February may be the shortest month of the year, but having a couple of days less doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of them, especially if you’re looking to learn something new online.
Like every month, here we give you a hand with this compilation of more than 30 free online courses that you can start right now to learn a new skill in 2022. This time we have focused on computer science, engineering and mathematics. All courses are in Spanish, and taught mostly by prestigious educational institutions in the world.
Important: all courses are free in their most basic forms or may be open for audit (look for the option “Audit the course”). You just need to register an account on the corresponding platform to get access to the resources. If you also want certifications and evaluations, premium paid accounts are usually needed.
Introduction to cybersecurity: a course from the Universidad del Rosario in which you will learn about security in software development, cryptography, ethical hacking, and computer forensics.
Network security: a course from the Universidad de los Andes de Colombia in which you will learn about the cybersecurity architecture for the data network with a view to implementing different controls for the defense of the computer network, the host and the management of incidents.
Vulnerabilities and penetration tests: a course from the Universidad de los Andes in which you will learn the concepts of detecting vulnerabilities and threats, the fundamentals of cyberattacks and system penetration tests.
Optimization of Deep Neural Networks: a course from Universidad Austral in which you will learn about what drives performance in neural networks and how to obtain better results in a more systematic way, optimizing the main Hyperparameters and their implementation.
Information Security Principles and Regulations: a course from the Universidad de los Andes in which you will learn to identify the fundamentals of information security, including concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability, fundamentals of cryptography and risk analysis.
Predictive models with machine learning: a course from the Universidad de los Andes in which you will obtain both theoretical and practical knowledge so that you can build predictive models using machine learning techniques.
Computer networks: a course from the Universidad del Rosario in which you will learn the fundamentals of computer networks, including their architecture, protocols, and the aspects to consider to make them secure.
Trading algorithms based on machine learning: a course from the Universidad de los Andes in which you will learn about capital markets, price formation, return, volatility, the principles of technical analysis of financial assets, trading algorithms based on in machine learning classification models, and their applications to short-term active investment strategies.
Cybersecurity tools and application methods: a course from the Anáhuac University Network in which you will learn about the new tools and good practices to manage cybersecurity systems that protect your organization’s data.
Free Kubernetes course: a complete course on YouTube made up of 56 videos in which you will learn all the basics about Kubernetes, importance, installation, containers, namespaces, pods, services, and more.
Design, manufacture and program your own robot: a course from the Universitat Politècnica de València in which you will learn to design, manufacture and program your own robot (DYOR: Do Your Own Robot) with Arduino. You will learn to use CAD tools (TinkerCAD), electronic design (Fritzing) and Arduino block programming (Facilino) and Android apps (App Inventor2).
Spatial and 3D Sound: a course from the Universitat Politècnica de València in which you will learn about the main spatial sound reproduction systems, such as 5.1, WFS or binaural systems.
Bit by Bit Digital Electronics: Fundamentals, Verilog and FPGA: a course from the Pontifical Catholic University of China in which you will learn about the world of digital circuits, starting with the binary number system and logic gates, and then being able to design them using Verilog.
The role of digitization in the energy transition: a Galileo University course in which you will learn the fundamentals of digitization in the energy sector, starting from the global energy problem and the need for a more sustainable model until you understand the main technologies involved.
Introduction to photovoltaic solar energy: The photovoltaic module: a course at the Universitat Politècnica de València in which you will learn about the most important component in photovoltaic installations, photovoltaic modules, the only devices capable of directly converting light energy from the sun into continuous electrical energy.
How to self-build your home: a course from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in which you will learn the basics and the precise step-by-step procedures so that you can carry out the self-construction of a basic, safe and economical home for you and your family; It will also be very useful if you are looking to learn how to repair, improve the structure of your home and even if you are looking to self-employ.
Systemic thinking: a course from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in which you will learn about the conditions that led to the development of systemic thinking, its comparison with reductionism, the technological advances that allow us to study systems, and the systems that have allowed us technological advances .
Exploring Sustainable Energy: a course from the Pontifical Catholic University of China in which they will address the concepts of sustainable energy and describe advanced technologies that can progressively replace the current ones dominated by coal, oil and natural gas, whose emissions are progressively disturbing the climate, which can affect development and international coexistence.
Balance, why do things fall?: a course from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in which you will be guided step by step in the basic knowledge to understand the balance of simple structures. You will learn basic concepts of the mathematical equations that model the equilibrium conditions of particles and rigid bodies.
How to train your electrons 1: Fundamentals of analog electronics: a course from the Pontifical Catholic University of China in which you will learn the most basic electronics at the level of block diagrams and operational amplifiers.
How to Learn Math – For Students – A course from Stanford University that combines very important information about the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively, as many people have had negative experiences with math and end up disliking math or failing.
Learning primary mathematics: a course from the Universidad de los Andes in which you will learn the particular issues about learning mathematics and the most frequent difficulties and errors that students have to face when learning them.
Mathematics for the U: a course at the Universidad del Rosario whose purpose is to facilitate the development of basic mathematical skills by the student. The central topics of the course are: Real Numbers, Exponents and Radicals, Algebraic Expressions, Polynomials, Equations, Inequalities, and Functions.
Introduction to Mathematics for Finance and Business: a Tecnológico de Monterrey course in which you will learn how certain mathematical concepts are used repeatedly to analyze financial and business problems.
Mathematical Bases: Numbers and terminology: a course at the Universitat Politècnica de València in which the basic concepts of sets, the basic terminology and the fundamental properties of numbers (real and complex) are reviewed.
Statistics and probability: a course from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in which you will learn about descriptive statistics, bivariate data and probability.
Mathematical Bases: Algebra: a course from the Universitat Politècnica de València in which you will learn about systems of equations, matrices and how to use them to solve them.
Mathematical Bases: Derivatives: a course from the Universitat Politècnica de València in which you will learn about functions and their derivatives, including their applications to problem solving.
Basic Algebra: A course from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in which you will learn to build algebraic expressions from sentences, which will allow you to solve problems in which you know some numerical data and need to find others. You will be able to pose and solve first degree equations, simultaneous equations and second degree equations.
Trigonometry and analytical geometry: a course from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in which you will study trigonometry and its applications in practical cases. In addition to analytical geometry, in particular, of conic sections: the straight line, the parabola, the circumference and the ellipse; as well as its applications in everyday life situations.