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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

Apr 25, 2018

I really enjoyed this course, but I would highly recommend taking something along the lines of Codecademy prior to this one. It will help to get you versed in some of the more basic things in Python.

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By Mahalakshmi

Feb 17, 2021

Awesome course which makes me as a python programmer :)

By Toni H

Jul 14, 2020

lightweight and gentle intro to python, I recommend it!

By Chintoo K

Jun 14, 2020

Good job by the Instructor and quiz were well designed.

By Umar Q

Apr 23, 2020

Very Nice course...clearing concepts with good examples

By Shawn V

Apr 19, 2020

I had an extremely enjoyable experience in this course.

By Rodrigo B M

Sep 13, 2018

This was an awesome introductory course in every sense.

By Hana K

Dec 26, 2017

very well done. they assumed correctly i knew nothing!

By Cameron L

Nov 27, 2017

This is a great course for beginners or those looking f

By Christopher M

Jan 13, 2018

Great introductory course to programming and to Python

By Ezequiel G

Aug 11, 2020

Interesting course and it was quite fun, I loved it.

By Andrey V

Apr 11, 2019

Fantastic course to start a Python Developer Career!

By Si Y L

Jan 29, 2019

Awesome Python trainings which helped me in my work!

By Travis S

Apr 1, 2018

Really great course for learning the basics quickly!

By Sam Z

Feb 14, 2018

Hoping I will finish this specialization this month!

By Miguel V M

Jun 7, 2021

Good course to introduce you to Python programming.


Sep 20, 2020

Easy to learn and very comfortable to understanding

By Prajeeth A

Sep 30, 2021

awesome course to start python programming with!!!

By Laird G

Jul 16, 2020

Easy to follow, went at a good pace for a beginner

By Збруев Р А

May 15, 2020

Interesting course for new students in programming

By Aditya M

Jul 21, 2018

Go for it guys, you will learn so many new things.

By Djana R

Jan 9, 2018


But there are better: Python for Everybody .

By Ambar G

Aug 18, 2021

Really Get a lot of information from this course.

By 田飼航平

Dec 22, 2020

This is so easy to understand python programming.

By Ian M

Aug 21, 2020

Very helpful start to learn the basics of Python.

By Amol A K

May 26, 2020

Excellent course for beginning python programming