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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 Munir s N

Feb 22, 2021

Some of the assessments were unnecessarily complicated.

By prabhas7 i

Dec 20, 2020

The Google Logo font in the certificate has be increase

By chong p k

Oct 10, 2020

learn a lot but dificult to apply it when face problem.

By Ahmed S H A

Feb 9, 2021

Very amount of various information which is a benefit.


May 22, 2020

Great Journey for me, Learnt many things in the course

By Abdelrahman M G M E

Apr 29, 2020

This course was really helpful for me. thank you alot.

By Caesar A

Feb 24, 2021

i got new knowledges and now know how to implement in

By Erick T

Oct 3, 2020

That wass cool very practical, I am going for more !!

By Samantha V

Aug 2, 2022

It was harder that the first module and too abstract

By Bryan G

Apr 6, 2021

Please make the labs Web based whenever possible.

By Jessica M

Nov 24, 2021

It was ok learning alot so I will keep learning.

By Leo H

Apr 29, 2020

an entertaining course, even with fiddly aspects

By Akin A B

Jun 4, 2021

Good content, but some badly put together labs.

By Chieh H C

Sep 23, 2020

Some parts can be elaborated more detailed.

By Emtiaz A

Sep 16, 2021

This is one of my favorite courses so far!

By Serge D

Dec 10, 2020

Wish it had more practical coding quizzes

By M. R I

Feb 28, 2021

Great, Need repetition for this course

By Kevin N C

Feb 27, 2021

well, that's quite difficult at the end

By Debarghya D

Jul 14, 2020

week 6 and 7 tasks are way too tough!!

By Sahil H

Jun 16, 2020

Bash scripting was a bit tough task !

By Hang Z

Jun 15, 2020

The final test is a little bit hard.

By Hussein I

Mar 29, 2021

amazing complicated but no problem

By Pablo G

Jul 19, 2021

It's a complete an usefull course

By Ayush k

Sep 30, 2020

week 7 took me 7 week

great course

By Chakradhar K

Apr 1, 2020

A bit tricky but very interesting