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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


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


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 Yazan A I A

Oct 10, 2020

Wow, Thank you google , print("The Best python automation course Ever")

By dean w

Sep 1, 2020

Demanding course. Use of reference material online is very beneficial.

By Nat I

Jun 25, 2020

Very useful course and fun exercises, would revisit from times to times

By Sufiya A

Apr 19, 2020

Very Good experience with the learning and achieving the certificate!!!

By Liang S L

Nov 28, 2021

Great Course and is super useful to my day to day work. Thanks Google!

By Victor A

Jul 9, 2021

Very engaging and challenging, A real practical session. Thanks Google

By Harish K

Jul 26, 2020

The instructor from Google was fantastic! Loved the course thoroughly!

By Ahsan S

Jul 15, 2020

one of the best course i have done up till now, learn many new things.

By Sung Y K

May 4, 2020

I enjoyed the bash scripts and regex expressions. Valuable experience~

By Lukas P W

Feb 20, 2021

It was so hard, and challenging!, new experience using linux and bash

By Guna S

Dec 7, 2021

I learnt most important things in this course. well crafted syllabus

By Aputsiak N J

Feb 3, 2021

Seriously the best technical course I've come across online. Thanks!

By rco

Dec 31, 2020

a very good overview about Python , Regex and its practice examples

By Darrell L

Jul 27, 2020

Tough Final Project but rewarding to get a solution to finally work.

By Robbe V R

Mar 18, 2020

Very good course that teaches a lot of important need-to-know stuff!

By Solomon G

May 28, 2022

Amazing course .... and lets somebody help for me to verify my Name

By Jestine S

Feb 23, 2022

Cool material. I struggled a lot and learned whole new bunch stuff.

By Victory O

Aug 19, 2021

An excellent course that provides a great foundation for beginners.

By Muhamad A P M C

Feb 28, 2021

I love this course. Very detail explanation and easy to understand.

By Alan S R B

Jan 19, 2021

Nice course !!! I've learned a lot inside and outside the platform.

By Md. A A M

Jan 18, 2021

Great Course. Great Instructor. Great Coursera. Highly recommended!

By Varsha G

Nov 3, 2020

A very well structured course! The instructor was very interactive.

By A P

Sep 11, 2020

While difficult it was informative and provided realistic examples.

By Bharat V

Jul 31, 2020

I learned something new and helpfull and this was very fun as well.

By Nabin B

Apr 29, 2020

It is a very useful course if your are python freak or Linux freak.