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What you will learn

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    Understand what Python is and why Python is relevant to automation

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    Write short Python scripts to perform automated actions

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

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    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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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 41 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Hello Python!

14 videos (Total 44 min), 4 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
4 readings
Welcome to the course!10m
Program Surveys10m
More About Python10m
First Programming Concepts Cheat Sheet10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Introduction to Programming20m
Practice Quiz: Introduction to Python10m
Practice Quiz: Hello World25m
Module 1 Graded Assessment50m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Basic Python Syntax

14 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Data Types4m
Variables4m
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
1 reading
Conditionals Cheat Sheet10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Expressions and Variables10m
Practice Quiz: Functions10m
Practice Quiz: Conditionals25m
Module 2 Graded Assessment50m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Loops

13 videos (Total 47 min), 2 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
2 readings
Loops Cheat Sheet10m
Additional Recursion Sources10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: While Loops20m
Practice Quiz: For Loops20m
Practice Quiz: Recursion25m
Module 3 Graded Assessment50m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Strings, Lists and Dictionaries

16 videos (Total 67 min), 4 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
4 readings
String Reference Cheat Sheet10m
Formatting Strings Cheat Sheet10m
Lists and Tuples Operations Cheat Sheet10m
Dictionary Methods Cheat Sheet10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Strings10m
Practice Quiz: Lists15m
Practice Quiz: Dictionaries10m
Module 4 Graded Assessment50m
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By TSJan 17th 2020

It's really great course with very good materials of content for beginners, I must recommend joining this course which is coming from Google.

By TDJan 19th 2020

Thanks for the very well made course. The interactive part is very useful to get hand-on exercise to understand the content.

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About Google

The IT Support Professional Certificate program 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. Through programs like these, we aim to help everyone– those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses....

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. The content in the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License....
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