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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Using Python to Interact with the Operating System by Google

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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 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 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

wait for me Google!

I am going to get a job in your company

By Leonardo Y

Aug 2, 2020


I learned a lot of things. A long but very educational journey

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 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 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 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!