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. Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers. This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It’s designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud. This certificate can be completed in about 6 months and is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions. Upon completing the program, you’ll have the option to share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Hulu, Bank of America, Google (of course!), and more. We 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. If you’d like to learn the fundamentals of IT support, check out the beginner level Google IT Support Professional Certificate.
About this Professional Certificate
100% online courses
Approx. 2 months to complete
100% online courses
Approx. 2 months to complete
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.
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.
The IT Support Professional Certificate program is part of Grow with Google, an initiative that draws on Google's 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through programs like these, we aim to help everyone– those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coursera Plus and its refund policy?
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Why is learning Python important?
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate can be completed in about 6 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We highly recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as the content builds on information from earlier lessons.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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
What hardware or software do I need to complete the Specialization?
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.
Is the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate licensed?
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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