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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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By Chris

Nov 29, 2017

Challenging material

By sathya n

Nov 8, 2017

Awesome for Beginner

By Mohammad S

Sep 29, 2021

Amazing explanation

By Hoang C

Jun 6, 2020

Excellent teaching!

By Nanxi W

Oct 1, 2019

suitable for novice

By sangil Y

Jun 6, 2018

It's a great course

By Parikshit s

Mar 24, 2021

Good for beginners


May 20, 2020


By Asha L

May 17, 2020

very useful course

By M. P K

May 14, 2020

Good For Beginners

By Swetha C

Apr 19, 2018

love this course!!

By Abhishek T

Feb 15, 2018

was good for me...


Jan 17, 2022

Muy buen Curso!!!

By Nivethitha K

Jul 18, 2021

interested course

By Dennis J B S M

Sep 4, 2020

Great instructors

By Juan S P V

Aug 21, 2020

Very good course!

By neha k

Jun 3, 2020

thanks a lot sir.

By Peerla B

Jun 2, 2020

good for learning

By Thomas R

Mar 24, 2022

very good course


Aug 20, 2021

best course ever


Dec 31, 2020

very good course

By Sayan s

Oct 1, 2020

Wonderful course

By Timothy W

Aug 24, 2020

Very Open Course

By Deleted A

Aug 23, 2020

Great Course...!


Aug 7, 2020

Great Experience