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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 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.


May 10, 2020

actually this is best course.

By Deleted A

Jan 14, 2020

excellent course assignments.

By Gadese E A

Aug 17, 2018

This course is worth learning

By 曾敏

May 10, 2018

Very helpful and interesting!

By Soumajit C

Jun 7, 2020

Great Course. Learned a lot.

By 王涛

Jun 25, 2019

Good lesson for beginners!!!

By Junlin G

Nov 10, 2018

Fun to get start with python

By Farhodjon A

Sep 15, 2018

Cool to learn in this course

By Martin M

Sep 25, 2020

Great course! Thanks a lot.

By Marcin K

Aug 18, 2020

Excellent course! thank you

By Atif N K

May 11, 2020

Very well structured course

By Абдуллаев И И

Apr 30, 2020

Спасибо за бесплатный курс.

By Onédio S S J

Jan 10, 2020

Excellent Course! Congrats!

By Wang X

Dec 11, 2017

Great course for beginners.

By P S R

Aug 16, 2021

great course for beginners

By Mohammed s

Jul 18, 2021

Very fun and easy to learn

By Aynur K

Nov 21, 2020

Highly recommended course!

By Anik P

May 7, 2020

Great course for Beginners

By filipe a

Dec 20, 2019

muito bom o curso parabéns

By Huajie W

Sep 10, 2019

Fantastic course design!!!

By Cesar V S R

Feb 22, 2021

Excelente, muchas gracias