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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....

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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 Waldo M

Dec 12, 2021

Excelente curso, muy interesante la aplicación de expresiones regulares. La evaluación final sobre procesamiento de logs, es un desafío interesante.


Oct 2, 2020

An amazing, well thought and perfectly planned course. Awesome tools, nice videos and real challenges. The best course I`ve done so far in coursera.

By Aniket S V

Jun 20, 2020

This was a very helpful course in underastanding how python can be used in automation. Very information course with challenging exercises every week

By Cheuk L Y

Feb 10, 2020

It takes a lengthy amount of time to get used to the subjects, but super satisfied when the projects (Very close to real-life scenarios) are solved.

By Akhil S

Oct 30, 2022

The course says its an 'easy' level course but probably medium level its kinda hard to grasp the concepts but once you do its super easy and fun!!

By Petrov A Y

Jan 12, 2021

I learned a lot of new things from here. Huge information that was in disorder in my brain became more precise and organised. Thanks for your work!

By Boris P

Sep 3, 2020


It was a great course, my congratulations and thanks to the instructor. The course has a lot of information but it was easy to understand.

By Mohana P K

May 4, 2020

Very useful course if one is interested in making a successful IT career. Had fun but also learned lot of important things necessary for automation

By MD. N S

Nov 7, 2020

I have enjoyed the course materials and assignments. These helped me a lot to achieve new skills that can be applied to solve real world problems.

By John H

May 8, 2022

A overall good course teaching you the command line use of python and bash to discover system information and process it into csv and html files.

By Gaurav G

Feb 14, 2021

Excellent Course. I would highly recommend for anyone to refresh their Shell scripting knowledge and wanted to learn Python with the TDD concept.

By Sameer

Aug 25, 2020

this was a really great course learning hard and new concepts but at the same time not feeling overwhelmed was the best thing about this course

By Clive L

Jun 15, 2020

Loved this course specially because of the fact that the last two projects got me to a real challenge to struggle, research and solve the issue

By Carlos A

May 25, 2020

I am glad I took this course. Both of the instructors so far keep the course entertaining and keeps me engaged. I like their "funny" jokes. :-)

By Joel R V

Aug 5, 2021

Me srivió para reforzar conocimientos adquiridos durante la carrera y además aprendí cosas nuevas. Muy buenos ejemplos y explicaciones claras.

By Michael R

Sep 23, 2022

tremendamente entretenido, no muy fácil de digerir, pero tampoco imposible, a darle amor a tu vida y conocimientos, espero lo vivan como yo.

By Thibault T G

Jan 24, 2020

Many new concepts to grasp, but very interesting.

It's great to be able to practise directly on the linux instance.

The last quicklab was fun!

By Carel D W

Mar 2, 2022

The materials are easy to learn but the quiz assessment is a bit hard, no, it is very hard. but thank you for making this course posible. :)

By Yash B

Sep 30, 2020

Okay ,,,I'll not say that this is easy . But if u complete this ...U get a whole new level of sheldon copper feeling . Just hang in there :)

By Dingane M

Sep 6, 2020

It's a great course. I've learnt a lot of things I didn't know. For sure, I will be applying them in my career as an IT personnel.

Thank you.

By Nilay B

Dec 23, 2022

This course help to improve your it career.It's also help to improve your job career.Nice course.It is a International Professional Course.

By tendai m

Apr 25, 2021

Excellent course. I learned quite a lot. It was a bit intimidating at first, but in the end, you kinda see how it all comes together. Cool!

By Troy J

Feb 19, 2023

Tough for a beginner and adult learner like me. Great class, I just may have to revisit the whole thing a few times for it to stick.......

By Jeremie N

Jun 1, 2020

The instruction is so great. Would recommend this course to anyone with the will to learn and who already have a basic knowledge in Python

By Candice W

Apr 12, 2021

That's pretty cool to learn about knowledge and concepts of Python scripts and Bash scripts at the same time for enlarging my skill sets.