the study of dynamical systems, minimal surfaces and even number theory.

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

Certification Levels: Completion

Wolfram technology has long been a component of intelligent assistants and other AI systems. This study group brings you up to speed on the latest tools and devotes daily sessions to using the newly expanded Wolfram GPT, Chat Notebooks, functions to connect to LLMs and built-in AI-related functionality in Wolfram Language. 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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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 the Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for calculus include Algebra I (elementary algebra), Algebra II (intermediate algebra), elementary geometry and trigonometry or precalculus.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

A comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in calculus, including video lessons and interactive notebooks. Follow along with the examples in the Wolfram Cloud and use the material to prepare for the AP Calculus AB exam. The course starts with functions and limits, followed by differential calculus and its applications, and then moves on to integral calculus and its applications. Problem sessions, exercises, quizzes and a sample exam 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 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 Elementary Algebra
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for learning algebra are understanding basic math skills and fluency with basic math operations.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Elementary algebra is a prerequisite for multiple mathematics and statistics courses, and a strong foundation in algebra can help you better understand more advanced math. This course introduces the basic concepts of algebra as well as common types of problems and how to solve them. Start with algebraic definitions and then move on to linear equations, linear inequalities, polynomials and quadratic equations. The instructor also discusses word problem examples in each section and walks through the steps to finding a solution.

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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 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 Mathematica for Students and Teachers
Video Course | FREE

Certification Levels: Level 1

This video course provides an introduction to Mathematica for students, teachers and beginners of all kinds. It quickly covers a wide range of topics from algebra to calculus using examples, all delivered from the viewpoint of a highly skilled and experienced classroom teacher. It starts with the concept of a computational notebook and builds step by step to more advanced topics such as plotting, graphics and solving equations. The course includes techniques for entering mathematical notation using your keyboard and palette buttons and finding help using the Wolfram Documentation Center. The course is recorded by Ruth Dover, a math instructor and Wolfram Innovator who has taught thousands of students how to use Mathematica and Wolfram Language over the course of her career.

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Introduction to Notebooks
Interactive Course | FREE

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

Certification Levels: Completion

Wolfram Notebooks have been widely adopted as the modern environment for technical workflows. In this course, you will be introduced to these powerful and interactive documents for computation, programming, generating reports and creating presentations. Learn how to style notebooks and create interactive interfaces using built-in Wolfram Language functionality. Generate immediate results with the natural language queries and reach your audience on multiple platforms with universal deployment options.

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Introduction to Probability
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for probability include Algebra I (elementary algebra) and Algebra II (intermediate algebra).

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Probability is the branch of mathematics that deals with random phenomena. Using real-world examples, this comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics can help prepare you for coursework and research in natural science, engineering, finance, medicine, data science and other fields. The course starts with a discussion of basic probability concepts, followed by the study of random variables as well as common probability distributions and their applications. These topics are typically found in basic probability courses and serve as great preparation for statistics, data science and the professional examination Exam P from the Society of Actuaries.

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Introduction to Statistics
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for statistics include Algebra I (elementary algebra) and Algebra II (intermediate algebra).

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Statistics is the branch of mathematics concerned with collecting, describing, analyzing and interpreting data and trends in science, industry and society. This course introduces techniques for data visualization and descriptive statistics, methods for calculating confidence intervals and tools for hypothesis testing. Practical examples are used to demonstrate the application of statistical methods. The topics in this course are typically found in entry-level college statistics courses and serve as great preparation for the AP Statistics exam.

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Notebooks as Instructional Tools
Instructor Led | FREE

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

Certification Levels: Completion

This course explores the versatility of Wolfram Notebooks for teaching and learning. Learn to write code with the help of natural language processing and chat-enabled notebook cells. Get practice and instruction in creating interactive content for sharing in notebooks, on the cloud and on the web.

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Quick Start to Wolfram Tech
Instructor Led | SEE COURSE SCHEDULE

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

Certification Levels: Completion

This course introduces core technologies for getting started quickly with the Wolfram technology stack. Learn to work with Wolfram Notebooks in the cloud as well as on your desktop and familiarize yourself with the syntax and programming fundamentals of Wolfram Language. Scheduled as online and in-person classes, this course provides comprehensive instruction guided by a live instructor. No prior experience with Wolfram Language is required. Certificate of course completion available.

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Visual Explorations in Data Science
Interactive Course | FREE

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

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1

Data is all around us, and methods of making sense of data are only becoming more important. This course introduces a visual, example-driven approach to learning the process of data science. Through built-in knowledge in Wolfram Language, a dozen extensive and applicable explorations are carried out, with visualization guiding the way. Discover the richness of curated, computable data about millions of entities and hundreds of entity types built into Wolfram Language. Learn to leverage curated data and a plethora of data visualization functions to discover a revolutionary new way of doing data science: localized, organized and extensive.

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Wolfram Notebooks: Building and Sharing Technical Workflows
Instructor Led | SEE COURSE SCHEDULE

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

Certification Levels: Completion

In this course you will learn how to create Wolfram Notebooks, interactive and powerful computational documents. This course shows how you can combine Wolfram Language with the notebook interface to express your ideas and develop technical workflows for data science, modeling, research, education and more. Discover how to build rich computational essays and presentations and publish to the cloud. No experience with Mathematica or Wolfram Language is required.

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Fast Introduction for Programmers

Fast Introduction for Programmers
Video Course | FREE

Certification Levels: Level 1

Learn to program in Wolfram Language—fast. These videos offer a quick introduction to Wolfram Language. As a programmer, you will get up to speed with the higher-level constructs of this fully symbolic programming language. You will be introduced to a selection of its nearly 6,000 carefully integrated, built-in functions. You can also try rapid prototyping of your ideas with quick cloud deployment options, as well as access and work with an amazing collection of curated computable data built into the language itself, from within the all-in-one notebook environment. After you are done, you will be able to read and understand almost any Wolfram Language code and start programming in Wolfram Language yourself.

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That's Random! Or Is It?

That's Random! Or Is It?
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: No particular prior knowledge of randomness is required. Knowing how to interpret a bar chart and understanding the terms integer, 2D and 3D would be beneficial.

Certification Levels: Completion

From selecting lottery numbers to testing new medicines, making sure something is truly random is important business. In this Computational Thinking module, you will learn how to recognise randomness, understand what makes something truly random and see how sample size can affect your opinion of randomness. You will explore what random noises, images and shapes look like before going on to generate your own. By learning how to use code to generate these random outputs, you will learn about pseudorandomness—computers’ attempt at true randomness.

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Wolfram Language Basics

Wolfram Language Basics
Video Course | FREE

Certification Levels: Level 1

Learn the most important basics of Wolfram Language—no prior experience necessary. This course was created from the online sessions at a popular Daily Study Group series. The video lessons start by introducing you to computational notebooks and covering the ideas of basic functional programming and visualization. Following videos dive deeper, covering symbolics, numerics and more advanced programming, enabling you to start working with your own data. The remaining videos greatly expand the scope of the material while remaining accessible to beginners, allowing anyone to start working with machine learning, media files, cloud publishing and deployment. By the time you are done, you will feel right at home in the notebook environment and be ready to start working with any kind of data or calculation you can imagine. This video course provides excellent preparation for the Wolfram Language Level 1 certification.

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  • 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