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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

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

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.

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By Ayaz M

Apr 11, 2020

This course is essential for those who really wants to learn Python.

By Jinghan L

Jun 19, 2020

Very good, exercises and grading tools are very helpful and useful!

By SAHIL K

May 20, 2020

Excellent Course for someone trying to put in good amount of effort

By Ananth s p

Apr 15, 2020

A very good course and very good teachers.Enjoyed this course a lot

By Nico V

Mar 20, 2020

Excellent introduction to Python if you dont have prior experience.

By Narendra S

May 18, 2020

Got Lot of exposure to learn Coding style and debugging techniques

By Aidar F

Feb 03, 2018

best intro to python programming I have studied in Coursera so far

By Pragyesh S

Jul 27, 2020

very good content. Helpful in building the essential knowledge!!!

By Justin v d G

Sep 30, 2019

Excellent course. Fun, well organised & great teaching materials.

By Aysen S

Oct 05, 2018

I hope there would be more subtitles in other languages (Russian)

By MohAmedd M

May 28, 2018

Excellent course for people who have no experience in programming

By Harsh M S

May 13, 2020

It helped me learn to code myself and not to copy from internet.

By Tamma L R

Apr 12, 2020

Excellent Course with a lot of knowledge learnt from this course

By Manvika B

Jul 12, 2019

A wonderful course to kick start your way in python programming.

By Dominic N

Jun 26, 2020

was perfect,it helped me remember some concepts i had forgotten

By NIDHI S

Jun 06, 2020

Just Amazing.....really enjoyed projects and practice tests !!!

By Mohit K S

Jun 13, 2020

Both the instructors taught very well.It is an awesome course.

By KARTHICKEYAN M S

May 09, 2020

Thanks tutors and mentors for the help through out the course.

By Konstantinos G

Oct 09, 2019

Excellent Course for learning Python's basics.

Great Experience

By Surabhi S

Sep 12, 2019

It is a great course to learn the basics of python programming

By Mark T

Oct 29, 2018

Great introduction to python and covering some of the basics.

By Eduardo A C C

Jul 06, 2020

Buen curso para proporcionar las bases de trabajo con Python

By 张芮梓

Apr 19, 2018

Amazing! I finished my first python code through this class!

By Petrov A Y

Dec 29, 2017

There are some entertaining exercises in the course. Thanks.

By Shubham B

Jun 04, 2020

This course helped me clear my basics as a college student.