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Approx. 31 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Understand what Python is and why Python is relevant to automation

  • Write short Python scripts to perform automated actions

  • Understand how to use the basic Python structures: strings, lists, and dictionaries

  • Create your own Python objects

Skills you will gain

Basic Python Data StructuresFundamental Programming ConceptsBasic Python SyntaxPython ProgrammingObject-Oriented Programming (OOP)
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Beginner Level
Approx. 31 hours to complete
Subtitles: English


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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

4 hours to complete

Hello Python!

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 44 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Course Introduction5m
The Beginning of Your Programming Journey2m
What is programming?2m
What is automation?2m
Getting Computers to Work for You3m
What is Python?3m
Why is Python relevant to IT?4m
Other Languages3m
Hello, World!2m
Getting Information from the User2m
Python Can Be Your Calculator2m
First Steps Wrap Up1m
Meet Marga, the Curriculum Developer1m
5 readings
Welcome to the Course!10m
Program Surveys10m
A Note on Syntax and Code Blocks5m
More About Python10m
First Programming Concepts Cheat Sheet10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Introduction to Programming25m
Practice Quiz: Introduction to Python25m
Practice Quiz: Hello World25m
Module 1 Graded Assessment50m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Basic Python Syntax

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 45 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Data Types4m
Expressions, Numbers, and Type Conversions2m
Defining Functions3m
Returning Values4m
The Principles of Code Reuse2m
Code Style4m
Comparing Things4m
Branching with if Statements2m
else Statements3m
elif Statements3m
Basic Syntax Wrap Up1m
In Marga's Words: Why I Like Python1m
9 readings
Data Types Recap10m
Implicit vs Explicit Conversion10m
Defining Functions Recap10m
Returning Values Using Functions10m
Comparison Operators10m
if Statements Recap10m
else Statements and the Modulo Operator10m
More Complex Branching with elif Statements10m
Conditionals Cheat Sheet10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Expressions and Variables25m
Practice Quiz: Functions25m
Practice Quiz: Conditionals25m
Module 2 Graded Assessment50m

Week 3

4 hours to complete


4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 47 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
What is a while loop?3m
More while Loop Examples3m
Why Initializing Variables Matters3m
Infinite Loops and How to Break Them4m
What is a for loop?5m
More for Loop Examples2m
Nested for Loops6m
Common Errors in for Loops3m
What is recursion? (Optional)4m
Recursion in Action in the IT Context3m
Loops Wrap Up1m
In Marga's Words: How I Got Into Programming2m
7 readings
Anatomy of a While Loop10m
Common Pitfalls With Variable Initialization10m
Infinite loops and Code Blocks10m
For Loops Recap10m
A Closer Look at the Range() Function10m
Loops Cheat Sheet10m
Additional Recursion Sources10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: While Loops25m
Practice Quiz: For Loops20m
Practice Quiz: Recursion25m
Module 3 Graded Assessment50m

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Strings, Lists and Dictionaries

6 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 67 min), 15 readings, 4 quizzes
16 videos
What is a string?2m
The Parts of a String4m
Creating New Strings6m
More String Methods4m
Formatting Strings5m
What is a list?4m
Modifying the Contents of a List5m
Lists and Tuples3m
Iterating over Lists and Tuples7m
List Comprehensions4m
What is a dictionary?5m
Iterating over the Contents of a Dictionary4m
Dictionaries vs. Lists3m
Basic Structures Wrap Up1m
In Marga's Words: My Most Challenging Script1m
15 readings
String Indexing and Slicing10m
Basic String Methods10m
Advanced String Methods10m
String Formatting10m
String Reference Cheat Sheet10m
Formatting Strings Cheat Sheet10m
Lists Defined10m
Modifying Lists10m
Iterating Over Lists Using Enumerate10m
List Comprehensions10m
Lists and Tuples Operations Cheat Sheet10m
Dictionaries Defined10m
Iterating Over Dictionaries10m
Dictionary Methods Cheat Sheet10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Strings25m
Practice Quiz: Lists30m
Practice Quiz: Dictionaries25m
Module 4 Graded Assessment50m



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About the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

This new beginner-level, six-course certificate, developed by Google, is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills -- including Python, Git, and IT automation -- that can help you advance your career. Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers. This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It’s 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. This certificate can be completed in about 6 months and is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions. Upon completing the program, you’ll have the option to share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Hulu, Bank of America, Google (of course!), and more. We recommend that you have Python installed on your machine. For some courses, you’ll need a computer where you can install Git or ask your administrator to install it for you. If you’d like to learn the fundamentals of IT support, check out the beginner level Google IT Support Professional Certificate....
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