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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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Sep 25, 2020

really a great way to start ahead

By Mukesh s

May 27, 2020

i got a good hands on experience.

By Danya S

Apr 26, 2020

Good information explain, thanks!


Mar 16, 2019

wonderful class!! i learn it well

By Yue Z

May 23, 2018

Great course! Good for beginners!

By Amith P

Mar 31, 2018

A very good course for Beginners.


Dec 16, 2017

It was great learning experience.

By Meskerem A

Jul 30, 2020

Very clear and simple to follow.

By P G S V

Nov 23, 2019

Both Facilitators performed well

By Yanchun W

Jan 18, 2018

very useful and straight forward

By Vasava S M

May 22, 2021

Great experience.Deep learning,


Mar 30, 2021

The two teachers are very nice.


Aug 31, 2020

Great course with great tutors!

By Tessa C

Jun 20, 2020

Easy to follow yet challenging!

By Dr. M E

Feb 4, 2018

That was perfect for beginners.


Oct 10, 2021

iit was a great experience as


Jan 26, 2021

Very good course for beginners

By Dimitrios P

Dec 26, 2020

Excellent course for begginers

By 082_Deep P

Jul 27, 2020

great professors loved it !!!!

By Shahrukh A

Nov 6, 2019

went amazing, enjoyed plethora

By G K

Jul 4, 2019

Excellent course for a novice.

By Mahammad N

Aug 13, 2020

Well understandable teaching.

By Aparna H

May 26, 2020

Good practices for a beginner

By Ritik m

May 17, 2020

Best course for python basics

By rohit p

May 16, 2020

I liked the course very much.