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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 Ichlasul A

Feb 27, 2021

I really like this section. that make me confident to use terminal

By Masahiro H

Feb 16, 2021

it really gives an idea of what you find in day to day activities.

By Emilia .

Sep 8, 2020

It was a very good course, complicated but you can get through it!

By Veronika G

Mar 5, 2020

Very well organized, useful and practical. Awesome job, well done.

By Juan C F D

Dec 24, 2020

Bien claro el curso, vino bien el refresco de conocimientos bash.

By Aldux

Aug 21, 2020

Uno de los cursos mas constructivos que he visto. Muy bien hecho.

By Ji Y R

Jun 5, 2020

I learned a lot through lab, quiz, practices

I like the class too!

By Jose D S d C

May 25, 2020

Muito bom esse curso, aprendi bastante, mesmo programando a 1 ano

By Pravallika N

Apr 15, 2020

Automating isn't simple but this course proved it is interesting!

By Trev B

Apr 25, 2021

Very challenging but very rewarding/knowledgeable when completed

By Florian C

Mar 28, 2021

Getting quite tough towards the end, but you really learn a lot.

By Constante G

Nov 17, 2020

This was very helpful, a lot of useful knowledge on this course.

By Sultan D N

Feb 23, 2022

This is a great course, Google team made this course so perfect

By M C H P

Sep 15, 2020




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By bitf17a007-MUHAMMAD I

Jul 7, 2020

This course is really amazing, I loved it. Thanks to instructor

By Ed R

Apr 17, 2020

learned some awesome new skills to add to my python repertoire!

By Dan A

Sep 25, 2021

Everything I got in this course required to pass the last lab!

By kunal v

May 23, 2021

It is a very goof course. it was very grate experience for me.

By qassandra t

Mar 3, 2021

i hope the quizzes more practical like the python crash course

By harsh c

Sep 22, 2020

Super fun course.Great projects and enthusiasm in this course.

By vamsi c

Jun 19, 2020

wonderful opportunity to study about operating System concepts

By Iuliia A

May 26, 2020

Great course! A lot of valuable information and practice task!

By Ken G

Mar 9, 2020

It was very hard overall. Roger, the instructor was great too.

By Sasi N

Jun 27, 2021

It is wonderful course which helped me to learn at the point.