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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


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!


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 Sim J S

Nov 23, 2020

smooth and great teaching, open my view of the mysterious of OS and its automation

By Mutheu A

Jul 1, 2020

Very helpful especially if you would like to gain skills on system administration.

By Divya P

Sep 1, 2021

This course covers from the basics of many actions you can perform on PC. Amazing

By Ahmad F G

Mar 18, 2021

Awesome, anyone should learn this course to familiar and implemation using python

By Souvik C

Aug 16, 2021

Learnt a lot. It is a must if you would like to enhance your knowledge in Python

By Alfian A H

Feb 25, 2021

There are so many knowledge I got from this especially regex. It's a good course

By Amaan K

Jun 22, 2020

I am in Love with this course specially this one

Hope to see this Professor soon

By kushal k

Jun 25, 2020

it's such a amazing course i learned some advanced concepts.

Thank you Google :)

By Krishna G

Mar 28, 2020

i had so fun to complete this course.

i had currently feeling like real Sysadmin

By Leonardo S V

Nov 25, 2020

It has very good content, the quizzes and final project is challenging and fun

By Randy S

Feb 10, 2021

Absolutely awesome, I learned more than the course presented. Thanks Google.

By Top G

Sep 13, 2020

It paved my way to learning automation and use it in my day to day work life.

By Shiv S S

Aug 16, 2020

This course had everything I wanted to learn. Thank You Coursera and Google.


Jul 15, 2020

Awesome Course.

Thanks Roger, Google and Coursera for such an Amazing Course.

By Fabio P

Apr 27, 2020

Fantastic! Well structured, easy to follow with lot's of interesting topics.

By Tomoka T

Mar 12, 2021

I learned a lot of new things! Very challenging but It was so fun to learn!

By Maria T C

Nov 8, 2020

Great course! I appreciate all the exercises and the instructor. Thank you!

By Orlando S J P

Sep 11, 2020

It open a new world to me, thanks to this team and google itsleflt for that

By juan l

Jul 30, 2021

very usefull tools to learn how to interact with linux systems with python

By Taufiq M F

Feb 24, 2021

it is a bit hard for me first to understand this, because I'm new to linux

By Pratanu R D

Feb 22, 2021

Really enjoyed it. It helped me increase my Python knowledge a great deal!

By Тенишев Т В

Feb 19, 2021

This is a great course for those who are just getting familiar with Python

By Vidhan G

Sep 18, 2020

This was a very good course , would highly recommend it to python learners

By Alejandro A S

Nov 24, 2020

Excellent practice on using Python to interact with the Operating System,

By majd k

Aug 6, 2020

Amazing course

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I am going to get a job in your company