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About the Course

This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Python programming! We'll learn about the essential elements of programming and how to construct basic Python programs. We will cover expressions, variables, functions, logic, and conditionals, which are foundational concepts in computer programming. We will also teach you how to use Python modules, which enable you to benefit from the vast array of functionality that is already a part of the Python language. These concepts and skills will help you to begin to think like a computer programmer and to understand how to go about writing Python programs. By the end of the course, you will be able to write short Python programs that are able to accomplish real, practical tasks. This course is the foundation for building expertise in Python programming. As the first course in a specialization, it provides the necessary building blocks for you to succeed at learning to write more complex Python programs. This course uses Python 3. While many Python programs continue to use Python 2, Python 3 is the future of the Python programming language. This first course will use a Python 3 version of the CodeSkulptor development environment, which is specifically designed to help beginning programmers learn quickly. CodeSkulptor runs within any modern web browser and does not require you to install any software, allowing you to start writing and running small programs immediately. In the later courses in this specialization, we will help you to move to more sophisticated desktop development environments....

Top reviews

Apr 27, 2021

A really good course good material and lectures. However, I find that sometimes that too much guidance given, and it has sort of made the course less challanging. nevertheless a good foundation course

Jul 3, 2020

This course is such a wonder!! In spite of being an unenthusiastic Computer Science undergraduate, it was this course that cultivated the interest in me. Both the instructors were too good. Thanks :0

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By MohAmedd M

May 28, 2018

Excellent course for people who have no experience in programming

By Harsh M S

May 13, 2020

It helped me learn to code myself and not to copy from internet.

By Lohith R

Apr 12, 2020

Excellent Course with a lot of knowledge learnt from this course

By jascinth m

Jul 12, 2019

A wonderful course to kick start your way in python programming.

By Dominic w

Jun 26, 2020

was perfect,it helped me remember some concepts i had forgotten

By Nidhi S

Jun 6, 2020

Just Amazing.....really enjoyed projects and practice tests !!!

By Mustak A

May 4, 2021

I have learned a lot of things specially about scrtpting style

By Mohit K S

Jun 13, 2020

Both the instructors taught very well.It is an awesome course.


May 9, 2020

Thanks tutors and mentors for the help through out the course.

By Konstantinos G

Oct 9, 2019

Excellent Course for learning Python's basics.

Great Experience

By Surabhi S

Sep 12, 2019

It is a great course to learn the basics of python programming

By Rafa

May 15, 2021

Great course with really understandable and easy explanations

By 嘉游雪

Apr 3, 2021

Very helpful and interesting and easy to follow as a beginner

By Alejandra V M D

Aug 21, 2020

Amazing easy to follow videos and readings! Loved the course

By Mark T

Oct 29, 2018

Great introduction to python and covering some of the basics.

By Eduardo A C C

Jul 6, 2020

Buen curso para proporcionar las bases de trabajo con Python

By 张芮梓

Apr 19, 2018

Amazing! I finished my first python code through this class!

By Petrov A Y

Dec 29, 2017

There are some entertaining exercises in the course. Thanks.

By Shubham B

Jun 4, 2020

This course helped me clear my basics as a college student.

By Aaron l

Jul 31, 2021

really helpful for beginners wanting to learn from scratch


Dec 30, 2020

Its a great course. The proffesor are the best. Thank you.


Nov 4, 2020

It was really helpful and is a good course for beginner's.

By chaithra k

Jun 19, 2020

Very useful course for the beginners...enjoyed this course

By Anjali G

Mar 11, 2019

This course is very good for learning Python fundamentals.

By Anushital S

Nov 14, 2017

Learnt a lot about the programming styles and conventions.