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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 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.

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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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 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

By Chandan M

Aug 1, 2020

Best course for everyone.

By Shady K

Apr 24, 2020

Excellent course, thanks.


Apr 13, 2020

Very useful for beginners

By Sergey S

Apr 16, 2019

Good course. Thanks a lot


Feb 19, 2019

Estuvo excelente el curso

By Lennis H

May 16, 2018

Great entry level course.

By Tristan D H

May 28, 2018

A great beginner course.

By Ephraim M

Apr 11, 2021


By Gediminas K

Dec 20, 2020

# Good stuff! Thank you

By Sneha V

Oct 9, 2020

Excellent for beginners

By Mr. H R M

Jul 14, 2020

Good course and faculty

By Akshay K N

Nov 6, 2019

Very beginner friendly.


Sep 6, 2019

Smart and to the point.