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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 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

JW
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 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 Raju A

Nov 18, 2020

Exams / Tests after each modules are really good. This course is very helpful for beginners.

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 2, 2020

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

By Santosh S

Sep 3, 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.

By Ramakrishnan P

Mar 28, 2018

Nice systematic introduction to Python fundamentals. Just perfect for a any good student.

By Santhosh K C

Nov 27, 2017

Good Introductory course for general programming paradigms and Python language structures

By Amber H

Nov 7, 2019

The mentors have great senses of humor, are very responsive and supportive, great class!

By Juan P M

May 23, 2020

Great course, thank you very much!! i need this essentials to keep improving my coding.

By Rakshit K

Dec 24, 2018

Enjoyed working on the course. Looking forward to the next course in the specialization

By Raul S

Sep 4, 2020

Very good course. The teachers are amazing I learned so much on this course.

Thank you.

By MAYUR V T

Apr 29, 2020

What a wonderful course and kudos to the practice problems. The instructors were best!

By Gabriel N N

Jan 14, 2020

Very informative from the beginning, Could do with some more practical videos though.

By Adeel A

May 9, 2020

wonderfully designed course . Both presenters were very interesting and great people.

By Matthew W

Jun 10, 2018

Kind of difficult in terms of the end project, but overall thorough and to-the-point.

By Adithya H

Feb 9, 2020

Well structured in getting started with python and in understanding what's possible.

By Amay V N

May 26, 2018

4.5 stars - A beginner-friendly, straightforward, and useful introduction to Python.

By Miral J

Oct 18, 2019

Well structure course and amazing faculty teaching this course. Enjoyed my Learning

By John V C

Sep 4, 2020

The course is very easy to follow. Anyone will surely learn all course objectives.