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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

JW

Apr 26, 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.

MM

Jul 04, 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 Ray W

Jan 27, 2019

Love it! Each programming tips were short and convenient, but most importantly, easy to understand.

By Ashay T

Dec 11, 2017

The assignments were well designed and a good refresher even for people familiar with the language.

By Azamat R

Jun 28, 2020

This is amazing course. I spent a whole week learning all these codings. It helps me a lot. Thanks

By Asutosh B

Sep 18, 2018

Very well structured course and explained everything clearly. Practice questions are very helpful.

By Lucia C

Sep 10, 2018

This course is great! Very good structure, excellent didactic and instructors! I had a lot of fun!

By Ashish G C L

Feb 22, 2018

I recommend this course for those who want to learn python scripting from basic to advanced level.

By John O O

Aug 13, 2018

It's an amazing course to understand the fundamentals of Python scripting! Extremely recommended!

By Edgar I C H

Mar 13, 2018

This is a very useful, entertaining and well structured introductory course for Python beginners.

By Anand R

Oct 07, 2018

Good mix of concetps and practice. Especially loved the extra problem sets to reinforce learning

By Harshit S

Nov 27, 2017

Learned quite practical applications of programming through this course which was really helpful

By Mohammad S A

Aug 19, 2020

Really friendly teachers , worth watching . Just need to improve video quality , otherwise okay

By MITTAPELLI R K

Aug 30, 2020

I will recommend this course for all who want to learn python from basics to a standard level.

By Atul K

Aug 29, 2020

A very nicely structured course with lots of hands on practice exercises it is a great course.

By Darvalikar A S

Jun 14, 2020

This was my first course on coursera and I am happy to have started with such a wonderful one.

By Sudhendu K

Mar 06, 2020

Great course. Instruction were very clear and easy to follow. Practice examples were useful.

By Naznin P

Jul 28, 2019

Had an amazing experience throughout the course . A wonderful course for the Python beginners.

By Anders S A

Feb 23, 2019

A great course with lots of exercises that helps deepen your understanding of the information.

By Lokesh M

Sep 27, 2019

A must-have course for beginners in coding. lectures are designed to help the novice coders.

By Shubham M

Jul 02, 2020

It was fun to learn here on coursera , and it helped me to learn immediately as a begineer.

By Santosh S

Sep 03, 2018

It's a very nice course for anyone who wants to learn python. It is amazingly good trust me

By Niloufar D

Aug 28, 2020

I knew nothing about programming. but with this course i learned how to program correctly!

By Raina K

Sep 18, 2019

This course covers all the basic & essential features provided for doing Python Scripting.

By CESAR R

Apr 22, 2018

Great explanations from great people. Many thanks for your precious hints and knowledge ;)

By Raffaele B

Jan 29, 2018

As per course name, it covers just Phyton's essentials... However, it deserves 5 starts ;)

By Hanzhang S

Aug 24, 2018

Good enough who ones who don't have any idea about programming and python to start do it.