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About the Course

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to manipulate files and processes on your computer’s operating system. You’ll also have learned about regular expressions -- a very powerful tool for processing text files -- and you’ll get practice using the Linux command line on a virtual machine. And, this might feel like a stretch right now, but you’ll also write a program that processes a bunch of errors in an actual log file and then generates a summary file. That’s a super useful skill for IT Specialists to know. We’ll kick off by exploring how to execute Python locally, and organize and use code across different Python files. We'll then learn how to read and write different types of files, and use subprocesses and input streams. We'll also dive into Bash scripting and regular expressions -- both very powerful tools for anyone working with systems. We'll even touch on automatic testing, which allow us to automate how we check if our code is correct. To finish, we’ll put all this together by using the tools that we’ve acquired to process data and generate automatic reports. We’ll also explain how to set up your own developer environment in your machine. This is a key step in being able to write and deploy powerful automation tools....

Top reviews


Oct 6, 2022

Expalined the concepts missed from the previous course a lot well. Only thing I would change is to add more about using commands in windows and other platforms as well. Overall it was a great course!


Nov 19, 2020

Great course! I had some previous knowledge, but this was perfect to fill in the gaps. Also, unit testing was completely new to me and will be very useful in future projects. Thanks for making this!

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By Vinay T B

Jul 24, 2020

Good and it is not very easy to complete u have to watch few videos twice and remember stuff otherwise you can't complete the assignment.

By Manuel M H

Jan 15, 2021

Course was great and very in depth with excellent instruction. Additionally, it had a good balance of incorporating challenging aspects.

By Satyam M

Sep 19, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. It was a very enthusiastic course for me , I really liked the teaching style of the instructor in google .

By Mcvean S

Jul 1, 2020

The instructor portrays even the complex of topics quite exquisitely! A really good course to refine your programming skills in Python.

By Javit J A C

Apr 19, 2020

Amazing Course, Roger is a fantastic instructor, I really enjoyed it a lot and I see a lot of opportunities ahead to use my new skills

By Sergio H G

Jan 22, 2021

python is a must-have in your tools belt. This course have interesting labs and interesting concepts. I totally recommend this course

By Eduardo G

Jan 13, 2021

Ha sido genial! Se aprende a usar un moton de herramientas con las que dominar ciertos procesos en los servidores.

Fue un placer!!!!!!

By Ala V D S P

May 2, 2020

Very useful course to learn about commands for linux operating system, regular expressions,bash, file handling etc. Loved it so much.


Aug 25, 2021

The Instructor was totally amazing, his style of teaching includes humor and sarcasm which helps it to remember every detail easily.

By Tay K C

Apr 28, 2021

Well organised especially the assignments where we are guided through step by step. Saves lots of time and made it easier to learn.

By Ashutosh M

Apr 8, 2020

This was a great course, the content was absolutely right on. Thank you for making this course. I recommend this course to everyone.

By Andrey P

Mar 10, 2023

This course comes highly recommended for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge on Linux, Bash, and operating systems.


Apr 11, 2021

Excelente curso!!. En verdad parece complejo. Solamente es la falta de hábitos de investigacióny bueno.. practicar. Gracias Google.

By Akshay S

Oct 12, 2020

I really enjoyed the course, Nerdy jokes were not too bad. Lots of information covered. Done a lot of programming. You'll love it.

By Sai S P

Dec 7, 2022

I really enjoyed a lot during completing this course. I gained lot of knowledge and got interested in learning new technologies.

By Yashas J K

Jan 23, 2023

It's one of the best concepts learnt by me. I got to know how to make proper use of my terminal now.

Thank You , Google &Coursera

By Maximilano G O B

Apr 4, 2020

A great way to mix unix bash concepts with python, I could see the potential, now I just have to keep using it and exploring it.

By Roy S

Sep 22, 2020

I learned a lot even though I have been coding in python for a while. Lots of hidden gems and Roger is an excellent instructor.

By Pierpaolo Z

Sep 23, 2022

The course is great, sometimes hard to understand. regular expression was a challenge for me, and I need to review more times

By Petar P

Jul 31, 2021

Great ! Felt like a real world on the job experience ( especially the final qwiklab ). Great instructor, explains very well !

By Cristian A L V

May 6, 2020

Excellent course, exceeded my expectations, provides many tools to explore but a lot of practice is needed to assimilate them

By Shota S

Mar 17, 2020

It was great. Teaches you tons of new things and makes you look at some other thing that you might know from different angle.

By Tim T

Dec 24, 2022

Wow! What a rewarding Journey! I absolutely loved this course! Very needed and necessary to my IT career! As always, thanks!

By Denys L K

Jun 17, 2022

Somewhere little information in videos but a lot more in reading section, which is not that interesting as videos and funny)

By Susan M

Apr 16, 2021

Useful info - I can use all of it, and there was good coverage for IT positions. Presentation was clear and easy to follow.