About this Specialization

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This Specialization starts out by teaching basic concepts in Python and ramps up to more complex subjects such as object-oriented programming and data structures in Java. By the time learners complete this series of four courses, they will be able to write fully-functional programs in both Python and Java, two of the most well-known and frequently used programming languages in the world today. Introduction to Programming with Python and Java is for students and professionals who have minimal or no prior programming exposure. It’s for motivated learners who have experience with rigorous coursework, and are looking to gain a competitive edge in advancing their career. It’s for folks who are thinking about applying to the University of Pennsylvania’s online Master of Computer and Information Technology degree and want to sample some of the lecture videos and content from the first course in the program. We hope this Specialization is for you. Topics in this Specialization include language syntax, style, programming techniques, and coding conventions. Learn about best practices and good code design, code testing and test-driven development, code debugging, code and program documentation, and computational thinking.
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Approximately 4 months to complete
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English
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 6 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Python Programming

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163 ratings
65 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Data Analysis Using Python

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66 ratings
26 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Java and Object-Oriented Programming

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43 ratings
15 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Inheritance and Data Structures in Java

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15 ratings
8 reviews

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This specialization is part of the 100% online Master of Computer and Information Technology from University of Pennsylvania. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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