About this Professional Certificate

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 25 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Automate tasks by writing Python scripts

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    Use Git and GitHub for version control

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    Manage IT resources at scale, both for physical machines and virtual machines in the cloud

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    Analyze real-world IT problems and implement the appropriate strategies to solve those problems

Skills you will gain

Using Version ControlTroubleshooting & DebuggingPython ProgrammingConfiguration ManagementAutomation

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 25 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

how it works

There are 6 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Course 1

Crash Course on Python

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Course2

Course 2

Using Python to Interact with the Operating System

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Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Git and GitHub

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Course4

Course 4

Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques

Instructor

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Google 
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Certificate, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Certificate. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate can be completed in about 6 months.

  • We highly recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as the content builds on information from earlier lessons.

  • This new beginner-level, six-course certificate, developed by Google, is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills -- including Python, Git, and IT automation -- that can help you advance your career. The Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate can help prepare you for a variety of roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions.

    Upon completion of the program, you’ll get access to career resources that can help you prepare your resume and practice interviewing. You’ll also have the option to share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Hulu, Bank of America, Google (of course!), and more.

    The Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate is designed to teach you to: 

    • Understand what Python is and why it’s relevant to IT (different career pathways)
    • Write scripts in Python 
    • Understand the role of Automation in IT
    • Manage files and processes with Python
    • Setup your own developer environment in Python 
    • Understand why version control is a fundamental tool for coding and collaboration
    • Employ  Git for version control
    • Use and interact with GitHub 
    • Implement debugging techniques 
    • Manage scarce resources in your IT systems 
    • Manage virtual machines and resources in the cloud 
    • Use Python libraries to automate different processes 
    • Analyze real-world IT problems and implement the appropriate strategies to solve those problems
  • The material requires a high-speed Internet connection, a modern web browser, and a desktop or laptop computer to complete the Qwiklabs/graded assessments. For the best experience, we strongly recommend that you have administrative privileges to modify OS permissions, that you can download your own editor, and that your machine is running a modern OS.

    To really get the most out of this program, we strongly recommend that you have Python installed on your machine. For some courses, you’ll need a computer where you can install Git or ask your administrator to install it for you.

  • Yes, the content in the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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