|Coursera Offers Google IT Automation With Python Professional Certificate|
|Written by Lucy Black|
|Tuesday, 21 January 2020|
A brand-new Professional Certificate that includes a crash course on Python programming is now available on the Coursera platform. It is aimed at those looking to start a career in an IT role such as Systems Administrator or IT support specialist and consists of six short courses.
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Coursera introduced Professional Certificates as a career- oriented credential in September 2019 and we have already looked at some of the options for those interested in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science. Now there's an opportunity for IT professionals which has as an incentive the prospect that on completion of the program:
you’ll get access to career resources that can help you prepare your resume and practice interviewing. You’ll also have the option to share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Bank of America, Hulu, Google (of course!), and more.
The Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate is part of the Grow With Google initiative and is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills, including Python, Git, and IT automation. It builds on Google IT Support Professional Certificate, also on Coursera, which has 5 courses that are intended as a "launchpad to a career in IT" which will take beginner learners to job readiness in under six months.
The new professional certificate helps you to take a IT career to the next level by providing a ground in Python which is currently the most in-demand programming language among employers hiring for IT roles and, according to Burning Glass around 75k entry-level IT roles require Python proficiency.
According to its description the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate is:
designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud.
These are the six courses and the estimated time required to complete them:
The first five courses are now up and running and you can access all of them immediately. The final course isn't yet available and has a starting date of February 17, 2020. It is intended to tie together the concepts learned throughout and in it students will tackle real-world scenarios in Qwiklabs that will challenge them to use multiple skills at once. It will only be open to students who have successfully completed the first five so if you want to take part in this enroll in the Professional Certificate from the outset. Notice that when you subscribe to a course that is part of a Certificate, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Certificate. After the 7 days free trial you pay a monthly subscription of $49.
If you don't want a Professional Certificate, or any of the intermediate certificates, you can audit the first five courses free of charge. Even though I'm not looking for a job in IT support, learning how to automate routine chores that I do for myself and my colleagues tempts me to dip into some of courses. The course on Git and GitHub also looks pretty useful on a standalone basis.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 January 2020 )|