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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 Tsung I W

Aug 20, 2020

some of my computer can do some work because I use windows

That is too bad for me to learn :(

By Julian D M V

Mar 8, 2021

It was good but I think there are some course modules such as Bash that need another course

By Sanya B

Aug 28, 2022

QuickLabs gave me a hard time to complete assignments rather than that course was great!

By Andre C

Jul 28, 2020

This course was great to get the fundamentals of interacting with the operating system.

By Zach H

Jan 20, 2020

Very practical skills for utilizing your operating system and logs to automate things.


Jan 6, 2021

It is an interesting course. It has exposed me to more stuff in the programming world

By Stephen S

Nov 9, 2020

Drinking from a fire hose, but learned a lot. Python is a pretty impressive language.

By Xuanzhe J

Dec 26, 2020

It is very hard to understand clearly what the host says.

Sorry he tried he's best.

By Alfonso V

Jan 25, 2022

Information was good but went too fast and the explanation was not always clear.

By Dillon W

Dec 6, 2020

I really liked the instructor's style and the labs provided some good challenge.

By Jesus L

Sep 17, 2022

It's a very good course, it requires from the student dedication and practice.

By Wilder S

Mar 21, 2020

I did not have the linux part. I would rather use Windows for future courses.

By Cristian P

Apr 23, 2021

Really enjoyed the course, reinforced and loads and was very well presented.

By Aimy N B M Y

Sep 25, 2020

wow...hopefully all the infos i got in this course able to helps my job hehe

By Shiang-ping H

Jan 17, 2020

Great Intro Python course with automation and focus on daily IT tasks.

By Sudhanshu M

May 5, 2020

It was full of knowledge and interesting things to learn. Thanks sir.

By Daniel O

Feb 18, 2020

There was an issue with the Qwiklabs on Week 6. Please change that.

By Luciano S

Jan 25, 2023

I could learn a lot. Should be more focused on projects, though.

By sam d

Jul 13, 2021

helps to move around with linux cmd,quite usefull and interesting

By Natalia H G

Dec 27, 2022

Creo que va demasiado rápido y no da tiempo a afianzar las cosas

By Craig B

Nov 13, 2020

jam packed full of useful info but very difficult toward the end

By Vivaan S

Jul 30, 2021

Very Challenging, good skills, learn something new, take it !!

By Ken V

Sep 27, 2020

Great course learned a lot. Caused me to stretch my knowledge.

By Vishap G

Jul 26, 2022

Extremely helpful for professionals working in IT sector

By César C

Dec 24, 2021

Some exercises with the graded tool are not graded good.