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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 Gaurav M M

Sep 16, 2018

Awesome course

By Jimut B P

Jan 11, 2018

Just awesome !


Sep 12, 2021

I liked this.

By Sayan M

Jun 2, 2021

nice and easy

By Manuel R G

Feb 25, 2021


By Glenn N

Feb 2, 2021

Great course!

By Manjula

Jul 31, 2020

good platform

By Nandivada P E

Jun 10, 2020

superb course

By Mohammad S k

Apr 23, 2020

good learning

By Adil A K

Feb 25, 2018

Great Course!

By Shwetadwip C

Dec 30, 2017

great course!

By Jonathan S

Nov 19, 2017

Great course!

By Suesarn W

Sep 16, 2020

great course

By Edy L

Aug 27, 2020

Nice course!

By dmitri m

Jul 21, 2020

It was cool!

By Victoria

May 20, 2020

Very useful!

By ahmed h S

Apr 5, 2020

very helpful

By Jimena M M

Nov 3, 2019

Great course


May 5, 2019

Really good!

By Kavin B

Jun 30, 2018

very helpful

By Xinyi S

Mar 26, 2018

Great lesson

By Ko W P A

Jan 16, 2018

Great Course

By Debbie F

Aug 25, 2021

good course

By Glen W

Oct 23, 2020


By Mr. S D M

Sep 19, 2020

nice course