Ready to upgrade your prompt engineering skills but not sure yet how?
In this article, we will go over the 19 best free prompt engineering courses so that you can future-proof yourself!
This way, you can spend your money on other things instead of learning how to start with prompt engineering.
The 19 best free prompt engineering courses of 2023
So, are you ready to save some money?
Below you will find 19 great free prompt engineering courses. There will be a lot of different options, like YouTube and Udemy.
I hope this way I can open your eyes so you can see that there are a lot of options to learn more about prompting for free!
Here's how to learn prompt engineering for free!
Let's start by learning more about prompt engineering for free by looking at OpenAI's documentation — the ‘GPT best practices' part.
Yes, it's not an in-depth course like the other examples on this list, but it's still a great place to start.
Next up is one of the most amazing free resources currently on the internet to learn more about prompting; the website is called Learning Prompting.
They cover multiple topics, from beginner to advanced techniques, and even some security implications.
The best thing? They have taught over 1M+ users so far.
Learn Prompt Engineering
Here's one more great free guide if you don't mind reading: Learn Prompt Engineering.
They've designed this course to bring you up to the master level in AI prompt engineering.
You'll gain a thorough understanding of your main roles as a prompt engineer, and they'll provide you with a comprehensive framework to develop, test, and store any prompt.
Prompt Engineering and Advanced ChatGPT by edX
Let's continue this list with the prompt engineering and advanced ChatGPT course by edX!
This free course is designed to introduce you to the exciting world of ChatGPT.
In this course, you will delve into the advanced techniques that can be used to prompt ChatGPT, allowing it to generate responses that are even more accurate, relevant, and engaging.
They will explore the different applications of ChatGPT across various industries, including healthcare, finance, education, and customer service, among others.
Good to know: If you take the free path, you will lose access to the course after some time (they will share the deadline date with you), but it should be enough time to watch it all.
And you can't earn a certificate on the free path.
Prompt Engineering for ChatGPT by Vanderbilt University
A great course to familiarize yourself with AI. The course is very well done and, as a beginner in A.I, I can say that every topic discussed is very thoroughly explained.A review on Coursera
Next up is the prompt engineering for ChatGPT course that is created by the Vanderbilt University.
Here's what you will learn:
- How to apply prompt engineering to effectively work with large language models, like ChatGPT.
- How to use prompt patterns to tap into powerful capabilities within large language models.
- How to create complex prompt-based applications for your life, business, or education.
Just keep in mind that the course takes around 18 hours to complete.
Good to know: Note that 9 hours (and earning a certificate) are locked behind a paywall, unfortunately (a bit of each module).
And if you already enrolled in one course, you will, unfortunately, need to subscribe to a paid plan to access it —or finish the course within their 7-day free trial.
Generative AI courses by DeepLearning.AI
Next up are the great free courses from DeepLearning.AI.
They have both short courses and longer courses. Their short courses help you learn new skills, tools, and concepts efficiently.
Keep in mind that the short courses are available for free for a limited time only!
Here's one example: a ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Developers course.
Generative AI courses by Google Cloud
Ready to learn more about generative AI?
With these ten free courses from Google Cloud, you will learn a ton for free.
And, if you're interested, they also have free courses on other topics here!
3 Best free YouTube prompt engineering courses
Some great information about prompt engineering is on YouTube for free!
The best thing is that AI-related courses are not being sold that often yet, so you will feel less like you're being sold to (it can feel different in other niches).
Prompt engineering basics
Below you will find some awesome free courses that will certainly show you most of the basics of prompt engineering.
ChatGPT Prompt Engineering Course by H-EDUCATE
Really I am totally unable to express my extreme appreciation to this gentleman for his priceless efforts to spread the light of science and knowledge@Ali-sb7ui
Here's a great playlist of videos from H-EDUCATE to learn a ton about prompt engineering.
Prompt Engineering 101 – Crash Course & Tips by AssemblyAI
This is the way a concept should be explained. Excellent!@manishpanchasara5732
Let's begin with a great 101 video from AssemblyAI.
In this video, you will learn all the basics of prompt engineering so you can get the best results when working with Large Language Models.
Introduction to Prompt Engineering by Aleksandar Popovic
Here's one more playlist with beginner videos on learning about prompt engineering.
Free Udemy prompt engineering courses
Another great place to find (free) prompt engineering courses is Udemy.
You can search for prompt engineering (or anything else you want to learn, like Midjourney) and sort the price on Free!
Personally, I think the paid courses are better on Udemy than the free courses, but this article is about free prompt engineering courses!
But still, the paid ones are mostly between $10 and $15!
You will also see that there are more paid Udemy courses on Udemy than free courses. For example:
- Currently, there are 300 paid Udemy prompt engineering-related courses (You can find them here)
- Currently, there are 16 free Udemy prompt engineering-related courses (You can find them here)
Free Udemy prompt engineering course examples
Here are four great free examples that I found on Udemy about prompt engineering:
- Prompt Engineering 101
- Prompt Engineering+: Master Speaking To AI
- ChatGPT Prompt Engineering for Beginners
- ChatGPT Prompt Engineering: 205+ Prompts Examples
Another great place to find prompt engineering courses is Skillshare.
There are currently 27 prompt engineering-related courses there, and just like Udemy, you can search for other topics that you want to learn as well!
The only downside is that Skillshare does offer a free trial, but it isn’t free forever.
However, they do currently offer a free month trial, which is more than enough time to complete a few of these courses!
Here are three great examples that I found on Skillshare about prompt engineering:
- Prompt Engineering for Everyone with chatGPT and GPT-4
- ChatGPT Prompt Engineering with 2100+ Prompts (Copy & Paste)
- ChatGPT for Creatives: AI-Powered SEO, Marketing, & Productivity
Introduction to ChatGPT (Datacamp)
It was really thorough and informative! I enjoyed the content immensely.Paris B.
Next up is the Introduction to ChatGPT course on Datacamp!
I saved it for later in this article because the only downside with Datacamp is that, as a free user, you can only access the first chapter of each course:
However, as you can see in the screenshot above, you can still access a lot of free information!
Also, they have a great course about how to work with the OpenAI API.
Artificial Intelligence courses by LinkedIn Learning
Here's one more great tip: check out the artificial intelligence courses on LinkedIn Learning!
They even have a few prompt engineering-related courses, which you can find here.
The only thing to keep in mind is that LinkedIn Learning doesn't offer any free courses.
However, they do currently offer a free month trial (like Skillshare), so you can use that month to watch as many courses as you want — for free!
Other free courses to learn more online
If that wasn't enough, we have a few more lists of free AI-related courses!
Check them out by clicking one (or more) of the links below:
- Best Free DALL-E Courses
- Best Free ChatGPT Courses
- Best Free Midjourney Courses
- Best Free Google Bard Courses
- Best Free Generative AI Courses
- Best Free Stable Diffusion Courses
- Best Free AI Art & Image Generation Courses
And for more ways to learn AI-related topics for free, check out our learn for free hub here!
Those were 19 amazing prompt engineering courses that you can learn from for free.
I hope you now see that there is a lot of information about prompt engineering, and AI in general, available on the internet for free.
If you have any other free prompt engineering courses for this list, or if you have any questions regarding AI, then don't forget to leave your comment below!
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