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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!


Jun 15, 2020

In starting five weeks , all answers were directly provided and week 6 and 7 were very tough. So i suggest to equalize the toughness level in all weeks ,ie, no direct spoon feed nor abrupt toughness

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By Arvind N R

Oct 19, 2022

It was a good interactive learning. I am missing a live project on whatever I have learnt. Looking forward to doing them.

By Mradul T

Apr 9, 2020

This course was very informative and helpful. Thanks to the instructor, Google and Coursera for providing this course 🙂🙂

By Ashwin K

Sep 15, 2021

I learnt so much in the course and had sooo much fun. My love for coding certainly increased after this course. Thank You

By Alan D

Jun 29, 2021

Good instructor.!!! Would like to be able to download all demonstrated code to do further experiments during the course.

By Ahmad A

Feb 22, 2021

Thanks for the awesome and super knowledgeable course! This course has improved my skills in so many aspects. Keep it up!

By Dimas G S P

Mar 16, 2021

as always, really enjoyed the course at the begining still hard to understand command linux now i adapting to using bash

By Choongho J

Jun 19, 2020

It was a kind of hard time for me, but the new situation or problem are enjoyable things.

Challenge is my favorite hobby.


May 5, 2020

This course was really tough. I'm really excited for everything that I've learnt so far I'm looking for the nex course

By Adarsh K N

Aug 26, 2020

Very good course. I will recommend everybody of my friends to take this up. It enhances your knowledge exponentially.

By Anatoly V

Feb 28, 2021

Some labs are a little bit on the easier side. A lot of nice practical tasks, which help to learn automation skills.

By Jesús A G G

May 21, 2020

Very useful course and very well explained. A zero beginner and an old expert both can learn a lot from this course!

By Tahir M F

Jul 11, 2022

Really This course was very interesting and tough for me . I thanks to my Teacher. respect from the core of heart .

By Luis A N P

Apr 16, 2022

excelente curso, los temas son llevados en profundidad, expresiones regulares fue un tema absolutamente interesante

By Muhammad S K

Jun 17, 2021

I think its good to go, but really fast pase of google instructer why, i need to be more fast to match them. Thanks

By Marco M

May 27, 2021

Super helpful to improve my skills. It was really tough, but I endured and finished it. It's a really great course.

By Muhammad A

Aug 22, 2020

It really pushed me to my limits overall such an interesting course for how to interact with your operating system


May 31, 2020

This course goes deep with real life examples. I will recommend it for anyone trying to learn IT tasks automation.

By Leandro E V

Dec 8, 2022

una herramienta muy util no solo para el IT sino tb para aprender a usar modulos de python bastante interesantes

By Alireza M

Jul 27, 2022

it all started with very simple lessons but ended up with very useful and powerful skills we learned. Thanks ;)

By Adam B

Nov 30, 2020

Another excellent course on using Python, was quite challenging at times. The end results were very satisfying.

By Tarun R

Nov 30, 2020

Awesome Instructor, loved the way he taught and motivated. Great content organization. Kudos Google and Rogers!

By Ralph M

Nov 30, 2020

Learnt a lot from this but its not the end i will work towards my goal of obtaining Google IT automation cert.


Oct 29, 2022

This course is just amazing and I've learned a lot of different advance automation tasks through this course


May 6, 2021

Really loved the course. Because of it, I was able to familiarize myself with things I had no idea of before.

By Abdul B I

Dec 10, 2020

A superb course. Learned a lot. Especially enjoyed the part where Bash was introduced and how powerful it is.