Material-UI On Udemy: Comparing the 3 Best Courses

Material-UI is an incredible library with great documentation and ever-growing online resources. I’ve written 50+ articles on Material-UI, and yet I still find new features and run across new challenges regularly. A dedicated video training course can reduce the learning curve for any new library, especially one as robust as Material-UI.

I’ll review key factors of three Material-UI training courses from Udemy. These are the courses that are top search results for the term ‘Material-UI’ in Udemy’s search engine. Factors I will review include base price, content length, viewer reviews, audio quality, and more. I’ll also include other relevant details and a summary comparison table at the end of this article.

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To summarize my research below, my top pick is “Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS“. It has an incredible quantity of content, the base price is reasonable, and the audio and video quality is great. ***COUPON UPDATE*** I contacted the course creator and he made a coupon for my blog readers. Enter the code “SMARTDEV2” at checkout and get the course for $13.99.

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All prices and ratings are as of writing this article (June 2021).

1. Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS

Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 (by 1500+ ratings, 9000+ students)

Pros:

  • Good audio quality
  • Learn to build two production quality apps
  • Excellent quantity of video (40+ hours)
  • Additional topics such as migrating to Next.js and Google Cloud Functions, and, interestingly, some SEO
  • Recently updated
  • Creator opted in to Udemy Deals program (The course might go on sale)
  • Low base price (relative to many Udemy courses): $34.99

Cons:

  • Could have been more concise

MUI Content Discussed: Headers, Footers, Image optimization, Styling (themes and palette), AppBar, Tabs, Menus, Drawers, Lists, Grids, Animations, Loading Indicators, TextFields, and more.

Good-To-Know Details: lots of over-the-shoulder coding as expected, 5 articles and 10 downloadable resources

Pre-reqs: Basic React knowledge, Node environment set up

From the “What You’ll Learn” section on the course homepage:

  • Create beautifully designed production applications from scratch with Material-UI
  • Build applications that look perfect on every screen with Material-UI’s responsive design system
  • Refine UX/UI design intuition and see concepts in action
  • Search Engine Optimization in React JS
  • Migrate from create-react-app to Next JS
  • Use serverless functions with Firebase
  • Export and efficiently integrate animations with react-lottie
  • Collect data and track events with Google Analytics in React JS
  • Ensure cross-browser support with your styles in Material-UI
  • Deploy production Material-UI/React JS applications

2. Front-End Web-Dev Masterclass w/ React and Material-UI

Rating: 3.9 out of 5.0 (by 9 students)

Pros:

  • Good audio quality
  • Recently updated
  • Professional feel to the video
  • Creator opted in to Udemy Deals program (The course might go on sale)

Cons:

  • Not a lot of students
  • The ‘project’ for the course is not challenging enough (in my opinion)
  • Low quantity of video at 5hrs
  • High base price ($99.99)

MUI Content Discussed: Nav bar, Menu, Grid, Typography, component styling and a few other utility components.

Good-To-Know Details: Lots of over-the-shoulder coding, 12 articles/downloadable resources

Pre-reqs: Basic React knowledge, Node environment set up

From the “What You’ll Learn” section on the course homepage:

  • Build powerful, fast, user-friendly and reactive web apps
  • Apply for high-paid jobs or work as a freelancer in one the most-demanded sectors you can find in web dev right now
  • Provide amazing user experiences by leveraging the power of JavaScript with ease
  • Build a simple HTML text site

3. Master React 17 – Learn React Router and Material-UI Comparison Table

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 (by 3 students)

Before we get to pros and cons, I want to highlight two concerns:

  1. The instructor calls Material-UI a “CSS Framework”. This isn’t technically correct, MUI is a component library. It doesn’t have an independent CSS framework like bootstrap.
  2. This course builds a small “app” that’s simply a nav bar and drawer with routing. The instructor mentions this is the first part of multiple courses and the app will be built on later. I recommend you take a more holistic course that completes an app.

Pros:

  • Recently updated
  • Great course notes
  • Low base price ($19.99)

Cons:

  • Low number of students and reviews
  • Two out of three reviews are one-star
  • Only one hour of video content
  • As far as I can tell, the creator has not opted in to Udemy Deals program

MUI Content Discussed: Toolbar, Nav, Box, Drawer, Links integrated with React Router

Good-To-Know Details: The instructor has a camera facing him as well as screen share, 4 downloadable resources

Pre-reqs: Basic React knowledge, the instructor favors yarn

From the “What You’ll Learn” section on the course homepage:

  • React Router
  • Material-UI CSS Framework

Udemy Course Comparison Summary Table

Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJSFront-End Web-Dev Masterclass w/ React and Material-UIMaster React 17 – Learn React Router and Material-UI Comparison Table
Base Price$34.99 (Check Current Price)$99.99 (Check Current Price)$19.99 (Check Current Price)
Reviews4.6/5.03.9/5.02.5/5.0
Student Volume1400+6614
Content Length40+ hours5+ hours<1 hour
Quantity of Material-UI Components DiscussedExcellentFairPoor
Quality of Code ProjectsExcellentFairPoor

The obvious Material-UI training recommendation is the course with the most content, best reviews, and most students: Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS.

Let me know if this was helpful or if there are any additional courses I should review.

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4 thoughts on “Material-UI On Udemy: Comparing the 3 Best Courses”

  1. The course “Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS” seems to be using version 4 of Material UI; is that correct? It sounds like a good course, but why should I spend my time learning v4? Do you know if the author is going to update the course to work with v5?

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    • Hi John, good question. I see that Zachary, the course creator, updated the course last month. I’ll confirm with him that the course now includes MUI v5. Even if it doesn’t, it’s still a good value. The primary change from v4 to v5 is the styling system, and you can read more about those changes in this post: The Ultimate Guide to the MUI ‘sx’ Prop

      ***Update: I spoke to the course creator and he said he is planning on updating the Udemy course with MUI V5 content by March.

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  2. Hey I am planning to go through “Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS”. but I have one question is this course contains the updated version of mui5?

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    • I am pretty sure it does. I spoke to the course creator and he said it’s updated for MUI v5 as of March 2022. If you take the course and can confirm that, please leave a comment and let me know.

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