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Approx. 30 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Setup, configure, and use your own developer environment in Python

  • Manipulate files and processes running on the Operating System using Python

  • Understand and use regular expressions (regex), a powerful tool for processing text files

  • Know when to choose Bash or Python, and create small scripts using Bash

Skills you will gain

Setting up your Development EnvironmentRegular Expression (REGEX)Testing in PythonAutomating System Administration Tasks with PythonBash Scripting

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Beginner Level

Approx. 30 hours to complete

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Getting Your Python On

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 79 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
16 videos
Intro to Module 1: Getting Your Python On2m
Getting Familiar with the Operating System6m
Getting Your Computer Ready for Python4m
Setting up Your Environment on Windows (Optional)4m
Setting up Your Environment on MacOS (Optional)5m
Setting up Your Environment on Linux (Optional)8m
Interpreted vs. Compiled Languages2m
How to Run a Python Script6m
Your Own Python Modules5m
What is an IDE?4m
Benefits of Automation4m
Pitfalls of Automation6m
Practical Automation Example7m
What is Qwiklabs?3m
Module 1 Wrap Up: Getting Your Python On1m
5 readings
Welcome to the Course10m
Pointers for Getting Your Environment Setup10m
Setting up Your Environment10m
Is it worth the time?10m
How to Log in to Qwiklabs10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Getting Ready for Python25m
Practice Quiz: Running Python Locally25m
Practice Quiz: Automation25m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Managing Files with Python

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Reading Files5m
Iterating through Files4m
Writing Files3m
Working with Files4m
More File Information4m
Directories5m
What is a CSV file?2m
Reading CSV Files3m
Generating CSV2m
Reading and Writing CSV Files with Dictionaries4m
Module 2 Wrap Up: Managing Files with Python1m
3 readings
Reading and Writing Files Cheat-Sheet10m
Files and Directories Cheat-Sheet10m
CSV Files Cheat Sheet10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Managing Files & Directories25m
Practice Quiz: Reading & Writing CSV Files25m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Regular Expressions

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
What are regular expressions?2m
Why use regular expressions?2m
Basic Matching with grep5m
Simple Matching in Python4m
Wildcards and Character Classes6m
Repetition Qualifiers5m
Escaping Characters4m
Regular Expressions in Action5m
Capturing Groups5m
More on Repetition Qualifiers4m
Extracting a PID Using regexes in Python4m
Splitting and Replacing5m
Module 3 Wrap Up: Regular Expressions1m
2 readings
Regular Expressions Cheat-Sheet10m
Advanced Regular Expressions Cheat-Sheet10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Regular Expressions25m
Practice Quiz: Basic Regular Expressions30m
Practice Quiz: Advanced Regular Expressions25m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Managing Data and Processes

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
Reading Data interactively3m
Standard Streams4m
Environment Variables4m
Command-Line Arguments and Exit Status6m
Running System Commands in Python5m
Obtaining the Output of a System Command5m
Advanced Subprocess Management5m
What are log files?1m
Filtering Log Files with Regular Expressions4m
Making Sense out of the Data4m
Module 4 Wrap Up: Managing Data and Processes1m
2 readings
More About Input Functions10m
Python Subprocesses Cheat Sheet10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Data Streams25m
Practice Quiz: Python Subprocesses25m
Practice Quiz: Processing Log Files25m

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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