|A Crash Course on Python By Google|
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis|
|Tuesday, 13 April 2021|
There's a free new Google course on Coursera for learning to program with Python.No previous exposure to programming required.
There are many Python courses out there, but when you get notified that Google is offering one then you just have to take it.
I've been exposed to several courses planned by Google and administered by third parties such as Udacity; the Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree and Java Web Developer for example. The quality was always top class with regards to personnel, material and syllabus.
This class is one more of the same. Addressed to total beginners who want to jump into coding, and do that with Python, the language used universally and in all IT roles, be it a hardcore dev or support personnel.
What you'll learn in a snap:
You are expected to graduate having gained those takeaways:
It is taught under the auspices of "Google Career Certificates", which is part of Grow with Google
an initiative that draws on Google's 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow.
In other words, this is a general course that aims to reach a target group as wide as possible, because knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT.
It spans 6 weeks,each one requiring only a few hours of dedication.The syllabus for each week is as follows:
Week 1 - Hello Python!
Week 2 - Basic Python Syntax
Week 3 - Loops
Week 4 - Strings, Lists and Dictionaries
Week 5 - Object Oriented Programming
Week 6-Final Project
You'll apply a problem-solving framework to tackle a challenging final project: implementing a script that generates a "word cloud" from some text.
As this course is the first part of the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate, a six-course certificate that takes approximately eight months to complete, it can be take in two modes.
A. 7-day free trial which includes:
B.In Audit mode,which means that you can take it for free but you won't be getting a Certificate at the end. Fair enough if you want just want to get your feet wet, although the wider plan looks worth the money. The whole IT Automation with Python certificate is also available through Coursera Plus, a subscription costing $399 per year which gives unlimited access to the majority of courses on Coursera, complete with certificates.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 April 2021 )|