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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


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!


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 Dhruv P

May 24, 2020

This course was perfect, the assignments were challenging but fun at the same time. Thank you Google!

By Thaiyalnayaki P

Apr 30, 2022

Very much useful. And got refresh in UNIX commands which I was used 10 years back.

Thanks to trainer

By Jethro A

Nov 17, 2020

I'm learning a lot and I am confused big time. Thank your for the lessons and I hope to learn more..

By Wai K W C

Oct 18, 2020

It teaches many practical knowledge to communicate with the operating system. A good course overall.

By Michael K B G

Mar 29, 2020

What an amazing course. The best was to learn regexp and testing. But everything was really usefull!

By Denisse C - G

Feb 8, 2021

I love how easy to follow the lessons are and how you can always get help in the discussion forums.

By Pittala P

Jul 8, 2021

Every thing i have learnt in this course really gonna help me the future . I will be keep learning

By Ramyadeep D

Apr 10, 2021

It is a very nice and a mind boggling journey that i have completed in this course. Learned a lot.

By John N

Dec 21, 2021

Challenging course but really helps use your python skills in a real life context. Learned a lot!

By Muhammed O

Apr 19, 2021

That was very informative course. A little suggestion that, first 5 week's exams could be better.

By Muhammad A G Y

May 6, 2020

If i knew about google programs, i wouldn't have wasted my time in universities. Amazing course

By Richard O

Feb 19, 2023

This course was a riveting tutelage of Python. The course instructor's delivery was excellent.

By Orestis I P

Apr 15, 2022

Great course for learning how to use Python for practical OS interaction and automation tasks.

By Hui P A N

Dec 17, 2021

I have enjoyed the course, and I am looking forward to more coding practises to hone my skills

By Ishita S

Aug 1, 2021

The course very nice. easy to understand. Only one problem, please don't use linux. That's it.

By Sean J S

Mar 19, 2021

This course provided me with skills I immediately applied to improve work I am already doing.

By Deepak V D

Jul 2, 2020

It was a wonderful experience, i never thought that i would complete final project, but i did

By Brando P

Jun 24, 2020

Excellent course to apply real solutions using Python in Operating System!!! Recommended !!!!

By Joseph G D

Jun 3, 2020

Forced me to dig into some concepts from the first course. Added new material too. Well done.

By Adithya V

Apr 24, 2020

The last two weeks (module 6 and final test) were really interesting and I got to learn a lot

By Francisco N E

Mar 15, 2020

It has been really useful course. Lots of contents that will be used in real life situations.

By Astur C S

Jul 3, 2022

Muy completo y con un aprendizaje profundo de las posibilidades de Python para un IT manager

By Nurul T A

Mar 11, 2023

it's really challenging to finish this course. Thank you so much for this huge opportunity.

By Rahma N

Mar 7, 2021

Wow, all of this lesson is new for me. Even it's hard, but I'm glad can finish this course.

By Alexsander R

Jan 4, 2021

Dinâmico e rápido! Com bons exemplos e exercícios desafiantes! Valeu cada minuto investido.