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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 Harold M

May 25, 2020

Excellent course on python. Very good challenges on OS topics and log processing.

Thank you!

By Mahbuba S

Aug 14, 2021

It was difficult but the assignments make you break the barrier to learn as you progress.

By Avinash A P

Feb 22, 2021

Topics covered are very interesting.The regex and testing was a complete new thing to me.


Mar 13, 2022

This course helped me a great deal. I learnt many key features of both Linux and Python.

By bahadir

Aug 24, 2021

It's sometimes hard to figure out what should do next, but end the end it feels amazing.

By Bruno E P A

Dec 6, 2020

I never imagined I would get this far in IT related topics. thanks for the opportuninty.

By Teguh I

Nov 15, 2020

Quite challenging, but could be improved with much clearer wording for the final project

By Alexander T

Jun 2, 2020

Excellent course! It was just hard enough to learn new things by practice! Just love it!

By Manisha b

Sep 7, 2022

i have learned so many new things throughout this course thank you google and coursera.

By Kukuh I M

Mar 1, 2022

This course is so so so HARD! i will review it again after i completed all the courses!

By Paul O

Nov 5, 2020

It was a pretty good experience using bash scripting to achieve some pretty cool tasks.

By Elayaraja P

Feb 29, 2020

This was the good course for beginner and as well intermediate developer to work on OS.

By Ash

Jun 11, 2022

This is very nice and useful learning course with OS. Mainly Linux and Bash.

Thnak you

By John D

Jan 7, 2022

Except for the part where the final lab was down for like a week, this was pretty fun.

By Abhinav P

Sep 23, 2020

I have learn a lot about the bash and regex. It was quite challenging but it was good.

By Anwar K

Jul 1, 2021

last Qwiklabs Assessment is kinda buggy, you should provide data. i couldnt find it

By Ramesh V

May 5, 2021

The final project covers all the modules that was discussed and it was tough as well.

By Celian L

Mar 6, 2021

Super interesting course. Can be applied at work or even at home for some basic tasks

By Paul C

Oct 3, 2020

despite the very bad puns, I found this course very useful, and enjoyably challenging

By Christopher O S

Sep 8, 2020

Impressive course, the instructor really knows how to teach complex topics to rookies

By La W N

Aug 13, 2020

I like the instructor, he's funny, smart and patience. The course is worth to enroll.

By Partho K

May 20, 2020

Awesome teaching style. I really appreciate how he presented every topic so smoothly!

By Greg

May 15, 2020

Tough course, but I feel better equipped to tackle real-world problems in the future.

By Dindo P D

Jan 2, 2021

The final project was superb. As well as the guide in tackling on the given project.

By Moussaddak M

Sep 30, 2020

Excellent Course

I've learned a lot of cool stuff in the IT world

happy that I take it