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About the Course

In this course, you’ll learn how to keep track of the different versions of your code and configuration files using a popular version control system (VCS) called Git. We'll also go through how to set up an account with a service called GitHub so that you can create your very own remote repositories to store your code and configuration. Throughout this course, you'll learn about Git's core functionality so you can understand how and why it’s used in organizations. We’ll look into both basic and more advanced features, like branches and merging. We'll demonstrate how having a working knowledge of a VCS like Git can be a lifesaver in emergency situations or when debugging. And then we'll explore how to use a VCS to work with others through remote repositories, like the ones provided by GitHub. By the end of this course, you'll be able to store your code's history in Git and collaborate with others in GitHub, where you’ll also start creating your own portfolio! In order to follow along and complete the assessments, you’ll need a computer where you can install Git or ask your administrator to install it for you....

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May 17, 2020

Awesome !!! I tried to learn git many times but things always slips over my head but I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this course and voila, I have learned so much in this course. Thanks a lot.


May 6, 2021

Awesome and well balanced course for working professionals. Clear explanations and coverage of typical use case scenarios. The labs were manageable and did not require a lot of time to complete them.

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By Huda

Nov 9, 2020

I think google instructors need to take some courses on how to be good instructors.

This is my third course in this specialization, and I am not satisfied at all.

All the instructors (so far) are not qualified to be teaching beginners and all had poor communication and teaching skills. I had to watch youtube videos and study on my own in order to understand the given material.

By Nitish P

May 31, 2020

Week 1 & Week 2 were awesome! and Labs were fun!!. BUT!!!! Week 3 could have been more descriptive with little more illustrations and animations. I found that alongside speaking, if animations could have been included more, then it would have been really great. In week 3, commands were shown and typed without any animations. it was difficult to apprehend what was commands doing to the state of repositories and remotes. It could have been better if, for REMOTES & LOCAL REPOs, states were illustrated alongside.

By Lucas K

Jan 18, 2021

The course gives a basic introduction to Git as stated in the describtion. After completing the course, I understand the basics of GIT and how to organise software projects in local and remote repositories. However there are a few things that could be improved for a more effective course

-most importantly: it is not possible to directly follow the shown examples of GIT conflicts since live. An example of a public repository with conflicts is only provided at the very end in exercise 4/4. In order to follow the lecture, I tried to re-create similar conflicts as shown in the lecture. However, this required already a much deeper understanding of GIT. It would be useful to provide more material and maybe one general remote repo that allows the users to directly follow the lecturer live

-sometimes the sequence of new GIT vocabulary is quite confusing. It would be much more intuitive to use visual representation of the GIT workflow. There are great flow-charts for GIT available everywhere online. However, the course didnot use any and didnot even link to them in the reading sections

-the reading sections of the course are very limited and only include an un-commented list of web links. Really useful cheatsheets are not included directly in the cours

-the humor of the lecturer (play of words etc) does not really translate well to the audiance via the videos

-2/4 lab exercises were rather frustrating. While, the actual exercises only took around 5minutes to solve, I was fighting 1-3 hours with the frame work of exercise 3 or with the code example provided for exercise 4.

By Andrei C G

Jul 31, 2020

The course was structured really well, with short and to-the-point videos. One single thing to improve would be to include some more exercises, since the ones in the lab were really easy to solve


Apr 22, 2020

Though topics are simple and clear to understand Instructor made it very complicated. He made it very confusing and complex to follow topics like forking and rephasing.

He also doesn't seem enthusiastic as other course' instructors.

By Brij R K

May 18, 2020

Awesome !!! I tried to learn git many times but things always slips over my head but I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this course and voila, I have learned so much in this course. Thanks a lot.

By José A C C

Jul 18, 2020

This course is full of priceless information, but at the same time to the point. I reckon I will come back to the videos as I encounter new challenges particularly when collaborating with a team.

By Shiang-ping H

Jan 24, 2020

Great Intro. course to the concept and tool - Git. Just wish it comes with more practice exercises.

