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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 Raul

Sep 9, 2021

Muy instructivo a un nivel bastante básico

By Vibhav L

May 17, 2021

It was a really amazing course. Thank you.

By Sharelyn C

Mar 8, 2021

Good learning experience and a lot of fun.

By Alyssa L

Dec 31, 2020

This is a course full of learning and fun!

By Néstor E F H

Nov 7, 2020

Excellent course. You should take this one

By Sierra M

Jul 5, 2020

Excellent course, easy to follow material.

By Jochen W

Oct 5, 2018

Thank you very much . A excellent course !

By Sohel S

Feb 19, 2021

كل الشكر للمدربين القائمين على هذه الدورة

By Khyati R

May 7, 2020

very effective learning has been provided

By Ilham R

Mar 28, 2020

As the name suggests, it is so essentials

By Dominic T

Mar 25, 2020

Was very clear and helpful! Thanks a lot!

By Ted W

Dec 10, 2017

Great little review. Ready to learn more.

By Pavan K

Aug 26, 2021

My first of many online courses to come!


May 18, 2020

This is excellent course to learn python

By Kottha s

Mar 29, 2019

Very Good Course and Very useful course.

By karen c c

Nov 15, 2018

Scoth and Joe, you are the best !! lov ú

By Ana

Sep 2, 2018

Great intro class! Challenging for sure.

By costa c

Jun 17, 2018

excellent well thought out guided course

By Xueqing Z

Oct 14, 2020

A very concise introduction of python 3

By Balakrishnan S

Jun 27, 2020

I am so much happy to learn this course

By Darshan P

Apr 14, 2020

Good for learning absolute fundamentals

By hatem M k

Mar 30, 2020

best starting to python and programming


Jun 3, 2020

the way the guide teaches is excellent

By Maikel v L

May 31, 2020

Great course to start learning Python!


Mar 28, 2020

nice course but need more exaplanation