It’s good you plan to take your time with practice trading. There’s no need to rush as we explained in this earlier discussion: Am i ready to trade with my money?
Since most brokers will let you open a practice/demo account with them for free, you can take advantage of this opportunity to test multiple trading platforms (for functionality and ease of use) and multiple brokers (for customer service and trading resources).
A smart way to narrow down your search is to focus on brokers regulated in major financial centers near where you live. Then you can set up multiple demo accounts to test the different trading platforms, resources and customer service offered by these brokers.
For example, FOREX.com is regulated in 8 jurisdictions worldwide. You are welcome to try multiple demo accounts with us to test the various trading platforms we offer. These cater to different needs including automation (MetaTrader 4), web trading (TradingView) and desktop charting (Advanced Trading Platform).
If you ever have questions about our trading resources or any practice accounts you have with us, please feel free to reach out on this forum: FOREX.com discussion