By galimba

Jun 17, 2020

If you mess up a command there's little to no instructions on how to fix it and have to rely on the forums

By Jesús Z

Feb 6, 2020

Even though it's an introductory course and everyone must get deeper into those topics, this course is very complete and provides you all the necessary to work with git in a real IT enviroment.

By Martin R

Jul 13, 2020

Very few graphics used to illustrate concepts. Jus a guy standing at a desk talking to you. There is no help available when you're stuck on the exams or during practice quizzes.

By wolfgang s

Apr 25, 2023

The videos of the course are ok. But the quiklabs are not working.

1. Since i was not able to log in in the quiklab of module 1 I opened a ticket and it took coursera and quiklab days to fix the problem.

2. In module 2 I was able to login. For the lab you need git, but git was not installed and it is not possible to install git via "sudo apt-get install git". So you are not able to finish the lab. (In module 3 it is possible to install git via "sudo apt-get install git". I really do not understand why the labs are of so poor quality)

By La'kaleigh H

Oct 7, 2020

Excellent course I really learned a lot about git and GitHub during this course. I like most others have used git and Github before but it wasn't so clear. This course gives a person a really great foundation in a well-understood manner. The only drawback is that the labs, they are at times buggy so read over the instructions well and note that github by default not refers to master as " Main". be sure if you have an assignment to change that setting in case the labs are not updated

By saurav j

May 24, 2020

This should be the first course in Specialisation, would help students like me The complete Novice in IT may gain very high boost towards their career. The best of Best Course I completed.Thank you, for Making + step forward in Right Direction.

By Douglas A

May 6, 2021

Awesome and well balanced course for working professionals. Clear explanations and coverage of typical use case scenarios. The labs were manageable and did not require a lot of time to complete them.

By x w

Mar 15, 2020

Week3 Lab intro to github, which is the worst one. When I try to push and typed password for the first checking progress, the terminal will be died. I literally wasted over 100 hours and spoke with 6 cloud specialist. None of them able to help me out, but I figure out the reason myself. I just wasted tons of hours... never recommend this to anyone

By Gustavo C

Aug 8, 2020

Excelent course. It gives us a very good overview of VCS using Git as example. I've learned lots of commands and how to interact with github. I hadn't been in touch with theses concepts until this course, so I started from scratch and could achieve good results. I'm very satisfied.


Sep 14, 2020

Could have being more interesting and with more content.

By Tan P S

May 9, 2020

It's a good intro to github, but for more experienced users, it's a massive pain to keep having to generate personal tokens due to 2FA & for users who don't like to add new repos to their existing accounts, it does get on your nerves

By Julian ( B

Jul 18, 2020

Good for people who have no idea what Git is but not so much for people wanting to improve their understanding because there aren't really any challenges where one would have to actually put an effort.

By Jeevan R

Jul 15, 2022

The course is awesome.

I love the teaching pace of the tutor.

The videos are short and informative with enough content.

short question during the lecture videos makes me alert and in fact makes me to go back and check the information again .

Cheet sheets are given in every section of every week.

Graded assignments are helpful, informative and covers all the contents covered in the week.

Finally, thank you for offering such a wonderful course.


Jun 27, 2020

A very interesting course explaining a very handy tool to use while coding.Every coder can use this tool to work on their projects.The instructor definitely needs a special appreciation ,he is very informative,engaging and a very good teacher.He taught a lot of difficult topics very easily.I'm very grateful to COURSERA for providing this course

By Julian D M V

Apr 4, 2021

It is a good course but it needs to have some repositories for practices, only after week 2, we could see a little of GitHub. In some lectures, there is no continuity, for instance we could be working in some repo with some changes, then in the next lecture, the instructor uses another version of the repo, to me it was confusing.

By Akshay K A

Jul 5, 2020

Instructor is awesome but the grading tool is worst of its kind. The grading tool is total waste of time. Its so slow and frustrating. It's just like spoon feeding, just follow the instruction, type them and get passed. No learning at all from grading tool. It should be named frustrating tool.

By taimoor h

Aug 13, 2020

Instructor has good style of teaching and explaining things but course itself is very uninteresting and I don't know how GitHub is related to beginner level IT technicians. I did not find it useful