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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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Dec 26, 2021

I had grasped very interesting points from this course.

By Dr.Sudheer R

Jun 23, 2020

Smart and quick delivery of the content through videos.

By Amrutha S

Jan 3, 2018

Simple and very good for a starter .Totally enjoyed it

By Azim U

Jul 3, 2022

For a begainer in Python this course is very helpfull


Feb 15, 2019

A well structured course

The intro was very impressive

By Subham K

Jun 29, 2020

Good course the project took a little bit of time

By Chowdhury R

Jul 14, 2021

Relatively easy but full of important concepts.

By maleki

May 16, 2022

very useful and short course, just what I need

By krishna a

Nov 25, 2017

Good! python introduction course for beginners

By Prachi D

Oct 8, 2020

Extremely good...highly recommend this course

By Akshat M

May 16, 2018

It was a good course. Good for beginners.

By Om G

Jul 11, 2020

This course is absolutely for beginners.

By raghunathan c

Jun 6, 2018

Clear and useful introduction to Python!

By Soumyajit P

Aug 2, 2020

This course is great for the beginner.

By P P

Dec 25, 2018

very goo course for python beginners

By Eng/Mahmoud H M

Apr 13, 2020

good course for beginners in python

By Guru's A

May 11, 2020

nice and tricky course as on date

By Mads J K H

Feb 4, 2018

Very good course for beginners.

By Muhammad S

Mar 19, 2023

I love the programming tips :)

By Kimberly L

Nov 22, 2017

a basic course about python

By Marnix B

Oct 19, 2021

Sometimes too hard for me

By Enderwarlord

Oct 11, 2021

it was a good experience

By dzung n

May 23, 2022

Excellent material

By Amit K

Sep 7, 2020

easy way to learn

By Migo L

Jul 29, 2018

Thanks teachers!!