Learning Android development continues to be one of the best decisions for professionals who wants to get prepared to find a job in a tech area.

Just as many specialized websites like Salary.com or U.S. Bureau of labor statistics indicate, there will be more people with these type of jobs by 2024. This is a trend we’ve talked before and that will remain for this year.

With this in mind, and knowing that today is the best time to learn Android App development, we’d like to talk about the best courses currently available to learn how to build mobile applications.   

We made use of the search engine for online course Class Central to explore the best options out there. By the way, we had the chance to interview its creator, Dhawal Shah, to discuss the importance of this amazing tool.

Without more, let’s check out the best courses to learn Android App Development in 2018:

Android App Development for Beginners:

This is a course part of a MicroMaster program taught by Google Developers Experts, with the support of Galileo University. Android App development for beginners offers to guide you by using Android Studio and learn about Android´s architecture, design and interface, while building a portfolio.

You´ll need some Java fundamentals to take it and further courses are available to obtain a professional level, learn how to monetize Android apps or demonstrate what you know with a final project. This MicroMaster program is one of the very few that prepares you to take the Google Associate Android Developer Certification Exam.

All of these course will start on february 11, so you can enroll now to any of them.

Introduction to Mobile Application Development using Android:

Another great introductory option for those who want to start learning Android. Supported by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology this is a self-paced course, although it is aim to be completed in 6 weeks.

The main objective of the course is to cover the basics of Android development like the framework, the application components, User Interface design, 2D graphics, multimedia and networking support. A basic of Java programming is required.

Build Your First Android App (Project-Centered Course):

A course that lets you build a real-world project in your beginner process as an Android developer. Taught by instructors of the École Centrale Paris you´ll be introduced to the mobile application world using Android.

The project is designed to take you around 10 hours of study and 10 hours of active work, in which you´ll learn to build your own application by customizing the provided resources. A prior experience programming in Java is required.

Android App Components:

Created by Vanderbilt University, this course is also part of an App Development Specialization focused on developing maintainable mobile Android apps.

This course, with a prior Java programming experience needed, begins covering Android´s components such as intents, activities and broadcast receivers. Complementary courses teach you about other components like services, local IPC & content providers, and engineering maintainable Android apps.

So, whether you are a beginner or have more experience in Android development, we encourage you to check out some of the options before. We are sure that you will find them more than valuable in your path of upgrading your profile in the one of the most wanted professions of today and of the future.