Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

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Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

Learn in-demand skills like Python, Git, and IT automation to advance your career. Enroll today and get access to Google AI Essentials at no cost. Offer ends 8/5*

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What you'll learn

  • Automate tasks by writing Python scripts

  • Use Git and GitHub for version control

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

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

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Professional Certificate - 6 course series

Crash Course on Python

Course 132 hours4.8 (36,595 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand what Python is and why Python is relevant to automation

  • Write short Python scripts to perform automated actions

  • Understand how to use the basic Python structures: strings, lists, and dictionaries

  • Create your own Python objects

Skills you'll gain

Category: Building a Solution
Category: Interacting with Web Services
Category: Serialization
Category: Creating and Translating Media Files

Using Python to Interact with the Operating System

Course 242 hours4.7 (6,144 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Setup, configure, and use your own developer environment in Python

  • Manipulate files and processes running on the Operating System using Python

  • Understand and use regular expressions (regex), a powerful tool for processing text files

  • Know when to choose Bash or Python, and create small scripts using Bash

Skills you'll gain

Category: Managing Scarce Resources
Category: Improving Software Performance
Category: Finding the Root Cause of a Problem
Category: Advanced Troubleshooting
Category: Understanding Errors

Introduction to Git and GitHub

Course 327 hours4.8 (7,372 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand why version control is a fundamental tool for coding and collaboration

  • Install and run Git on your local machine

  • Use and interact with GitHub

  • Collaborate with others through remote repositories

Skills you'll gain

Category: Reverting Changes
Category: Interacting with GitHub
Category: Version Control Systems
Category: Creating Pull Requests
Category: Using Git

Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques

Course 424 hours4.6 (2,897 ratings)

What you'll learn

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

  • Demonstrate techniques to quickly find and solve the root cause of problems in IT infrastructure

  • Understand the root cause for problems related to speed, crashes, or exhausted resources in your computer

  • Identify the most common pitfalls of your code and how to fix them

Skills you'll gain

Category: Configuration Management
Category: Automation at Scale
Category: Cloud Computing
Category: Basic Monitoring & Alerting
Category: Using Puppet

Configuration Management and the Cloud

Course 532 hours4.7 (2,460 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand the benefits of configuration management and infrastructure as code

  • Create and maintain containers with Docker and Kubernetes to create efficient and safe application deployment

  • Automatically deploy new virtual machines running in the Cloud

  • Deploy changes in a safe manner following CICD principles

Skills you'll gain

Category: Python Programming
Category: Basic Python Syntax
Category: Basic Python Data Structures
Category: Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Category: Fundamental Programming Concepts

Automating Real-World Tasks with Python

Course 624 hours4.8 (2,554 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Use Python external libraries to create and modify documents, images, and messages

  • Understand and use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to interact with web services

  • Understand and use data serialization to send messages between running programs

  • Build a solution using the skills you have learned

Skills you'll gain

Category: Automating System Administration Tasks with Python
Category: Setting up your Development Environment
Category: Bash Scripting
Category: Regular Expression (REGEX)
Category: Testing in Python


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