About this Specialization

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This specialization introduces the Go programming language from Google and provides learners with an overview of Go's special features. Upon completing the three-course sequence, learners will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to create concise, efficient, and clean applications using Go.
Learner Career Outcomes
47%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
47%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Getting Started with Go

4.6
stars
941 ratings
233 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Functions, Methods, and Interfaces in Go

4.6
stars
492 ratings
94 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Concurrency in Go

4.6
stars
364 ratings
62 reviews

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University of California, Irvine

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  • 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 Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • Previous experience with programming, preferably using an object-oriented language like C++ or Python, is very helpful. The course does cover a few basic programming concepts to make sure everyone has the same level of background knowledge but individuals who have never programmed may find it a bit too fast-paced.

  • It's a good idea to take the courses in the sequence shown on the specialization landing page. This is because the material builds on itself.

  • No, you will not earn university credit. However, for a modest fee you will be able to earn certificates of completion for the courses.

  • If you are a professional programmer already, you'll be able to start writing code using Go without any trouble since the course covers the special features that make Go special. Beginning programmers will have the knowledge and skills needed to continue studying programming at a more advanced level.

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